Vanessa is horrified when Pierce Harris – who raped his ex-wife, her best friend Rhona (and secretly killed Graham Foster) – grabs her son Johnny!
Vanessa (Michelle Hardwick) and fiancee Charity (Emma Atkins) are still arguing about the huge haul of cash they’re harbouring. Charity and her son Ryan (James Moore) stole it from Graham Foster (Andrew Scarborough) the night he was killed, and Vanessa wants to tell her grieving best friend Rhona – and the police.
As the row between the couple rages, Charity guilt trips Vanessa by asking how she would feel about putting Ryan at risk of trouble with the law. Will Vanessa do the right thing by her moral compass… or will her heart win out?
All too soon, Vanessa’s got a way bigger problem when Pierce Harris (Jonathan Wrather) appears! The vet is utterly aghast when Pierce – the man who was jailed for raping his then wife Rhona – looms into view with Johnny’s football. Pierce then grabs Vanessa’s young son…
Elsewhere, Dawn (Olivia Bromley) warns her dad Will (Dean Andrews) to go the extra mile for Harriet (Katherine Dow Blyton) on Valentine’s Day.