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River City

BBC Scotland

Stella's worst fears are realised

The rift between Robbie and Will grows

Dr Dan is torn over what to do for Stella

This week's River City episode

Tuesday 24th February

 

This week in Shieldinch…Stella’s worst fears are realised when test results confirm she has an increased chance of getting cancer; Dr Dan is torn over what best to do for his patient while Stella finds an unlikely shoulder to cry on in Scarlett; and the rift between estranged couple Robbie and Will grows.

Dr Dan delivers life-changing news to Stella – the results of her genetic test confirm she has an 85% chance of getting ovarian cancer. Overwhelmed by the results, Stella’s at a loss what to do for the best and decides to drown her sorrows in a bottle of vodka, much to Stevie’s horror.

Worried about Stella, Stevie goes in search of some answers from Dr Dan. Sensing Stevie’s angst, Dr Dan feels compromised but reluctantly reveals Stella asked him about major surgery.

Unable to open up to Stevie, Stella finds unlikely support in Scarlett. Past feuds are put aside as Stella opens up to Scarlett about her fears for the future.

 
       
   

Elsewhere, Will returns to Shieldinch but it’s a far-from-happy reunion with Robbie. With the shadow of Robbie’s adultery looming large, the hostility between the pair grows.

Adding insult to injury, Will is reprimanded by DCI Grant for allowing his personal life to overshadow his professional career over his handling of the unsolved Patrick assault case. Determined to find the perpetrator, DCI Grant assures a cynical Patrick that Will is no longer the prime suspect in his vicious beating.

Stella is played by Keira Lucchesi, Dr Dan by Adam Robertson, Scarlett by Sally Howitt, Robbie by Gary Lamont, Will by Scott Vickers, Stevie by Paul James Corrigan, DCI Grant Therese Bradley and Patrick by Gerard Miller.

 

Previously on River City: Tuesday 17th February

 

This week in Shieldinch…Patrick suffers a violent assault and Will becomes prime suspect; Robbie’s infidelity is exposed, rocking his marriage to the core; and Scarlett reluctantly reaches out to her estranged step-son Patrick.

Bruised and battered, Patrick is questioned in hospital following a vicious assault. DI Donald suggests the beating might be linked to his job at Chrome. However, when Kelly-Marie visits Patrick in hospital he reveals he was threatened by Will the day before, raising suspicion.

All too aware of Will’s volatile history, Kelly-Marie believes Will knows about Patrick’s one night stand with Robbie.

Following Finn’s recent departure, Will and Robbie meet with Sandra to discuss future fostering opportunities. She asks if they’d consider taking in another foster child but while Will’s keen, Robbie’s reluctant.

 

Kelly-Marie tells DI Donald she believes Will is linked to Patrick’s assault, the motive being Robbie’s infidelity. Donald asks Robbie to corroborate Will’s alibi and presses him about his sexual liaison with Patrick. Knowing his secret is no longer safe, Robbie confesses all to a devastated and angry Will.

Later, Will is further humiliated at work when DCI Grant calls into question his professionalism over the Patrick assault case.

Elsewhere, Kelly-Marie asks Scarlett to reach out and help Patrick. She initially refuses but after some invention from Jimmy, Scarlett goes to visit Patrick in hospital, taking the first steps towards building bridges with her estranged step-son.

Patrick is played by Gerard Miller, Will by Scott Vickers, Robbie by Gary Lamont, Scarlett by Sally Howitt, DI Donald by Robin Laing, Kelly-Marie by Carmen Pieraccini, Sandra by Caroline Paterson and DCI Grant by Therese Bradley.

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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