Elsewhere, Liz and Malcolm return home but the upheaval proves disorientating for Malcolm. Worse still, the stress of looking after Malcolm takes its toll on Liz who takes a turn and collapses. Aware of Malcolm and Liz’s vulnerability, Eileen takes drastic action, putting their happiness ahead of hers.
Increasingly isolated, Alex decides to leave Glasgow for good and his plans to sell up the Oyster come as a surprise to a disappointed Stella. However, Alex’s head is turned when Frank Paton makes him a potentially lucrative business proposition he can’t refuse.
Eileen is played by Deirdre Davis, Councillor Frank Paton by Paul Thomas Hickey, Liz by Eileen McCallum, Alex by Jordan Young, Kelly-Marie by Carmen Pieraccini, Murray by Brian Cowan, Malcolm by Johnny Beattie and Stella by Keira Lucchesi.
Previously on River City: Tuesday 8th April
This week in Shieldinch…and anxious Leyla returns to work after her hostage ordeal while Dr Dan faces up to past demons; Tatiana makes a big decision which devastates husband, Bob; and internal affairs arrive to investigate DS Grant over the fatal Mandy Kennedy shooting.
With marital disharmony growing between them, Tatiana tells Bob their marriage is over. Shocked and stunned, Bob’s pleas to give their relationship another go falls on deaf ears and she leaves.
Uncomfortable with Tatiana’s news, Dr Dan feels responsible and shuts off emotionally from Tatiana – leading her to take his lack of interest as rejection.
Leyla makes a tentative return to work after the siege but she’s quickly unsettled when Dan announces Joe will go to a secure psychiatric hospital, not prison, for taking them hostage at gunpoint.
Leyla and Tatiana are horrified by the news and their anger grows after Dan reveals his sympathetic testimony helped Joe avoid a prison term.
Molly plants the seed of doubt in Bob’s mind that Tatiana has had her head turned by Dr Dan. Hurt by the suggestion of infidelity, Bob confronts Dr Dan in the street who confirms his worst fears leading mild-mannered Bob to punch his love rival.
Elsewhere, DCI Donald closes ranks with DS Grant when internal affairs officer, ACC Pauline Walters arrives to head up the investigation into the fatal shooting of Mandy Kennedy. Sensing DS Grant’s nervousness about the investigation, DCI Donald suggests they have a drink to relax – leading to an awkward morning-after-the-night-before moment between the pair.
Leyla is played by Maryam Hamidi, Dr Dan by Adam Robertson, Tatiana by Magdalena Kaleta, Bob by Tom Urie, DS Grant by Therese Bradley, Joe by Jamie MacLachlan, Molly by Una McLean, DCI Donald by Robin Laing and ACC Pauline Walters by Gaylie Runciman.
Viewers outside Scotland can access this programme on Sky Channel 971, Freesat Channel 960, Virgin Media Channel 862 or bbc.co.uk/iplayer
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