The following review by Paul Berridge
Eric Pollard was
at his wheeling, dealing best as he tried to undermine
the Dingles' attempts to finish the barn on time so that
they incured penalties.
He provided lots of extra vodka for
their party, to maximise their hangovers then removed some
essential work tools to make doubly sure his plan succeeded
Cain were livid at Pollard for pulling such an under
handed trick and decided to pay him a visit to dole
out some Dingle justice.
The next day on May
3rd, Pollard is panic stricken to see them
approaching and hides leaving Gloria to face the flack.
Later that day he is stopped in his tracks when Zak
and Cain suddenly appear from hiding and threaten to
destroy all his stock unless he pays them the money
he owes. They were enraged when Pollard called their
bluff, but the smile was soon wiped off his face when
they arrived at his factory wielding chain saws.
Their financial dispute was soon straightened out.
|Since his release from
prison, life has not got any easier for Jack
former cell mate Harry Thompson, left a large pile of cash
with Jack before escaping on the run. But since Jack learned
that Harry had been returned to jail, and with bills to pay,
he was torn over whether to use some of the illicit cash
to tide him over in his hour of need.
Harry told Jack the money was from his family, but he's always suspected
it was dodgy, and so refused to touch it. But Jack was in a dilemma because
using the money would keep the farm going for a few more months.
Racked with confusion, Jack eventually confided in Seth Armstrong,
who offered insightful advice. He didn't tell Jack to keep the money,
but he said it had been sent to him because of all he's been through,
and his family deserve it. That pushed Jack over the edge and he eventually
decided to borrow some of the money on May 10th and pay off a few bills before he ended
up in total dire straits.
|When an intimate evening
together ended in disaster, Marc Reynolds decides
it is the end of the road for his relationship with girlfriend Donna Windsor.
Deciding she is just too young for him after all, he turned
his attention to an older woman - namely the local schoolteacher
The dramas began when Marc and Donna got up close and personal at the
Reynolds' house. On May 8th the pair
were caught red-handed - and in their dressing gowns - by Donna's mum, Viv, and
a huge showdown began, leaving Marc with the overriding feeling that
going out with Donna was becoming more trouble than it was worth.
Iin the beginning Marc was just using Donna for regular sex, but she
started to have much
stronger feelings for him, so he began to feel guilty. She wanted more
of a romantic and passionate relationship but he wasn't too bothered
about that side of things. Also, Viv hated him for leading her daughter
Donna is underage and his mum is a police officer - which makes life
A chat with his mate Jonny Bradley about the situation soon make Marc's
mind up as to what he should do next - move his affections onto Bev.
Jonny suggested he should go for someone older and Marc was easily persuaded
by him, although Jonny is only a few months older than Marc, he talks
like he is a man of the world, so Marc believed him. Because Bev had
been talking to Marc a lot recently about him going back to college, Jonny persuaded
him that she is interested, so, Marc decided to make his move, but soon
realised how stupid he's been.
He ended up making a pass at Bev on May 10th, but
she was having none of it, he was very embarrassed and knew he'd been
However, news of Marc's actions soon traveled around the village when
Donna found out.
|Andy Sugden found
himself drawn into Cain Dingle's cigarette scam
in a bid to try and help Jack s ever-growing money problems. Robert discovered
Andy selling cigarettes for Cain at school but swore to
stay silent when Andy told him the reason for helping Cain.
Jack was put in an awkward situation when Andy gave him
the proceeds of his sales.
On May 11th Robert found Andy with more cigarettes
from Cain but refused to help sell them. Robert then stumbled across Jack's hidden
cash stash in the barn and assumed it was Andy's. Andy was shocked when
Robert questioned him about his find and took the money off him, thinking
it must be Cain's.
Later Andy handed the money over to Cain, who couldn't believe his luck