OUTRAGED AT THE EASE WITH WHICH Rakesh HAS ESCAPED PROSECUTION FOR THE FIRE THAT PARALYSED Nicola, Jimmy LASHES OUT WITH DEADLY CONSEQUENCES!
Several months ago, a financially strapped Rakesh burned down Mill Cottage to claim on the insurance, only for the plan to drastically backfire when Nicola King was trapped inside. She was ultimately left partially paralysed from her injuries. Since then, Rakesh has carefully dodged prosecution for the crime. Although the Kings extorted compensation out of the Sharma family when they learned of Rakesh’s guilt, Nicola’s husband Jimmy still isn’t satisfied he’s been properly punished for the crime.
In her powerful new position at the confectionery factory which she gained as part of her compensation package, Nicola (Nicola Wheeler) enjoys riding roughshod over the Sharma family, and doesn’t hesitate to insult Priya (Fiona Wade). Rakesh (Pasha Bocarie) is incensed by Nicola’s treatment of his wife. But Nicola regains the upper hand when Rakesh and Priya go public with their secret romantic reunion. Disgusted to know how quickly Priya took Rakesh back after discovering he lit the fire, Nicola forces her to leave the factory.
The shell-shocked Priya and Rakesh plot to leave the village when Rakesh is offered a job in the Philippines, but an angry Jimmy (Nick Miles) ruins the move when he tells David (Matthew Wolfenden), father of Priya’s daughter Amba – and desperate to stop Priya from taking their child away – that Rakesh started the fire. With David contemplating whether to call the police, Rakesh and Priya opt to stay in the village, outraging Nicola, who castigates Jimmy for ruining her chances to be rid of them for good.
Upset by Nicola’s character assassination, Jimmy decides to prove he has hat it takes to be a tough guy by bashing and kidnapping Rakesh! Holding him prisoner, Jimmy tries taunting Rakesh into leaving the village and threatens to burn him alive, just like he did to Nicola! Ultimately, Jimmy can’t go through with it. Freeing himself from his bonds, Rakesh lunges at Jimmy and the brutal fight only ends when Rakesh plunges from a second-storey window!
Hearing the commotion, Nicola and Priya rush to the scene and see Rakesh lying lifeless on the ground. Looking up at the window, Nicola panics to see Jimmy staring back at her, assuming he’s killed Rakesh!
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