Episode 11.8: Emptied Urns & Unwelcome Returns

Monday 25th April 2016 at The Wardrobe Theatre.

At Fred’s radio station it’s time for Suzi’s debut show and, after experimenting with some new features like ‘What’s That Sound?’, she really enjoys the experience. Across town in the salon, tensions are running high as Pablo has accidentally spilt his mother’s urn! During the clean-up, he opens up to Harold and Reg about his horrible upbringing and with their support, eventually finds the courage to pour his mother’s ashes down the drain!

Dick has vowed to kill Simpkins if he ever shows his face in Newtown again but he and Constance have a funny feeling their enemy is back. Meanwhile in the pub, Gina gets chatting to a curious man who introduces himself as Phillip. This stranger slowly manipulates Gina to sign over her ownership of the pub to him but just as her pen is about to touch paper, the community burst in and expose Phillip’s true identity – he is Simpkins returned!

Memorable Moments:
– The dramatic flashback to Pablo’s horrible relationship with his abusive mother, personified by Constance, and Pablo, Reg and Harold’s ensuing struggle to get over her through a dance montage.
– The climatic reveal as Phillip removes his hat and sunglasses to reveal he was Simpkins all along, provoking gasps from all around!
– Dick and Constance driving around town looking for evidence of Simpkins and bumping into all of the community one by one.

Will Dick stay true to his word and kill Simpkins now he is back?
What will happen during Suzi’s next radio show?
Now he’s thrown off the shackles of his mother, what does the future hold for Pablo?
Find out in Episode 9 of Closer Each Day: The Improvised Soap Opera.