Where do they go from here?
As their day in court arrives, Leanne and Steve are gutted to see that Wendy has taken Dr Howarth’s side. And when Tracy arrives at the family court for Oliver’s hearing, Leanne makes it clear that neither she nor Nick is welcome. Steve suggests she leaves them to it and Tracy’s stung.
After a gruelling day in court in which Dr Howarth told the court that in her view, it would be an act of kindness and compassion to switch off Oliver’s life support, Leanne knocks back a bottle of wine and suggests Steve take her to bed and makes a pass at him.
Coming to her senses, Leanne apologises for making a pass at him but as Steve returns home, Tracy smells a rat and quizzes him. When he reveals that Leanne came onto him, he explains that she was drunk but a shocked Tracy later confronts Leanne in the hospital.
Giving evidence, Leanne tells the court how Oliver reacts to certain stimuli and she's forced to admit it's possible that his reactions are involuntary when the barrister suggests it. Leanne tells the court all she wants is to save her son.
When Nick arrives at Oliver's bedside, Toyah reminds him that Leanne's banned him from visiting but seeing how upset he is, relents and allows him to stay.
After Steve urges the Judge to give Oliver more time as one day they might find a cure, the hearing ends and an emotionally drained Steve and Leanne head out. Arriving at the hospital, Leanne is furious to find Nick there.
Knowing that today's the day that the Judge will announce her decision regarding Oliver, Tracy, Amy, Emma and Simon gather at No.1 and nervously await the news.
Sitting in silence as the judge delivers her statement, Steve and Leanne listen as she concludes that it's in Oliver’s best interests that his life support be withdrawn. In the hospital, Toyah receives a call from an anguished Leanne and Sarah fights back her tears.
After Leanne announces that she wants to launch an Appeal, Steve reluctantly agrees but it’s clear he’s not convinced. Returning to the hospital, Leanne and Steve head straight to Oliver’s room and Steve finally tells Leanne that they have to let Oliver go and he can’t back her in her decision to Appeal.
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