Kirin gives Belle a boost

Belle’s clearly not enjoying being back at school when Chas realises the teenager is faking an illness so she can stay at home. Later, Belle spots the opportunity to enter an empty Victoria Cottage, intrigued by where Gemma used to live, but is alarmed when Kirin appears. When Kirin confesses that he once blamed himself for his mum’s death could this unlikely ally give Belle new hope?

In aftermath of the raid, Nicola relishes being in a position of authority as she vows to sort out the insurance, Robert’s managed to emerge from the bungled mess as a hero, but feels guilty when Chrissie tells him that her mum’s engagement ring is missing and it looks like there could be a thaw in relations between Lawrence and Robert…

Laurel’s nervous as she prepares to face her drink-driving charge in court, but feels abandoned when Marlon heads off to work, promising that he will be back in time to take her to the hearing. But his promise is short-lived when he’s called to April’s school.