Kenton drives an agitated Ruth to her mum’s. Ruth is thankful to Jill for staying calm. What upsets her most is that the caller seems to know just what to say to panic them. Kenton sympathises, but reminds her that the caller didn’t indicate he actually knew where Josh and Ben were. Ruth agrees he has a point. Kenton then distracts her with wacky ideas for the community games and comic references to Lynda on the warpath. Ruth’s grateful, but admits she doesn’t know how much longer she can stand the situation at home. Kenton gives Ruth food for thought by telling her about a woman he knew in a similar situation. She declined to give evidence but later wished she had.
David is distracted and not himself. Adam’s worried. Eventually he wrestles the truth from David, and is appalled and full of sympathy for the family. He tells David that nobody would blame him if he decided not to give evidence. When Ed comes over to share a fish supper with a grateful David, Ed declares he’s staying put at Rickyard. David and Ruth have always been great to him, and he wants to show them his support.
WRITER: Carolyn Sally Jones