You can’t blame Marlon for having doubts about Paddy and Rhona’s move to New Zealand and on Monday he decides to put his foot down about the couple taking baby Leo. Unless the boy’s already showing the potential to play hooker for the All Blacks (doubtful, given the combination of Marlon and Rhona’s genes), the boy is better off in the Dales. What better environment could a young lad hope for, growing up? Thieves, murderers, adulterers, liars, cheats – but what the heck: the scenery’s lovely.
On Tuesday, Laurel tells Marlon she will support him all the way, but with Paddy and Rhona’s wedding on Thursday, how long before they break the news to the soon-to-be unhappy couple? The sausage rolls barely have time to settle on their stomachs than Marlon drops his bombshell – he has applied for a court order to prevent them taking Leo away.
There is passion for Alex and Moira on Friday, when they finally give in to their desires. Moira tells him that it’s a one- off. I seem to remember that’s what she told Cain, too. Give the woman some bromide.