Pleasantview - Series 3 - Episode 25 - Early Lunch

PC Jones: Are you absolutely sure they didn't reveal their names?
Coral:
Yes, I'm sure.
PC Clark:
You don't have to be scared. If you did hear anything while they were here you can tell us.
Coral:
Really, they just came and then went when Herb had his attack.
PC Jones:
Ok. Are you sure your ok Mr Oldie? We can take you to the hospital to get checked over.
Herb:
I'm used to it.
Coral:
He'll be fine. He's a fighter.
PC Clark:
There's no sign of forced entry. Do you know how they got in?
Herb:
I think I forgot to lock the door.
PC Clark:
Ok, just keep it locked until we've caught them. I'm really sorry about this. It's not a very nice welcome to the neighbourhood.
Coral:
It's still a lovely home and a great neighbourhood. Were not letting them scare us away.
PC Jones:
Good.

PC Jones: I can think of two boys fitting the descriptions.
PC Clark
: Your not the only one. Beau Broke looks a lot like what Mrs Oldie described, and the older boy could of been Dustin.
PC Jones:
But they've left.
PC Clark:
They could be back. They slipped away, so they could of slipped back just as easily.
PC Jones:
Should we go and take a look in their house?
PC Clark:
Good idea.  We need to visit the Dreamers before that though, and I don't know about you, but my stomach is rumbling. Do you fancy breakfast?
PC Jones:
(Laughs) Of course.

Herb: Why didn't you tell them the older boy was called Dustin?
Coral:
I don't want the boys coming back. It's not good for your heart, with things like that happening.
Herb:
I know, but there would be less chance of them coming back if the police knew their name.
Coral:
That young boy couldn't be locked up at his age. He'd want revenge against us.
Herb:
He seemed alright. The older boy must of talked him into helping him.
Coral: Let's just forget about it. We need to get sorted for Christmas today.

Nina: Eric, stop it!
Eric:
Then get under that mistletoe missy!
Nina:
Ok! Ok! That's the only reason you hung it up, wasn't it?
Eric:
Of course!
(Knock on the door)
Nina:
Who's that here to spoil our fun?
Eric:
I'll check it out. You go and get the rest of the decorations from upstairs.
Nina:
More!? Were such big kids.
(Knock on the door)
Eric:
Alright! I'm coming!

Eric: Mr Dawson!?
Mr Dawson:
Hello Eric.
Eric:
I...
Mr Dawson:
I'm here for my money.

Mr Dawson: You can't hide from me Eric! I'll be back at lunch time to collect my money. I want 600K in cash at lunch time today.. and Eric, big men like me eat an early lunch!

Nina: Who on earth was that!?
Eric:
Mr Dawson.
Nina:
What!? Your kidding!? What are we going to do?
Eric:
He want's £600,000 by lunch time.
Nina:
We can't find that sort of money!
Eric:
Then we'll have to face the consequences.
Nina:
Which are?
Eric:
He didn't say, but knowing him, I won't be here this Christmas.
Nina:
Don't say that! He won't kill you, will he?
Eric:
He probably wont, but he'll get someone else to.
Nina:
But... he was alone just then.
Eric:
I'm sure people were waiting for him somewhere.

Beau: We can't just sit here waiting for the police to come!
Dustin:
They might not even come. They won't be allowed to break in without permission. We just need to hide. We'll hide in the bathroom, out of view of the window. We'll be fine.
Beau:
Why can't we just run away?
Dustin:
There's no where to go.

Darren: France!?
PC Clark:
I'm afraid so.
Darleen:
Our boys, all alone in France!?
PC Jones:
Don't worry, they are safe. They checked into a hotel on their arrival.
Darleen:
But still.. what about pick pockets and things?
Peter:
France is a nice country Darleen. At least we know where they are now.
PC Jones:
We'll be getting the French authorities to get them sent back.
Darleen:
I think we should go over and get them. The boys might run away if the police come after them.
PC Clark:
If you do want to do that, we'll get the details for you.
Darren:
Thank you. I just hope we can get a flight soon.
Peter:
It's going to be tough with it being Christmas.
Darren:
I'll get on the internet and find something.

Nina: We could phone the police.
Eric:
I'd be imprisoned for life!
Nina:
It's better than being dead! How did you con him anyway? Was it worth all this trouble now?
Eric:
No, it was only for £100,000. It was years ago.

Eric: It all started after one of my cons had gone wrong.
Nina:
I'm beginning to wonder if any of your cons ever went right.
Eric:
(Laughs) Not many did. Anyway, I was drowning my sorrows in the nightclub owned by Mr Dawson.

Eric: I didn't actually know him at the time, but when I saw him coming out of his office I presumed he owned the place. He didn't look too happy..

...and I wasn't surprised, because looking around the place I saw the club was pretty much empty. There was just me and two drunken teenagers. This was at 1AM when it should of been heaving. They didn't even have a proper DJ, one of the doormen was doing it.

