Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators S3E6 Script

Reputation, Reputation, Reputation! (2020)

Hello?

I got you, I got you!

Come on!

It's alright, I got you.

Come on then...

You alright, Joelle?

Joelle?

Joelle!

Somebody call an ambulance!


No!

There's been a fire at "Hair By O".

One of the stylists is in a coma! You know them?

Well, I've met the owner a couple of times. Odette Dixon.

Not nice? No. She's a piece of work.

We were on the competition circuit together years ago.

Just nothing was ever good enough, you know? Was always complaining.

Once, I used her hairspray by accident she reported me to the judges and they tried to chuck me out!

She's just a bit of a drama queen, you know? It's all "me, me" and um...

You have a walk-in.

This is Od... Odette Dixon!

This is Odette Dixon. It's really nice to see you.

Ms Dixon. Uh, really nice to meet you.

Thanks for stopping by. Please take a seat.

Can we get you anything? Tea? Coffee?

Coffee.

How do you like it? Strong.

Cassius.

Luella Shakespeare.

I remember you. Yeah.

We were just talking about the fire.

The police say it's an accident and now the insurers won't pay out because they say the cause of the fire has been deemed inconclusive.

But I know it's more than that.

In the last six months, I have been targeted.

Two of my sandwich boards have been stolen.

I've had to pay for a huge delivery that I didn't order and then last month, during the street party someone let off a stink bomb in the salon and I had to close for a week.

Oh, that's terrible!

If it hadn't been for Cassius and Winston...

I don't know what I would've done.

Winston's our Artistic Director.

He's the one who pulled Joelle out the fire.

He's a total hero.

And my best friend.

But I'm telling you, someone is out to get me.

And I know exactly who it is.

Isobel Harris.

She owns "Hair Ado". I know Isobel!

She doesn't seem like the kind of person to do that kind of thing.

Then you don't know her very well.

So, why do you think this Isobel's got it in for you?

We used to run "Hair By O" together but Isobel practically ran it into the ground and I had to buy her out.

For some reason, she blames me.

But I bet you she can forge my signature and she even poached one of my technicians, Ruby.

Oh, good technicians, hard to find.

To be honest, I was glad to see the back of her.

She can barely handle half a head of highlights without waving some crystals around.

I know this is all to do with Isobel.

She's just trying to throw me off my game.

It's the Grazis this week.

The Grazianos. Professional hairdressing awards.

Odette won last year.

Her sassy feathered bob was the talk of the competition.

Yeah, it's a huge deal in the hairdressing community so well done, you.

Mm.

So, what would you like us to do?

Find the proof that Isobel is behind all this so that the insurers will pay out.

And the girl, was it Joelle?

Presumably you want us to find some kind of justice for her?

Well, obviously. I assumed that was implied.

Well, yeah...

Look, I've got some savings to start the refurb but I need that pay-out.

Otherwise, I could lose everything.

Your coffee.

Here's the fire investigation report.

Thanks. Just let me know if you need anything else.

I'll be looking at swatches for the refurb in the back.

It's all very exciting.

I'm thinking... head to toe neo-mint.

This place will rise like a... pigeon from the flames.

Pigeon? Yeah.

Actually, could you get me the paperwork you know, the delivery that Odette said she never ordered?

We usually kept that stuff in the back, but everything was destroyed in the fire.

I'm sorry. Any chance you could get the suppliers to send us a copy?

What?

You know, the people that... that do the... never mind.

Well, you know. I'll be in the back.

Ooh!

He's a few pennies short of a pound.

You can afford to be when you look like that.

I bet he brings loads of new clients in.

Shallow.

It's a cut-throat business, Frank.

Gotta do what you can to survive.

You can understand why she was so heartbroken about it all.

You know, winning the Grazis really would get her back on her feet.

This is where the fire started.

Smoke went through that vent into the office.

I mean, if this is arson, anyone could've started it.

Yeah, especially if Joelle left the place open when she came in.

Isobel's salon's round the corner.

We need to book Sebastian in for a trim.

Or... we could just send in the experts?

Who? Me. Me, Frank!

This is my world, yeah?

You, go and speak to Winston.

OK.

Hello.

