Elizabeth faces her demons and attempts the first step to recovery
Elizabeth has her first therapy session with Jamila. She tells her all about Lily and Freddie: Freddie in a young offender’s institution and Lily being in a relationship with Russ, married man and former deputy principal at her college. Jamila asks about how Nigel’s death affected her and Elizabeth explains the challenges facing Lower Loxley and how losing Nigel impacted on the twin’s lives. But the therapist tells her they are here to talk about her not her children. Elizabeth says she didn’t feel anything like how she feels now in the aftermath of Nigel’s death. Jamila gets Elizabeth to open up about her rebellious past, Elizabeth admits that she has never felt good enough. She talks ashamedly about her abortion and realises that Nigel was always there for her through all of her mistakes. She remembers a happy memory of watching Nigel and the twins while they were toddlers. Elizabeth releases her frustration at Nigel’s death – now that he’s gone she has to remain for their children and for the Pargetter legacy. Elizabeth is tired of it all and misses Nigel more than anything.
Writer ….. Tim Stimpson
Director ….. Kim Greengrass
Editor ….. Jeremy Howe