Laurel assures Marlon that she will tell Ashley about their relationship. At the same time, an oblivious Ashley explains to Diane that he could be moving back into Mulberry Cottage soon as things are going so well with Laurel. Soon afterwards, Laurel attempts to break the news to Ashley about her and Marlon, but she stops when he thanks her for getting Gabby back on side and admits to no longer feeling vulnerable. Later, Marlon is rattled as Rhona says that she saw a cosy Laurel and Ashley together. She calls him a fool for believing Laurel. Marlon is torn, but later remembers Rhona's words when Laurel explains that she has decided to break the news to Ashley in stages and cannot be there to support him at the court case tomorrow. Marlon is left wondering if he can rely on Laurel. Meanwhile, Nikhil lectures Priya about messing around with married men, reminding her about an affair she once had with a rich married man. She agrees to stay away from David, but it's clear she is just saying that for Nikhil's benefit. Later, Nikhil makes David promise that he won't see Priya. David agrees, but when Priya turns up at the shop and proposes that they continue to see each other in secret, he cannot help himself and agrees with her. Elsewhere, Carl warns Jimmy that he'll put his rent up if he doesn't pay his share for the trucks, a frustrated Gennie explains to Nikhil that she hates living at Holdgate Farm, Diane isn't impressed that Dan cannot afford to buy Chas an engagement ring, while Paddy and Rhona are stressed about the court case, despite Bob's assertions that the father never wins.


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