EPISODE 5 TOGETHER WE STAND
Will receives a fax from Samís
solicitor informing him of Samís resignation. Will and Tom explain to Alex that
The Beeches canít afford a new partner because of the debt Sam has left them in.
Will says the solution is to split Sam's patient list between the three of them
and to not take on anymore patients for a while. Alex thinks a new partner would be a best
option but she is out numbered by Will and Tom.
Carol visits Kerri to return some of Samís things from The Beeches. Kerri is
surrounded by unopened wedding presents and says she canít face opening them.
She tells Carol the house is being repossessed and says she has no savings
thanks to Sam. She is going to stay with her parents but says she will not come
back to The Beeches.
KERRI: I really loved him
At The Black Swan Carol tells the others about Kerri. Mark arrives to join Alex,
which immediately sends Tom packing. Alex confides in Mark about the problems at
The Beeches and says she doesn't agree with Will when he says they can cope with
just the three of them.
Tom visits Kerri and tells her it is going to be hard for The Beeches to find a
replacement for her but says he understands her not wanting to return to The
Beeches. However he informs her that even
with her holiday, she still has two weeks notice to work out. She grudgingly says
sheíll start her notice on Monday.
Alexís patient, elderly Ruth Gauld needs an operation to remove gal stones,
however Derby County consultant Helen Saunders refuses to operate as she
believes the risks of the operation outweigh the benefits. Alex is furious as
Ruth is the sole carer of her unwell sister Milly and needs this operation.
Alex tells Will and Tom she wants to challenge Helenís decision. They tell her
she canít as it will only force Helenís fellow surgeons to close ranks which
wonít do The Beeches any good.
Alex tells Mark about Ruthís situation and Mark says he knows Helen from his
training days at the hospital. Mark doesnít think Alex is very happy at The
Beeches and she tells him she isnít. He informs her that Brassel need a new
partner and if sheís interested heíll put her name forward.
Despite Will and Tomís wishes, Alex goes to Nottingham general and asks them to
take on Ruthís case. Kate goes to The Beeches and tells Will the committee are
not happy with Alexís decision. Alex tells Kate that Derby refused her the
operation and as she thought Ruth needed it she decided to get a second
opinion. Kate asks her why she didnít discuss it with Will and Tom, Alex says
she did but felt they were not interested. Will tells Kate this is not true. Kate
tells Alex that the PCT are not prepared to support her as The Beeches have a
contract with Derby, not Nottingham. Alex walks out and Kate asks Will if
everything is ok at The Beeches as they all seem very stressed.
Will is on call when Ruth Gald has a fall. He is disgusted at their living
environment and whilst Ruth is taken to hospital, he puts Milly in temporary
care. Alex is furious but Tom backs up Will telling Alex what Will is doing is
the right thing to do. Alex tells them that she is looking for another practice
as she feels her opinion is not valued at The Beeches.
Kerri has her work cut out with two salsa dancers, Dionne and Lee. Lee has
pulled a muscle and Dionne is frantic that he will not be able to make the
championship finals in two weeks. Kerri prescribes complete rest for Lee but
Dionne wonít let him rest and continues to push him into practicing. Kerri becomes
aware of this and tells Dionne she is ruining Leeís chances of recovery. Dionne is
furious and takes Lee out of Kerriís care. Kerri later sees Lee and tells him
she is prepared to treat him if it remains between him and her and Dionne is not
involved with it. He agrees and Kerri nurses him back to fitness. Tom joins
Kerri on the night of the competition and they watch as Dionne and Lee win the
championships. Kerri tells Tom heís been very cocky in trying to entice her back
to The Beeches, none the less she is grateful.
TOM: You have to hold on to something Kerri, even if it is
just your work
As Tom is doing his rounds at Derby County he sees Mark and Helen kissing. He
tells Will what he has seen and says Alex has changed since she has been with
Mark. Alex tells Will and Tom she is thinking of joining Brassel with Mark. Will
tells her it will probably help many of her patients, seeing as how Brassel have
a special relationship with one of the Derby consultants.
ALEX: What are you talking about?
Maybe you should talk to your boyfriend
Alex goes to Brassel and finds out that Mark has had patients with similar
conditions to Ruth and has had them treated within weeks. She goes to Derby and finds
Mark in Helenís office. Mark later visits Alex at home and she asks him how long
he has been seeing Helen. He tells her it has been going on since he was
training at the hospital. Alex tells him to leave and Mark asks her what she is
going to do now; go crawling back to The Beeches?
MARK: Alex it's not what you think
ALEX: I think it is
Will tells Tom and Alex that Kerri has decided to stay at The Beeches. He leaves
Tom and Alex alone and Tom asks Alex if she'd like to go for a meal at the pub.
She says yes and comments on how he always knew Mark was a shit - Tom says he
had an inkling.