I want to go out and speak to people but because of my speech problems I can't.
I just wish things were normal."Hanging on the living room wall of Mr Ali's cramped home is a photograph of him in his hospital bed, his face obscured by plastic tubes.
The final two episodes recorded before the 2007–08 Writers Guild of America strike aired back-to-back on Monday, February 11 at 9/8c. The timeslot was planned to be moved to Sundays due to the writer's strike and the returning of The CW's reality series.
A retrospective episode was to be aired on The CW Network to conclude the eight-year series.
On 8 September 1993 he went to return a video to a rental shop near his home in Tower Hamlets in the East End of London. All that he knows is what he has been told - that seven men and a woman set upon him and, without a word, beat him to the ground and then, as he lay screaming on the pavement, kicked him in the head until he lost consciousness."It has affected my speech and my walking," says Mr Ali, who admits to holding a cynical view of the police and their attempts to catch his attackers.
The attack provoked violent demonstrations by the local community, and four men and a woman were charged by police. In the meantime Mr Ali, now 23, has had to live with the appalling consequences of what happened to him.
Quddus Ali'S ambition was to become a policeman when he left school.
That was seven years ago, before he was beaten and left for dead by a racist gang.
However, the characters' storylines would receive no resolutions as the retrospective/series finale did not come to pass.
The network offered the actors only half of their usual episodic salary to take part, and the actors collectively turned them down.