But what will Lydia think of her plan?
When Mandy speculates to Vinny that Paul might have PTSD after the kidnapping, Paul is quick to jump on this excuse as a lifeline. And as both Mandy and Vinny agree to support him, he smiles, having got what he wanted.
The next day, Paul tells Vinny they’ve got the morning off to give Mandy something special for her birthday and Mandy’s emotional when Paul organises a family cycling trip at HOP.
After accidentally splashing him with mud as she cycled past, Al approaches Mandy, furious at what happened. But when Paul jumps to her defence, Mandy's proud and emotional.
Back at home, Mandy’s moved by Paul’s heartfelt defence of her and admits she needs him. With Pail looking like the cat that got the cream, they both rush upstairs.
As they emerge from the bedroom, Paul’s dumbstruck when Mandy suggests they get married sooner rather than later. Overwhelmed, he agrees, and she’s joyful.
The next day, Mandy asks Lydia to be her bridesmaid. Feeling uneasy, Lydia admits her worry that none of the problems Mandy had with Paul previously have gone away.
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