I was particularly annoyed by the gadjie who plays Roy describing how harrowing it all was for them. Not as harrowing as real life. Trust me on that.
Oh, i know Joe ... I am sure that it bought back memories for lots of people watching
The one thing that didn't ring true for me was that she seemed too 'well' to want to die right then. She'd been downstairs, lifted a baby, ironed a shirt. I just felt that she would want to go on for a bit longer.
However, every time I expressed this opinion last night my friend who was watching it with me keep referring me back to the Hailey/Harold dilema.
I have no experience of that, so I conceded to the scriptwiters and thought they all made a cracking job of it.
I agree with your friend. If it was the pain, she (the character) would have probably gone on a bit longer, but she knew she needed to increase the pain relief and didn't want to be 'out of it' and possibly back thinking she was Harold when she died. I thought they did well and as I was reading (think it was in the Mail online) they didn't make it too mawkish an episode, like a Easties two hander - although I'm sure Julie and David could have done it well - but they showed life going on as normal all around the street in between scenes, and cut away after she'd started drinking the cocktail of drugs. Made it all the more poignant I think.