Máire arrives at the shop and finds Mo still having a panic attack on the floor on the cranberry juice and self-raising flour aisle. Máire gets down on the floor with her and coaches her through getting control of her breathing, which calms her down, and it’s very sweet. Because of her tendency to make everything about herself, we forget how motherly and loving Máire can be when she wants to.
Imelda has stopped by the B&B to visit Eric for some reason, and he decides to take this opportunity to attack her for depriving him of all those quality years with his daughters when he was out drugging around with the touring production of Trainspotting: The Musical. She explains that she had no choice, because she was trying to protect them, and he protests that he needed his family when he was having a hard time, but she kept them from him because she is a big meanie. I’m wondering how steep the stairs at the B&B are and whether Imelda could lure Eric to the top of them right about now. Niamh arrives to stir up trouble and is surprised to find her mother there, but then says it’s just as well, because having them both there will save her valuable time by not making her have to say the stupid thing she’s about to say twice. She gets up on her soapbox, which she’s brought with her, and proclaims that she’s decided to go to the Gardaí and tell them Imelda pushed Eric down the stairs and should be arrested. Oh, for god’s sake.
At the hospital, David is awake and talking, and seems quite fresh-faced and neatly groomed for someone who’s just spent a week in a coma. He asks if “the man with the gun” hurt Gráinne, and then asks worriedly about Mo and Colm, and she tells him that they’re all fine, and that he needs to concentrate on getting better. He tells her as long as she’s by his side, he’ll be fine, and with all his doofiness and karate, sometimes I forget how sweet David is. She tells him she’s been there the entire time waiting for him to wake up, and that she was worried she’d lost him. He assures her that he was always coming back because they have so much to look forward to together, and gently puts his hand on her belly. She quietly brushes it away in the guise of holding his hand, and then we see her trying bravely not to burst into tears. This is all incredibly sad, but if it makes you feel any better, I initially mistyped, “He assures her he was always coming back because they have so much to look forward to together, and gently puts her hand on his belly,” which is a much less heartbreaking image.