Monday 28th February: Coming out of the pub laughing with Flynn, Aaron is thrown to see Jackson. Seeing Aaron is quiet, Flynn reminds him he is a good listener, and Aaron is grateful for the offer. Flynn then casually suggests going back to his place, but aware he wants to take things further, Aaron makes his excuses and it’s clear that he’s becoming increasingly torn.
Tuesday 1st March: Jackson picks up a new wheelchair and Hazel optimistically hopes that it will give him a new level of independence and a fresh start. Later, Jackson tells Gerry the truth about the situation between him and Aaron – and it’s clear this has done nothing to endear Aaron to Gerry.
Wednesday 2nd March: While on a date with Flynn, Aaron opens up and admits to him that he can’t stop thinking about Jackson and is struggling to make sense of his feelings. Flynn tells Aaron that he is disappointed but pleased he has finally been honest with him.
Later, Aaron arrives at Jackson’s and asks him to be honest with him. Although Jackson begs him not to do this, Aaron says that he can’t just turn his feelings off and he never stops thinking about him. He asserts that he has always told him to tell the truth and will do so now. He then says: “I love you.”
Thursday 3rd March (7pm): Jackson is thrown that Aaron has finally said the three words he’s waited so long to hear. Aaron assures him that he’s not going anywhere this time – they’re going to get through this together and he isn’t doing it out of sympathy. Arriving at the pub, Aaron and Jackson tell everyone they’re back on for good, but Paddy and Chas are worried.
Thursday 3rd March (8pm): Aaron assures Paddy and Chas that his reunion with Jackson is what he really wants and he finally knows what love is.