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On Monday, Andy demands that Victoria stop trying to contact Daz. She tries to put up a fight but Andy stops any argument by telling her that Jack would be ashamed of her. In an effort to cover up the scandal before Diane returns, Andy asks Scarlett to keep quiet and she reluctantly agrees. Aaron tries to apologise to Victoria for telling Andy about her and Daz but she blames him for Daz’s departure and tells him to get lost. Victoria is at an all time low, but how will she recover?
Meanwhile, Debbie hears that there’s been a ‘disturbance’ at Butlers and grows concerned that Andy’s returned to his violent ways. After seeing Maisie looking after Sarah, Debbie confides in Natasha that she’s being refused access to her daughter so Natasha offers financial assistance to fund a solicitor by way of saying sorry for using her at the shoot. Debbie’s thankful for the option but says she want to sort things out on her own. Instead, Natasha asks Maisie to persuade Andy to allow access but Maisie suspects her mother of wanting to cause trouble and tells her to back off…
Later Debbie insists that she wants access but is defiantly told by Andy that she’ll never be Sarah’s mum. Infuriated, Debbie asks Natasha whether the offer of financial help is still open. Can Debbie secure full custody?
Meanwhile, Ashley congratulates Laurel on her conduct throughout her community service. After setting off for another day, Laurel’s awkward when her officer tells her that tomorrow she’ll be working in the village. During her day’s work, Laurel happens upon someone she thinks is an old war hero begging in the street…
Taking pity on him, Laurel offers some change but recognises the voice immediately when the beggar offers his thanks – it’s Eli. Laurel takes him to get some food and Eli’s grateful to hear that Debbie’s doing well. Laurel pleads with Eli to come home but he refuses and tells her not to share her discovery with the other Dingles. Can Laurel allow Eli to languish in the gutter?
On Tuesday, furious to receive a letter from Natasha’s solicitor, Andy and Maisie confront Debbie…
Things get heated and end up with Debbie dunking Maisie in a horse trough! As Andy tries to pull Debbie away, she kicks him and has to be dragged away by Lisa. Aware she may have ruined everything, Debbie returns home extremely low but she’s stunned to find Cain awaiting her return!
Also, Laurel makes a new acquaintance through her community service; Lizzie, who’s a blind woman who uses her disability to abuse peoples trust. Unknowingly, Laurel takes Lizzie for a drink in the café and when Laurel offers to pay, Lizzie takes the money seemingly to the counter but steals it, so Laurel’s forced to pay Brenda twice.
After a day of working together, Laurel tries to say her goodbyes but Lizzie guilt-trips her into having a drink in the Woolpack. Laurel stops on the way to buy some groceries in the shop and along with Brenda, notices Lizzie stealing several items but before they can confront her, Lisa enters and recognises Lizzie as an old acquaintance.
She forces Lizzie to pay for her items and Laurel also reclaims the money stolen from her. Will Laurel live to regret meeting Lizzie Lakely?
Meanwhile, Victoria insists that Andy can’t keep ignoring Daz’s disappearance but he’s unflinching and Aaron makes another attempt to apologise to Victoria but she won’t listen. Determined not to give up, Aaron happens upon Victoria standing on a bridge above a river. He dares her to jump and pretends not to care while walking away but Victoria sees through him and is touched to realise he still cares about her so Aaron and Victoria make friends when she apologises for the way she’s treated him. Can Victoria put Daz behind her?
In Wednesday’s episode, Debbie’s happy that Cain’s back and he marches her straight round to Butlers to see Sarah. With Andy out, Maisie struggles to contain Cain and Debbie as he gives Sarah a present. Andy rushes back from his work and confronts Cain but Cain warns him that he’d better let Debbie see Sarah. After they’ve gone, Andy tells a worried Maisie that Cain’s a psycho and his return changes everything. Later that evening, the Dingles give Cain a hero’s welcome and he tells them he’s out of prison for good won’t be going back, but cna Cain rebuild his family and sustain a life in the village?
