As Clarke busies herself tidying up a pile of ironing and picking up cans strewn around the place, her actions indicate her feelings of desperation to get Chrissy on the right path. There is such empathy in Clarke’s performance that we know she is helping Chrissy out of love and not duty. Breaking the fourth wall, we hear that she is grieving too and exhausted, but does not show it, finding relief by drinking in secret.
Despite the serious subject matter, there’s humour in the script. McKinley and Clarke spark off each so their sisterly dynamic is believable. When Chrissy reminisces about Heather singing Coldplay so beautifully at her 45th birthday party, Claire tells her to calm down, she was no Beyonce.
Heather appears in flashbacks around the time of her driving test. Langley is likeable as she bounces in having passed on her fifth try. Both sisters talk to Heather from beyond the grave, it’s clear she was the light of their lives and the conversations provide some comfort.