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River City

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Kirsty gets out of hospital

Robbie wants to give Finn a Christmas to remember

Alex is obstructed trying to uncover the CCTV footage

This week's River City episode

Tuesday 23rd December

 

This week in Shieldinch…Kirsty gets out of hospital and faces ill-feeling within her fractured family; Robbie wants to give Finn a Christmas to remember but suspicion looms large; and Alex is obstructed when he tries to uncover the incriminating club CCTV footage.

Christmas Eve brings Kirsty back home after her overdose but she’s upset to hear Angus has moved out. Worse still, Finn shows her the video viral of her overdose doing the rounds at school.

Rhona arrives, irked that no-one told her Kirsty’s out of hospital. Uncomfortable with the tension, Kirsty goes in search of Angus to persuade him to come home for Christmas. Left alone, Alan and Rhona finally confront the reasons she walked out on him and their family.

Later, Angus reveals he’s going to take his father’s advice and speak to the police about the drugs. Unconvinced, Rhona feels further isolated from her family.

 
       
   

Determined to make peace, Alan reaches out and invites Rhona for Christmas dinner. Hostilities suspended, the Lindsay family try to look to the future, with mixed results.

Elsewhere, Robbie wants to make Finn’s first Christmas the best ever. However, when he finds a stash of cash in Finn’s room his hopes are overshadowed with suspicion.

Alex is surprised to discover the club’s CCTV footage from the night Kirsty collapsed has gone missing. He questions Bron the security guard who is deliberately obstructive on Lenny’s orders in order to put a stop to the police investigation.

Kirsty is played by Bobby Rainsbury, Robbie by Gary Lamont, Finn by Sonny Green, Alex by Jordan Young, Angus by Scott Fletcher, Rhona by Jo Freer, Alan by Stephen McCole, Bron by Martin McCardie and Lenny by Frank Gallagher.

 

Previously on River City: Tuesday 16th December

 

This week in Shieldinch…as Kirsty’s life hangs in the balance, the Lindsay family crumble; the finger of blame is pointed at Finn as the police investigate Kirsty’s overdose; and a guilt-ridden Angus struggles with the truth.

At the hospital, Alan keeps a vigil next to Kirsty’s bedside. DI Donald discovers Kirsty had an allergic reaction to amphetamine and decides to investigate further. But Alan already has a prime suspect in his sights – Finn.

Angus is deeply shaken to see his sister in a critical condition. Quietly suspecting his drugs might be responsible, Angus rushes home to check his hidden supply, only to have his worst fears confirmed – Kirsty stole the drugs from his room.

Troubled, Angus reveals all to Bob but he’s torn about whether to come clean to his father and the police.

 

Kirsty’s mother, Rhona arrives at the hospital much to Alan’s relief. In that moment, all the hostility between the warring couple is put aside as they unite for Kirsty’s sake. However, their agony grows when Kirsty takes a turn for the worst, further heightening Angus’s guilt about the part he inadvertently played in Kirsty’s overdose.

Elsewhere, the police interview all the kids at the club the night Kirsty collapsed and it’s not long before Finn is singled out. Realising the seriousness of the situation, Will accompanies Finn to the police station but remains adamant he’s innocent. However, Robbie’s not quite so sure.

Kirsty is played by Bobby Rainsbury, Finn by Sonny Green, Angus by Scott Fletcher, Alan by Stephen McCole, DI Donald by Robin Laing, Bob by Stephen Purdon, Rhona by Jo Freer, Will by Scott Vickers and Robbie by Gary Lamont.

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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