Family Affairs

Season 9 Episode 10

Episode 2035

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Aired Weekdays 6:30 PM Jan 14, 2005 on Channel Five
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After looking after Suzie all day, Denise feels she'd like to take the job on full time. Kelly is delighted but Les is skeptical since Denise used to worry she'd be lumbered with the baby . . . Cat gets an unexpected phone call from Florida to tell her that Doug's mother has had a stroke. Later, she tells Doug who rushes off to Florida. Cat offers to go with him but he says that while he'll miss her, he doesn't think she should drop everything and go. He tells her that he'll be back soon . . . Ania comes home from school early to find her mother passed out on the sofa, Ania knows what to do, showing that she's probably had to do this before. She attempts to lift her mum into an upright position but can't quite manage it alone so she goes to get Katie from the pub, Conrad is also there and so he's alerted to the fact that there's something wrong. He returns home shortly after the girls to find them carrying Ella up the stairs. When Ella's tucked away in bed, Conrad attempts to discover what's been going on that he doesn't know about. Katie tells him pretty much everything. Later, Ella emerges. Katie leaves her parents alone to talk (Ania went back to school). Ella tells Conrad that she started drinking again, after being sober for two years, when she went to LA. Conrad tells her that she doesn't have to go back and tells her that she can stay with her family - he wants to give their marriage another go! Ella goes off to think about it. She talks things through with her new best friend, Eileen. Eileen tells her that had she and Pete not moved on from the past, they wouldn't be together now and she doesn't regret a thing . . . Ella returns home where Alex is beginning to lose it with Conrad after Conrad told him that Liza was no longer welcome to stay the night. When Alex comes back blaming Conrad for Ella drinking problem it's too much for Conrad to take and he grabs his son and throws him down into a chair, but restrains himself from doing any more damage. The kids leave their parents to talk. Ella tells Conrad that she can't stay with him, not while he can't control himself. He argues that it'll never happen again but Ella reminds him that she's used that excuse herself . . . she tells him that it just wouldn't work. In Richmond, Chrissy and Myra talk things through and Chrissy finally plucks up the courage to face her mother. They return to the house only to see a car pulling away. They wonder whether they've missed her . . . Chrissy decides that it'll be now or never and so goes to knock on the door. There's no reply. They decide to come back later but Chrissy becomes obsessed with the perfection of her mother's home and her curiosity leads her into the back garden. Myra tries to hold Chrissy back telling her that she'd rather be arrested for a worthier cause! Seeing a beautiful flower that she likes Chrissy tears one away from the plant but as she does so she hears a stern voice asking what she's doing. Chrissy seems to turn into a young child again, unable to answer to the woman's authoritative tone! She runs from the garden, quickly followed by Myra. Once out of the garden, Chrissy stops to weep as Myra catches up. She asks whether or not that was her mother . . . Chrissy answers an affirmative . . .moreless

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Kate O'Mara

Kate O'Mara

Jackie Lawrence (Recurring 2005)

Kim Taylforth

Kim Taylforth

Sharon Foster Ingram (Recurring 2004; 2005)

Tim Dantay

Tim Dantay

Patrick Young (Recurring 2005)

Gary Webster

Gary Webster

Gary Costello (2003 - )

David Michaels

David Michaels

John Stokes (Recurring 2004; 2005)

Charmaine Parsons

Charmaine Parsons

Penny Ashford (Recurring 2005)

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