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(2009– )

Episode List


Season 1

7 Jun. 2009
Episode #1.1
Having served time for crooked husband Roy, Ellie Lagden fits him up, helped by ex-cellmates Shoo, Hannah and Josie. Their plan is to escape to Barbados but the contact with the fake passports drops down dead. So they take their suitcase containing three million pounds to remote Scots village Hope Springs, buying the run-down hotel from Sadie Cairncross. Ellie sees this as the perfect opportunity to lie low whilst arranging new passports. Sadie's daughter Ann Marie is not happy at the sale, nor, for undisclosed reasons is solicitor Euan Harries. Even less happy are ...
14 Jun. 2009
Episode #1.2
With the cash turned to ash Anne Marie gleefully tells the girls that her mother was all set to sell to Euan. A bank loan application and attempted hold-up come to nothing, so Ellie, feeling Sadie's lack of security was responsible for the fire, steals back the money, unaware that Sadie is hoping to buy a flat with it. Ellie stalls her by impersonating Anne Marie and telling the estate agent that her 'mother' is a drunk and a penniless fantasist, and this works. Sadie turns on Anne Marie and bonds with Ellie. Shoo flees to Glasgow to meet Nathan, her boyfriend, but ...
21 Jun. 2009
Episode #1.3
The hotel flourishes and Ellie pays off a pernickety health inspector sent in by Euan to shut it down.Shoo gets back with Dean, causing a fight with Euan's son Ronan but Dean gets pulled in when Shoo rings him on a phone belonging to his missing brother Billy. Euan claims that Billy murdered girlfriend Katie, Euan's niece, though Ronan believes he killed Billy in a brawl.Dean is released and Ellie, aware that Euan is after it as well, gives the phone's SIM card to Gil. However Anne Marie, snooping on behalf of Euan, hacks into Gil's computer and finds that Ellie is a ...
28 Jun. 2009
Episode #1.4
Gil confronts Ellie with Anne Marie's findings but she convinces him that she and her friends are all battered wives who changed their names after fleeing violent husbands. Panic sets in when Nathan's murder is announced on television and they decide to leave immediately, stealing passports from lookalikes. Hannah, however, has become good friends with Euan's wife Ina, and,as a victim of domestic violence herself, feels obliged to stay and prevent Ina from ending up like herself. The other three realize that they cannot go without her and celebrate when a further ...
5 Jul. 2009
Episode #1.5
When Sadie confronts her over the stolen money Ellie locks her in her bedroom, forging a card for Anne Marie to say her mother has gone to Australia. Gil marries Anne Marie but,at the reception at the hotel,Ellie overhears her in conversation with Euan,naming him as her baby's father, not Gil. Ellie tells Gil, largely to get him out of the way when Gruber the hit-man turns up and, after Gil socks Euan, the happy couple announce that their marriage is over. Sadie escapes and kills Gruber as he is about to shoot Ellie. Having disposed of his corpse the fugitives are ...
12 Jul. 2009
Episode #1.6
Sadie introduces Ellie to Bronius, the forger, but his price is high and Ellie challenges him to a winner-takes-all poker game, also involving Sadie, Anne Marie and Euan,who, like Ellie, cheat. Ellie and Sadie, working together, fleece Bronius,who gives the fake passports to Shoo, who hides them, but Euan tricks Ellie into gambling away the hotel to him. Ronan, bullied by his father, attempts suicide and Josie stops him. He confesses that he accidentally killed Billy McKenzie after Billy murdered Katie and threw his body in the loch. She persuades him to tell Gil, who...
19 Jul. 2009
Episode #1.7
Shoo, now pregnant, moves in with Dean, who finds the passports and returns them to an angry Ellie. But Shoo is not the only one reluctant to leave. Josie is in love with the countryside and has become good, platonic friends with Ronan. Hannah is a respected chef, aiming to open a cookery school with soon-to-be-divorced Ina, and she's snogged Gil. Anne Marie,having taken the hotel back, lines up a gay couple for a quick sale to finance her move to the city. The locals are appalled that the plan is to turn it into a vegetarian gastro-pub and rebel. But it is the ...
26 Jul. 2009
Episode #1.8
Ellie and her friends tell Gil the whole story and are taken into custody. Two London detectives arrive, looking for them, but a village delegation, led by Ina and Dean - still in love with Shoo,even though she is not pregnant -impressed by the women's influence, persuade Gil to deny all knowledge of them, after which he resigns. Euan moves into the hotel and digs up Billy's corpse from under the floor-boards,taking it to a shed, unaware that Anne Marie is watching. The shock sends her into early labour and Ellie delivers her baby. Whilst Anne Marie is in hospital and...

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