But as he finally allows himself to break down, will he manage to open up to Callum?
Reaching out to Phil, Callum asks him to give Ben a break. But when he tells Ben that he spoke to Phil, Ben isn’t impressed with the gesture and wants to go home.
As Callum desperately tries to get through to him, Ben doesn't want to talk and later, having heard about the attack, Ben is surprised when Pam pops over. As she comforts him, Ben finally allows himself to break down.
But when Ben misses a meeting with Phil and some important clients, Phil is left fuming and Callum opens up to Kathy about his concerns for Ben.
Crossing paths with Isaac as he walks Lexi home, Phil lets him know that he doesn't want anything to do with grasses or their families. Interrupting, Kathy needs to talk to Phil and when Ben returns home, he realises Kathy, Phil and Callum have staged an intervention. Tired of fighting, Ben admits he’s scared for his safety.
Meanwhile, Kat is chuffed with her birthday present from Phil as Lola appears, furious at Phil for the way he spoke to Isaac.
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