Um, Lu Shakespeare, 12 o'clock.

Well, I never!

Lu Shakespeare! Isobel!

Are you my 12? I am, yes.

I, uh... Oh, thanks. I heard you got your own place and fancied a bit of a do.

Thought I might as well pop in.

Oh, I was so sorry to hear your salon closed.

Come here.

So, what are you up to? Are you freelancing now?

Yes, that's exactly what I'm doing.

I'm, uh, freelancing.

Are you still using all natural products?

Oh, you remembered!

Absolutely, wouldn't use anything else.

Before you go, I'll give you some samples from our range.

Now, would you like a glass of prosecco?

All organic, of course! It's a bit early, I think.

Well, I tell you what, I'll have a little glass waiting for you after we get you washed. Alright?

Just a little one.

Yeah.

So I had to force the office door open. It was locked?

Nah, the door handle sticks when you shut it and you can't open it from the inside.

It's never normally closed, to be honest.

It's a nice place... it's a very nice place you've got here.

Oh, you think so?

Thanks, man.

I've just had it redecorated as it goes.

I think that the way you present your home and yourself is an important reflection of who you are.

Never underestimate the power of a good upholsterer and the right haircut.

Well, eh?

Huh? Couldn't agree more.

So, there was definitely no one else in the salon that morning?

No, no one else was in yet.

And the front door, locked? Unlocked? Unlocked.

You lot look like a close bunch.

Yeah, yeah, we're close.

Everyone's mashed up about Joelle.

I mean, we all love her, you know what I mean.

You don't know of anyone who might want to hurt Odette, do ya?

No way.

Odette's good to her staff.

Especially Joelle.

I mean, they're really close.

What about Isobel?

They've hated each other for years, man!

I'll be back in a sec.

Hello?

Oh, yeah, um...

Look, I'll call you back in a bit, yeah?

Sorry about that.

Listen, you don't think Isobel started the fire, do ya?

Isobel? No! No way. She'd never do something like that.

Not even with the competition coming up?

She's just not that kind of woman. You know what I mean?

Really?

Look, I've just known her long enough to know what she's like... and she's not like that.

Sorry about that. Oh, no, it's fine.

It's nice to see you doing so well.

We've been really busy recently. Yeah?

I, um, I saw Odette's place on my way in.

Oh, it's awful, isn't it?

That poor girl, Joelle.

She's friends with one of my girls, Ruby.

Oh, really?

Did you see anything?

No, I wasn't in.

It's gonna take them months to reopen, you know.

I wonder if any of their clients will come here?

Well, I'm sure they'll come over if they're interested.

Anyway, what about you?

Would you ever go back into a salon?

I don't think so.

It's all that pressure to find new business and the competition between salons, it's... you know, it's tough out there.

Well, you know what it's like. Mm.

Ooh, you need topping up.

Oh, no. I shouldn't, I shouldn't, I...

OK.

Here you go. Thanks.

Good job I'm not driving, isn't it?

Yeah, that's great. That's great.

Thank you, good to go.

Woo, that's gone straight to my head.

Can I tempt you back into a salon?

Because I am looking for a senior stylist.

Oh, no. I'm glad to be out of it all, to be honest.

I bet Odette was a nightmare.

Oh, you've no idea. Well, I do actually.

Cos I entered the Grazis one year and I was next to her in the prepping room.

Yeah? Yeah.

I ran out of hairspray, borrowed some of hers and she...

Went completely mad? She just screamed the place down.

Tried to get me disqualified.

That is so Odette.

How did you two end up going into business together?

Well, we trained together.

We became friends... and it was great to start with before she started treating me like a servant instead of a partner.

She could be a terrible bully.

I mean, it got that bad that...

Well, I begged her to buy me out and then she took me to the cleaners. No!

Mm.

Um...

You know that I'm entering the awards this year, don't you?

Yeah. I mean, it's cost me a fortune putting all my stylists on different courses but it'll be worth it just to see the look on Odette's face when I win, because this year is my year.

I mean, don't get me wrong... it is terrible what's happened to Joelle but her salon burning down, well... it's just overdue karma.

Could you just email me a copy of the purchase order today?

Tomorrow?

Thank you so much.

Sometime this week.

