Why is he so keen to avoid seeing his family?
When Nicola clues into the fact that she’s seeing someone new, Belle is guarded and later at The Hide, she excitedly meets up with Tom, appealing to him to reach out to his family.
The next day, Tom struggles with his unresolved grief over his dad and there’s an awkward reunion when Jimmy and Nicola bump into him at The Hide.
With a prickly Jimmy unable to hide his hurt at the thought of Tom avoiding him, Belle worries about Tom's reticence.
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