Flesh and Blood (2020) s01e04 Episode Script

Episode 4

Were there any family feuds that might have had a bearing on what happened last night? I would love you to join us for drinks on my birthday.
I know I said it was only family, but of course you are family.
Bring me the woman who sent this picture, and let me hear her tell me that she's never slept with you.
"Significant resignations?" What about "brutal dismissals"? - Do you still love Carla? - For Christ's sake, Nat.
I love you.
I'm not pregnant.
I lied to you.
You seem a lot calmer these days.
I'm seeing this therapist sort of a person.
I feel like a different man.
Mr and Mrs Kinneally? I'm sorry to keep you.
On his wife's death certificate, it says "Cause of death overdose".
What's his daughter's name? The one who lives in Spain? I mean, have you seen a photograph of her? Jake, stop being so suspicious.
I'm not going anywhere.
Mark and I, we've booked a six-week trip to India for my birthday treat.
But, Mum, you've just been in hospital.
What if you have another attack? This is dynamite.
"Doctor Kinneally stood to" "benefit financially from his wife's death.
" So she's implying that he murdered his wife? I suppose, as the eldest, I felt a sense of responsibility, after Dad died, to look after Mum.
Did you feel that she had perhaps rushed into her new marriage? No.
Not really.
I mean, at that point Well, there was no way of knowing that it would all end in such a .
An appalling way.
I can't believe I've slept this long.
That's good.
You clearly needed the rest.
Just think, in a couple of days' time, we'll be looking out at the Indian Ocean.
Helen just texted and asked me over this morning for a coffee.
She's off work.
- Ill? - No, no.
Just a chat.
I think things aren't quite right with her and George.
Mum to the rescue.
Actually she never asked for anything, Helen.
Not help, advice, or money.
So, if she's reaching out, it's it's something.
Ok, ok.
Well, I think I'll just nip into town and pick up the rest of the holiday shopping, OK? So, we're going to try and keep it as low-key, as calm as possible.
- We don't wanna upset her.
- Well, she's going to be upset.
Yeah, but if we keep calm, Jake Er, I'm calm! But make it clear we're here to support her.
OK, good luck, everybody.
Hey, Mum! Thanks for coming over.
- Hi.
- Hello! - Hey, Mum.
- What's going on? I haven't forgotten someone's birthday, have I? - No, no.
- Is everything OK? - Kind of.
- Yes.
- It's not really, no.
Do you want some coffee? Erm, no.
No, no, no, no.
Why are none of you at work? Look, as you know, we've been a bit worried about you, about your health, and - and Mark.
- Oh, no - Really? - No, just hear us out, Mum, please.
OK, so, look, we've been doing a bit of research about Mark.
What? Just Googling, checking his background a bit.
And what we found out is Well? Well, it turns out his first wife .
She took her own life.
Yeah, she committed suicide, Mum.
- Which is not what he told us, is it? - No.
There was an inquest, of course.
And there was some controversy during it that he, Mark, had .
a hand in her death.
Mum, you cannot go to India with him.
It's a lot to take in.
Just give her a minute.
I know, but it's just not safe.
We would never forgive ourselves if we didn't say anything to you.
It's just a bit much of a risk, don't you think, Mum? I know all about this.
He doesn't tell everyone that she committed suicide.
But he's told me.
Of course he's told me.
Ages ago.
She suffered from depression.
And she was hospitalised several times.
And she tried to take her own life and he saved her.
And then, when she finally succeeded .
The police questioned him as a routine thing.
That does not mean that he had a hand in it.
He was mortified.
Well, then, why all the fuss at the inquest? This woman stood up in court and she said she wasn't depressed, she was perfectly happy.
Charlotte was very good at putting on a brave face.
And Mark was most probably the only one who knew how ill she was.
But can we, you, really be certain that he's telling the truth? The police investigated it thoroughly.
And the coroner has made it crystal clear that he was blameless.
It says so there.
Mum, shouldn't we get in contact with this woman, - just to clear the decks, make sure we know all the story? - No! I really don't want to discuss this with you any more.
