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River City

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Gabriel fights for his life

Annie has to decide between truth and lies

Jimmy's caught in the crossfire

This week's River City episode

Tuesday 23rd August


This week in Shieldinch…as Gabriel fights for his life, police attention falls on Amber and Alex; Annie’s forced to decide between truth or lies to save Alex; and Jimmy’s caught in the crossfire between Lenny and Kelly-Marie.

With Gabriel in hospital, the Murdoch’s unite to rehearse their version of events and dupe the police. Desperate for witnesses, DI Donald presses for the truth while Jimmy begs Kelly-Marie to keep quiet. However, Kelly-Marie’s not about to be silenced.

Lenny realises he needs to get a witness who’ll counter Kelly-Marie’s statement, someone respectable, someone like Annie but his plans are cut short when Amber and Alex are arrested.

At the hospital, Kelly-Marie’s taken aback when Lenny appears, threatening her to change her statement or Gabriel will face the consequences.

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More River City . . .

Back in Shieldinch, Lenny tells Annie a statement from her would solve the Murdochs problems. Annie argues it’ll put her career in jeopardy but Lenny tells her it’s a gamble worth taking to save the man she loves.

At the hospital, Gabriel regains consciousness, leading Kelly-Marie to declare her love for him. Meanwhile, the police charge Amber and Alex with attempted murder forcing Annie into making a far-reaching decision.

Enraged, Lenny tells Jimmy to get rid of Gabriel – for good. Desperate, Kelly-Marie tries to make a deal to save the man she loves. Lenny isn’t prepared to negotiate, forcing Kelly-Marie’s hand to protect her family.

Gabriel is played by Garry Sweeney, Amber by Jenny Hulse, Alex by Jordan Young, Annie by Dawn Steel, Jimmy by Billy McElhaney, Lenny by Frank Gallagher, Kelly-Marie by Carmen Pieraccini and DI Donald by Robin Laing.


Previously on River City

Tuesday 2nd August


This week in Shieldinch…Gabriel’s discovery Kelly-Marie’s carrying his baby leads to a showdown with Lenny; Alex and Amber seek to exploit the situation to finally rid themselves of Kelly-Marie; and Pete refuses to accept reality and sets about persuading AJ to invest in his musical dreams.

Gabriel’s shocked to discover Kelly-Marie is carrying his baby. Feeling snubbed by her decision not to tell him about the baby, Gabriel tells Bob he won’t be pursuing a relationship with Kelly-Marie – he doesn’t want to have his heart broken again.

Consumed with guilt at the hurt she’s caused, Kelly-Marie ignores Scarlett’s please to reconcile with Gabriel. Lenny’s disturbed to see Gabriel back and warns Kelly-Marie – if she tries to skip town and take Callum, he’ll kill her.

Meanwhile, Amber and Alex see Gabriel’s return as an opportunity to get rid of Callum and Kelly-Marie forever. Jimmy is conflicted between his loyalties to Lenny versus his family and terrified of the fate which awaits Kelly-Marie if she crosses Lenny.


When Kelly-Marie reveals the dangerous hold Lenny has over her and Callum, Gabriel makes a decision – they need to leave Shieldinch, now. The trouble is the Murdochs aren’t about to let that happen without a fight.

Elsewhere, AJ tells Pete it’s time he paid his way and gets a real job. Faced with selling door-to-door solar panels, Pete decides he can’t give up on his dreams. All he needs to do is persuade AJ to fund his dream of fronting an Elvis Musical a reality.

Gabriel is played by Garry Sweeney, Kelly-Marie by Carmen Pieraccini, Lenny by Frank Gallagher, Alex by Jordan Young, Amber by Jenny Hulse, Pete by Andy Gray, AJ by Sanjeev Kohli, Bob by Stephen Purdon, Scarlett by Sally Howitt and Jimmy by Billy McElhaney.



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