Ashley hands over his possessions
Aired Thursday, Jun 14 2012 at 18:45 BST on
Published Tuesday, Jun 5 2012, 00:01 BST
| By Daniel Kilkelly |
Ashley wakes up after an uncomfortable night on the church floor. Edna arrives and almost catches him, and Ashley is awkward as he attempts to hide the fact that he slept there. Outside Mulberry Cottage, Ashley sees Laurel and offers to collect the children from school, but gets upset when she insists that she has it covered. Laurel is conscious that she isn't wearing her wedding ring and tries to hide her hand from Ashley. She leaves unaware that Ashley has surreptitiously entered the house.
Making himself a sandwich, Ashley begins to rifle through drawers, pocketing any of his valuables. Finding Laurel's wedding ring in a box, Ashley looks sad. He then panics when Ruby arrives, snapping at her. As the day continues, Ashley hands over his possessions to a pawnbroker in exchange for money. He soon gives the cash to Laurel, lying about being paid. Later, Laurel is confused to learn from Ruby about how Ashley was in the house alone.
Meanwhile, at Home Farm, Megan is uncomfortable around Robbie and makes it clear that she was serious about her offer to pay for him to travel. Declan arrives and is sceptical about what Megan is up to, suggesting that she should give Robbie a chance. Soon afterwards, Robbie is impressed to hear about the festival and offers his help, but Megan doesn't take him up on it.
Later, Robbie tells Megan that he cannot accept her offer, but is happy to leave. Megan feels guilty and agrees that he can stay, but suggests they should take things one step at a time.
Elsewhere, Chas and Cameron begin their weekend away but Chas is jealous when Cameron calls Debbie, while Rhona is shocked as Pearl returns back to work and is forced to tell Victoria that she has to leave.