*First episode

At Val’s hospital bedside, Pollard is desperately hoping everything will be OK. Having rowed with his wife before her collapse, he’s riddled with guilt. But as he’s trying to reassure unconscious Val that she’ll pull through, her breathing changes and all sorts of alarms start sounding. Pollard is ushered out as the doctors rush in to attend to HIV sufferer Val. Later, Val’s son Paul arrives. But things aren’t looking good for the family who are encouraged to prepare for the worst.

Kerry’s had enough of Tracy living at Dale Head and storms out. It’s not good news for Sam who’s hoping Kerry will allow his girlfriend to stay on longer!

Debbie and Robert worry when widower Andy’s reluctant to make a firm plan to see his kids.