here’s very little in the way of sisterly love between Vanessa and Tracy as they war over the affections of their father, Frank, who’s all set to move into the village following his early release from prison. However, it looks as if he may have a return ticket when Tracy gets him arrested.
Vanessa plans for her dad to move into her place, only she hasn’t told Tracy and asks Carly to keep her out of the way. Vanessa takes her old man to the pub, not realising that Tracy is on her way there, too. When Tracy spies the
Tpair together, she flips and Frank pretends to faint. When Frank tells Vanessa she’s all he cares about, Tracy listens in and sees red. She comes up with a plan to get back at him – she steals cash from Pollard and plants it on her dad. It works, and Vanessa is furious. Tracy admits to fiancé David that she set her dad up, but what will he make of her actions?
‘Frank doesn’t blame Tracy,’ says Michael Praed, who plays him. ‘It’s bad news for him, because as an ex-offender he could go straight back to jail, but he really does love both his daughters and wants to build bridges with Tracy, so he doesn’t shout, scream or land her in trouble with Pollard or the police.’
After a row with David, Tracy declares that the wedding is off. Tearfully, she admits to Pollard that she framed her dad. Pollard calls the police, but will he rat on Tracy?
Frank is duly released and tries to make it up with his daughter, who doesn’t want to know. Will she ever let her dad into her life?
Tracy falls out with Vanessa over dad Frank – and gets him arrested
Frank goes quietly, but it’s Tracy whose actions speak loudest
Will David’s faith in Tracy take a hit?