But as Pollard lies unconscious, what's the true cost of Sam's actions?
As Samson continues to sow discontent between Noah and Amelia, Dan struggles with not being able to support his family financially. Meanwhile Noah reels after hearing that he’s lost his apprenticeship now Marcus has left the village.
When Noah rushes off to meet a potential new employer, Amelia desperately searches for someone to look after Esther and later riles to learn that Samson has been looking after Esther in his absence and remains suspicious of his cousin’s true intentions.
Wanting to provide for his granddaughter, Sam wishes they could do more financially and Samson toys with Noah as he seeks to worm his way into Amelia’s good books.
Noah’s thrown when Samson manipulates him into offering a payoff from his trust fund to keep away from Esther. Soon, Samson is chuffed when Noah agrees to a payout, offering him two grand to keep away from Amelia and Esther.
Later, Sam moots the idea to Cain of giving Dan a pay rise to help with paying for Esther but Cain resists. And Sam is left thoughtful when Cain instead suggests that as a Dingle, he needs to think outside the box.
In the Shop, Sam tries to distract Pollard while he steals baby stuff for Esther, but when he's confronted by a suspicious Pollard, he panics and flees the scene.
On Main Street, whilst in hot pursuit of fleeing Sam, Pollard trips and hits his head. Looking down in horror at an unconscious Pollard, Sam worries about what he’s done.
Later, Sam and Lydia try to come up with a plan to keep Sam out of prison.
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