Monday 04 May 2020
Devised by Stephen Greenhorn
Written by Michael Cullen
Directed by David Hayman
Series Producer: Joanne Sneddon
Series Producer: Oliver Kent
Executive Producer: Kate Oates
This week in Shieldinch...
Caitlin goes to desperate lengths to clear her name.
Bernie takes a very public stand against Scarlett.
DCI Grant makes a bold move against the Murdochs.
Seeing Ruby struggle with single parenthood, Caitlin longs to help. Realising time is running out for her to repair their damaged relationship, Caitlin focuses her energies on building the best legal case with lawyer Poppy. She soon discovers it comes at a hefty price and turns to Lenny for a loan.
Caitlin’s plans change after overhearing Ruby admit to Jac that she’s struggling to make ends meet. She decides to secretly gift the loan money to her daughter, enlisting Ellie’s help.
When Jac tells Ruby where the money really came from, Caitlin is further rejected by her daughter. She breaks down just as an electrical fire sparks from dodgy sockets in The Tall Ship - presenting Caitlin with an opportunity to make an insurance claim and pay off her debts. However, as the fire takes hold, little does Caitlin realise danger could prove life-threatening to Ruby and baby Joe.
Elsewhere, enraged by cutbacks threatening The Community Hub, Bernie confronts Scarlett and decides to stage a protest. As a crowd gathers Scarlett is humiliated when local journalist, Anthony Stevenson turns up, and Jessie starts a live blog testing her loyalties to the limit.
As Lenny plots DCI Rachel Grant’s downfall with Rory, Alex and Lou, he’s stunned when Grant bursts in and arrests Rory. She soon gives Lenny an ultimatum: confess to murdering Lydia or watch your son go to jail.
Lindsey Campbell as Poppy Patterson
Kathryn Howden as Maggie McLean
Jordan Young as Alex Murdoch
Therese Bradley as DCI Rachel Grant
Allan Lindsay as Anthony Stevenson
Libby Dye as Katie Roth
Gayle Telfer Stevens as Caitlin McLean
Barbara Rafferty as Bernie O'Hara
Sanjeev Kohli as Amandeep "AJ" Jandhu
Jimmy Chisholm as Sonny Caplan
David Paisley as Rory Murdoch
Kirsty Pickering as Jessie McAllister
Lesley Hart as PC Louise "Lou" Caplan
Zindzi Hudson as Ruby McLean
Frank Gallagher as Leonard "Lenny" Murdoch
Charlene Boyd as PC Jac Dunn
Leah MacRae as Ellie McLean
Michael Wallace as Cameron Christie
Sally Howitt as Scarlett O'Hara
Andy Gibson for The TV Chronicle