Hits & heartbreak
Fighting his drug cravings, Jack leans on Lincoln to get through it... until Nicole deals him a double bow that may push him off the straight and narrow!
Indulging in recreational drug use recently has entirely upended Jack’s life. Having been clean for so long, he’s desperately resisting the urge to use again and is grateful to have
Lincoln’s support, as the man he loves dutifully helps him through withdrawal. Anxious to repair the damage he’s done to himself, Jack (below) meets with Nicole at the hospital, hoping that he’ll be reinstated to his old position.
Aghast at Jack’s behaviour and believing he doesn’t deserve any second chance, Nicole declines the request, leaving Jack de ated and feeling as if he’s been thrown on the scrapheap. Attuned to Jack’s heartbreak, Lincoln weighs in, angrily challenging Nicole to admit that her decision has more to do with her personal feelings for him than it does with what’s in Jack’s best interests.
Confronted with the truth, Nicole reverses Jack’s sacking and although he’s thrilled, his happiness proves premature. Also grateful for Nicole’s change of heart, Lincoln thanks her and they’re soon in a close moment… unaware that a devastated Jack is watching, wondering whether his efforts to get and stay clean are worth it when his boyfriend may not be as committed to him as he makes out.