Unwilling to hide from his past, Cain pays the Kings a visit where Jimmy demands he return their money, but Cain’s keen to put the past behind them. Carl jokingly accepts but Jimmy’s incensed and fronts up to Cain who laughs in his face. When Cain makes reference to Tom and Matthew’s deaths, it becomes too much for Jimmy and he thumps Cain in the face.
Cain gets to his feet and Debbie begs him to walk away but instead, Cain dares Carl to punch him and he duly does. Carl continues to batter Cain without any response before Marlon and Eli step in.
After beating Cain to a pulp, Carl and Jimmy leave but later they state their intention to kill Cain. Will the Kings exact the ultimate retribution?
Elsewhere, Mark is shaken to receive a text from Faye badgering him to get in touch. He ignores her but receives the shock of his life when Faye jumps out while he’s out riding. She demands to be treated better by him and Mark tells her he’ll be in touch and unbeknown to the pair, Debbie spots them while she’s driving back with Cain. Back home, Natasha’s worried about Mark’s strange behaviour and fears there’s a problem in their relationship.
On Thursday, Debbie nervously visits Natasha and tiptoes around a conversation about her relationship with Mark to ascertain whether she should reveal what she saw the previous day but eventually, Debbie tentatively tells Natasha about seeing Mark with a lady but Natasha’s furious as to what she is implying and orders her to leave. However, when Mark returns home from an errand, Natasha angrily asks for an explanation of what Debbie saw…
Natasha seemingly believes Mark’s story that he was giving an upset woman directions. They kiss and Mark’s relieved to have covered his trail for now but how long can Mark keep Faye a secret?
Meanwhile, Debbie’s unnerved when Cain is happy to step back from her custody battle for Sarah and when Debbie has another run-in with Maisie, it’s obvious that the events of yesterday have made their rift even worse.
Elsewhere, Jimmy overhears Cain on the phone talking about getting hold of some money and asking for an hour to secure the funds. Jimmy tries to follow Cain and when he pulls in by some woods, Jimmy eagerly follows him into the trees. Keeping his distance so as not to attract attention, Jimmy’s dismayed when he follows Cain into a clearing and loses sight of his enemy. After no luck searching for him, Jimmy heads back to his car to find all his tyres have been slashed. Jimmy returns to the village shamefaced and Cain tells him he’ll have to be much cleverer than that if he wants to know where his money is. Will the Kings outsmart Cain and reclaim their fortune?
In Friday’s episode, during a phone call, Natasha’s gutted to find out that Mark didn’t run an errand for her as she thought. As she finishes the call, Mark returns home and Natasha fills him in on her conversation with the client. Mark admits that he paid Jimmy for the job and Natasha chooses not to dig any further, despite wondering where her husband went. Mark accuses her of being paranoid but Natasha argues back that he’s the one acting strangely.
Mark storms out and berates Debbie for interfering with his marriage before Cain saves the day. Natasha finds that Mark’s warned Debbie away from the family and apologises to her. She also confides in Debbie that she’ll get to the bottom of Mark’s infidelity but what lengths will Natasha go to in order to find out the truth?
Also, acting on a request from Zak, Cain warns Aaron to stay away from Eli, stating that his cousin is “bad news”. Aaron acts like a big man in front of Cain but privately wonders whether he’s got a point. Eli explains that he’s found out about some red diesel they could steal from an abandoned farm, but Aaron’s increasingly unsure about the idea and after they’re almost caught by the police, Aaron backs out of any further schemes with Eli to impress Cain. Will Cain be a good influence on Aaron?
Elsewhere, Betty’s unimpressed with Sandy’s letter and as Pearl reads excerpts of the letter to the other villagers, Nicola asserts that it has a resemblance to the letter Jimmy sent to her. Nicola accuses Betty of theft and then notices Sandy, Jimmy and Doug sharing a guilty look. She hauls Jimmy home for a dressing down and Sandy also gets nowhere trying to win over Betty.