Aaron’s devastated when Jackson admits
he has no will to live…
Aaron and Hazel had hoped that the optimism found on holiday would continue when they got home but, much to their dismay, Jackson is back on a downward spiral. He admits that he still feels as if his life isn’t worth living, and a devastated Aaron hotfoots it back to Whitby.
“Jackson always knew that this period of them showing him what he could do was going to come to an end, and that he was going to get back to reality,” explains Marc Silcock, who plays him.
Jackson tries to get hold of Aaron, who refuses to answer his phone. Meanwhile, Chas and Paddy wonder what’s going on when they find out that Aaron is staying in Whitby for another night.
When Aaron eventually returns, he can’t bring himself to talk to Jackson. The only person who understands Jackson is Hazel, who makes a massive decision to help her disabled son.
Paddy bumps into Aaron on his return and is shocked by the state of him. Aaron doesn’t call Jackson, and Hazel eventually finds him at work in the garage. She tries to reassure him, but Aaron can’t cope with what’s happening with Jackson – who, in turn, fears Aaron will have him taken into care.
He’s right to be concerned, as Aaron later confesses to Hazel that he’s contacted Social Services. Has he landed them both in big trouble?
These scenes air during the week beginning Monday 9th May 2011.
Monday 16th: Paddy pushes to find out what’s on Aaron’s mind.
Tuesday 17th: Hazel worries she and Jackson are under scrutiny when a social worker turns up asking questions about Jackson’s welfare now that Joe is gone.
Thursday 19th: Steve pays Jackson a visit with some good news – he and Annie are expecting a child!