Doug's shocked to discover Marlon has no idea where Laurel is, worried what she might do. Laurel’s at the vets and furious they are banning her from seeing the kids. Later they are all horrified to hear she’s taken the kids out of school and locked with them in her house. Later, they manage to take the kids but with Laurel turning to the bottle her father Doug breaks down in tears in despair.
Despite secretly being back at the B&B, Tracy looks at the jobs ads for Bernice's benefit, lying she slept in the cricket pavilion. Guilty, Bernice comes clean to Jimmy over her meddling and asks him to offer Tracy her job back. But will it backfire?
Emma tells Val about her 'mugging' and James arrives to check on her as Val says it's obvious he still cares. Acting scared, she tells him the police want her to look at some mug shots and he offers to take her. However, she is soon incensed when she hears Chas and James arranging a trip to France and heads upstairs to wreck their plans.