13-year-old Lilly is running through the empty streets of a rural village, followed by a man (Ethan). He follows her until she runs to a weathered bench and sits down. After a strained and awkward conversation between them, Lilly finally opens up and reveals her true feelings towards him. From their conversation, it is slowly revealed that Ethan is her dad, who she has not seen for months. Lilly has been finding the coronavirus lockdown hard, living alone with her mother who struggles with her own mental health and has felt for a long time that her relationship with her dad is slipping away, with all his focus on his new family. While talking to Lilly, Ethan receives a call from his new wife Julia. The 3 of them try to work out a better way forward to save Lilly and Ethan’s relationship and to bring them together as a family.
Written by Teele Dunkley and Paul Andrew Goldsmith (UK)