First Aired: on Sunday 16th February 2003
It's Marco Bailey's first day working for Fresh! as Cabin Crew, and he's dropped off at the airport by his mum. He has a disastrous start to his day - being sent to the wrong briefing room by another member of staff and then has his luggage blown up. Can his day get any worse?
Emma is going to get married to fireman Ian the next day in Alicante and is shocked to see that her old lover John Bryson has rejoined Fresh! and is co-pilot on her flight. Emma makes it clear that she doesn't want anything to do with him.
Working the Alicante flight with Emma, Jason Murdoch makes one of his patented moves on one of the passengers - a young widow called Chrissie, who's off to Malaga to bury her husband.
Marco's first flight, out to Malaga with James, KC and Will goes disastrously - he has difficulty getting anything right. On arrival in Malaga James tells KC and Will to take care of him and to make sure that he gets a good night sleep.
There's fat chance of that, because Will and KC have hired a car and are off to Alicante for Emma's hen-night. Marco tags along reluctantly. When they arrive in Alicante, purser Janis Steel is waiting for them and reminds them that they can't have any alcohol if they're working.
The hen-night party starts off outside the hotel. Jason is surprised to see that Chrissie has come to find him - she wants to have sex with him, and they go off together. Meanwhile, Will fancies the pants off Marco and is spiking his drinks with vodka.
John tries to talk to Emma but she makes it clear again that things are over between them - she's marrying Ian the next day after all.
The party moves on to a night club. One of the passengers on Emma's flight is a stripper called Rory, who provides the entertainment for the girls (and of course Will) and ends up sleeping with Lehann that night. The spiking of Marco's drinks finally takes effect and he has to go outside with Will to get some fresh air. They become separated ...
Back at the hotel, Emma sees John sitting by himself outside. For some reason she's drawn to him and goes out to him. They have a heart-to-heart talk and end up having sex in the swimming pool.
Marco makes his way back to the airport (as he has to get back to Malaga to work his flight back to London), still hopelessly drunk (or drugged, or both), and has his wallet stolen by a young tourist who pretends he has a ticket for sale. Two flight attendants from another airline seem to take pity on him and take him back to the hotel.
In reality though, all the good samaritans want is to rob Marco and his friends. They use his key to break into the crew flat and steal his passport and some money. And for good measure they leave him naked on a lilo in the pool.
The wedding day finally arrives ... John bursts into Emma's bedroom while she and Lehann are putting the finishing touches on their outfit and pleads with Emma not to go through with the wedding. Lehann shoves John out of the room, and outside, tells him that Emma was a wreck when John left her and tried to commit suicide. She begs John to stay clear of Emma. Emma and Ian marry.
The Hotel Management calls Janis Steel because they've found Marco outside (still naked). Janis phones back to London and drops Marco in it - he's to report to personnel for a disciplinary hearing on his return.
Music featured in this episode
U2 - Elevation
Feeder - Seven Days
Moby - In My Heart
Toploader - Time Of My Life
The Eagles - Hotel California
Jamiroquai - Love Foolosophy
Barry White - You're The First, My Last, My Everything
Basement Jaxx - Where's Your Head At?
Las Ketchup - The Ketchup Song
Kenny Rogers & The First Edition - Just Dropped In
Radiohead - You And Whose Army?
Coldplay - Clocks
The Electric Soft Parade - Holes In The Wall
Guest Appearances for this Episode