Hayley’s shock suicide bid as Jean insists on the truth…
With her baby due soon, Hayley Slater’s got a lot on her mind. Having watched Stacey take care of her brood, she knows being a parent is hard work.
But the thing that’s worrying Hayley the most is her burning secret: the fact that her baby’s father is Kat’s estranged husband Alfie Moon.
As the pressure continues to build this week, it becomes too much for Hayley. She snaps and considers ending it all as a way out.
Her panicked suicide bid comes after she’s confronted with an avalanche of queries about the birth, yet more questions about the baby’s dad – and a long list of jobs to get done before labour kicks in. Hayley just can’t cope.
Though Jean does her best to soothe her, it’s Mariam who has the best success with Hayley – until, that is, she brings up foetal alcohol syndrome.
Back at the Slaters’ and in floods, guilt-ridden Hayley confides her shame about drinking in Jean whose tenderness turns to suspicion when Hayley mentions boozing in Spain. Not willing to be quizzed again, Hayley storms out leaving Jean at home trying to join the dots.
Later, as another hangover kicks in, Hayley has steely Jean on her case. Jean wants the truth about the baby’s dad and puts forward her theory…
In bits, Hayley races off and after a clumsy conversation with Keanu she vanishes. Jean and Kat find her at her old flat on the edge of the rooftop…
Will Hayley jump?
Worried… Kat and Jean learn Hayley has vanished