But is Marlon as content as he makes out?
When Vanessa suggests a party to celebrate her and Marlon’s engagement, Rhona is hesitant and later Marlon is doubtful when Rhona broaches it.
Relenting, Marlon remains nervous about returning to the Woolpack for the first time since his stroke. But with support from Paddy, he’s reassured it’s all going to be okay.
Later that day, Marlon and Rhona arrive for their engagement party and Marlon manages a declaration of love for Rhona. As everyone cheers, it's a happy tableau. But is Marlon as content as he makes out?
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