Monday 14th: As Aaron tries to feed Jackson breakfast, it’s clear that Jackson is uncomfortable, but Aaron remains upbeat and in love. When Jackson arrives home, Hazel senses that all is not well and later asks Aaron what happened as Jackson’s been in a foul mood all day. When Aaron insists he’s done nothing wrong, Hazel worries that Jackson may have had a change of heart.
Tuesday 15th: Aaron senses that he’s being frozen out when Jackson seems reluctant for him to stay over.
Wednesday 16th: Following fresh tension with Jackon, Aaron tells Chas that getting back with him seems to have made things worse between them. Later, Chas approaches Jackson and airs her concerns. Jackson explains that he’s only letting Aaron see how hard their future will be, but Chas brands him selfish – saying that he’s giving Aaron nothing back and waiting for the relationship to fail. Hazel and Jackson are thrown by her outburst.
Thursday 17th (7pm): Aaron is annoyed to learn that Chas has been interfering and is put out when he gets an unenthusiastic welcome from Hazel and Jackson. Aaron tells Jackson that he’s talking to his camera too often and should be confiding in him instead. Later, as Hazel, Jerry and Jackson head off to a hospital appointment in the ambulance, Aaron lets himself into Dale Head and finds the laptop. Aaron watches as Jackson opens up about his true feelings and he’s shocked to the core to hear Jackson say he wants to die…
Thursday 17th (8pm): In The Woolpack, Aaron tells Hazel that he’s seen the diary. She snaps at him for prying but he urges her to listen. Hazel refuses to discuss this, but Aaron begs her to at least watch the diaries herself and she reluctantly agrees. Later, Aaron and Jackson return home just as Hazel is replacing the laptop. Hazel pretends to be upbeat but a look passes between her and Aaron and it’s clear their secret is going to be a heavy one to bear…
Friday 18th: Hazel is determined to show Jackson that life is worth living and tries to boost his outlook. She and Aaron talk to Joe, who reminds her that it’s inevitable Jackson will have up and down days. Hazel encourages Bob to ask Jackson for his advice on the plans for the café, while Aaron urges Hazel to consider confronting him but Hazel refuses, insisting she’ll find another way.
Monday 21st: Jerry asks Jackson to be Josh’s godfather, but is upset by his reaction.
Tuesday 22nd: Aaron accuses Jackson of being selfish.
Wednesday 23rd: Jackson agrees to be Josh’s godfather.