SERIES 5 EPISODE
2 THE PRICE
Andrew asks Kim if he can look at the fund
papers. He wants to know what state the fund is in so he can start to manage it
better. Kim is upset and says she does know how to do her job and feels that
Andrew is breathing down her neck.
Emily has her first set of needles; much to Charlie’s concern. Will explains
to him that it’s normal for babies to have tests in their first few weeks.
Kate is worried about Emily’s constant crying, Will tells her not to worry;
when David starts work at The Beeches he will be able to spend some time with
she and Emily. He tells her not to let it get her down, Emily will be fine. Will
tells David he thinks Kate has postnatal depression. He asks if David could talk
to her as at the moment he is having difficulty getting through to her.
Andrew prescribes some new pills for head teacher Bill. He explains they do the
same job as his regular pills but are cheaper for The Beeches to afford. Bill is
facing a fight to keep his school open, Andrew tells him he’ll help if he can.
Andrew is concerned about the fund. He tells Will they have to sort it out fast;
but Will is worried about Kate and takes no notice of what Andrew is saying.
Andrew tells Erica they must cut back on unnecessary drugs and treatments before
they face bankruptcy. Erica doesn’t feel the situation has reached crisis
point yet and Andrew finds himself dealing with it on his own.
David meets up with old friend Linda Kelsey who runs the local shop. He is happy
to see her son Paul Kelsey, whom he and Beth delivered.
David talks to Kate. She tells him she doesn’t feel she can give Emily
anything as she won’t sleep or feed. David suggests Kate take some hormone
treatments, she is offended, it isn’t her who is ill it’s Emily. David goes
into see Will and is alarmed by how high Emily’s temperature is, he says they
should go straight to the hospital.
A pediatrician who receives the results of Emily’s earlier tests sees Emily.
Will and Kate are devastated when they are told that Emily has been born with
Cystic Fibrosis. They both feel incredibly guilty as they feel they should’ve
spotted it, the consultant assures them that CF is hard to spot especially if
you are close to the sufferer. The build of mucus in her lungs has also led to
pneumonia – Emily is very sick.
WILL: I'm not taking about clinics, I'm talking about
There isn't one
Will and Kate head home as Dr. Nixon has told them to go and get some rest.
On the journey home Kate screams at Will to stop the car, she wants to go back
to the hospital to be with Emily. Will tries to calm her down but Kate is
distraught and tells Will they have no future together.
She explains how every time they try to do something it goes wrong, she
says they are useless at building a life together and asks him why they can’t
do anything right. Will is lost for
words and takes Kate back to the hospital.
KATE: This disease is a killer Will. We are going to watch
our baby suffer and die and if that's the only life we can offer her the least
we can do is not let her die alone
Kim and Erica visit Andrew at his new cottage. He explains he is starting
from scratch because he paying for Kirsty’s tuition fees in Liverpool. He
thinks it’s the least he can do. He explains how The Beeches must cut back on
costs – Erica refuses to agree with him.
Upset at Kate’s rejection Will arrives at The Beeches to do some work. He
tells David how he really thought he and Kate had a future together. Will says
he feels he lets everyone down; Kate, the boys, Sarah, the practice. David tells
him that’s ridiculous and says the only reason Kate is hitting out at him is
because she’s going through hell at the moment. He tells Will he must get
Emily the best treatment available to help her get through this, get her on a
research programme and give her a chance. Back at the hospital Emily is taken
off the critical list but Kate is still shutting Will out. David tells her
it’s not she or Will’s fault that Emily is sick. He tells her that freezing
Will out will only reduce Emily’s chances of getting through this.
DAVID: Kate's going through hell at the moment so of course
she's hitting out but she really needs you Will
Local headmaster Bill organises a fundraising fun day to help his school
stay open. Laura and Joanne lend a
hand by having wet sponges thrown at them and David entertains the kids by
playing head goalkeeper in the football tournament. However the day ends in
tears with Bill collapsing and Paul Kelsey being taken sick. David treats Paul.
Paul has been getting in with a bad crowd and is ill because he has polished off
a large amount of cider. David makes a pact with him – he won’t tell Linda
the real reason why he is sick if he stops the drinking – Paul agrees.
Andrew tells Bill the different tablets he put him on may have caused his fall.
Bill is understanding and tells Andrew it’s fine; as long as he puts him back
on the expensive stuff. Erica tells Andrew they can’t afford to scrimp and
save if that’s the effect it will have on their patients. An Andrew stress
that the cheaper alternative wasn’t right for Bill but that doesn’t mean it
won’t be right for other patients.
DAVID: Medicine isn't like any other business Andrew - it's
Will tells Kate he’s going to visit a clinic in Bristol this afternoon,
she asks if she can go with him – he says yes. They visit The Vanessa Machin
Cystic Fibrosis Clinic (see series 3 ep 15) and are told that in order
for Emily to receive the intensive treatment offered they will have to leave
Cardale and move to Bristol.
Kate tells Will she wants to give Emily the best treatment available, but says
she knows how important Cardale is to him and doesn’t expect him to go with
her to Bristol. Will tells Kate that he’s not going to lose her or Emily and
that them being together is the most important thing in the world to him. Kate
is overwhelmed by his feelings for her and tells him she loves him.
KATE: I don't expect you to leave Cardale and come with us,
I know how much belonging there means to you
I'm not going to lose you Kate. I'm not going to lose Emily. The most important
thing in the world to me is that we're together.
Will heads to The Beeches and tells the all that he and Kate have had to
make the decision to leave Cardale and move to Bristol for Emily’s sake. He
tells Kim and Laura how much he’s going to miss them. Andrew and Erica ask
David if he’d consider joining The Beeches permanently, he tells them he’s
not sure and will have to check with his family first.
Will and Kate stay with Emily in hospital – they know they are doing the right