Andrew Steele


The Only Way is Ethics (Pilot)

Mitch is having a therapy session with Rob, a man who loses interest after sex. Ellie arrives after the session ends saying that she has met a new man, who happens to be Rob, leading Mitch into a sticky situation when she wants a look at his notes. Meanwhile, Will and Louisa are quitting smoking and become wary of each other caving in. Unable to contact Rob about Ellie, Mitch sets about trying to get her not to see him. Failing, he tails her to the restaurant along with Louisa, Morris and Will. Confronting the pair, Mitch ends up in Ellie's bad books while she manages to discuss his therapy situation with Rob who makes a breakthrough. However, the night ends with Louisa and Rob spending the evening together.

Series 1

1. The Long Bad Friday Night

Will is planning on a night out at the local, while Mitch is looking forward to a quiet night in as he avoids the pub where his late wife's sister Helen is keen to meet up for a drink. However, when she turns up at the flat, Mitch takes to hiding at Ellie's. Meanwhile, Louisa is trying to finish watching a Fargo episode but is having problems with the internet connection. As Will, Helen, Morris and Louisa gather for an evening party, Mitch decides to bunker down in Ellie's to avoid having to see Helen. However, the following morning, Ellie's former boyfriend is coming around to pick up some belongings, and Ellie decides to use Mitch as a way to make him jealous.

2. Not Listening But Hearing

Louisa has a new boyfriend and is making a large amount of noise which is disturbing both Mitch and Will while trying to sleep. Morris is also hoping to meet women while participating in jury duty. Ellie is excited as she has had her Miro print reframed, but is worried that the artwork has been swapped with a similar, but different print. Mitch attempts to tackle an awkward conversation with Louisa, but resorts to using Will and his blunt approach at dealing with the issue. Morris tries to work out how to get out of jury duty when he realises he will be listening to a case dealing with a gang. Ellie meanwhile however puts Mitch and Will straight on the source of the noises.

3. Just Say No

Mitch struggles to say no which ends with him being double-booked for an evening with Ellie, who wants him to meet her friend who is looking for a new therapist, and Morris who has a date himself and wants to make a foursome dinner party. Louisa meanwhile has some exciting news about a potential part in a film, and wants Mitch's help to rehearse. However, she has to make do with Will who is initially against helping but likes the idea of directing. On his blind date, Mitch is attracted to Ellie's friend, but has to sneak away for his agreed date with Morris. After spending all evening rehearsing, Louisa and Will get into an argument over the acting, while Mitch has to come clean to Ellie.

4. The Reunion

Mitch has a old university friend, Chris, coming over leaving Will, Louisa, Ellie and Morris disappointed that they will lose the pub quiz without him. Chris turns up at the flat, however Mitch finds that the person who turns up is not the correct Chris, having got her mixed up with his former friend through a series of coincidences. Mitch takes to finding a way out of the situation, as others conclude that Chris has had a sex change, before suggesting that Chris might not actually exist as none have seen her. The pub quiz starts well for the four, while Mitch is left at home reminiscing over the student bar when Chris decides to invite her husband over who is rather angry.

5. The Big Match

On a Sunday morning, Mitch is cleaning with no help from Will which devolves into an argument. Mitch is looking forward to the tennis final, and finds that Morris, Louisa, and Ellie have invited themselves around to watch. Will attempts to do some work, being against tennis, but ends up as a four spending the match discussing Louisa's invite to a upscale party, Morris making bacon sandwiches, and Ellie complaining about too much "towelling down" in tennis these days. Meanwhile, Morris and Ellie have also increased their use of social media and spend the day trying to figure out what comments to leave people, as the tennis match goes by. However, attention is diverted to Morris's cooking exploits.

6. Birthday Drinks

Mitch's birthday is coming up, though he insists to Will he doesn't want a party having given up drinking. Ellie turns up with a beetroot jar to open, and mentions that Morris shares a birthday with Mitch and has drinks lined up with some friends. Louisa soon arrives, which makes Ellie strangely nervous, as she and no one else has listened to the radio play which Louisa was in. Morris meanwhile insists on a joint birthday when he discovers the cards being received by Mitch. Birthday day arrives, and the group descend on Mitch and Will's flat for a party in which no one is drinking, as well as Morris's friends deciding not to turn up. Mitch resorts to finally having a drink after listening to the others argue and complain.

