But for how long?
After spotting the news of Pierce’s death in the Hotton Courier, Marlon readies himself to break the news to Rhona.
Later, Rhona and Vanessa tell Paddy and Marlon that they already knew about Pierce’s death. But Rhona's uneasy about telling Marlon the full story which includes Pierce’s son Marcus.
Picking up on Rhona’s distant mood, Marlon apologises for making everything about him recently and suggests a mystery meeting at the cafe.
Later, with Rhona's guilt about Marcus weighing heavy, she's surprised and grateful by Marlon’s romantic dinner and attempts to tell him about Marcus.
But will she confess before Marcus arrives in the village?
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