Bartons in bother
Finn and Ross are left in serious trouble, thanks to Robron’s revenge plan
Ross Barton chose the wrong person to wind up when he blackmailed Robert Sugden. Let’s not forget that this is the guy who pushed Katie to her death, tried to kill Paddy – twice – and was once a whisker away from battering Chas over the head with a stone. Now, it’s payback time and it’s not only Ross, but younger brother Finn, who suffers.
With help from Aaron, Robert kicks off his revenge plan by stealing Ross’s taxi. Ross storms over to the scrapyard to get it back, only to find that it’s been through the crusher.
‘He’s fuming,’ says Michael Parr, who plays Ross. ‘They have taken one of his most valuable possessions.’ When Finn suggests calling the cops, Ross is forced to admit that he caused the whole debacle by blackmailing Robert. Ross then nicks Robert’s car in a bid to get even. ‘He thinks he can use it to force Robert and Aaron into giving him a new taxi,’ adds Michael.
But Robert isn’t about to let it lie. As he and Aaron consider their options, Adam sees a text on Ross’s phone, which leads ‘Robron’ to Wylie’s Farm, where they catch Finn and Ross stuffing bags of cannabis into Emma’s car. Robert can barely contain his glee, knowing this could be a fantastic opportunity to do Ross some serious damage…
When Ross and Finn return to the farm, they’re horrified to find the cannabis has gone. And unbeknown to them, the drug dealers who grew the stuff are watching them.
Ross receives a text explaining what has happened, and when he goes off to investigate he finds a smug Robert and Aaron shredding the cannabis in a wood chipper. At Wylie’s, meanwhile, Finn is left to face the wrath of the dodgy dealers.
They drag him into their car and set off to track Ross down. Seeing Emma’s motor, they shunt it from behind, believing Ross is inside. Finn is helpless as they then drag the driver out, who is stabbed in the ensuing struggle. As the dealers flee, Finn rushes to help the motorist. But is it Ross… or someone else?
Robert knows this is a fantastic opportunity to do Ross some serious
Danger ahead: Finn and Ross Robert and Aaron leave Ross feeling as crushed as his car
Road to hell: Finn is snatched by dealers