Tuesday 21st: Hazel tells Aaron that the police are releasing Jackson’s body and Aaron suggests they arrange the funeral for Friday. Later, Ashley visits Hazel with a list of vicars for the service. Aaron suggests Hazel finds an apt photo of Jackson while he rings around the vicars.
Wednesday 22nd: Dissatisfied with Hazel’s choice of photo of Jackson for the funeral, Aaron tells her that he’ll find a better one. As he goes through photos with Adam, he pretends that he hasn’t thought about having to go to the police station tomorrow. Aaron shows Hazel his chosen photo, hiding his fear about tomorrow.
Thursday 23rd (7pm): After meeting with the vicar to talk over the funeral arrangements, Hazel assures Aaron that he doesn’t have to attend the funeral if he thinks it’ll be too hard. However, Aaron irritably assures her that he’ll be there. At the station, Hazel’s led into an interview room and braces herself for questioning. Paddy and Chas are optimistic for Aaron when Hazel’s released without a charge. However, Aaron’s stunned when he’s charged with murder…
Thursday 23rd (8pm): Aaron’s solicitor takes him through what to expect at the bail hearing, but he’s distracted and can only think about the fact he’s going to miss the funeral. At the same time, Chas turns on Hazel when she learns Aaron’s been charged and demands that she leave, insisting she’ll be the one to stay with her son. Back at Victoria, Paddy comforts Chas ,who fears this may all be too much for Aaron. Hazel’s devastated by Aaron’s charge, while Aaron cries tears of grief and fear in his cell overnight.
Friday 24th: As Aaron waits to be called into the hearing, he phones Chas and Paddy and tells them that he wants them to attend the funeral rather than see him in court. Chas tells Paddy that she’s going to do exactly what Aaron asks of her this time. Later, as the congregation starts to gather outside the church, Hazel is upset that Aaron can’t be there and asks Joe to take his place as a pallbearer. Jerry arrives with the hearse, furious with Hazel and glad that Aaron is unable to come.
The reverend plays Jackson’s message to the congregation, exonerating Hazel and Aaron and asking people to understand that they helped him out of love. Hazel’s grief overwhelms her as the coffin is lowered, while Jerry walks away.
In the pub afterwards, Hazel defends herself to Jerry, Steve and Annie, while Chas tells Paddy that Aaron’s been released on bail. Later, Chas is relieved to find Aaron sat beside Jackson’s grave with a beer, but despairs when he tells her that he wants to be alone.
These scenes air the week beginning Monday 20th June 2011.