Pleasantview - Series 1 - Episode 09 - Christmas in Pleasantview

Christmas Eve

 

Cassandra: It's looking great in here now, isn't it? ... Alex, it's not my fault she got arrested!
Alexandra:
You told them she was here!
Cassandra:
She killed someone! If someone in our family got killed, you'd want the murderer in prison too, wouldn't you?
Alexandra:
No.
Cassandra:
Of course you would! Alex, I'm going to Mary Sues to make up, now that mums out of the picture. Bring the paper in and try and cheer up a bit while I'm gone! It's Christmas tomorrow after all!

Don: And then she stabbed him with a letter opener in his back!
Dina:
I can't believe she's getting away with it, I hope someone finds her and locks her up for good.
Don:
How could she have possibly got out of a fully manned police station?
Dina:
It probably wasn't fully manned. Alot of people would of finished for Christmas.
Don:
There were still alot of people there and she was locked in a cell!
Dina:
Someone must of let her out.

Cassandra: I'm so glad she's gone.
Mary Sue:
I'm really sorry. If I'd known what she'd done I would of never forgiven her. I'm sorry we fell out over it.
Cassandra:
Me too. We can move on now. She'll never get let out.
Mary Sue:
I hope so.
Cassandra:
Where are your decorations?
Mary Sue:
I couldn't be bothered to put them up. Me and Daniel got divorced and ever since I've been in a rotten mood, where I don't feel like doing anything. I haven't even read today's paper yet. I'm not in the mood for Christmas at all.
Cassandra:
You've got to be for the girls. They must be coming home today, right?
Mary Sue:
Yeah, they'll be home at lunch.
Cassandra:
That leaves us about two hours to get this place in the festive spirit. Have you done any food shopping?
Mary Sue:
No, not yet.
Cassandra:
Why don't you and the girls come round my place tomorrow? I've brought loads of food. It'll just be me and Alex otherwise, and he's not exactly jolly at the moment.
Mary Sue:
(Laughs) Thank you, that would be great.
Cassandra:
No problem. Where do you keep the decorations?

Alexandra: # Oh I wish it could be Christmas everyday.. when the bands start playing and kids begin to play.. Oh I.. # Who the hell is that!?

Alexandra: Can I help you? Hey, don't run!

Bella: Alex, just let me go please!
Alexandra:
Mum!? How did you get out?
Bella:
I haven't got time to explain! I just wanted to see you once more, before I left.
Alexandra:
Your going on the run?
Bella:
Yes, I have to. I haven't got a choice. I can't go to prison Alex, I just can't.
Alexandra:
But you haven't got any money. How will you survive?
Bella:
I'll think about that once I get away from here!

Cassandra: See, I told you it wouldn't take long. It's so much more cheerful now.
Mary Sue:
Yeah, it's good. I'm starting to feel a bit better. It'll be nice to see the girls later.
Cassandra:
They'll be home soon, but we've got just enough time for a drink at my place.
Mary Sue:
That would be nice.
Cassandra:
Come on then.

Cassandra: Anything interesting?
Mary Sue:
Oh my god, Bella's escaped!
Cassandra:
What!?

Mary Sue: Here, listen to this... After confessing to the murder of Henry Price, she was returned to her cell. 3 hours later, when she was taken dinner, she'd disappeared. The detectives in charge of the investigation suspect that an officer let her out.
Cassandra:
I don't believe this! I thought she was out of our lives.
Mary Sue:
She still is. She won't come back here, not with a reward for a sighting leading to her recapture.
Cassandra:
There's a reward?
Mary Sue:
Yeah, £50,000
Cassandra:
Wow.
Mary Sue:
I know. For Bella... I never thought she#d be considered a dangerous criminal.
Cassandra:
I guess she changed when she was away.
Mary Sue:
Hmm. Come on, let's go and have that drink. I think you need a good strong one!