Bit big, isn't it?

You know what they say. The bigger the hair, the closer to God.

Mm, yes.

Yes.

It is very, um...

Dolly Parton.

Is it?

Is it really? Mm!

Oh! Well, maybe it's alright.

So, Isobel is determined to win the awards this year and she hates Odette nearly as much as Odette hates her.

She have an alibi?

All she would say is that she wasn't around when the fire started.

So that's a "no" then.

You can't claim for that on expenses, you know.

They're free samples.

I couldn't get anything on Ruby though, she was with a client.

Sebastian, when was the last time you had your hair cut?

I go every six weeks and have a protein treatment every eight.

I'm always camera-ready.

Uh, perhaps you might consider another trim?

Blergh! Not for another five years.

We should book him in for an appointment with Ruby tomorrow.

Fine, but nothing too drastic. I had new headshots done.

You're gonna love the organic prosecco.

Come on, you. I'm taking you out for a late lunch.

Can't have you all dolled up with no place to go! My treat.

Aw, that's nice!

Yeah, they got two for one at the Mucky Mallard till five.

Sometimes it's hard to be a woman.

So, what are we doing today?

Colour? Or how about some curls?

Erm, I thought I would just have a trim?

Ooh, you booked in with me, and I'm a technician.

Unless you want to see someone else? No, no, no, no, um...

Just nothing too radical.

OK.

I'd go for the curls. They are all the rage at the moment.

You will look amazing.

OK, well, fabulous, Would you like a glass of prosecco? Mm.

Ahem. You know, what I would really like is a fresh juice if you have any?

Oh, we have this new vegetable press range. They're delicious.

Spinach and beetroot? Sounds wonderful.

Ooh... Thank you.

Oh, sorry.

Oh, don't worry.

I could spend hours online in a thread about the finer points of the sonnets.

I probably post way too much, but I just find the community really supportive especially with everything that's going on at the moment.

Oh, hang on!

The vibrations of the crystal directly affect the nutrients in the juice.

Ah...

Mmm...

Can really taste the difference. It's very... gritty.

Lovely.

You know, the last place I got a cut was "Hair by O".

It's terrible news about that fire.

I heard one of the stylists was injured.

Did you see what happened?

No, um, I was on a colouring residential.

But I can't believe it was Joelle.

We worked together at the salon for years.

How is she?

Not great. She's still in a coma.

I go and see her every day after work.

They say talking really helps.

You must be very close.

We are.

And it's the least I can do for her after everything she's done for me over the past few months.

Mm.

Ooh, nice sofa.

Those candles are about 50 quid each!

They were all over the place. Smell gave me a headache.

Odette must be paying him well.

I'd be surprised if he can afford all this on a stylist's salary.

Where's he getting the money from then? Hm...

Let's see what he's up to online.

Maybe he's moonlighting.

You'd be amazed how much a hairdresser can earn on the side.

And Odette would definitely not like that.

He was pretty defensive about Isobel.

Um, why did you leave "Hair By O"?

I just fancied a change.

Mm, must have been hard saying goodbye.

Not really. No?

Well, to tell you the truth, my fiancé left me for another woman at the salon.

Couldn't really stay on after that, could I?

"O, what men dare do!"

Cassius and I were supposed to be getting married this weekend actually.

That's awful, I'm so sorry.

Me and Joelle were supposed to be going travelling in a few months you know, just to get away from it all.

She's desperate to get out of here too.

Oh, um... and... why's that?

Well, she doesn't get on well with anyone at work.

Winston, the Artistic Director, absolutely hates her.

A few days before the fire, I saw him screaming at her outside the shop.

Cassius literally had to tear them apart.

Winston said the staff never usually close the office door because it gets jammed.

He had to force it open to get Joelle out.

Do you think someone shut it on purpose?

Well, if they did, they must have known the door stuck.

Which means the salon might not have been the target.

It changes everything. We could be looking at attempted murder.

Who would want to hurt Joelle?

Oh, hello. Everything alright? Fine, thank you.

Um, did you try the prosecco? No.

Ahem. Did you find anything out?

Yes. Ahem.

You'll never guess which gorgeous but two-rollers-short-of-a-set stylist Ruby used to be engaged to.

