The Secret Life of The Hospital Bed is a unique 15-part series where
across each episode,
fixed-rig cameras tell the story
of patients who enter four different
hospitals across the country.
The hospitals are Royal Victoria
Infirmary in Newcastle, Queens Hospital in Romford
Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham
and the Great Northern Children's
Hospital in Newcastle.begins with
Lily having a flashback to the day
her mother died. Her mother is
packing when T-Ray enters
the room and grabs her.
She grabs a gun but drops it.
Lily appears to pick it up.
Then, a gunshot is heard and
Lily states that she accidentally killed her mother.
In the night, Lily sees many bees in her room and tells
her father but T-Ray yells at her to go back to bed. The next night, Lily runs into their peach orchard and digs up a
box containing several of
her mother's possessions. Lily lies down,
staring at the stars and talking to her mother's
spirit, but she hears her
father calling. He accosts her, and takes her home and punishes her.
The next morning, the housekeeper
Lily with a cake for her 14th birthday.
As T-Ray enters, Rosaleen states
that she is going to take Lily into town.
Lily asks him to tell her about
her mother as her birthday gift
but he doesn't. When Rosaleen
and Lily leave, they are confronted
by three racist men who insult Rosaleen.
She spits on them, gets beaten up,
and is taken off to a hospital.
After T-Ray and Lily get home,
T-Ray punishes Lily by sending
her to her bedroom and he and Lily argue. After
he exits, Lily packs up, leaves
and note, and leaves the house
to save Rosaleen from the hospital she was put in.
a town, Tiburon,
that was written on one of her
mother's items Lily had.
They find a honey jar with the same
picture as that item. When they
ask who made the honey,
they are led to the house of
August Boatwright and her sisters,
May and June. May has a condition
that gives her emotional breakdowns
any time something bad happens to someone.
Lily lies and says that she is
an orphan, that Rosaleen is a nanny,
and that they have no
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to stay. August
offers to let them help with the
honey in exchange for shelter.
Lily experiences growing up in
their household. Lily questions
August as to why she uses
"black" Mary pictures.
She claims that she was sent
by God to help African Americans
have peace and equality.
She discovers a wall outside
of the house that has little
pieces of paper stuffed bet
ween the holes. It was built
for May to help her deal with her
emotions. She would write
down all the things that
troubled her and put them into the wall.
Lily becomes friends with Zach,
a teenage beekeeper a
t August's. Soon after,
Lily rides to town with Zach
to deliver honey, she confides
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in him the truth of their situation
and the reason why she came to August.
He gives her a notebook because
she claimed to want to be a writer.
They decide to watch a movie
together but Lily sits in the
This incites a racist
mob who kidnap Zach and
call Lily names for choosing
to associate with him. Zach's
mother and the Boatwright family
are very worried and concerned.
June and August decide not to
tell May of Zach's disappearance,
for fear of what it would do
to her fragile mental state.
Title : Secret Life of the Hospital Bed
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