Dustin: Were you here last Christmas?
Sam:
I've been here for two.
Dustin:
What's it like?
Sam:
Minimal. We get turkey sandwiches and the queens speech. Two years ago we got a video of the navity but one boy got over excited and had a fit, so they stopped doing that.
Dustin:
The queen's speech!? Is that it? What about presents?
Sam:
No.
Dustin:
Do our families come to visit?
Sam:
No, there not aloud to come until boxing day. Were not aloud too much excitement for one day.
Dustin:
Why? Why do they always limit the fun we can have?
Sam:
A lot of us were spoilt. That's what made us brats.
Dustin:
I wasn't spoilt. My families not very well off.
Sam:
Oh, so your naughty for attention then.
Dustin:
No I'm not!
Sam:
Just my guess mate.

Lilith: Mum, were home!
Angela:
Mum?
Lilith:
I guess she's not in. Let's have something to eat.
Angela:
Good idea, I'm starving!

Beau: Mummy, did you buy me the VroomMaster 4000 for Christmas?
Brandi:
No.
Beau:
Everyone else is getting it.
Brandi:
Well everyone else's mothers have a husband with a good job.
Beau:
I hate being poor.
Brandi:
I'm sorry. We'll have a good Christmas next year. I promise.
Beau:
Is Dustin coming home for Christmas?
Brandi:
He's not better yet.
Beau:
Can we visit him tomorrow?
Brandi:
It's not that sort of hospital.
Beau:
What's wrong with him, mummy?
Brandi:
I don't know, but I hope they find out.

Angela: Can you smell smoke?
Lilith:
I'm not cooking anything else!
Angela:
(Laughs). Can you not smell that?
Lilith:
I can't smell anything with this cold.

Angela: Lilith, we've got to get out of here now!
Lilith:
What?
Angela:
Just get out!

Lilith: 115 Sim Lane... what do you mean, we'll have to wait!? It's a fire! Your busy at this time of year? Everyone's out already? Well I suggest you hire more people! Just hurry!
Angela:
Are they coming?
Lilith:
They'll send someone as soon as they can.

Mary Sue: Girls! Your back! Give us a hug, then.
Angela:
Mum, the house!
Mary Sue:
What about it? ... Oh my god!
Lilith:
We didn't do it!
Mary Sue:
The tree! I left it on! It's all my fault.
Lilith:
It's not... it was an accident.
(Fire engine sirens)
Lilith:
Finally. Don't worry mum, it's going to be alright.

Fireman: Get back, get away from the house!

Mary Sue: What's the damage?
Fireman:
The fire started in the lounge. Your Christmas tree lights were faulty. The fire spread into the back bedroom. Because this is an old house, there's going to be some damage to the house structure, and I'm afraid you won't be able to stay here, until the damage has been assed and repaired.
Mary Sue:
But where will we go? It's Christmas eve!
Fireman:
Is there no family, or friends, you can stay with?
Mary Sue:
A friend.
Fireman:
If you can't stay with them, there's a hostel in town. Try and have a good Christmas.
Mary Sue:
Thank you.

Cassandra: Mary, what happened!? I was taking a bath and then I heard sirens. I got over here as fast as I could!
Mary Sue:
The tree set on fire. They said we can't stay here over Christmas.
Cassandra:
Oh my god! I'm so sorry. If I hadn't made you come for a drink..
Mary Sue:
It would of happened anyway, with me inside. The lights were faulty.
Cassandra:
But still, if you were here it wouldn't of spread so much.
Mary Sue:
Threes no point in blaming anyone. I need somewhere to stay.
Cassandra:
Well, you and the girls were invited to mine tomorrow anyway, so, if you want, come and spend the entire Christmas with us.
Mary Sue:
Oh Cassandra, thank you so much. I'm so glad were friends again.
Cassandra:
Me too.

Christmas Day

 

For all families in Pleasantview, Christmas brings back memories of how things used to be. The changes that have occurred are sometimes for the better, but others make them wish they could turn back time. The Goth family lost their father this year, and their mother for a second time. The Pleasants can't even spend Christmas in their own home after yesterday's fire, and Daniel Pleasant has left the family for Kaylynn Langerak. Over at the Broke household money is so tight that Brandi had to scrimp and save to buy Beau the present he wanted most, and poor Dustin must have an even more minimal Christmas at the physiciatric unit. The Lothairos are happy, and Dina's sister, Nina, can enjoy Jack's first Christmas with them. Dirk and Darren always have a great time, but Christmas makes them remember Darleen, and wish she hadn't died.

