Tuesday 26th August
Cain and Aaron arrive back in the village after successfully misleading the police, but everyone knows Aaron is far from safe and they urge him to leave sooner rather than later. Meanwhile, Edna questions Paddy about who really started the fire. Aaron’s insistent on saying one final goodbye to Paddy before making a break for it, but his need to say goodbye proves a big mistake when PC Stone spots him in the street.
Ross informs Paddy he knows about Donna and Marlon’s kiss, threatening to tell Laurel. Paddy tells Ross not to attend the funeral but he insists he is going, adding that once he is there who knows what he might say.
PC Stone explains to Bob that Donna died a hero in the line of duty. Brenda tells Bob that Marlon and Laurel have decided April should not attend the funeral. Dan and Kerry have both clearly missed one another but Kerry refuses to admit it to him and tries to make Dan jealous as she talks about the men she met on holiday.
Wednesday 27th August
Adam tries to convince Aaron not to turn himself in, offering to go on the run with him. Adam is relieved when he thinks he has managed to dissuade his friend but later, when Aaron is nowhere to be seen, Adam realises he is doing the unthinkable. A guilty and fearful Adam informs Chas and Paddy. Meanwhile, Aaron pauses outside the police station, wondering if he’s doing the right thing.
Marlon continues to struggle with his emotions and the complexity of the situation, snapping at Bob when he suggests April should be allowed to go to the funeral in order to help her understand that Donna isn’t coming back. Later, Marlon goes through his eulogy with Laurel and she worries she cannot compete with a dead woman.
Ashley tells Harriet he thinks he and Carole should just be friends, but will Ashley be able to let Carole down gently? Sean’s attempts to reconcile Dan and Kerry backfire.
Thursday 28th August (episode 1)
The day of Donna’s funeral has arrived and Bob and Marlon are struggling to face up to it. Ross puts on his suit ready to go, but Debbie is determined to talk him out of it. In a desperate bid to keep him away Cain locks him in the garage. But as the hearse and procession passes through the village, Ross spots an axe in the garage and considers his escape…
Thursday 28th August (episode 2)
Brenda tries to explain what a funeral is to April but at a loss at what to say, she takes her to Gennie’s headstone where April spots Ross at the newly dug empty grave. How will April take the news that the hole in the ground is where her mummy will be buried and how will Marlon react when he spots April clinging to Ross? Also, will Laurel have second thoughts about the wedding when she sees just how upset Marlon is over Donna?
Ashley’s mortified as Carole and Graham argue. When Graham leaves he decides to end it with her but when Carole starts to badmouth Ashley, Harriet is the first to come to his defence. Will she be surprised at just how strongly she feels for Ashley?
Finn’s angry that Victoria told his dad he’s looking for his mum. He’s disappointed when James suggests the message may not be from her. Victoria watches Finn as he goes to delete the profile he set up to find his mother, but will he actually go through with it?
Friday 29th August
Marlon’s a million miles away as the wedding party discuss their plans, he jumps up telling the party that Chas has text him needing his help, but when Laurel later calls Chas and asks if she’s spoken to Marlon, Chas says she hasn’t. She wells up, realising Marlon’s lied to her. Will Marlon have an explanation for his deceit or is Laurel right to be worried?
Debbie finds a tearful Ross packing his things but she tells him that the grief will just follow him wherever he goes. He breaks down; angry that Donna didn’t tell him she had cancer and caught up in the moment he kisses Debbie. Ross asks Debbie to say she loves him but will Debbie give him what he wants or will she realise her love for Pete?
Katie takes Sarah to the salon for a haircut where Kerry jokes about all of Andy’s exes being together in one room. Gabby asks Bernice if she can still go riding with Katie and Sarah which creates an argument between the two ladies and Bernice stomps off.
Kerry has to explain herself when Bernice finds her sleeping bag in the salon. Harriet feels sad when Ashley tells her he’s calling it a day with relationships. Debbie tells Pete she doesn’t want him to move in.
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