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Episode Four

Welcome to the final instalment of our story. What will happen to Irene and Heather?
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[THEME MUSIC]
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HEATHER: Donna, can I ask you something?
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DONNA: Of course.
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HEATHER: It’s just that, well, I’ve been here a week already and I haven’t seen a single IV or an ECG. All I’ve done is talk to people!
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DONNA: Are you a mechanic?
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HEATHER: What?
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CLAIRE: In the garage. Fixing cars.
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HEATHER: No.
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DONNA: No, exactly. It’s people, Heather. You get to know them and then you’ll know when something’s wrong. And it all helps. [THEME SONG - THE GREAT ESCAPE]
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SPEAKER 1: I’m just doing it to fill in until I retire. Piece of cake really, I’ve worked hard my career, and it’s time for me to put my feet up. Could have done part-time at Marquee’s. But I would just spend all my wages on posh crisps and Jaffa Cakes. Hey, I’ve got one of those wine glasses you can fit a whole bottle in. It says “Wine o’clock” on it. Brilliant!
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HEATHER: Irene? Irene, are you going somewhere?
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IRENE: I don’t. I don’t know. [IRENE CRYING]
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HEATHER: Come on, let’s get you inside. It’s absolutely freezing. Come on. [IRENE CRYING]
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BOB: Iain was as good a friend as I’ve ever had. I’ll miss that man. It was kind of him to give me his time. And the most important thing you can do– is be kind and have time for people.
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TIMOTHY: Elaine? It’s me, Tim. Yes, I know you know who I am. Yes. Yes. You can hear me talking?
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I’m outside. Yes, I’m outside.
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Elaine. I’ve been stupid. I’ve been hot headed. I’m sorry.
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ELAINE: That’s okay Tim.
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TIMOTHY: I do love you, you know.
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ELAINE: I know. Oh.
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Come on.
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HEATHER: Irene doesn’t eat much, does she?
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CLAIRE: They are like birds at this age. They peck a bit of this, a bit of that, you know?
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HEATHER: Sure. OK.
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I eat the lunches here. Do you like them, Irene?
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IRENE: Morag always says she’s going to complain about them to the hotel manager but she never does.
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HEATHER: Are you drinking enough water with your meals, Irene? What about a cup of tea? You like a cup of tea, don’t you?
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IRENE: Find a China cup, Heather. I don’t like a thick, heavy mug.
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HEATHER: Mind to drink it though.
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IRENE: Drink what?
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HEATHER: The tea. Or the water when it’s available.
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SPEAKER 2: You all right, sweetie?
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I’m proud of you.
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IRENE: You remind me of my daughter, such pretty eyes you’ve got.
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HEATHER: Do I? Thank you. What’s her name?
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IRENE: Oh, it said– aww, well, it’s it’s Charlotte! No, no, no, no, no, it’s a, it’s Elaine. Yes, is it, is it, is it it’s Elaine.
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HEATHER: How are you feeling in yourself, Irene?
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IRENE: Me? Fine, like a new pin, Charlie.
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SPEAKER 3: I like the peonies.
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SPEAKER 4: I think they’re beautiful.
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Yeah, do they have a nice bathroom?
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SPEAKER 3: Peonies?
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SPEAKER 4: What about sweet peas?
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SPEAKER 3: Oh, sweet peas are lovely.
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SPEAKER 4: Sweet peas.
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SPEAKER 3: Oh, yeah. I’ve got lots of sweet peas outside. Yeah. Lots of them. Lots of them. Purple ones and just like this big bunch here.
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SPEAKER 4: What colour is that again?
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SPEAKER 3: I look after them every day.
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BOB: I had a dog once. It was a big hing. Massive. I was up n doon tae the butchers aw week. Eatin, eatin, eatin, the only time he wis aff his food wis if he wis coming doon with something, and that didn’t happen that much. Cost me a fortune, up n down the butchers and the butchers wis at the tap of the hill. He dragged me up mind, he knew whar the butchers was right enough.
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HEATHER: It’s a UTI! It’s got to be. Irene. She’s more listless, and confused than normal. She’s losing weight, not eating, not drinking. It’s a UTI, it must be.
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DONNA: It fits.
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HEATHER: And, I’m sending a sample away for confirmation, and antibiotics. And tea in a China cup, just the way Irene likes it.
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IRENE (VOICEOVER): Sometimes I think of the days and they seem to slip through my fingers like water. Those hands in front of me are older than I remember them being. These are my hands. In them I could hold a photograph or feel the warm, caring hand of another person. I like to think of all the hands I’ve held. The tiny hands of my children when they were my babies still, and then their own children too when they were small. Though here, safe as houses, there is a happy time to be had with those around me. And when my children come they’re happy to. I no longer hear their voices tense or see tiredness in their faces.
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I know that they’re always with me and when I am gone what will survive in them is love.
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IRENE: I need more wool.
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HEATHER: Is there chips for you?
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SPEAKER 5: Action! Fall off.
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[LAUGHTER]
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SPEAKER 6: That’s [INAUDIBLE] this house. What used [INAUDIBLE] house?
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SPEAKER 7: [INAUDIBLE] My face, I’m too young and far too handsome for [INAUDIBLE]
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CLAIRE: They are like birds at this–
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SPEAKER 5: That’s all for this week. Thank you.
This story, all names, characters, and incidents portrayed in this production are fictitious and whilst based on the experiences of real people, no identification with actual persons (living or deceased), places, buildings, and products is intended or should be inferred.
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