Boxing Day

 

Daniel: Merry Christmas Lilith. Did you have a good day yesterday?
Lilith:
It was ok, It's not the same without you there though.
Daniel:
Maybe we can arrange for you three to come round here next Christmas then.
Lilith:
That's a great idea.
Daniel:
Well you two go and see Kaylynn. She's still in bed, see if you two can get her up, while I have a quick word with your mum and then I'll give you your presents.
Angela:
If you wanted to talk to mum alone you could of just asked.
Daniel:
(Laughs). I want to talk to her alone.
Lilith:
Ok dad, we'll go and wake up Kaylynn.

Daniel: Well, I just wanted to say thanks really, for signing the divorce papers. I've not had a chance to speak to you in person since you did, so thanks.
Mary-Sue:
It's ok, I hope you two are happy together.
Daniel:
Are you going to come to the wedding? We'd love you there.
Mary-Sue:
I don't think I will. Midnight is a bit late for me!
Daniel:
(Laughs). Don't you want to be awake to bring in the new year?
Mary-Sue:
It depends how the house repairs go. I might be busy meeting different people.
Daniel:
Oh yeah, I was sorry about the fire. I couldn't believe it. If it gets too crowded at Cassandra's, the girls can always stay here until they go back to university.
Mary-Sue:
I think we'll be alright. Thanks anyway though.
Daniel:
Oh look, mistletoe.
Mary-Sue:
(Laughs).
Daniel:
One for old times sake?
Mary-Sue:
Ok.

Daniel: Merry Christmas Merry-Sue.

Mary-Sue: Stop!
Daniel:
Mary, I'm sorry! I got carried away.
Mary-Sue:
Your marrying Kaylynn in a few days!
Daniel:
I know, I'm sorry. It just happened.
Mary-Sue:
I have to go, I'll pick the girls up this afternoon.
Daniel:
Mary wait!

Daniel: Don't tell Kaylynn.
Mary-Sue:
I won't. Have a nice day with the girls.
Daniel:
Thanks, I will. Bye.
Mary-Sue:
Bye.

DC Peters: Good morning sergeant. Back at work then?
Officer:
Yeah, they gave me days off before Christmas instead of after. I suppose I can't complain though, a lot of people had to work yesterday.
DC Peters:
Any signs of Bella yet?
Officer:
No, not yet.
DC Peters:
We'll start to spread the word nationally then. She's probably left Pleasantview for good.
DC Fisher:
Her children are here though.
DC Peters:
I don't think they'll ever forgive her for leaving their father.
Officer:
Probably not. I'll open the doors for you to let you in.
DC Peters:
Thank you.

Dr Smith: Brandi, how nice to see you again. Did you have a good day yesterday?
Brandi:
It was great thank you.
Dr Smith:
Ah, and this must be Dustin's younger brother.
Brandi:
Yes, that's him. Sorry, he insisted on bringing his new toy.
Dr Smith:
That's ok, as long as he doesn't let any of the patients near it.
Brandi:
Speaking of patients, how is Dustin?
Dr Smith:
Were not getting much out of him I'm afraid. He insists he's not upset about the death of his father, but his behaviour suggests otherwise. He also won't let Dr Hand speak to him at all, which reminds me is there any chance Dustin could be racist?
Brandi:
What? I've always taught him to treat people as equals.
Dr Smith:
Well, he won't go near Dr Hand, or Raj... another patient.
Brandi:
I don't think he is.
Dr Smith:
Very well, follow me through..

Dustin: ...And then go back to your own country!
Dr Smith:
Dustin!
Brandi:
Dustin!
Dustin:
Mum!?

Brandi: You apologise at once! I've not brought you up to speak to other people like that!
Dustin:
You haven't brought me up at all! When the going got tough you stuck me in a psych hospital!
Beau:
Mummy, what's a psych...?
Brandi:
Not now Beau!
Dustin:
You don't care about me!
Brandi:
Of course I care. I put you in here because I care!
Dustin:
You kept me in here on Christmas Day!
Brandi:
I had no choice. I can't cope with you anymore.
Dr Smith:
Everyone, just calm down. Brandi, I think you better leave.
Brandi:
I just wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas Dustin.
Dustin:
Go away!