Grant steps in as Ben and Jay are abducted by Paul’s killers
he Mitchell family is thrown into a state of panic when Ben and Jay are bundled into a van by the thugs who killed Paul Coker. As Phil is about as much use as a chocolate saucepan in his current state, Courtney gets on the blower and begs her dad, Grant, to help.
Grant arrives looking like a pumped-up bouncer and prepares to search for Ben and Jay, with his alcoholic brother in tow. Phil’s in a bad way. Last week’s beating from Ben’s kidnappers proves too much for his ailing liver and he collapses.
With Phil out for the count, it’s down to Grant and Mark to rescue
Tthe lads, but first they need to track down the abductors. They turn to ex-copper Jack to find out where the boys have been taken.
Jack gets some inside information that could prove useful and Mark and Grant set off on a rescue mission. Alone in the car, neither of them realises they are father and son, thanks to the fact that Grant had a one-night stand with Michelle Fowler in 1995.
Back in the Square, Ian and Sharon are still determined that nobody should twig that Grant is Mark’s real dad. Clearly, nobody is going rumble the big secret by family resemblance alone – the love child of Grant Mitchell and Michelle Fowler should look more like Masterchef judge Gregg Wallace than a young Brad Pitt.
Will Grant and Mark manage to rescue Ben and Jay, or are they careering head first into dangerous waters? Nothing will faze Grant, who’s been there and got all the T-shirts, but Mark looks about as hard as a bag of marshmallows.
‘He might not have that tough Mitchell side,’ says Harry Reid, who plays Ben. ‘It will be interesting to see how he is around his dad. It’s usually Phil’s way or no way, but he’s out of the game now, so Ben and Jay are relying on Grant and Mark. They thought they could deal with these guys themselves, but they’re in way over their heads.’
Can Grant and Mark save
Ben and Jay – and will they then discover that they’re more closely related than they thought?
Grant and Mark hunt the kidnappers. Will they also spot a family likeness?
Former hard man Phil is now a soft target
The Mitchell brothers band together again