You've clearly all decided that you don't like Mark.
Or that you don't trust him.
No, no, Mum.
We're just really worried that he's Going to kill me? Oh, for God's sake! Look, I'm leaving now because I don't want to fall out with you about this.
- Oh, Mum, please, come on, just - No.
I'm going.
Look I want to have a lovely birthday .
And a lovely holiday and a lovely marriage to Mark.
Hopefully, with my children's blessing.
Can you? Can you do that for me? That went well.
Viv? Oh, darling, what? - What is it? - I'm just Are you all right? Hang on.
I just feel Right.
- Come on, come on.
- I just feel a bit It's 11 o'clock.
Did I hear Grandma's voice earlier? Yeah, she just just popped in for coffee.
Did you tell her that Dad's gone to stay with his sister? No, no, I don't want to worry her.
I'll tell her when she gets back from holiday.
But hopefully, he'll be home by then and .
Everything will get back to normal.
Mum .
Normal wasn't very good, was it? Normal was why he went.
He sent me another message last night.
He didn't say anything about coming home.
I tried him all day yesterday.
I'll try him again today.
Actually, Mum .
You have to stop going on at him.
And you have to stop drinking so much.
Tea's almost ready.
Here we go Oh, thanks.
You know, we had more fainters than anything else when I was a first aider.
You know, I've .
Never, ever fainted in my life.
Except once when I was pregnant with Natalie.
I remember it.
I don't know why it's become a thing with me now.
I've no idea.
Well, it's the body's way of telling you something's not right, I suppose.
Yeah, but what? It's not like I'm stressed or anything.
Maybe just a bit.
Come on, you've got a lot going on.
And you've always seemed to have been there for me in my hour of need, Mary.
Thank you.
And you for me.
Well, I'm not so sure about that.
Who took me to the hospital with the baby and stayed with me all night whilst? And brought me back again when it was all .
It was all finished.
I'm always going to be here for you, Viv.
No question.
I know.
Anyway, you don't want to be having turns like this when you're in India.
Oh, no, I don't.
At least you'll have a doctor with you.
And, Viv, listen, don't worry what the kids have to say about him and his wife and all that malarkey.
No? No! Because as long as you believe him, that's all that matters, isn't it? As long as you trust him.
- Dad - Yes? You know when we go to Disneyland Yes.
Can Mum come with us? Maybe.
That was a good question.
Viv? What on earth are you doing? On the day of the party, am I right in thinking that you were under a lot of pressure at work? What does? I mean, why does? I'm just trying to piece together people's movements and state of mind on that day.
We are creatures tethered to our emotions, aren't we? Well, I just went to work, as usual.
Hi, Julianne.
What's up? Sit down.
Thank you.
Meera Kapoor's lawyer has been in touch.
And they're bringing a case of unfair dismissal against us.
What? Oh, for God's sake.
Well, she hasn't got a leg to stand on.
Has she? And they're threatening to bring another case against you, personally.
For harassment.
- Me? - Apparently, you went to her house.
But she is stalking me, my whole bloody family.
I'm sorry, Helen, but she also has a number of images of you .
Which she has gathered from your daughter's social media account.
What? Oh, no There's more in a similar vein, I'm afraid.
Mostly alcohol-related.
And she's threatening to take it to the press.
So, she's, what? She's blackmailing us? Over the years, you collect all kinds of things as a doctor.
You learn to go prepared.
Especially if you're travelling.
Viv .
We have to address this.
- Because if we don't talk about it - I know.
This marriage is dead before it's begun .
If there's no trust.
I do trust you.
- It's just that - The kids don't.
I could feel it from day one from them.
Before they knew anything about Charlotte's death.
That's not true.
Viv, it's true.
Do you think I'm looking forward to this evening, facing them, knowing what they think? I could I could cope with that, Viv, I could cope with them.
But the one thing I couldn't cope with .
Is if you don't trust me.
You have to remember that I .
I trusted Terry and he'd been lying to me for all those years.
