SERIES 6 EPISODE
6 A CHANGE OF VIEW
Erica is going to Liverpool to stay with Andrew. She is nervous
abut meeting his family. Erica visits Alice as she missed her morning
Alice tells her she missed it because she is preparing for the arrival of her
daughter Patricia who is coming to stay from Canada. Alice tells Erica she
doesn't want Patricia to know about her diabetes.
Nick asks Erica for supper, he tells her David and Claire will be joining them
as well. At supper Nick makes a comment about an ex-patient who suffered with
manic depression. Whilst David, Erica and Kim are worried about the affect the
comment may have on Claire she rises above it and says if she's not up to dealing
comment like that then she's not up to much. Nick asks David if he could help
with the fund whilst Andrew is away.
It soon appears that Nick is not as nice as he seems when he begins to charge
patients £5 for every sick note he writes out. He still makes himself look like
the caring doctor when he agrees with the patients that paying for a sick note
is a farce. He then asks Kim if he can help her out with the fund. She is
flattered by his kindness and says she'll mention it to Erica and David.
Patricia arrives and tells Alice she would like he to go and live in Toronto
with her and her two children. Alice tells her she will think about it. Alice
goes on an outing with the OAP group organised by David. He and Laura accompany
the folk and encounter a day of problems, beginning with the break down of their
bus! Their delayed journey takes off thanks to a new coach and Alice is
joined on the trip by Alfie. They have not spoken for years but have known
each other since they were children. Whilst the rest of the group keep themselves
amused by singing songs, Alice and Alfie break into the state house! David and
Laura are alarmed to find Alice and Alfie missing along with the coach - which
they have taken!
ALICE: Cardale's my home. I've lived here all my life
Erica arrives in Liverpool but doesn't get a warm welcome from Andrew's family.
Over dinner Chrissie is rude to Erica whilst Andrew's younger sister Maxine and
her boyfriend are more accommodating. Andrew asks Chrissie to give Erica a
but she says she's not a patch on Kirsty. Rose tells Erica that Andrew loves
her and that she better not let him down. Andrew apologises to Erica for the bad
Nick looks at Claire's medical records and discovers her history with manic
depression. He goes to see her and says he felt he had something wrong the other
night. Claire tells him she has suffered from manic depression. She asks him to
stay for dinner, he says yes and fobs off a patient when they call his mobile
requiring urgent assistance. What Nick is doing is delaying all of his house
calls till after 10 pm when he receives a call out fee.
Alice and Alfie discuss their feud. They fell out over Alice's husband. As
night falls they are lost and can't find their way back. They find a boat and
decide they will sail back to Cardale! David eventually finds them both and
sends them to hospital. Alice tells Patricia she won't be going back to Canada
with her - she's staying put!
ALICE: I was born here and I want to die here
Erica returns to The Beeches and Nick tells her about a patient he treated. He
tells her the patient had a perforated ulcer but he diagnosed him with
indigestion and thought the case wasn't urgent. Erica is furious that Nick's
lateness caused such a fault but he gets his way out of the mess by telling her
he was with Claire and didn't want to leave her as she seemed 'manic'. David
hears and agrees that Nick can help with the fund so that he can spend more time
David talks to Claire about what Nick said. She begins to doubt herself and says
she didn't think she was acting strangely around Nick. David tells her she must
talk to him if she starts to get ill again.
Rose tells Andrew he is treating her the way he nursed his father. However this
time it's with all the expertise but none of the heart. Andrew leaves Liverpool
and returns to Cardale.