On the anniversary of Hayley's death.
Having discovered that his bed hasn’t been slept in, Carla confides in Shona that she’s worried about Roy as it’s the anniversary of Hayley’s death. When Carla takes a call from Sylvia and still can’t locate Roy she reports him missing to the police.
Roy returns home to find Carla giving a description of him to the police. Explaining how he spent the night train spotting, Roy apologises for causing any inconvenience and for worrying her.
As Roy and Carla have lunch in the Bistro and reminisce about Hayley, their meal is cut short when Shona interrupts them to say that Sylvia has been taken seriously ill. Phoning the hospital, Roy is shocked to discover that his mother has had a heart attack.
When Roy returns home, he tells Carla that he was too late and that by the time he got to Hastings, Sylvia had died.
Carla’s heart breaks for him and when she finds him cataloguing all Sylvia’s belongings but unwilling to talk about her, she worries that he’s bottling up his feelings.
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