2309: Rhys unsettles the Ashworth household
Aired Thursday, May 29 2008 at 18:30 BST on Channel 4
Published Monday, May 19 2008, 22:45 BST
| By Kris Green
Josh isn't happy that Rhys is back and does his best to avoid him. Rhys feels excluded from his family and has a heart to heart with Josh, wanting to make things right between them. Josh begins to thaw towards his brother but when he overhears him talking to Hannah about his feelings for Beth, his hatred for him grows.
As Josh tries to flee his problems, Hannah blocks his path - no-one's going until they sort this out. But as the siblings talk things through, Gilly arrives with a present for Josh and the mood becomes hostile once again. The Ashworths are divided over Rhys and as a row erupts. Neville, Josh and Gilly decide to leave home, while a guilty Rhys comforts his devastated mum and sister…
Sasha's desperate for another fix and wishes Fletch was with her but her parents are keeping them apart. Using her mum's birthday present as a decoy to distract Leo, Sasha manages to steal her dad's keys to the boiler room and sends a message to Fletch asking him to meet her there. They're both desperately in need of each other's company as they share their addiction with a wrap of heroin, but are unaware of the mess they've become.
Jack and Darren are worried that their secret will be uncovered when Frankie insists on going to the police, convinced that Louise was responsible for the attack. Frankie does her best to allay Newt's fears and assures him he's safe and they'll do whatever it takes to look after him.
When Frankie overhears Jack reminiscing with Darren about the good times they had before he met her she's instantly on the defensive. Newt's social worker turns up to witness their argument and they're forced to cut it short. As Newt tells his social worker he's happy staying with the Osbornes, Jack and Darren discuss ways of cutting costs. Darren tells him the only way he can think of to cut back on outgoings is to get rid of Newt. Jack is shocked, but decides to have a man to man chat with Newt.
A loved-up Zoe and Mike attempt to have a lunchtime picnic in Washed Up but Michaela's oblivious to the fact that they were just about to close when she bustles in with her smalls. They're both frustrated by Michaela's constant interruptions as she witters on but that's not all they've got to worry about when Zoe gets a call from her dad - he's visiting tomorrow and he's yet to meet Mike. How will Mr Carpenter react to the fact that Zoe's boyfriend is old enough to be her father?