Back with a newly cleaned up Patrick Melrose this week. Having left behind his troubled 20s, Patrick and I are now pretty much the same age. I think we would get on.
"As far as I know she's driving a consignment of ten thousand syringes to Poland. People say it's marvellous of her, but I still think that charity begins at home. She could have saved herself the journey by bringing them round to my flat," said Patrick.
"I thought you'd put all that behind you," said Nicholas.
"Behind me, in front of me. It's hard to tell, here in the Grey Zone.
"That's a rather melodramatic way to talk at thirty,"
"Well, you see," sighed Patrick, "I've given up everything, but taken nothing up instead."