So, of course I'm Viv I'm not Terry.
It's just .
I've had enough of suspicion and gossip .
And whispering behind my back.
Why do you think I moved away and came down here? I wasn't even there when Charlotte died.
I was with my daughter.
If you don't trust me on this 100 percent, Viv That is a deal-breaker for me.
I love you.
And I trust you.
Of course I do.
So, what do we do? Well, the board have had a series of meetings while you were on leave.
Did you speak to the lawyers? And we think the best way of protecting you from all this might be if you just .
Take a step back.
What? We just want to avoid her orchestrating a smear campaign on you, dragging you through the dirt.
What, you mean resign? I'm sorry, Helen.
I know how hard you've worked, how much you care.
Of course, the decision is yours.
But we honestly do think that this is the best way forward.
For the trust, for our patients .
And for you.
What are you doing? I was just getting some fresh air.
Are you coming back to bed? I think I think we have to stop this now, don't we? With things looking so good for your marriage.
This This isn't right, is it? Look, we both knew it would come to an end, sooner or later.
Didn't we? Well, I'll guess I'll, erm - .
I'll have to move out.
- No, no, don't be silly.
You can stay here as long as you need to.
Yeah, but the rent.
Oh, don't worry, I think you are well in credit.
And I don't expect you're going to be here much longer.
I'll miss you.
You can't just walk out on me like that.
Just land that on me and walk away.
I'm fucking furious with you, Nats.
I was so excited about the baby.
Our kid.
Then phew! - Gone.
- I know, I'm sorry.
But I'd reached breaking point.
The one person in my life I thought I could trust, who was on my .
Who was on my side.
Five years and nothing could get between us.
And yet, still, I lie awake wondering what I'm going to say to the girls.
How I'm going to tell them Dad's leaving home.
It took guts to do what you did.
Come clean and walk away.
I am so bloody angry with you, Nats.
But try as I might I still really love you.
I'd be an idiot to let a woman like you go.
What? I'm divorcing Carla.
It's all in motion.
I want you to be my wife.
No - Hi, Miriam.
- Hi, Helen.
Sorry to bother you.
I just wondered, could I? - Could I have a word with George? - Of course.
- I'll go and find him.
- Thanks.
I've taken you for granted.
I can see that.
And I haven't I haven't listened.
Or not properly.
Or just not enough.
And I don't blame you for going.
I've just been so bloody lucky to have you.
And And I love you .
So much.
I can't I can't even do that without pushing you away.
I just don't know what to do.
I can't come back.
Not yet.
I'm sorry.
And did you go straight from work to your mother's drinks party? No, I .
went home and got changed first.
You know, it was a It was aa really big deal for her, for Mum.
- It was her 70th birthday.
- Not just that.
It was us It was us saying goodbye to her .
before she left for India on her honeymoon.
You know, it was supposed to be the start of a wonderful new life for her.
Thank you.
I'm sorry.
OK, that was definitely the last time.
I've got to go.
- Where's my skirt? - Er, the sofa.
Hello? Jake, I've just come to pick up Maddie's jacket.
She's been bugging me about it for ages.
I Oh, no, no, no, no.
- What the fuck? - It's not what you think.
So, what is it? You are so fucking stupid.
No, no, no.
No, no! Leila! Leila Do not follow me, Jake.
We're done.
Oh, no! No! Nats, this is going to be the house of our dreams.
I thought we could put a pool in at the back.
And then there's the horses.
- Really? - I promised.
And there will be.
Well, one at least, to begin with.
It'll actually keep you busy.
You won't have time for work.
But I like working.
I'll miss it.
What's my replacement like? She's crap, a ditherer.
Still, she'll learn.
If not, I'll get another one.
I'll manage.
And she's your driver, too? So, she's with you all the time, then.
Oh, don't be silly, Nats.
- I can't do this.
- What? Nats! I've hung the lights.
I've opened a few bottles.
Anything else? That's great, thanks.
Just think, this time tomorrow, we'll be on a plane to India! I wish you'd just enjoy this evening.
