Michelle: drugs raid at the Bistro!


Inside Soap - - NEWS - Kate White

Hor­ri­fied Michelle finds her­self in pos­ses­sion of class A drugs this week, as the po­lice turn up to search the Bistro.

She can’t be­lieve it when she opens the first aid box to dis­cover a bag of il­le­gal pills, and re­alises that some­one is try­ing to set up her boyfriend Robert. It’s just the lat­est shock in the night­mare cam­paign against the cou­ple, which Michelle still thinks is down to Robert’s drug-dealer for­mer mate Rich. How­ever, the truth is that it’s her ex Will who is try­ing to wreck their lives (see p40) – and he’s put Michelle right in the fir­ing line…

“Zeedan cuts his fin­ger, so Michelle opens the first aid kit in the Bistro kitchen, and there’s a bag of pills in there!” shares Kym Marsh, who plays her. “She im­me­di­ately as­sumes they’ve come from Rich, but while she’s de­cid­ing what to do with them, the po­lice burst in. Michelle is stand­ing in the kitchen, hold­ing these drugs!”

She re­mains obliv­i­ous to the fact that Will is the sin­is­ter stalker who’s been mak­ing her life hell for weeks – since he’s on a mis­sion to split up her and Robert so he can win back Michelle. After ev­ery­thing they’ve been through cour­tesy of Rich, the em­bat­tled cou­ple still be­lieve he’s the one who’s tar­get­ing them. So, Michelle is gun­ning for Rich – and once the bust dust has set­tled, she storms round to his house to have it out. How­ever, Robert de­cides that the vi­o­lent dealer might ac­tu­ally be in­no­cent…

“There’s an ar­gu­ment be­tween Robert and Rich, and Rich says, ‘Why would I plant coke be­hind the bar?’, when Robert knows it was ac­tu­ally pills in the kitchen,” ex­plains Kym.

“So while Michelle is still du­bi­ous, Robert says he doesn’t think this is Rich’s style. What he does reckon is that some­one is out to get him, and he’s wor­ried that Michelle isn’t safe.”

After this lat­est or­deal, Robert comes up with a plan to pro­tect his vul­ner­a­ble girl­friend – but it’s the sort of ar­range­ment that could give Will the wrong idea.

“Robert in­sists that he and Michelle tell ev­ery­one they’ve split up,” re­veals Kym. “He reck­ons it will mean Michelle is safe from who­ever is mess­ing with them, and Robert won’t have to worry about her get­ting caught up in it all. So that’s what she does.”

As Michelle spreads the lie to throw Robert’s tor­men­tor off the scent, will her twisted ex start to think his plot to win her back is work­ing? Or are Michelle and Robert in­ad­ver­tently putting them­selves in even greater dan­ger?

Robert thinks he’s hit on a plan to keep Michelle out of harm’s way

Maria is star­tled by the ar­rival of the cops – but Will isn’t!

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