Stepmum Laurel rises above her own turmoil to help Gabby who's fallen pregnant...
Laurel’s been in a very dark place since she and Jai decided to terminate an unplanned pregnancy.
When they considered all the factors in their blended family, the couple made the very difficult choice not to keep the baby, who had Down’s syndrome.
But since then Laurel (Charlotte Bellamy) has agonised over her decision and pulled herself over hot coals, hating herself for having had an abortion.
She’s had to battle with her conscience – and her desire to fall back on her old ‘friend’ alcohol and start boozing to blot out her pain and guilt.
Her stepdaughter Gabby (Rosie Bentham) recently discovered she’s accidentally fallen pregnant but was loath to tell Laurel, knowing the hell she’d been through with her own unplanned pregnancy.
But Laurel is determined to rise above any pain she’s feeling about her situation so she can be there for Gabby whose mum Bernice (Sam Giles) lives in Australia.
Will Laurel remain the balanced voice of reason when she finds out Jamie Tate (Alex Lincoln) is the father?
Would she be happy to see Gabby getting close to Jamie’s ruthless mum Kim Tate (Claire King)?