Cassius?

Yes, that's why she left.

And also Winston and Joelle apparently had a huge argument a few days before the fire.

Really? Didn't Winston tell you he loved Joelle?

He said they all did.

Why would he lie?

Oh, check this out.

"Friday night dream team. No bad vibes allowed."

And no sign of Joelle.

No, but she's posted a comment here, "Thanks for the invite."

And Winston's replied, "When you deserve one, we'll invite you!"

Ow!

It was liked by Odette, Cassius and Winston.

Winston liked his own comment?

So where was Ruby during the fire?

She said she was at a hair colouring course.

Couldn't this have just been a little tiff at work?

Uh, no, Frank.

This... this is public humiliation.

Joelle has got over 700 friends and as far as I can see here, not one of them is anybody that works with her so, something's going on.

What's the big deal?

Social media is an extension of yourself.

If they hate her online, there's no way they're chummy in real life.

Get with the programme, Frank. That's what I've got you two for.

I still don't understand why Joelle's working there when everyone hates her.

Ruby checked in to her course online.

There's lots of photos of her at bars in Newcastle.

Aw...

Which means Isobel is literally the only one without an alibi.

What about Cassius?

Why would he hurt Joelle? Why would Isobel?

I'm just saying we have no proof it's her.

Unless Odette was right and Isobel's not what she seems?

We must be missing something.

I think we should talk to Winston and see what this argument with Joelle was about.

Look, sorry, guys, I haven't got long, I'm actually on my way out.

Yeah, we don't need long, we just wanted a quick word about Joelle.

Someone saw you arguing with her a few days before the fire.

Yeah, so?

Well, you said that everyone loved her but that's not quite true, is it?

Well, sometimes it gets a bit, you know, stressful at work.

Doesn't mean we hated each other. We've seen your social media.

Oh.

OK, look. You're right.

I did not get on with Joelle.

She found out I was moonlighting and made me give her my best clients in the salon or she'd tell Odette.

Private clients are against salon policy and Odette is zero tolerance. So she was blackmailing you?

She was making my life miserable, man!

But that doesn't mean I wanted to hurt her.

So who did?

You know what? You need to talk to Cassius cos I saw him arguing with Joelle just a few weeks back.

Oh, another argument. How convenient.

What about Isobel?

You were quick to jump to her defence yesterday.

OK, look...

No one knows, right, but, um... me and Isobel...

Well, we're together, innit?

Please don't tell Odette.

Look, guys, I've really got to go, but I promise you... even though I didn't get on with Joelle, I did not start that fire or have anything to do with the other incidents at the salon.

And neither did Isobel. You need to speak to Cassius.

He's not as innocent as he looks, you know?

Thanks.

Mm...

Why you wearing a hat indoors?

I had to go undercover for our new client from "Hair By O".

Has Odette Dixon hired you to find her sandwich boards?

Oh, you've met her then?

I've been on that case for three months.

She calls me every week asking if I've found them.

Ah.

I don't suppose there's anywhere you haven't looked?

Or anywhere you could look again?

Just, it would be so helpful and I would be really grateful.

Only if you show me what's under your hat.

No. No, no, leave it there.

And mind the floor!

Just can't get the staff.

Uh, we were um... looking for Cassius.

Why?

Well, we've got some new information about the fire.

We think you might not be the target.

Could be Joelle.

What's that got to do with Cassius?

He was seen arguing with her a few days before.

Oh, don't be ridiculous.

Cassius wouldn't hurt a fly.

Ask Joelle.

Well, she's still in a critical condition. Didn't you know that?

Well... I haven't had time to visit.

Putting the salon back together is a full-time job.

If you hadn't lost your place, you'd know that.

I decided to sell, actually.

Oh.

Did you?

Well, he's seeing suppliers in London, so he won't be back until tomorrow.

You need to stop wasting time.

Isobel is behind all of this. She's had it in for me for years.

And I saw her giving money to Joelle a couple of weeks ago.

So focus on her.

Now, if you don't mind, I've got deliveries to sort out.

OK.

This is getting ridiculous.

So, Odette saw Isobel giving Joelle money and Winston saw Cassius and Joelle rowing a few days before the fire.

