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Series Three, Episode Seven
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Episode Seven:

Scene 1: It is the end of Perrins. Reggie is in his office sorting through papers and filing them in the bin. Doc Morrissey enters to say his goodbyes. He tells Reggie he is to become 'Professor' for good, teaching English in Southall. A short while later, Joan and Tony enter to say their farewells. Tony has changed, he now thinks of Shakespeare as a 'real laid back bard'. Later, at the front gate, Reggie is saying his goodbyes to C.J. Back in the office, Jimmy is holding a gun as he talks to Reggie. For security after the attack, he assures him. He too says his goodbyes and leaves, but not before returning to ask if there's any free food that he can have. Within a few minutes, there is the sound of a gunshot and Reggie races to the window, thinking the worst, but it is only Jimmy's car backfiring as he drives off. Next, David and Prue Harris-Jones tell Reggie and Elizabeth, in perfect unison, that there are jobs for them back in Haverfordwest. Finally, Tom and Linda leave, and her parents stand on the pavement to wave them off.

Link: There are 'For Sale' signs in the properties along Oslo Avenue that were once owned by Perrins. A 'Sold' sign is in the front garden of 38 Leibnitz Drive, the Perrin's new home.  
Scene 2: Elizabeth has a meal prepared on a green-baize card table in an unfurnished home. Reggie returns from the labour exchange, but has been unsuccessful in finding a job. Next day, Reggie opens a letter from the personnel manager of a company called Amalgamated Aerosols, offering him a job. He phones the manager's secretary to arrange an appointment, but wonders how they have heard of him.
Link: Thursday morning, Reggie is once more in his pinstripe suit, and is walking to his interview through the 'philosopher's estate'. Down Leibnitz Drive, right into Bertrand Russell Rise and left into Schopenhauer Grove on his way to the station. He arrives at Amalgamated Aerosols, hesitates before going in to the large, concrete building, then enters.
Scene 3: He knocks on the door of the personnel manager's office, and enters. Mr. Fennell greets him in French, and Reggie replies in French. They have a conversation like this until Reggie speaks in English, and Mr. Fennell realises that Reggie is not in fact Monsieur Duvavier, whom he was expecting. He tells him he must be the person the managing director F.J. wants to see, and sends him through to the office next door. He knocks, and the call of 'come!' sounds all-too familiar.
Scene 4: F.J. welcomes Reggie and tells him he is the brother of C.J. He invites Reggie to sit down, and the chair farts. He puts Reggie on the spot by asking him his views on nozzles. Reggie tells him they are the things on the top of air fresheners, you can never tell which way the arrow is pointing, and always get an eyeful of air freshener. F.J. rings Mr. Fennell to ask him his opinion of Reggie. By the tone of F.J.'s voice it is clear Mr. Fennell does not think too highly of Reggie, but F.J. is the boss and gives him the job, working in the air freshener and deodorant division.
Scene 5: It is Monday, the first day of his new job. Reggie is back on the 8.16 to Waterloo. It's as if nothing has changed. Even the same old faces stare at their newspapers opposite him. Reggie is troubled by this feeling of coming full circle in his life. He stands and talks to himself sermon-like about having to be a part of the commuter life once more. His fellow passengers say nothing.
Scene 6: Reggie enters Aerosol House, and finds his office. There is no one to greet him, so he hangs his umbrella on the hatstand, but the peg falls off. He sits behind his empty desk, finding only a stale coffee cup and a bent coat-hanger in its drawers. His new secretary Iris Hoddle enters, attractive but not very bright. She hands him a cup of coffee, and Reggie asks why there isn't a notice on his door telling everyone - and Reggie - what his position is. Miss Hoddle says she will ask C.J., and Reggie chokes on his coffee at the sound of the familiar initials. He learns that C.J. is head of the department, above Reggie. As if by magic, C.J. enters through the adjoining doors. C.J. tells him that his job is to be his think tank, and sends for his two 'yes' men, Muscroft and Rosewall. After introductions, C.J. tells Reggie to attend the market research session, known as the 'smelling', that is taking place in Borehamwood the next day. Watch video
Link: Reggie sets off to work again, not look forward to his 'smelling'. On the train, he makes a joke about roll-on deodorants, then instantly regrets it when his fellow passengers look at him like someone who's just escaped from a madhouse.
Scene 7: At the 'smelling', Reggie tells the gathered employees to enter the booth, spray each air freshener in turn and write down what each fragrance reminds them of. Reggie enters the booth first, and finds it more enjoyable than he thought.
Link: Walking back through the 'philosopher's estate', Reggie chastises himself for his behaviour at the smelling, but does not regret it.
Link: Next morning, Reggie is handed his briefcase and umbrella by Elizabeth, and Reggie kisses his wife twice instead of the usual once. Elizabeth starts to think that today will be different.
Scene 8: In C.J.'s office, he reports to Reggie that something unusual happened at the smelling yesterday. He reads out the results of each fragrance's evocations. Every single one has one vote for 'Bolivian unicyclist's jockstrap'. C.J. has an idea who is the culprit, but tells Reggie to start an investigation into the matter.
Scene 9: Reggie knows that C.J. knows it was him. Reggie has suddenly started to refer to things by the names of kitchen utensils. He sends for his secretary Miss Hoddle, whom he calls Miss Kettle when she enters. He dictates a letter admitting his actions, and starts to imagine a scene from his past which has suddenly become very inviting again. He calls Miss Hoddle and asks her to look up the times of the trains to the Dorset coast. The beach is calling once more.

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