Monday 04 January 2021
Devised by Stephen Greenhorn
Written by Kim Millar
Directed by David Hayman
Series Producer: Kevin McComiskie
Series Producer: Kieron Hannigan
Series Producer: Oliver Kent
Executive Producer: Kate Oates
This week in Shieldinch…
Poppy's stalker delights in her anguish but their secret identity looks set to be uncovered.
As the search for Lenny intensifies, Alex keeps a watchful eye over Paul.
Ellie worries Caitlin has given up hope even before the murder trial has begun.
A shocking discovery is made about Poppy's tormentor.
Ellie worries that Caitlin has given up on any chance of freedom.
Bob tries to come to terms with Kim's new relationship.
Preoccupied by what her stalker's next move might be, Poppy is pleased when Cameron turns up at work to take her mind off things. When a surprise pizza delivery arrives, Poppy worries it is from her tormentor, but realises only Stevie would know her unusual taste in toppings.
Over lunch, Poppy tells Cameron how the stalker is making her feel. He offers a sympathetic ear, admitting his friend went through a similar ordeal.
Later, Poppy thanks Stevie for his thoughtful lunch delivery, but he reveals it wasn't his doing. Realising her stalker has struck again, Poppy is horrified and Stevie's unsupportive reaction causes a rift between the couple. Poppy's stalker watches this all unfold on CCTV, unaware that their identity is about to be uncovered...
Meanwhile, Alex decides to keep a close eye on Paul, carefully following him to his mother's house. Paul downplays Alex's accusations but, as Lenny regains consciousness in the basement, he desperately tries to raise the alarm.
Elsewhere, reeling from the court summons, Ellie is shocked when Ruby reveals she no longer wants Caitlin to go to jail for Joe’s murder. Ellie visits an exhausted Caitlin who admits she’s resigned to going to prison for murder - the case against her is too strong.
Leah MacRae as Ellie McLean
Zindzi Hudson as Ruby McLean
Frank Gallagher as Lenny Murdoch
Stephen Purdon as Bob O'Hara
Jordan Young as Alex Murdoch
Gayle Telfer Stevens as Caitlin McLean
Iain Robertson as Stevie O'Hara
Lindsey Campbell as Poppy Patterson
Scott Fletcher as Angus Lindsay
Thierry Mabonga as Levi Lukandra
Michael Wallace as Cameron Christie
Victoria Liddelle as Eve Christie
James Allenby-Kirk as Paul Ames
Andy Gibson for The TV Chronicle