Monday 8th: Aaron tries to make a fresh start by moving into The Woolpack following his not guilty verdict – but he’s still wrestling with his demons and remains on a self-destructive path. From the outset, Diane is unhappy that Chas has allowed Aaron to move in, as a share in the pub’s accommodation wasn’t part of the original deal when the feisty brunette bought into the business. To make matters worse, it’s not long until Aaron is at the centre of drama at the bar when he fronts up to Carl threateningly, continuing their long-running war. Chas stays loyal by sticking up for Aaron during the row, but Diane is in no mood for the mechanic’s behaviour and orders him to get out. Still angry later, Diane gets tough with Chas and tells her that the arrangement isn’t going to work out and Aaron has to go. As Chas worries over her son’s future, Aaron’s erratic behaviour is only just beginning…
Tuesday 9th: Chas is terrified that Aaron’s going to lose the roof over his head. She fights for a few day’s grace from Diane, but when Aaron flies off the handle it’s too much for Diane. Later, Aaron has another go at Carl resulting in Diane throwing him out of the pub while giving Chas an ultimatum. Aaron tells Diane that it doesn’t matter as he’s leaving tonight. Aaron then breaks into Mill Cottage, smashing things up. Carl and Jimmy rush to stop and restrain him, before Carl makes a phone call, telling Aaron that he’s calling the police. But actually, he calls Chas…
Wednesday 10th: Chas tries to talk to Aaron about the break-in but gets nowhere. Aaron is then left conflicted when Hazel brings Jackson’s things for him to look through. Later, he is sent home from work, unable to do his job as he has a cut hand. As the day continues, Chas finds Aaron running scalding water over his cut hand and it’s clear that he wants to hurt himself even more.
In the pub, Carl tries to wind Aaron up about the burglary by threatening to call the police, and Aaron is tipped over the edge. The ensuing argument results Aaron trying to grab Diane. and Hazel slapping Aaron around the face when he pronounces them both murderers. Once the working day is over, Diane tells Chas that she must take control of Aaron but softens towards her when Chas breaks down in tears.
Thursday 11th (7pm): Diane suggests that Aaron should get counselling, but Chas doesn’t get her hopes up. Chas and Carl argue about Aaron and she tips the dregs of a pint over him, but is rocked when he tells her that Aaron doesn’t have much of a chance with a mum like her. Later, Chas goes to talk to Aaron at work and gets in the car with him. However, Aaron is angry and begins to drive recklessly. As he gets more emotional, Chas grabs the hand brake. Aaron loses control of the vehicle and the car swerves off the road into a ditch.
Thursday 11th (8pm): The car and Aaron are both a complete wreck. Cain rushes to the scene of the accident, but what state will he find Chas and Aaron in?
Friday 12th: Aaron struggles to re-gain control.