In the mood for mur­der?

SHUN­NING HER BIPO­LAR MED­I­CA­TION, Pam’s ER­RATIC BE­HAV­IOUR TER­RI­FIES Char­lie, WHO FEARS SHE MAY HAVE LOST IT AND SHOT Bill!

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Bipo­lar disor­der suf­ferer Pam Dou­glas has been ex­tremely care­ful in managing her symp­toms with a strict med­i­ca­tion reg­i­men over the past few years, know­ing that when she doesn’t take her meds she can be­come un­pre­dictable, dan­ger­ous and po­ten­tially vi­o­lent.

Lately though, Pam’s (Al­ley Mills) fears about the rapid de­te­ri­o­ra­tion of Steffy (Jac­que­line Wood) and Liam’s (Scott Clifton) mar­riage have made her very for­get­ful and, when she be­gins act­ing crazy try­ing to fig­ure out the prob­lem, Char­lie (Dick Christie) re­alises some­thing is se­ri­ously wrong. Hav­ing al­ways closely mon­i­tored Pam’s con­di­tion to keep her healthy, Char­lie’s heart sinks when he re­alises she’s stopped tak­ing the pills. He tries to calm her down but there’s no con­trol­ling Pam when she learns that Bill (Don Di­a­mont) broke up Liam and Steffy’s mar­riage.

In­creas­ingly up­set, an er­ratic Pam tells Char­lie that her sis­ter Stephanie would have en­sured that Bill never touched Steffy again if she were alive. Wor­ried about his girl­friend’s over-re­ac­tion, Char­lie begs her to start tak­ing her med­i­ca­tion again… but Pam raves that she sees things very clearly. An­nounc­ing that she owes it to Stephanie to do some­thing to pro­tect Steffy, the cher­ished grand­daugh­ter who car­ries her name, Pam sud­denly rushes out of the of­fice. It’s not long be­fore Bill’s shot and Char­lie is hor­ri­fied to find Pam stag­ger­ing back into the of­fice in a dis­ori­ented state the next morn­ing. She never came home the night be­fore, she’s still wear­ing yes­ter­day’s clothes and is in the midst of a black­out, un­able to re­mem­ber any­thing about her where­abouts after leav­ing the of­fice. Thank­fully, Char­lie does man­age to con­vince Pam to take her bipo­lar pills.

How­ever, Pam’s moods re­main er­ratic, es­pe­cially after she wit­nesses Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) be­ing ar­rested for shoot­ing Bill. Dur­ing lunch at Il Giardino, Pam stares into space, lost in her own trou­bled thoughts. Maya (Karla Mosley) can’t help but no­tice her de­meanour and won­ders if she’s al­right as Pam shak­ily fills her in on Ridge’s ar­rest. Eaves­drop­ping, Sheila (Kim­ber­lin Brown) ad­mits that it isn’t a sur­prise that Bill was shot or that Ridge is in cus­tody.

Upon hear­ing Pam make a cryp­tic re­mark about the shoot­ing and Maya ex­press her fears for Pam’s well­be­ing, Sheila can’t help but won­der if Pam flipped out and re­ally did shoot Bill...

PAM

CHAR­LIE

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