War is Over

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Episode 145/1x145
War is Over

Have yourself a Merry Christmas

Blogger Charlie
Date Posted December 25th, 2007
URL youtube.com
Length 6:09
Description I hope you had a merry Christmas! x
Location(s) Gavin and Charlie's flat
YouTube Tags KateModern LG15 lonelygirl15 Charlie
Production Credits
Executive Producer(s) Miles Beckett and Greg Goodfried
Co-Executive Producer(s) Joanna Shields and Amanda Goodfried
Associate Producer(s) Cristy Coors Beasley
Series Producer(s) Pete Gibbons
Line Producer Kelly Brett
Production Co-Ordinator Claire Finbow
Interactive Co-ordinator(s) Jonathan Almond
Production Runner(s) Meryl Iona Edwards
Director(s) Luke Taylor (BigBalls Films)
Head Writer Luke Hyams
Vidplay Luke Hyams
Story Miles Beckett, Luke Hyams, and Hazel Grian
Editor(s) Yusuf Pirhasan
Kate Alexandra Weaver
Charlie Tara Rushton
Gavin Ralf Little
Steve Giles Alderson
Adjacent Blogs
Previous "The Ice Man"
Next "Frozen Friendship"
Previous by Charlie "Coming Home for Xmas"

War is Over is the one-hundred forty-fifth webisode in the KateModern video series. It was captioned as "War Is Over" on the KateModern DVD.


(The camera shows Gavin's messy room. Kate walks in front of the camera, apparently surveying the Wall of Hate. She moves a picture of herself and sits down in its place as she stares at it. She puts the picture down, looks at the wall, and turns to the camera. She appears as though she wants to say something, but looks at the door to the balcony and quickly turns off the camera. Cut to Charlie unlocking the door of the flat to reveal Steve.)

Steve: Hi, Charlie.

Charlie: Hey!

Steve: Merry Christmas! (Gives Charlie an awkward hug.)

Charlie: Oh, and a good year more! Well, come in. (Steve walks toward the main room, with Charlie close behind.) Feel the Christmas spirit. But watch out, though, 'cause Gav's already started on the bottle of Sherry that Auntie Joan sent us.

Steve: Yeah?

Charlie: Trouble...

Steve: Well, looks all good.

Charlie: You think? It's good, isn't it?

(Gavin is standing near the window, drinking straight from the bottle of Sherry. Steve sets down his bag near the couch, which Kate is sitting on.)

Steve: Hi, Kate. (Sits down next to her.) Good to see you.

(The camera pans over to Gavin.)

Gavin: Great. L. Ron's here.

Steve: Hi, Gav. Merry Christmas.

Gavin: Nice jumper, mate. You look great.

Steve: Thank you! I-I thought I'd get into the spirit of the day.

Gavin: Yeah? Me, too. (Holds up the bottle of Sherry and then take another drink.) Do you want a drink?

Steve: No. Um, I don't drink any more.

Gavin: Oh yeah, that's right. And your lot don't celebrate Christmas neither.

Steve: No. No we don't.

Gavin: You're the lucky ones, believe me.

Steve: Actually, we celebrate the Day of Eternal Song on April the 7th.

Gavin: Wow. Sounds like an absolute blast. Should we do that at your place? I-I'll bring a karaoke machine. (Takes another drink from the bottle.)

Steve: I brought some gifts, by the way.

Charlie: Oh, wow! Thanks. Uh-w-we didn't get you anything, Steve, sorry.

Steve: Oh, no, don't worry about it. (Takes out a present.) I certainly didn't expect anything in return. (Hands it to Kate.) Kate.

Kate: Thanks.

Steve: (Takes out another present.) Gav. (Tosses the present to Gavin.)

Charlie: What is it?

Steve: (Hands a present to Charlie.) Charlie.

Charlie: Aww, thanks so much!

(Kate and Gavin begin opening their presents. The camera focuses on Gavin, who is feverishly tearing at the wrapping paper.)

Charlie: What did you get? What did you get?

Gavin: Juggling balls. (Looks confusedly at Steve, who is smiling.) Mate, I-... I've actually been looking for some of these. How did you know?

Steve: What else do you get a clown for Christmas? (Gavin seems less enthused.) Charlie?

Charlie: Oh, can you- can you help me? (Holds out her gift in front of the camera.)

Steve: Yes.

Charlie: I have no hands...

(Steve unwraps the gift for her, revealing a Take That mix CD.)

Steve: I made it myself. It's all the best hits, in chronological order. And some of Gary's solo album, as well. I, uh... I think it's much better than the one in the shops.