Oh, and Winston is also secretly going out with Isobel.

And Joelle was blackmailing Winston about his private clients.

I see why you left, it's exhausting!

I know, I know.

We're not all like this, though. This lot are giving us a bad name.

But if Joelle was the target for the fire who's behind the sabotage?

Because all those other incidents were definitely aimed at Odette.

We're looking at two suspects.

That purchase order arrived. Finally.

You haven't got a copy of Odette's signature, have you?

But of course.

Oh, that's a good copy.

Yeah, but it's not quite right.

Look at the way Odette's written her phone number.

The fours don't match.

There are two types of fours, open and closed.

Most people, like Odette, write an open four but these are closed, see?

Right, so we need a sample of Isobel's handwriting.

See how she does her fours.

Shall I make another appointment?

See if you can find out anything about her relationship with Joelle.

I've licked that.

Uh, yeah, those ones need...

Hello!

Oh, hello again.

Oh, we're not open today, I'm afraid. It's competition day.

I know! I was just hoping we could make another appointment?

Oh, yeah.

Uh, when were you thinking? Oh...

Fourteenth? Fourteenth...

Uh, 11am?

Yes, perfect.

You couldn't write that down for me, could you?

Yeah, course. I'm bound to forget.

11am...

Fourteenth...

There you go, love.

Good luck. Yes.

Murderer!

What are you talking about? Joelle's dead and you killed her! What?

She died... earlier this morning.

I am so sorry, that's awful.

Odette, if there's anything I can do...

It's too late.

And you've gone too far.

What are you talking about?

You're so jealous of me, you tried to burn down my salon!

I am not jealous of you and I didn't burn down anything! Well, you would say that, wouldn't you!

Murderer! Take that back!

Make me! Let's just have a minute outside.

I'm gonna report you to the police. Get out!

Go on, get out!

J... I practically had to pull them apart.

Ruby must be devastated.

Yeah, you know Joelle was only 28 years old?

Her death could make this a murder case.

Did you get anything out of Isobel about why she was giving Joelle the money?

No, I didn't have time.

I've been looking into Cassius and something about him just doesn't add up.

For starters, there's the age gap.

Oh, don't be so old-fashioned.

OK... he's got a juvenile record.

What for? A-ha!

Get ready to offer me a big pay rise.

Viola's found the sandwich boards, and guess where they were?

Dumped in a skip at the end of Cyprus Mews.

And who lives there?

On Cypress Mews?

Cypress Mews? Are you gonna give us a clue or what?

It's Isobel. Oh...

Oh, no.

Sorry, Lu.

It's a match.

Oh...

Do you know where she is?

She'll be at the competition.

That is fantastic. That is ridiculous.

I mean...

Competition for anything nowadays.

This is a very prestigious event, Frank.

I used to love being a hairdresser.

You know, it's not all blow-dries and gossip.

The right haircut can change your life.

I mean, it hasn't changed yours yet, but...

Shall we?

Hi.

I still can't believe that she's a killer.

Why? Because she gave you organic prosecco?

No, because we have no obvious motive.

Oh! Hello, Lu!

Have you decided to enter the competition after all?

No, um... you know how I said that I was a freelancer now?

Um, well, this is my business partner.

Oh! Are you a hairdresser?

Oh, no. I'm a private investigator.

Sorry, I don't understand.

I'm a private investigator now.

Sorry, um...

Odette hired us to find out who's been sabotaging the salon.

Do you want to just have a little chat outside?

No.

You can speak to me here.

Fair enough.

So, the thing is... we know it was you that sent the delivery and stole the sandwich boards.

We compared the handwriting on the purchase order and the missing sandwich boards were found on Cyprus Mews, which is your street.

You've been targeting Odette's salon for months, haven't you?

I knew it!

And you killed Joelle. No, I didn't.

I didn't burn down the salon either.

OK, the rest was me.

But I have an alibi for the fire.

Then where were you?

I was... having...

Botox.

Well...

Little Miss Au Naturel.

Holding back the hands of time with artificial enhancements?

I only have a little bit now and again.

Why were you giving Joelle money?

She saw me planting a stink bomb and... well, she threatened to tell Odette.

