Aaron drops Belle right in it

Aaron finds out about the Wyldes’ arrival in the village and takes Belle to help him steal from the Wyldes’ removal van. Aaron is startled by Natasha and he leaves Belle to get caught. Natasha marches Belle to the Dingles and demands her possessions are returned by lunchtime. Lisa realises that Aaron is to blame for the scam and she snaps and kicks Aaron out. Chas vows to stick by her son and packs her bags, too.

Mark and Natasha are surprised when Rodney and Betty turn up to aid the unpacking and regale their new neighbours with the history of Home Farm. Ashley and Laurel also officially meet their new landlords and eyebrows are raised when Natasha mentions they’ll be charging rent on the vicarage. When the chaos dies down Mark and Natasha reflect on the fun they’ll have integrating into the country lifestyle.

Marlon is nervous when Lisa invites him and Donna to Zak’s birthday party as he’s not sure about the kind of reception his wayward wife will receive. Before the bash, Marlon defends Donna when she comes under fire from Shadrach and Zak, but he lets slip about the surprise party. Marlon insists that the Dingles make Donna feel welcome and they reluctantly agree.

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