One minute Alicia's telling Leyla to keep her distance from Jacob, the next she's letting her take the boy to TJ's birthday party. And she very quickly regrets it. Jacob has a nut allergy (half the villagers are nuts, it's a wonder the lad's not being drip-fed antihistamines) and Alicia tells Leyla to watch what he eats. So she watches him eat a piece of cake and then go into anaphylactic shock. Leyla has an EpiPen to treat Jacob, then Alicia rushes him to hospital. Jacob gets the all-clear, but angry Alicia points out to Leyla that she clearly has no idea how to care for a child. Natasha's not likely to win Mother of the Year. And Maisie enjoys telling Natasha and Nathan that she's living with the enemy: Faye. Neither she nor Faye is happy, though, when Cain says Ryan's asked him to be their bodyguard. They don't want his protection, they want him to testify in court. Cain reacts so badly to the law, though, they'd need an EpiPen for him, too! Jai might need protection after Zak catches him poking around Pollard's factory. Jai's hatching a new business and Zak smells a way to make money - illegally, of course. Click here to watch whatsontv.co.uk's weekly soaps video preview, the Soap Scoop (opens in new tab)
Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix.
An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.
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