Nathan phones Mel. Promising her they will be together when it’s all over, he tells her to do whatever she can to stop Bethany getting to the court to give evidence.
Pretending she is going to the police, Mel gets Bethany to accompany her to the station, but instead stops the car by some railway tracks. Mel grabs Bethany by the hair, dragging her towards the tracks.
Meanwhile, Anna calls at Seb’s house with groceries. His mum Abi seizes the opportunity to head upstairs with a bottle of vodka, leaving Anna stuck in charge of the twins.
Later, Seb arrives home to find Anna and Abi mid-argument. As his mum slopes off, Seb snaps at Anna to be grateful she’s merely drunk rather than high on heroin. Anna is shocked to learn that Abi is an addict.
Elsewhere, Daniel is downcast that his editor only tasks him with reporting tedious local events and yearns for a meatier story. When Yasmeen makes digs at Phelan about Vinny and the Calcutta Street flats scam, Daniel’s ears prick up.