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She and Cynthia have never liked one another: Monica sees Cynthia as overly hysterical, while Cynthia suspects Monica of trying to turn Maurice against her. They gather for a visit at Cynthia's, and have tea.

Although Hortense's black family and friends figure briefly, Leigh sticks to the white British discomfort that he knows, and makes Hortense our guide to its mysteries. Maurice tells Roxanne that she has a good brain and should be in college. Cynthia asks Maurice if she can bring a "mate from work" to the party.

There aren't many people apart from Leigh who can do Britain this way but when he does, it's like a land mine planted in the heart of sitcom land. Everyone gathers for the barbecue and Maurice prepares the food.

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He is a photographer specializing in wedding pictures; she is a loving woman whose life becomes unbearable for herself and her husband every 28 days. Hortense rings Cynthia and starts talking about a baby called "Elizabeth Purley", born in Maurice tells Roxanne that she has a good brain and should be in college. And Maurice's house, perfect in its suburban tweeness, is an empty film set waiting for some awful action to happen. Cynthia remains convinced that Hortense is not her daughter until a memory surfaces and she begins to cry, stating that she is ashamed. The characters in this film are nearly all acting anyway, all trying to keep their world functioning, to cover up its cracks and lacks. Maurice attempts to pacify the situation by confronting Roxanne at a nearby bus stop.

Cynthia remains convinced that Hortense is not her daughter until a memory surfaces and she begins to cry, stating that she is ashamed.

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