I'm sure they'll be all on their best behaviour.
She was always the first.
She means well.
Would you do the honours while I get dressed? Hi, Mary.
You look - .
- How are you doing, Mark? A spot of Dutch courage, hey? Not to worry.
It'll soon all be over.
I'm just going to pop Viv's present up to her.
She's just getting dressed, actually.
Vivien! It's only me! Hi! Oh, hi, Mary.
Close your eyes.
I wanted to bring your present in while you were on your own.
- I haven't wrapped it, I'm afraid.
- Oh, dear.
It's not a puppy, is it? Hang on.
OK, and Open them.
Oh, my Lord.
It's gorgeous! It's got bits of all the kids' old clothes in it.
Oh, Mary, it must have taken you hours and hours.
Oh, thank you! Happy birthday.
Thank you.
It's wonderful.
And you look lovely, too.
- Is that? - Yes! I shortened it and I just cut all the neckline a bit.
Oh, here they come! Oh-oh, right.
Now let's just hope they all play nicely, Mary.
Yeah, no, just give me a hand Hi, Mum! Happy birthday! Hello, darling.
No George? No, sorry, man flu.
He got it off his sister.
Hi, Mary.
- You look lovely.
- Ah, thank you.
- Hi, Helen.
- Hiya! Happy birthday.
Thank you.
- I'll bring them up.
- OK.
- Thanks for the flowers, Helen.
- OK.
- Can you bring up a plate, Mark? - OK.
Have you told Mum about your job yet? No.
Not tonight.
I need to get my head straight first.
If that's remotely possible ever again.
How are you doing? What? My period's late.
Oh, Nats.
Yeah, I know.
Ironic, isn't it? - What, have you done a test? - No, not yet.
I really need a drink to get through tonight.
Christ, me, too.
Don't say anything to Jake, though, will you? - Or Mark, obviously.
- Obviously.
- I can't look him in the eye, Mark, can you? - No.
I think Mum's told him.
- He looks really shifty, doesn't he? - Guilty as hell.
Welcome to the most awkward birthday drinks in the history of the world.
Yeah, but it's not funny, though, is it? Have you been drinking? Why, have you? What are you doing out here? Please, please, come in and be sociable.
At least make an effort.
What's this? What it looks like.
I'm sorry.
I used to.
I gave up.
What can I say? Doctors and nurses are the worst.
You've never mentioned it.
It never came up.
- Look, Viv - Sorry to interrupt.
Just doing the rounds.
- Top up? - No, I'm fine, thanks, Mary.
- Mark? - Yes, please.
Oh, smoking.
It's a brave man who smokes near Vivien.
Right, charge your glasses.
Come on.
Come on, Mary.
Everyone, get ready for a speech.
- Mum, out here.
- She's got a speech! - OK, come on.
- Oh, Mary OK, well, I just want to say happy birthday to a really, really amazing mum.
- Yeah.
- Hear, hear.
- Happy birthday, Mum.
- You know, you really gave us the best possible start in life.
A happy, secure, loving family.
A great place to grow up.
You know, and even now we are grown-up, you're still here for us.
Whatever Whatever messes we get ourselves into.
Yeah, and not only is she a great mum, but she did it all while running the salon.
So, you're an amazing role model.
Well, apart from the cooking.
Well, luckily, you have Mary for that.
Oh, it's a pleasure, a privilege to be part of you all.
So, here's to you, Vivien.
Yes, happy birthday to the best mum.
I want to say something, too, actually.
Excuse me, can I have some more? Thank you.
I want to say something about Dad.
We can't pretend he wasn't a huge part of this family and that we don't miss him still.
Because we do.
We can't just airbrush him out.
Yeah, he wasn't, er he wasn't perfect, as you said.
But he was a very .
very, very good father to us three.
Wasn't he? Yes, yes, absolutely.
- To your father.
- Here's to Terry.
To Dad.
I love you, Dad.
And can I say how proud I am of you all? You three You three are the loves of my life.
And my greatest achievement.
And I'd like to thank Mark, too .
for taking me on.
