Post by kosmo
On Fri, 2 Mar 2018 13:27:25 +0000, "J. P. Gilliver (John)"
Post by J. P. Gilliver (John)
Did she really know? I thought she didn't until the DNA results.
If she was bright enough to count she did, but she wanted it to be Ed's
- the dates did not work.
Most if the following is gleaned from Lowfield. Yes, I know that there
is more here than is strictly necessary.
4th July 2004: Ed and Emma go for a long drive. Ed tells her that she
comes alive when she is with him but Emma resists his advances in favour
of getting Will's tea.
8th July 2004: Emma's Hen night, during which Fallon insists that Emma
has got to snog someone, her last time for fun before being trapped.
Emma does not see it that way and Hayley agrees - marriage is great,
with the right man she can face anything. Later on, Ed is tending cattle
at Grange Farm when Emma appears. She doesn't really know why she has
come, but Ed does, and he declares his love in more than one way.
9th July 2004: Emma has second thoughts and tells Ed that last night
must be forgotten; it wasn't meant to be. Ed thinks that Will should be
told. Emma says no, she still intends to marry Will.
16th July 2004: Will asks Emma if she's been avoiding him. She says
she's been busy with wedding planning.
18th July 2004: Emma is looking for Ed at the fete. He hasn't been
answering her calls. She tells him she wants to be friends. He tells her
he never wants to see her again
22nd July 2004: Ed tells all to Oliver. He says that he is convinced
that Emma still loves him. Oliver tells Caroline and says that he will
try to get him some work in Hungary, so that he can get away.
28th July 2004: Ed announces that he is off to Hungary and will not be
1st August 2004: Emma wants to see Ed before he goes. He declares his
love again, but is disappinted by her response. He says he's going to
Hungary because he can't bear to see her make the safe choice and marry
Will. Clarrie and Eddie take Ed to the airport.
9th August 2004: Emma tells Kirsty that she is pregnant and she thinks
it is Ed's.
13th August 2004: Emma tells Kirsty that she will not keep her
appointment for an abortion tomorrow. Will need never find out that it
is Ed's baby.
26th August 2004: Brian tells Will that he's passed his probation and
offers him and Emma Greg's cottage.
27th August 2004: Will and Emma's wedding day. Emma has been distant
with Will over recent weeks and he doesn't know why. He won't go in to
the church without talking to Emma first. He says he doesn't want marry
her if he isn't sure she loves him the way he loves her. This is when
she tells him that she is pregnant.
26th September 2005: Will and Emma return from honeymoon and let people
know that she is pregnant with a "honeymoon baby".
28th September 2005: Kenton is complains that Emma will be leaving Jaxx
to have the baby but she says it will only be a little time off next April.
2nd November 2005: Will announces that Emma will be a full-time mum once
the baby is born, but doesn’t seem to have discussed this with Emma, who
has decided to go back to work full-time.
7th November 2005: Emma feels the baby's first kikck. Ed turns up with a
beautiful American girlfriend called Beth. Ed is struck speechless at
the news of the baby.
14th November 2005: Ed rushes out of the house, leaving Beth to sleep
in, and calls on Emma. He tells her how great his life is now, so she
does the same, and invites Ed and Beth to dinner. When she tells Will
later, he blows up and says he won't have Ed in the house, but she
convinces him to relent. Later on Clarrie mentions that the baby is due
in April and Ed goes quiet.
19th November 2005: Ed and Beth dine with Will and Emma. It doesn't go well.
21st November 2005: Ed is beginning to put two and two together about
the possible timing of the baby.
30th November 2005: Ed takes Beth poaching. She dares him to go home via
Will's cottage, where they disturb the dog, which bring Will out. He
threatens to call the police.
17th January 2005: George Barford is found dead.
1st February 2005: Ed and Jazzer meet Emma on the green. She goes to the
Bull with them. She enjoys herself so much that she fogets that she is
supposed to be meeting Will to go to an ante-natal appoinment.
7th March 2005: Emma is due to start her maternity leave, but Kenton
hasn't found replacement. He suggests Beth, who was working at Jaxx
while he went to New Zealand, leaving Emma in charge. Beth had not
pulled her weight then, and had not given Emma any cause to forgive her
for being Ed's girlfriend.
8th March 2005: Kenton offers Beth the job but she declines, having
decided that she wants to go back to the States.
11th March 2005: Ed tells Beth that he has a buyer for his car. He can
use the money to buy a ticket to go to The States with her. She makes it
very clear that it's over between them and Ed is devastated. He happend
to meet Emma, who tries to comfort him.
14th March 2005: Beth leaves
23rd March 2005: Ed calls on Emma. She has invited him a couple of
times, but is surprised. He pours out his woes about Beth. After a while
he feels that he has whinged enough, but Emma is pleased to have had a
diversion from the baby. Ed thinks that she will be a great Mum, and
Will is a lucky man.
29th March 2005: Emma finds the point-to-point a bit much and tells Will
that she is going home, not mentioning that she has asked Ed to go with
her. He helps her put a mobile up for the baby. Ed calls on Emma several
more times over the next few days.
7th April 2005: Ed takes some things round to Emma. While he is there
Emma goes into labour. She can't get hold of Will, so Ed takes her to
hospital. Emma won't let him go. Eventually Will arrives and tells him
to go. George is born soon after.
27th June 2005: Ed offers to teach Emma to drive.
27th July 2005: Emma confides in Ed how bored she is with her life.
1st August 2005: Emma tells Ed that she can't risk any more driving
lessons with Ed, after they are nearly caught.
9th August 2005: Emma's 21st birthday. A group go clubbing to celebrate.
Emma declines to dance with Will as she is tired, but does dance with Ed.
12th August 2005: Will proposes that they have another baby. Emma says
it is too soon.
14th September 2005: Ed decides to go to Australia for a year.
19th September 2005: Emma is distraught because George won't stop
crying. Will suggests getting a baby sitter and going out for a drink.
It is a disaster. He only talks about work. She declares that she needs
to get a life and do something. Emma rounds on him when he says that it
will get better.
21st September 2005: Emma learns about Ed's trip to Australia.
22nd September 2005: Emma finds Ed and asks why he didn't tell her he
was going. He can't go, what about her and George? Her life is a mess
and she wants to go with him. She loves him and she knows he loves her.
Ed wants to know why she didn't say this before. It's too late. What
about Will. He couldn't take George from his father. This is when she
tells Ed that he is the father.
23d September 2005: Ed visits Emma. He can't take it in. They look at
George and Emma points out how much he is like Ed. Ed is convinced and
declares that he is not letting them go.
My calculations are as follows:
If Ed was the father, George would have been conceived on the 8th July.
Emma knew that she was pregnant by the 9th August. She could certainly
have suspected that she was pregnant by then, but would she have known?
These days I think that is possible, but I'm not sure whether pregnancy
tests were good enough in 2004. If not, then George was conceived before
the night of her hen party.
It was stated at least a couple of times that the baby was due in April.
Could that be because they were trying to convinve people that it was a
honeymoon baby? Was it really due in March? We know that George was born
on the 7th April, but he could have been late.
Pregnancies are calculated as 40 weeks from the start of the last
period. Conception is about 2 weeks after that. 38 weeks from the 8th
July is the 17th March. That should mean that George was either three
weeks late, or he was conceived after the hen party, making it even more
unlikely that Emma would know that she was pregnant by the 9th August.
I suspect that there was some miscalculation on the part of the script
writers/editors, and that they really did intend Emma not to be sure who
the father was.