What a hypocrite.

I can't wait to tell everyone. Hey!

You're one to talk.

You've been getting Botox for years. I have not!

I'm just blessed with good genes.

Yeah...

She's only 41.

Cassius, me and Odette were in the same year at school.

You know that she came to my 50th.

Work it out! Twit.

It's a good job he's so pretty.

Let's take this outside.

Fine.

Well, at least they can agree on something.

Why are you defending her after everything she's done?

Isobel and I are in a relationship.

You're together? Watch out.

Are you serious?

This woman is a liar, and a cheat, and a murderer!

There she blows.

I did not murder Joelle!

You said you didn't sabotage my salon, but you did!

How can I believe anything you say?

Have you lost your mind?

I think maybe we should all take a break. Maybe five minutes?

Bit of fresh air, do us all good.

What's going on? After everything I have done for you.

Look, Odette, I really think you should just calm down...

No one's talking to you, Ruby.

No one's ever talking to you.

What did you just say?

No wonder Cassius left you.

A man like that needs a real woman.

Not some silly girl, talking about the stars and waving crystals around.

Well, that's not very nice!

God, you really are a complete cow.

I couldn't have put it better myself.

Can we just focus on the competition, please?

You know what? You're right.

I'm not gonna let you distract me because I know that's exactly what you want and you need to decide where your loyalties lie.

I'm sorry.

So let me get this straight. Joelle was blackmailing Odette, Winston and Isobel?

Busy girl.

I'm sorry.

Oh!

So if none of them burnt the salon down, who did?

Cassius, can we have a word?

I need to get this done.

We want to talk to you about your criminal record.

Not here, alright?

Outside. Two minutes, darling.

Just because I made some mistakes when I was younger doesn't mean I killed Joelle.

I had nothing to do with it.

But you were seen arguing with her.

I dunno what you're talking about. Look...

Hello?

What? OK, calm down.

Well, we hadn't finished, but carry on.

What do you think that was about?

You are supposed to be my best friend, Winston.

Doesn't that mean anything to you?

Of course it does. I'm here, aren't I?

Oh, they're at it again.

And you think that makes me forget what you did?

You have broken my heart, Winston.

Broken it! Odette, enough!

Excuse me? Look...

I didn't know what Isobel was doing, OK, and I'm not saying it's right but ever since you hooked up with Cassius, you've changed.

And after everything that's happened, all you can do is squabble and you're forgetting that Joelle is the victim in all this.

I mean, sure, she's not exactly a saint but she didn't deserve to die.

It's not my fault she got caught in the crosshairs!

Wow.

I don't even recognise you anymore.

You treat people like garbage.

You don't care about anyone but yourself.

You know what?

I quit.

I can make a living off my private clients. Private clients?

Fine.

I've been carrying you for years, anyway.

And you miss this, do ya?

What you doing?

I still don't think Isobel did it.

Well, that door didn't jam itself shut. But then if she didn't, who did?

You know who I feel sorry for in all of this? Me.

Caught in the crosshairs between all these... hairdressers.

Have you seen Cassius?

Uh, no.

When you were rowing, you said that Joelle got caught in the crosshairs.

What did you mean by that?

Joelle wasn't meant to be in that morning. It was supposed to be Cassius.

He always opens up.

And now I can't find him anywhere and his model needs to be on stage in five minutes.

Cassius was the target.

What?

But where is he now?

And where's Ruby?

I saw her leaving a while ago.

Yeah, cos she's got more motive to hurt him than anyone.

I think I know where they might be.

Let me know what you find out. Are you not coming with us?

Of course not.

I've got a competition to win.

Wow!

What are you... what are you doing?

What about the baby? I'm not pregnant, you stupid idiot!

I just said that to get you here.

It's your fault Joelle's dead!

You and Odette.

If you two hadn't been so selfish, none of this would've happened!

Well, now...

Now you're gonna pay.

Ruby, stop!

We know you didn't mean to kill Joelle.

Don't make things worse for yourself.

I haven't done anything wrong!

So, if I call the hotel in Newcastle they'll confirm that you didn't arrive till after the fire, is that right?

I thought Cassius would be there.

