Monarch of the Glen

Season 5 Episode 10

Series Five - Episode Ten

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Nov 30, 2003 on BBC
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Series Five - Episode Ten
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An intruder in Glenbogle house turns out to be Lexie's estranged father, Alex, whom she hasn't seen in twenty years. He spins a lot of tall tales about his life working for royalty of various nations, and says he is in Glenbogle as he is on the run from the Russian Mafia. Lexie refuses to believe any of his stories and tells him to leave. He decides to stay, and gets a job as a chauffeur with Dorothy, who fancies him. Golly is still firmly against Duncan and Jess being a couple. Jess thinks he is being unreasonable and moves into the big house, but soon regrets it when Duncan tries too hard and she is unable to get any space. She goes to take a bath and when he proceeds to talk to her through the door, climbs out the window and down the drainpipe, and pitches a tent at the Outdoor Centre in search of solitude. Duncan finds her there and is hurt by her apparent rejection. Molly decides she wants to take up riding again and decides to buy a horse, so Golly accompanies her to a nearby farm run by Edith McDougall, who is slightly mad. Edith refuses to sell to a unmarried couple, so Molly lies and says Golly is her husband. Edith invites the couple to stay for dinner and asks how long they've been married, and Golly makes up a romantic story of his proposal. Later, they are forced to stay the night and share a room. Golly sleeps on the couch. He confesses his feelings for Molly.He asks her if she would have said yes if he'd asked her to marry him, and she replies "you never asked." In the morning, Edith offers to sell the entire property to Molly and Golly; with the possibility of spending the rest of their lives together, the friends have much to think about. Meanwhile, Paul and Amanda have grown much closer, and Lexie is shocked when Dorothy tells her Amanda is married. Lexie asks Paul about it, who doesn't know but pretends he does. He confronts Amanda later, who says her marriage is one of convenience and she still wants to have a relationship with him. Paul agrees, but later realises he wants a more serious relationship, and tells her he can't go on with it. Golly and Molly return to the farm, without having made a decision, and are met by Edith's son, who tells them it is his farm, and Edith is prone to fantasising. They buy the horse, and return to Glenbogle realising the idea of starting a new life together was only a dream. They agree to remain loyal and trusted friends. Lexie and Alex have a fight on the beach, with Lexie revealing the hurt she felt when Alex never returned, from what she thought as a child was a trip to buy her a hamster. She storms away from him, but later comes to accept that he'll be sticking around. However, Alex is on the run from gangsters, and one finds him and forces him to leave Glenbogle. He leaves behind a note for Lexie and a hamster. Lexie chases after him and makes her peace with him. She returns to find her hamster has disappeared, and asks Paul why everyone leaves her: her Dad, Archie, her Dad again, and her hamster. Paul replies that Archie hasn't left her, and he [Paul] will never leave her. Lexie wonders why Archie hasn't rung. Archie calls, and Lexie is very happy. Duncan surprises Jess with a birthday party, and everyone dances. Paul approaches Lexie to dance with her, but then Amanda comes in and he dances with her instead. They kiss and make up.moreless

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