Tuesday, 21 September
At the Bull Amy and Fallon catch up while Chris is at the bar. He arrives with their drinks. He’s been in the pub since finishing work, chatting with Cecil Jackson to pass the time. He tells Amy and Fallon that Alice isn’t moving back in with him because they’re no longer a couple. Later, when Fallon’s ready to call it a night, drunk Chris is disappointed.
After helping a very drunk Chris home from the pub, Amy and Fallon wonder if it really is all over between Alice and Chris. Amy wishes they’d never agreed to carry on drinking with him. She thinks he’s holding in the hurt and pretending to be fine. They cringe at what Chris said to Cecil Jackson before Jolene asked Chris to leave; they hope he doesn’t remember.
Lee confides to Tony Joy’s concerns about a stranger hanging around Beechwood. Lee’s found a footprint in a flowerbed in front of his and Helen’s house. Tony doesn’t think it’s much to go on and advises holding off telling Helen for now as it doesn’t take much to put her on edge. Later, Tony rings Lee to let him know that Johnny had also noticed something strange while on the estate. He saw the side gate of Helen and Lee’s house was open. The only answer can be that their house is being watched from the front and back. Lee’s adamant he has to tell Helen right away.