Date: Thursday 12 February Time: 7:00pm to 7:30pm
Subtitled, Widescreen, Audio-described
Laurel makes a momentous decision, but will it mean the end of her friendship
with Ashley? Andy contemplates offering an olive branch to Daz ahead
of the wedding. As Debbie eagerly awaits Cain's release, she receives
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Laurel is determined to tell Ashley how she feels about him. She rehearses
her speech, limbering herself up for the big moment. Later she nervously
makes her way to the vicarage. She makes small talk about Gabby’s
chicken pox but can’t quite find the words and Ashley assumes
she is leaving. Busy with Gabby he asks her if she wouldn’t mind
seeing herself out as his hands are full. Realising she is running
out of time, Laurel blurts out a confession of love.
Shocked Ashley tells her he is extremely flattered and a lot of men
would jump at the chance to be her boyfriend. But he has just come out
of a relationship with Louise. Laurel is heartbroken and leaves in floods
of tears. She decides au pairing might be the answer for her and makes
the decision to move away from the village and Ashley.
Meanwhile, as the final preparations for the wedding are underway in
the village hall, Diane asks Andy if he has seen much of Daz and asks
if he is going to attend. Andy suggests that he may not want to go after
everything that has happened.
The Dingles await Cain’s release and plan a big welcome home party
for him. But their hopes for a celebration are dashed when Zak comes
home with some grim news. Cain has been kept in for fighting and will
not be released after all as they plan to detain him for another month.
Debbie takes the news very badly.
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infuriated that Steph is taking over his house.
He can't get into his own bathroom and when he
arrives at work late, Steph tells him off in front
of the staff. She even tells him that he should
be getting up earlier. Alan realises how much Steph's
anger is affecting Shelly, but when he comes to
speak to her she is adamant she'll only be happy
if he ends the relationship. That evening, Eric
finds Steph's finished his expensive malt whisky,
and taken over his bathroom too.
being picked on at school because both her parents
are inside, so she's looking forward to her dad
coming home today. However, Zak returns empty-handed
as Cain's been kept in for another month for fighting.
Marlon's finding it hard
planning the catering for
Andy and Katie's wedding,
which is being set up in
the institute hall. Diane
suggests Andy invite Daz,
and Katie's tries to stop
Viv changing everything
to her taste. Meanwhile
Donna's day is made when
Robert starts flirting
Emily start lobbying Laurel at breakfast time,
but she's decided what she needs Ashley to say
nothing will happen so she can move on. He's distractedly
changing Gabby when Laurel turns up, glammed up
to the nines at lunchtime. She loses her nerve
and tells him she's come to talk about cleaning,
but as she's about to leave she whispers 'I love
you' and Ashley freezes. Laurel's emotions are
uncorked and an optimistic torrent of romance bubbles
out. Ashley doesn't know what to say, which says
it all, and he hobbles after Laurel trying to explain.
Chas later agrees he played it about as badly as
possible, but suggests that waiting for lightning
bolts landed him with Bernice and Louise. Meanwhile
Laurel announces to Nicola and Emily it's time
to move on - she's going to get as far away from
him as she can.