Dream Team

Season 7 Episode 31

Thrown To The Wolves

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM May 09, 2004 on Sky1
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As the team struggles to get over their loss, Ryan's strength means he emerges as the key player. But when the drug testers arrive, he panics. And finally, Pillar confesses all to an astounded audience. Stuart catches up with Pilar just as she is about to flee the country and extracts the truth from her, about how it was him that was supposed to die and not Marcel. Being head over heels in love with her, he forgives her, believing that she never knew what Mr Karem was going to do and never wanted anyone to die. They both meet up with Mr Karem informing him that there is no need to get rid of Stuart as going to the press and leaking the match-fixing story would ruin his career and reputation and as a little insurance policy to stop anything happening to himself and Pilar, he informs Mr Karem that a letter, informing their solicitors that should they die - to go to the police and expose everything. Harchester face Wolves knowing that 3 points will take them into the Champions League next season. Things seem to go well in the first half with Ryan, in Marcel's usual position, playing out of his skin and doing his former teammate proud. As the half time whistle blows Harchester are 3-0 up on bottom of the table Wolves. As the team go back into the changing room, Ryan overhears that a drug test will take place after the match and begins to panic. He confesses to his team-mates that ever since he has come back he has been taking performance-enhancing drugs and needs to be taken off to make sure he doesn't get tested. Needless to say, his team-mates are disgusted with him after all that has happened, but still decide that he should play on regardless. With the drug testers clearly on his mind, Ryan is a shadow of the player he was in the first half and gets hauled off mid-way through the second half, which proves costly as Harchester are humiliated by Wolves and lose the game 4-3, leaving them needing a win on the last day of the season ……… against Man Utd! Abi is still reeling at the news that Marcel had been found with steroids in his body and is the probable cause of death. Knowing Marcel as she does, she knows that he would never, or have any reason to take drugs and so begs Marcel's parents to have an autopsy to prove that he is not a cheat, although being muslim, the Sabatiers decide against it, with a little persuading from Pilar. Abi then suspects that Stuart did the dirty deed and it looks bad for Stuart as he had been exposed as a cheat by Marcel and he is the one taking the steroids that were found in Marcel, prompting Abi to go to the police. Pilar gets word of these events and goes after Abi and in true Dream Team fashion, gets there just in time to stop Abi spilling the beans and telling her the truth that she deserves to hear. Abi comes to terms that it was a matter of Marcel being in the wrong place at the wrong time and decides to keep quiet for the teams best interests. With everybody kept quiet, Pilar breathes a sigh of relief, but at the end of Marcel's memorial service she confesses all leaving everyone stunned.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Michael Melia

Michael Melia

Jerry Block (Episode 65 - 191)

Nathan Constance

Nathan Constance

Leon Richards (Episode 65 - 145)

Stefan Dennis

Stefan Dennis

Sam Irving (Episode 230 - 261)

Frances Ruffelle

Frances Ruffelle

Dawn Spears (Episode 230 - 249)

Campbell Morrison

Campbell Morrison

Gordon Gallagher (Episode 157 - 180)

Glen Murphy

Glen Murphy

Alan Rothman (Episode 230 - 232) & (Episode 286 - 293)

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