Eric: I stopped drinking and started talking. I managed to convince him I owned a design and building firm, and that his nightclub just didn't have the right atmosphere to be successful. The man was losing money and was desperate for help, so he asked me to do him some designs and then he would consider doing business with me.

Eric: I stayed up all night researching what an interior design should look like, and then in the morning I spent hours making them. I was always quite good at drawing, so they looked pretty professional. I added a fake logo for my fake company to the paper, and I was ready. It was hard work, but I knew that Mr Dawson wouldn't need much more to trust me.

Eric: I took the designs to him and he was very impressed. I asked him for £100,000 as a deposit, so I could get materials and labour. I probably could of got a lot more, but I did feel a little bit sorry for him, especially when he told me he'd re-mortgaged his house to find the money. Being a hard man, or just stupid, he gave me a brief case full of cash. I thought he was quite a nice man, until he delivered a threat to me. He told me that he was good at finding money, and that if I didn't do a good job, he'd find the money to hire people to kill me, and that he'd done it plenty of times before. Well, after that I was hardly going to stick around so I scarpered with the cash. He obviously missed that money though, and came looking.

Nina: £500,000 is a hell of a lot of inflation!
Eric:
I know.
Nina:
Maybe he's desperate again, maybe he can't afford hit men.
Eric:
He'll find the money if he has to.
Nina:
I don't think he's that tough! He's a frail old man!
Eric:
I'm still scared.
Nina:
Me too. Eric, there's something I have to tell you, before he comes..
Eric:
Don't say goodbye Nina.
Nina:
Eric, I'm pregnant.

Eric: What!? I can't believe it! If it wasn't happening now, that would be great news. It's something I've always wanted. I've always wanted to be a dad.
Nina:
You still can be.
Eric:
How long have you been pregnant?
Nina:
About three weeks, but I only got it confirmed yesterday. I was going tell you tonight.
Eric:
Oh Nina, you can't stay here when Mr Dawson comes. Go to Dina's and stay there, until I come to get you, or until the police come and tell you they've found my body..
Nina:
Don't talk like that! I'm not leaving you here with him!
Eric:
Then wait upstairs. I don't want you getting hurt.
Nina:
I have a plan.
Eric:
I don't want you involved! Just wait upstairs.
(Knock on the door)
Eric:
He's here. Please, just go and wait on the roof.
(Knock on the door)
Eric:
Now!

PC Clark: This isn't working, we need something to stand on, or we need to get inside.
PC Jones:
From what we can see, it doesn't look like the place is lived in.
PC Clark:
Should we get inside, just so we can be sure?
PC Jones:
We haven't got permission. The burglars must just have been boys similar to the Brokes. Let's go it's almost time for lunch.

Dustin: Told you we'd be ok.
Beau:
They might come back.
Dustin:
They won't, you heard them... they've given up. They are more concerned about their stomachs.
Beau:
Phew.
Dustin:
Were going to survive this. We need to get some more food in. I'll sneak out tonight to get some, but apart from that I think we can mange here alone, without going out too much.
Beau:
What about school?
Dustin:
You never liked it anyway. Were in hiding from now on.

Eric: I haven't got that sort of money, so I'm just going to have to face whatever you've got lined up for me.
Mr Dawson:
What money can you give me?
Eric:
What?
Mr Dawson:
I'll take anything Eric! Anything!
Eric:
It's not like you to negotiate.
Mr Dawson:
I've lost the club! I've lost my house! Let's just say £150,000 and we'll leave it at that.
Eric:
I've got no where near that much either.
Mr Dawson:
What about if we arrange some monthly payments, and sort this out like grown men?
Eric:
(Laughs) You can't afford people to kill me, can you?
Mr Dawson:
Don't laugh at me Eric! I've lost everything!

Darren: The earliest we can go is Christmas Eve. There's two seats available.
Darleen: We need three.
Darren:
Your not coming. The boys don't even know your alive yet.
Peter:
Come on Darren, that's hardly fair. We've all got on well the last two days.
Darren:
Do you really want to wait until the 29th?
Peter:
No, but still, Darleen should come.
Darren:
Then you stay here.
Peter:
No, I need to see Sam!
Darleen:
If that's the only way we can get them home for Christmas, I'll stay here and get this place ready for them.
Darren:
But..
Peter:
That will be great Darleen. We'll get them home for Christmas and have a family Christmas together, as planned. It'll also give us something to talk about on the way back, telling them your alive.
Darleen:
That sounds like a plan to me. Are you ok with that, Darren?
Darren:
I guess I don't have a choice.

Nina: Get out of my house!
Eric:
Nina!? Where did you get that!? Put it down!
Mr Dawson:
Please, that isn't necessary!
Nina:
I said get out!
Eric:
Nina, it's ok..
(Gun shot)
Eric:
Nina!

Eric: No!
Nina:
I only meant to shoot his arm!
Eric:
You've killed him!
Nina:
No! I didn't mean to! Oh my god!