"What's happened?" he asked. "Is she all right?" "Your wife is fine, Mr. Morris," said the doctor, gently. "But we've lost the baby. I'm so sorry." Tubs stared in amazement as Natalie burst into tears, her body shaking with sobs. He put down his coffee and crossed to her just as Avenue's theme music blasted from the TV's speaker. And as the end credits rolled, he held her tightly in his arms, whispering, "Natalie. For God's sake. It's only a soap opera."