BE WATCHED

by Gary Files

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BE WATCHED

by Gary Files

Hating her life in the Bide-A-While retirement home, Alice imagines she’s Endora her favourite character in “Bewitched”, the 1960’s TV series she watches every morning on the home’s TV set with fellow residents and her best friend Carmen - who is wheelchair bound. She’s now convinced she’s been involved as a witch in the latest crisis at the home.

A mass poisoning at lunch during which two women die on a weekend when the home was understaffed. Evil Mrs Jellicoe who’s been exploiting the home for years is trying to put a spin on this disaster. And also deal with a frantic phone call for outside help that was made by Alice and Carmen. Her side-kick Denzil is delegated to keep an eye on them, until inspectors from the Dept of Aging in Canberra are placated. However, thanks to Alice’s surprising new-found powers as a witch, Denzil is forced to confess what nasty stuff he and Mrs Jellicoe have been doing for years at the home. Alice’s reaction to that surprises everyone. In the ensuing battle to save themselves and their fellow residents, Alice and Carmen’s favourite young nurse Kim proves to be an unexpected ally. So too does Agnes Moorehead the American actress who played Endora in the TV series – she returns from beyond the grave to ‘take over’ Alice and get a few things off her chest, as well as expose and defeat Mrs Jellicoe and Denzil. With the help of the Dept of Aging men who arrive from Canberra, evil is defeated and a happy ending comes about in which Kim plays a part. Agnes Moorehead returns to beyond leaving a slightly bewildered Alice to enjoy the rest of her life with her best friend Carmen – freed at last from having to live in a retirement home.