Court­ing Chris­tine

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he night­mare con­tin­ues for Les and Pam Coker, who are in court this week, pray­ing the judge will lock up the thugs who killed their grand­son Paul and throw away the key. Thank good­ness they have a job where look­ing mis­er­able isn’t frowned upon.

Pam’s at break­ing point and isn’t sure she wants to at­tend the hear­ing, but Les is de­ter­mined to go and look the cul­prits in the eye. He’s not afraid and plans to con­front them.

The Cok­ers’ re­la­tion­ship con­tin­ues to crack with the strain of it all, and Pam re­minds Les of her ul­ti­ma­tum – that he should al­low Chris­tine to re­turn and help them both heal. She also stresses that if they don’t take dras­tic ac­tion, their mar­riage is over.

Les can’t quite be­lieve his wife’s words, as Pam had

Tpre­vi­ously made it per­fectly clear that she didn’t want to see or hear from Chris­tine ever again. At the time, he tried des­per­ately to ex­plain that dress­ing as a woman had helped him to cope with their son Lawrie’s death, but

Pam didn’t want to know.

Clearly, she hasn’t for­got­ten what Les said about Chris­tine and hopes that, by call­ing on his al­ter ego, he can open up. Les has re­acted in a typ­i­cally but­toned-up male way to Paul’s death, but does Pam re­ally imag­ine that she and Chris­tine will be sit­ting down over tea and pe­tits fours for gir­lie chats? And what about the fact that Chris­tine is so much more glam­orous than she is? Rather than war­ring over how to grieve, they might end up fight­ing over stock­ings and lip­sticks – might it be a can of worms that Pam re­grets open­ing?

Linda takes a brief break from med­dling in Lee’s life and no­tices Les look­ing very up­set.

She fol­lows him, and when he’s struck by heart pain and un­able to es­cape, they sit down and talk about Paul’s death.

Pam, mean­while, pours her heart out to Claudette and strug­gles to keep a brave face on things.

Will Chris­tine reap­pear and come to the Cok­ers’ res­cue?

Pam urges Les to call on Chris­tine as their mar­riage reaches break­ing point

Can the Cok­ers re­unite in grief, or do they face a trial sep­a­ra­tion?

Will Paul’s killers be pun­ished for their ter­ri­ble crime?

Les has a lot of mak­ing up to do to pla­cate Pam

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