Emmerdale, Hollyoaks and Doctors
Jimmy outs Rakesh as the Mill Cottage arsonist and ends up putting himself and Nicola in a whole heap of trouble
It seems those chocolate swans aren’t going to be the only casualties of Jimmy and Nicola’s rumpy-pumpy session at the factory. When the workers set out to get revenge on Nicola for trying to blame the fiasco on them, it leads to a series of events which ultimately, and rather bizarrely, ends with Jimmy outing Rakesh for starting the Mill Cottage fire.
With the staff now knowing about Nicola’s fear of a certain furry animal, the pranks come in thick and fast, and one worker decides to dress up in costume to give Nicola a proper scare. Nicola tackles the ‘animal’ to the ground and, wrongly believing Jai is responsible for the stunt, slates him. He overhears her and fires her on the spot.
Nicola desperately tries to blackmail him into changing his mind and, when Jai refuses to budge, she tells Jimmy it’s all his fault. Some things never change. ‘She blames Jimmy because he told everyone about her phobia,’ reveals Nick Miles, who plays the hen-pecked husband. ‘They have a row and he storms out of the house and ends up getting drunk with Kerry.’
After a few too many beers, Jimmy becomes loose-lipped and reveals that it was Rakesh who started the Mill Cottage blaze. The punters are horrified, and persuade him to call the police.
‘He calls 999 and tells the police everything he shouldn’t,’ explains Nick. ‘The next day, when he has a terrible hangover, he remembers what he has done. He tries to stop Nicola from going into the factory, but she ignores him. He knows she’s going to be furious when she hears what has happened.’
Soon, the police turn up to question Rakesh. The former lawyer is stunned, but he’s not the only one sweating. Jimmy knows that by keeping hold of the secret for so long, he and Nicola could be charged with being accessories after the fact. ‘The thing that Jimmy is most scared of is Nicola,’ says Nick. ‘She is a psychopath, and what he has done could get them into big trouble.’
Will Rakesh wriggle out of trouble or will he go down for arson? And if he does, will he take Jimmy and Nicola with him?
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