EPISODE 12 BLIND SPOT
Will and Kate's quiet drink at The Black Swan is interrupted by
Will's patient Mary. Mary is not happy that Will has not used his influence on
Kate to get her an earlier date for her varicose veins operation. Will and Kate
notice Mike using his GT spray and clutching his chest. Kate sits Mike down and
checks his pulse rate. Mike tells her he's been under stress because the pub
stock take doesn't add up. Realising Mike and Liz have problems to sort out,
Will and Kate leave them alone. Mike tells Liz they are £2,000 adrift, Liz
comments that this is the same problem that forced them to leave their pub in
Tom and Alex visit Alex's consultant. The consultant decides he
wants Alex to have an ultrasound in order to assess what's causing her all the
pain. Alex later tells Tom that she keeps seeing visions of the ultrasound
and the nurse saying nothing except 'go and get the consultant'. Tom tells her
he loves her.
ALEX: All of this would be a lot easier if you didn't make
me so happy
Mary also runs her own bric-a-brac store. Liz visits her with a broach that belonged
to her mother and she asks if Mary could value it for her. Mary tells her to
leave the broach and says she will look into it. Mary later finds out the broach
is worth a lot of money and she visits The Beeches and tells Will she wants to
go private for her operation as some 'fool' is willing to exchange a family
air loom for a fraction of it's price.
Mary tells Liz she will give her £2,000 for the broach, exactly the amount Liz
needs to enable she and Mike to keep the pub afloat. Liz is thrilled and agrees
to Mary's plea of £250 commission. Mike and Liz are overjoyed that the money
will help them out of this rough patch.
Tom and Alex go to the hospital for her scan. She asks the nurse if she can see
the screen. The nurse turns the screen towards Tom and Alex and they are alarmed
to see a huge mass lying on Alex's ovaries. The consultant is called in and says
most cysts are benign, he tells Alex nothing is certain until they have done
more tests. Alex can't face talking about it and she walks out. Tom takes her
home but she won't allow him to come into the house with her. He tells her he
won't let her push him away. Alex goes into her house and sits alone and cries.
ALEX: Please don't give me the platitudes. I'm not one of
your ignorant punters
Will finds Tom at the surgery. Will says seeing as how Tom has seen him through
some pretty rough patches he'd like to know if something is wrong. Tom tells Will
Alex has a mass on her ovaries, he says the consultant wants to operate but Alex
doesn't want anyone to know or make a fuss. Will tells Kate about Alex, she's
upset and Will tells her that Tom is in a state over it.
TOM: I don't want to lose her Will. Not after Joanna
Will tells Mary that she can't have the operation as no anaesthetist will give
her an anaesthetic because she's anaemic. He later finds out that Liz is the
'fool' Mary was talking about and he informs Liz that Mary is ripping her off.
Liz confronts Mary about the real value of the broach and as tensions rise Mary falls ill. Liz looks after
her and continues to visit her with flowers when no-one else does. Mary realises
that Liz is a god person and gives her the broach back, along with it's full
value price. Liz returns to The Black Swan and tells Mike, Julie and Nick that
the broach is worth £45,000!!!
Tom's friends Tony and Lorna have a mischievous son Danny. Lorna finds it
hard to cope with Danny and when she falls pregnant again she immediately
to have a termination. Tom won't refer her but Alex does as she can see that
Lorna is on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Alex tells Tom a woman has the
right to decide what happens to her body. Tom says this case is not the best
case for her to get involved with at the moment.
As Alex's GP, Will refuses to stand by and watch Alex brush away the fact that
she is seriously ill. Along with Tom he organises a date for Alex to go into to
hospital for her operation. Alex is furious and tells them both she will deal
with it in her own time. Tom tells Alex he had to talk to Will about her
condition as she was shutting him out and he needed someone to talk to.
BRIDGET: Are you alright?
No I'm sick - didn't you get Tom's memo?
On the day of Alex's operation tensions between Tony and Lorna reach breaking
point and during another argument in the town centre, Danny runs off unnoticed.
As Tom is passing he sees Danny in danger and jumps into help just as Danny is
about to be run over by an oncoming vehicle.
Kerri and Bridget visits Alex in hospital and Alex tells them she is scared as she's never
been in hospital as a patient before. Kerri tells her not to worry as they don't know what the
cyst is yet. Alex asks them to tell Tom she is going into theatre at 11. They
say they'll pass the message on and wish her luck before leaving.
Caught up with Tony and Lorna's situation, Tom loses track of time and is late
for Alex's operation. Back at the hospital Alex packs her things and leaves.
When Tom arrives in Alex's ward he asks the nurse if she has already gone to
theatre. The nurse tells him that Alex left the hospital a little while ago.
Alex goes back home and packs a bag. As she heads towards her car her mobile
rings, she sees the caller is Tom and cancels the call. She gets in her car and
drives out of Cardale.