Laurel struggles with her stepdaughter Gabby who's upset about her dad Ashley and his worsening dementia. She bunks off school, gets drunk and takes a boy upstairs to the bedroom at Mulberry.
Laurel and Arthur visit Ashley in the care home. But he shows little interest in his family and, instead, is more concerned about sneaking sandwiches away for his new friend Maggie. It’s hard for Laurel to watch her husband, who has dementia, ebb away from her – but for the kids, it’s agony.
The situation is hitting Ashley’s teenage daughter Gabby especially hard. Acting out her pain, she bunks off school with Liv and gets drunk with a couple of lads, Josh and Jamie. Before long, Gabby and Josh are kissing and heading upstairs… When Laurel returns home there’s hell to pay. But can the Thomases find a way through this painful journey? And can Doug get Ashley’s so-called mates, Bob and Jimmy, to help ease the load on Laurel?
Laurel flips when she finds Gabby at home with a boy called Josh. They've bunked off school and are drunk.
Laurel and Arthur visit Ashley in the care home. The vicar has dementia and barely registers or realises they're his family.
Arthur's particularly upset when his dad starts squirrelling sandwiches away which they're supposed to be enjoying together as a family.
Gabby, upset about her dad's dementia, is going off the rails. Laurel catches her bunking off school, drinking at home with Liv and some lads from school.
Jimmy and Bob visit Laurel having been given a telling off by her dad Doug for not visiting Ashley.
Having planned a family trip away, it's a weight off Laurel's mind when Jimmy and Bob tell her they'll visit Ashley while they're gone.
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