Who’s stalking Rhona?
The vet’s terrified to find someone’s been in her house. Is Pierce to blame?
After her rape ordeal, Rhona probably thinks that life can’t get any worse right now. But she’s about to be proved wrong. A series of chilling events leads the vet to believe someone is stalking her – and all the evidence suggests twisted Pierce is responsible.
Rhona is already at breaking point when she discovers that someone has been in her house. Earlier in the Woolpack, she’s heard the locals wittering on about what a great guy Pierce is. Knowing only too well what he’s really like, she loses it and blurts out the truth.
‘She can’t take it any more,’ says star Zoe Henry. ‘She snaps and tells everyone that Pierce raped her. She feels anger, embarrassment and shame. She walks out because she doesn’t want to wait for a reaction.’
At home, Rhona runs a hot bath to help ease her stress. But when she gets out, her blood runs cold – on the steamed-up mirror is a message that reads: ‘Pierce loves Rhona.’
Adds Zoe: ‘She assumes
Pierce has been in the house and it pulls the rug from under her.’
It’s just the start of things to come. Later, Rhona finds flowers in the house, along with the necklace that belonged to Paddy’s mum – the one Pierce ripped off her neck on their wedding day. When Rhona confides in Paddy, he flips and heads to Pierce’s office to confront him. What will he have to say?
The next day, Rhona oversleeps and comes downstairs to find empty packs of tablets on the table. Not only that, but the door is open and her son Leo is nowhere to be seen.
She sees the lad playing outside but, as she runs out, holding one of the packs, Paddy and Marlon spot her and think she’s back on the pills.
Says Zoe: ‘She wonders what she can say to convince them that she hasn’t taken drugs. It totally messes with her head, and makes her feel as if she is going mad.’
As Rhona protests her innocence, will Paddy and Marlon believe her?
Bitter pill: What do the empty tablet packs mean?