Marlon, Jessie and April return home to find Max lying in wait at Tall Trees… and he's toting a gun!
With the police sting having failed, Max (Jordan Reece) knows Billy (Jay Kontzle) double-crossed him and he's lying in wait at Tall Trees. With a gun!
Unaware that the dodgy crim Max – who stabbed Ellis (Asan N'Jie) a few months back and has been prowling about ever since – is lying in wait Marlon (Mark Charnock), Jessie (Sandra Marvin) and April arrive home. The couple reel when Max looms into view, making it clear he's packing a gun.
Max instructs Jessie to call Billy (Jay Kontzle) and get him home, the teacher tries but her son, who's still playing footie, doesn't pick up! As the terrifying tension builds at Tall Trees, Max tells the couple he'll leave if they cough up £40K!
Back on the pitch, the game has finished and Billy pales when he hears his mum's message. As he races off home, with Ellis in tow, can Billy save his family?
This is the first of tonight's episodes.
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