Series 1, Episode 6
Alex sulks over Helen having sex with Doctor Two Scenes. After a late-night argument, a defensive, drunk Helen storms off to Colchester to have sex with the Doctor again, while Alex is dragged off by Stephen to an upmarket brothel where he introduces Alex to Wendy - the glamorous madam - who he is marrying on Saturday. With Alex as Best Man.
Alex discovers that Helen didn't go to Colchester but did go to Ruislip Crematorium to try and visit Pete's headstone - at 3 a.m. Her drinking and life are out of control. She decides to sell her flat and leave CMA.
Alex bumps into Sarah Stephens who he's been avoiding. And Helen goes for an interview to train as a therapist. Realising that she actually just needs to be in therapy, she's not leaving CMA and doesn't want Alex to move out of her flat. In fact she... but Alex interrupts - he has already arranged to move in to Sarah Stephens' spare room. In fact, a week later at Stephen's wedding Alex admits he moved into Sarah's bed. Twice.
It's definitely not going to happen for Alex and Helen. Until Helen makes an emotional declaration to Alex. They kiss. And kiss. And then realise that everyone including Sarah and Alex's kids are staring at them.
- Friday 20th March 2009
- Channel 4
- 30 minutes
Cast & crew
|Stephen Mangan||Alex Taylor|
|Sharon Horgan||Helen Ryan|
|Anthony Head||Stephen Caudwell|
|Matthew Holness||Dan Mackey|
|Sara Pascoe||Emma Phillips|
|Jonah Lees||Alex's Son|
|Noah Marullo||Alex's Son|
|Stephanie Beacham||Stephen's New Wife|
|Ross Gurney-Randall||Security Guard|
|Christopher Obi||Taxi Rank Guy|
|Matthew Justice||Executive Producer|
|Iain Morris||Executive Producer|
|Dick Lunn||Production Designer|