Series 3 Episode 18 - Who Calls Me Villain?
Jethro’s plans start to unravel, but who is the real villain? And Pascalle is accused of crimes most terrible.
Jethro has a killer hangover and no recollection of the night before. And The Tool Guys arrive to fix a broken towel rail and find Treena, bent on apparent vengeance, as she smashes the windscreen of Jethro’s car. Jethro is mostly concerned to keep Danielle away from the scene of the possible crime, and to work out what the hell has gone on. So he visits Gary, who doesn’t assuage his fears. As if this wasn’t enough, while attempting a romantic dinner with Danielle, Mr Doslic appears to flag his urgent need for Croatian Society funds (which Jethro has ‘borrowed’ to fund the land purchase).
You don’t forget a root. Even a bad root. Specially a bad root.Van
After Cheryl gets a solicitous visit from Gary, Jethro finds his Mum is now on his case – as well as Vern. Wound up by Gary, he is threatening to get Jethro struck off. Jethro is seeing a conspiracy here: all roads seem to lead back to Gary. But given the possibility of rape, he can’t share his worries with Danielle. He beards Gary to test his conspiracy theory. Instead, Gary angrily turns the tables: Jethro is the one who’s fleeced clients, rushed a deal and slept with Treena. None of this is Gary’s fault. At a low ebb, Jethro now finds Van fixing the towel rail, and over a joint, confesses that he could once have been capable of this crime, but now believes not, because he’s in love. Van decides to champion Jethro’s cause. He and Munter follow Treena in search of evidence.
But Van also gives Cheryl more cause for alarm. Jethro admits his financial woes, to his mother, but insists on his sincerity. Even though Jethro is now sure that Treena framed him and Gary was in on it, he has to take a lower offer from Gary in order to ward off the wrath of the Doslics, and clear his mother’s debt. But Gary now reveals that there is no debt – Cheryl has cleared it with him. He’ll take a share of Hoochie Mama. Jethro realises he’s been outplayed by Gary. As Treena drops her claims, the Tool Guys’ surveillance confirms Jethro’s suspicions about the plot. The only good thing to come out of this for Jethro is the realisation that he loves Danielle. And Cheryl is now in business with Gary . . .
Pascalle’s wisdom and beauty has been immortalised on video by Mr Purvis, a friend at the Janet Frame. Her popularity has also been rewarded with gifts from the adoring elderly. Loretta and Grandpa are cynical about the possible reasons for this. And now Derek, the home’s nurse manager, accuses Pascalle of stealing a mohair throw. He instructs her to return it, and any other items. Pascalle is aggrieved, but Loretta points out that she doesn’t need to return the stuff. She fears that being in a straight job too long has had a bad effect on Pascalle.
When Pascalle returns the throw, Mr Purvis is angry on her behalf, and attacks Derek. Pascalle is sorry, but defends Mr Purvis, only to face more accusations and a shock announcement – her classes are to be cancelled. And if she doesn’t like it she knows what she can do. Pascalle doesn’t understand why Derek would want her to quit, until Loretta explains employment law, and also diagnoses that Derek is jealous of Mr Purvis. But Pascalle refuses to bow to such cynical nastiness. Nothing will stop her pursuing her vocation! Then Pascalle finds that Mr Purvis is to be bounced from the Janet Frame, but she has to turn down his offer to go away with him, even if he is, as it transpires, in love with her. Pascalle pleads Mr Purvis’s case with Derek – she’d do anything to save him . . . But now Pascalle reveals that despite her vow, she has quit the Janet Frame after Derek put the moves on her. Pascalle realises that Loretta is right – she has changed. But her belief in all that is good has only ended somewhere bad.