Laurel Thomas arrives back at home earlier than expected.
She discovers Ashley Thomas is there, on a day visit, celebrating Sandy's birthday.
She is concerned that he might be overwhelmed but her fears are quickly diminished when Ashley slips into his all familiar cassock and is soon happily sitting with the children
Later, after the family gathering, Jimmy King & Bob Hope return Ashley to the care home.
Not long after, Ashley heads for the exit.
Still wearing his cassock, he is mistaken for a vicar and let out. Ashley soon finds himself disorientated in a deserted street. - How will Ashley cope on his own and how will his family react when they realise he is missing?
These scenes air Wednesday 22 March 2017 at 18:45 on ITV / STV.
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