Here's to you, Viv.
And to your wonderful, wonderful family.
Oh, dear.
- What's that supposed to mean, Mark? - Jake! No.
No, no.
Let him speak.
If you've got something to say, say it to my face.
All right, then.
I'm not going to pretend that we're happy about you and Mum.
Because we're not.
No, you've already made that blindingly clear.
But, er if I may say so, it's none of your fucking business.
Mark! We're just concerned for Mum, that's all.
- Don't touch her! - Yeah, you know, before Mum met you, she hasn't been sick a day in her life.
- Are you accusing me? - You're a doctor, aren't you? Dr Mark, right? You know where to get all the medicines, how to administer them.
- You haven't a fucking clue about anything.
- Stop it.
Stop it, please.
Please The police have been on to you and I know all about that woman who stood up in court and told everyone everything about your late wife.
We know all about that, Mark, cos we've done all the research.
- Mum - Vivien! Oh, my God! Oh, my God! Mum? Let me look at her.
- Maybe get some water.
- Just get away! - Mark, get back, please.
- I'm a doctor! - She needs to see a doctor! - Don't you fucking touch her! You idiot! Jake! Jake, look What?! Fuck! Natalie You, er You go into Mum and get a chair and put her legs up onto it.
And, Helen, phone .
phone an ambulance and tell them there's been an accident.
A man has fallen he slipped and he's fallen from a balcony, OK? No, no, this is nobody's fault cos if Mark hadn't been drinking so much, he wouldn't have fallen.
Do you understand? Go on, go.
Go on.
Jake Jake, are you all right? Are you all right? Come on.
Go! That's it, go! Now, apart from his head injuries, it says here, "Bruising around the torso.
" Is there any evidence he could have been pushed over the balcony? Er, his balance would have been way off, given the amount of alcohol and diazepam in his blood.
So, I really can't say.
What's the likelihood he'll wake up? It's not looking good at all.
Are you all right, girls? Hi, Mary.
I've put the salmon on.
Oh, good, you've started the peas.
I'll go and check on Mum.
Well, everyone was having a lovely time.
You know, we had champagne, music, a few speeches.
But I don't think any of us realised how much Mark had been drinking.
How are you feeling today? No, I'm fine.
Let's get you dressed, then.
Because Helen's going to take you back to the hospital after lunch.
- What would you like to wear? - You choose.
Mark got up to go inside and he he must have lost his footing and he slipped and he sort of keeled over and then crashed through the railings.
I saw Jake reach out to grab him.
But he wasn't close enough.
Here we are.
And then I heard a noise behind me and Vivien had just collapsed from the shock of it.
And for a moment Well, we just didn't know what to do.
And then what happened? Helen called an ambulance.
And I went to help Mark.
Because I'd done some first aid years ago and I thought, well, I hoped, I might be able to help him.
And when you got down there, what state did you find Mr Kinneally in? He He was unconscious.
And I couldn't find a pulse.
That looks amazing! That is huge.
Was he still breathing at this point? No.
And I knew it was vital to keep the oxygen flowing, so I thought, I have got to try mouth-to-mouth.
Shall I dish up? Right.
Has everyone got everything they need? Yes.
You've had experience of mouth-to-mouth resuscitation? I had some, but it's probably very outdated.
Still, I just kept going.
I kept going at it until the ambulance arrived.
And I did everything I could.
I did everything .
everything I could.
And I did everything I could.
I did everything .
everything I could.
Bon appetit, everyone.
Ok, mum? So, we finally tracked down Mark Kinneally's daughter in Spain.
She's on a plane now.
So, she does exist, then? Yes, it seems they were very close.
Shall we bring her in? No.
No, let her go to the hospital.
We've got nothing here but an accident.
I can't justify more time.
Yes, sir.
What effect has all this had on the family? Well, they're in shock and and, of course, it'll be terrible for Vivien if Mark doesn't pull through.
But she'll get over it, in time.
She's actually very strong.
And anyway the good thing is I'll be there for her.
It'll just be the two of us.

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