Series 2

1. A Cry For No Help

Mitch receives an anniversary card from Helen, which leaves him feeling down. Intending on a normal day, Mitch heads out to get a new set of keys cut after previously getting himself locked out. Will caves to the other three about the situation when they pressure him as to what is happening. Returning home, Mitch quickly finds that Louisa knows while handing over the spare keys for her to keep. After attempting to deal with her difficulty, he decides to try Morris who proves no easier to handle under the pressure of holding keys. Moving on to Ellie, he accidentally upsets her when he reveals he asked Louisa and Morris first. He eventually decides to not bother altogether, and resorts to a sign on the door to remind him.

2. Anti-Valentine's Day

Will, Louisa and Mitch decide to participate in an Anti-Valentine's Day and arrange a night out at a restaurant. Louisa also invites Ellie, who is initially against the idea, until she finds that Mitch is going. Ellie heads off to invite Morris, feeling sorry for him. Meanwhile, Will takes to booking the restaurant for five, for a table which is reluctant to take a booking of more than two people. Will however decides against going upon seeing how expensive the menu is, while Louisa also drops out when she gets a date. Ellie manages to convince Morris not to join them, leaving just Mitch and Ellie to enjoy a Valentine's meal, until Will, Louisa and Morris decide on turning up.

3. A Few Loose Ends

Ellie lets Mitch know that a former friend, Kath, was at a recent teaching conference and will be coming to London soon. Mitch mentions she is a former girlfriend, leaving Ellie some what disappointed. Mitch contacts Kath on Facebook, however later discussions with Will reveals that he also went out with her after Mitch left for London. The pair set about competing for her attention and rekindle their relationships. When she arrives, Ellie tries to put Kath off Mitch and divert her attentions to Will. Meanwhile, at the pub Morris has persuaded Louisa to pretend to be his girlfriend in an attempt to meet someone new without looking desperate. However, he upsets a girl he does meet when she discovers his lying about Louisa.

4. Front Window

Will and Morris are heading out for a tennis game despite not being able to play tennis, while Mitch is left staring out of the window waiting for a "bad parker" which he soon finds out is Louisa. Ellie also stops by to report that someone has stolen their pot plants again. She decides to setup a stakeout to find the culprit which involves the five looking out and waiting. Being a long and boring night, the group discuss an assortment of topics including the woman across the street who walks around her house naked. The five soon catch their man, who claims he has lost his job but not told his wife, and is landscaping his garden using the stolen plants. However, as the five discuss the situation the man escapes.

5. The Big Scene

Morris has returned from holiday in Crete, with Will going into hiding to prevent hearing about it. Louisa meanwhile questions why Ellie doesn't just ask Mitch out, rather than coming up with plans to see him, such as arranging a house meeting. She also says that she will have a small part in a television show on at the weekend, and invites the four around to watch alongside Maya, an actress in the show. Maya appears immediately keen on Mitch, leading to jealousy from Ellie, who manages to convince her that Mitch and Will are a gay couple. Mitch soon realises what has happened when Maya leaves. The programme starts and Louisa finds that most of her scene has been cut, and she begins to wonder about the state of her career.

6. Friday Nights, Saturday Mornings

Will has a date with new girlfriend Hannah, but there are problems with Mitch being around in the flat. Ellie, Louisa and Morris are at the pub and discussing Louisa's lack of acting work leading her to consider renting out her spare room. After another awkward encounter, Will decides he needs some space, and questions whether it is time for Mitch to move out. Ellie decides it is time to ask Mitch out, which prompts Louisa to contact her agent when she discovers she has an acting job lined up. Hannah turns up at the flat as Mitch is packing, and reveals that she is just looking for friendship from Will. Will decides that Mitch can stay as he needs Mitch's money to repair the combi-boiler, while Ellie arrives to ask out Mitch.