Is he about to leave the village for good?
David’s birthday is an awkward one for Victoria and Jacob as speculation is high regarding who Jacob’s new girlfriend is. With Gabby the prime suspect, David worries that the subject is taboo because of Leanna, leaving Jacob feeling even worse.
Despite the gossip, Jacob and Victoria can’t resist the opportunity to use the empty house for a bit of fun and have to scramble when David unexpectedly arrives home.
Seeing straight through Jacob’s excuses, David intends to greet the ‘mystery’ partner and is shocked when Jacob tells him he was right, it’s Gabby.
Upstairs, Victoria listens in, cringing and once David leaves, Jacob reassures her that Gabby will go along with his lies. Panicking, Victoria realises she’s lost a bracelet David gave her.
Meanwhile in the pub, David teases and oblivious Gabby leaving her baffled.
Finding Victoria’s bracelet on the floor, Jacob entices her into a relieved kiss, but unbeknownst to them, a dumbstruck David has seen them through the window.
Before long rocked by all the news and with his world now totally on a different axis and emotional David makes a big decision and says his final goodbyes to his family before driving out of the village.
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