Niamh tries to play Paul at his own game, but she’s in for a shock when she tries to reconnect with Rachel later in the week. Paul does his best to move on from Niamh but it doesn’t work out as he had planned; Niamh and Michael’s newfound love is tested when Paul begins to use underhand tactics.
Niamh asks Rachel (below with Michael) to pick up Ruth from the crèche to which she agrees. However, when Rachel sees Michael and Niamh together later, she decides to let Niamh down and makes plans with Katy instead, telling Paul that Niamh never asked her to go to the crèche. Niamh only realises Rachel has let her down when Paul confronts Niamh about not picking up Ruth.
Over in Phelan’s, Max realises Farrah’s not being honest with him. Farrah’s starting to feel undermined by her mother’s presence. She puts her foot down with Renee, but does she really mean it?
Judith decides to take her relationship with Bob to the next level and puts pressure on Bob to attend a lecture on relationships. This can only go one way – the evening does not end as planned...
Damien and Pete encounter work misunderstanding over Max – particularly when the topical issue of ghost estates raises its ghoulish head.
YOU THOUGHT IT WAS ALL OVER?
BUTCHERING THE PLOTS
NCGTIHTE Remember these plots that had us hooked?
Martin Fowler panics after waking up in bed with barmaid Sarah Cairns, who then starts stalking him. Sarah even befriends Martin’s oblivious wife Sonia, and proceeds to do everything she can to try and split them up.
Gail and Martin Platt’s marriage hits trouble when Gail, who doesn’t want any more children, demands Martin gets a vasectomy after she has a pregnancy scare. Gail’s anger at his refusal pushes him to become close to an attractive colleague.
Having been left in a wheelchair by the plane crash, Chris Tate is taught to swim by friendly Rachel Hughes (above, with Chris). Despite the fact that he’s married, the pair begin an affair – and then Chris’s wife Kathy catches them kissing.