He's always there in the morning, and then... and then after Joelle died, I knew I had to try again.

For her.

This is all his fault!

He deserves this!

And then... when he was moving out, he came round for some drinks and then, and then, and then... one thing led to another...

I thought he'd leave Odette and come back home.

But then when I went to work the next day, she sacked me.

That salon was my life! Those people were my family.

I-I always looked up to Odette. She was my mentor, she was my friend.

But she just took Cassius away without a thought.

She can't be allowed to get away with this!

I didn't mean to hurt Joelle.

This is the only way to make things right.

No, wait! If you do this... there is no going back.

And you're not a murderer, you know you're not.

I am!

I killed my best friend!

But I'm not going to prison for them.

Stop, and think about what you're about to do.

I have no choice. Yes, you do.

You do, Ruby.

Please.

Joelle wouldn't want this.

Please.

I understand.

I understand that this business... it gets to you, doesn't it?

You know, half the stylists, they're like Odette and there's all that backstabbing and the gossiping and the competition.

It... it wears you down, doesn't it?

I know.

Look...

When I first started out something terrible happened to me too.

I had this regular client, Mrs Peaseblossom and she came in every week for a set and there was this one time that she came in and I... I put her under the dryer, like normal with a cup of tea and a magazine and...

I came back to check on her and she was dead.

I mean, I didn't kill her. She'd had a heart attack, but...

Everyone else around me just seemed to think it was a big joke, and they... they started to call me the, um... the Angel of Death.

But it wasn't your fault. I know.

I know, but... but the name stuck, and...

It got so bad that I just started to dread going into work every day cos Mrs Peaseblossom, she was such a sweet little lady.

She really was, and I just don't think they realised how upset I was or maybe they just didn't care.

Look, they got bored of it eventually, but I think...

I think what I'm trying to say... What I'm trying to say to you is that I do know.

I know what it's like to feel alone and like no one's on your side.

Well, no one was.

Except for Joelle. I know it feels like that... but honestly, this world, of Odette and Cassius, it's... it isn't everything.

I promise you, it's not.

Please.

Just give me the matches.

No one needs to get hurt.

They killed her.

I know. Not me!

Yes, it was an accident.

She was my best friend.

I know.

I know that.

It's OK.

It's OK.

I'm sorry about Mrs Pleasebottom.

Peaseblossom. Peasebottom.

Blossom.

Blossom? Blossom.

Pleasebossom.

Pease... Blossom.

Exactly.

Thanks.

You alright?

Yeah. Yeah...

Did Joelle know about your one-night stand with Ruby?

Yeah, Ruby must have told her.

So she was blackmailing you as well?

She made me give her all my tips.

Hang on.

So Joelle was blackmailing everyone?

Yeah, told you. It's a cut-throat business, Frank.

Cheers.

How long do we have to stay? Oh, stop it. It's a party.

Oh, welcome.

Oh, thanks so much for coming.

Look who we found outside.

It's organic.

From your prickly neighbour.

Thank you.

Look, I...

I'm sorry. I know I've been awful.

But if it makes you feel any better...

Cassius has dumped me.

The salon won't be ready for months and half my clients have gone.

But none of that matters now, I just...

I just want to make it right. I can't lose everyone.

And I miss you.

Both of you.

Wow.

An actual apology.

I didn't think you were capable. I am.

I need you both in my life.

I'm...

I'm so, so sorry for what I've done. For... how I've treated you.

That's big of you to come over and say that.

Well...

If you can forgive, then... so can I.

Let's get you a drink.

Mm...

It's actually quite nice.

I think it's time.

Ah!

Oh, wow!

It's really, it's really, um...

It's on trend.

Can you fix it? Yeah.

Course she can.

She's the angel of hair.

Um, I just want to say... um... it hasn't been an easy few weeks but... now that we're together again we'll support each other.

Come what may.

To a fresh start.

Fresh start.

Fresh start.

Well...

They look like they're gonna be alright.

What about you?

Not thinking of a career change? Oh.

No. Good.

Cos we don't want to do without our resident Sherlock Combs, do we?

Sherlock Combs?

Sherlock. Combs. Oh!

I think I'm right where I need to be. Yeah.

I'm gonna...

Thank you.