Charlie: Oh. I love it, Steve, thanks.

Steve: (Turns to Kate, who is looking curiously at her present.) This is such a good book. I, uh... It really helped me out when I needed to do the prayers properly. My eternal song was strengthened so much when I read this. It's by Rupert Van Helden. He's, uh- He's brilliant. I've been reading his work for a long time now. A lot of people credit him with making the Hymn of One accessible to youngsters... Like us.

Gavin: Yeah... Um... Yeah, I was actually gonna save this 'til afer dinner, but, um, I think not. (Grabs a gift from the tree, and gets in front of Charlie on one knee.) I got this, uh.. See if I can put a smile on my special little lovely lady for the day. Uh, actually, Steve, can- can you, uh... Can you film this? (Steve takes the camera.) I want to get the look on your face when I make a special Christmas wish come true.

Charlie: (Reluctantly takes the present.) That better not be a ring, Gav.

Gavin: Charlie... No, it isn't a ring. (Gets up.) Open it. (Charlie slowly unwraps the present.) Come on.

(Charlie rips into the wrapping paper, and finds a small box. She takes a piece of cloth out and starts unwrapping further as Gavin takes another drink.)

Gavin: I wrapped it well.

(Charlie finds the missing flash drive underneath all of the wrapping.)

Kate: What is it?

Gavin: It's the flash drive. W-with the list of girls' names? I stole it from Terrence yesterday at great personal risk. (Corks the bottle of Sherry.)

Charlie: And you waited 'til now to give it to me?

Gavin: Well, yeah. I thought it'd be a nice surprise.

Charlie: A surprise? This isn't a Christmas voucher, Gav! Girls are dying as we speak and you waited 'til overnight to give it to me?

Gavin: It's... It's bad luck to give presents before Christmas.

Charlie: For God's sake, Gav! (Throws the flash drive on the ground and walks away.) God, you're so dense! You don't think ever!

Gavin: (Uncorks the bottle of Sherry.) Y- You can turn it off now. (Takes a drink and walks to the window.)

(Cut to Charlie in the bathroom, filming herself in the mirror.)

Charlie: (Sighs and shakes her head.) I should never have even thought we could do this. I mean, Christmas day, like, what a joke! I've got to stop lying to myself and telling myself that just because I want everything to be okay it has to be, you know? What am I still doing in London, anyway? I should be at home for Christmas, I should be at home with Kim. It's my second Christmas that I'm missing with her, you know? She's... all that I have. (A door slam can be heard.) Oh, what now?

(Charlie walks out into the main room. Gavin is sitting on the couch'.)

Charlie: What the hell was that?

Gavin: Well done. Desert Walking just decided to vacate the premises at great speed. (Takes another drink.)

Charlie: What? Who? Who are you talking about?

(The camera pans to the kitchen, where Steve is taking something from the oven.)

Steve: Kate.

Charlie: Kate? Wh- Why? Why's she gone?

Steve: (Slams the food on the counter.) Gavin made some tasteless joke about Dudley's death and going too near the window, and not surprisingly she bolted.

Gavin: Oh, thanks a million, Delia.

Charlie: What the hell is wrong with you, Gav? Well, come one, Steve, we're gonna go find her. Hang on. (The camera zooms in on the coffee table.) Ga- Where is it? Guys, where is it?

Gavin: What?

Charlie: I put it down here - the flash drive. It was just here before.

Gavin: Well, I haven't touched it. (Charlie groans and Steve takes off his apron.) Kate's taken it. Kate's taken the flash drive!

Charlie: I know. Come one, Steve, we've got- got to go and find her.

Steve: Okay.

Charlie: We've got to get it off her.

Steve: Alright.

Gavin: Can-

Charlie: Let's go. (Charlie and Steve run to the door.)

Gavin: Can you get me a chicken and mushroom pot pie on the way? Chicken and mushroom!


  • The title could be a reference to the Holiday John Lennon song, "Happy Xmas (War is Over)".
  • Steve's gift of juggling balls to Gavin is most likely a nod to LGPedia admin Zoey's Juggling for World Peace movement.
  • The book Steve gives Kate is entitled "Finding the One", which clearly shows the Hymn of One symbol on its jacket.
  • Gavin refers to Steve as "L. Ron", which is likely a jab at L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology.
  • Gavin's reference to Steve as "Delia" likely refers to the British chef Delia Smith.
  • The book that Steve gives Kate is the same one that Sarah recieves at her celebration.