Tuesday 28 February 2017
BBC One Scotland / BBC One Scotland HD
This week in Shieldinch… emotions run high as Patrick prepares to take to the stand and speak out about Anderson’s abuse; Lenny attempts to manipulate Amber into bring his granddaughter home; and Pete’s torn about how best to manage his bi-polar condition.
The stress of going to court weighs heavy on Patrick’s mind, terrified about confronting his painful past. Knowing his family will hear the details of his abuse proves overwhelming for Patrick. As he waits in the witness room, Patrick meets the other defendant Liam. In court, the prosecution paint a negative picture of Liam. Much to Patrick’s horror, the young boy is devastated by the ordeal and the case against Anderson now rests on Patrick’s shoulders. As Patrick’s world crumbles around him, he spots a friendly face in the courtroom – Angel has returned to support him through this difficult time. When he finally takes the stand, Patrick has to steel himself to stay in the witness box with his words echoing Liam’s harrowing ordeal. Painful secrets from the past resurface which unsettle Scarlett, forcing her to face up to an uncomfortable truth – she could have done more to protect a young and vulnerable Patrick all those years ago.
Elsewhere, Lenny is smarting from Alex’s treachery and turns his attentions on manipulating Amber into a change of heart about her daughter. Pete is shocked to discover Mikey is off his medication and questions whether he should do the same.
Concerned, Caitlin stages an intervention with AJ but it’s not long before Pete’s suspicions are roused.
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