Monday 31st: Adam and Aaron visit Bar West, where they play pool and are joined by Flynn, who thrashes them. When Aaron makes a joke about hunting him down if he doesn’t go easy with the next game, Flynn cheekily suggests Aaron could give him his number instead and Aaron’s struck by a wave of attraction towards him. Later, when Jackson quizzes him about his night, Aaron fails to mention the encounter to Jackson. Feeling conflicted, Aaron hides his guilt.
Tuesday 1st February: Following a heart-to-heart with Chas, Aaron builds up the courage to tell Jackson about Flynn. Jackson tells him that he should call Flynn, before making it clear that as far as he’s concerned, their relationship is over – they can only ever be friends.
Wednesday 2nd February: Aaron refuses to accept that his relationship with Jackson is over. Hiding how upset he is, Jackson tries to make it clear that there is no future for them as a couple and he’s adamant he won’t ruin Aaron’s life too. Later, a conflicted Aaron calls Flynn and informs him that he’s a free agent.
Thursday 3rd February: Aaron and Flynn hit it off on their date and it is clear there is a mutual attraction. As Flynn makes to leave, he asks Aaron out again tomorrow night and is pleased when Aaron accepts.
Friday 4th February: On their second date, Aaron and Flynn’s chat turns to exes. Aaron admits that there was someone but it’s complicated. Aaron continues to enjoy Flynn’s company, but the reminder of Jackson plays on his mind and he makes his excuses and leaves. Flynn is worried that he’s said something wrong but Aaron reassures him that he does really like him. Back in the village, Aaron visits Jackson and admits that he’s just been out with Flynn. Jackson hides his true feelings and urges Aaron to tell him all about Flynn. Cautiously, Aaron continues but his discomfort is growing and he questions if Jackson is really okay about this. Jackson promises that he’s fine and would like to meet Flynn, and Aaron accepts – unaware that Jackson is swallowing his deep hurt.