Monday 12th: Aaron’s agitated by Sean hanging round, while Chas is pleased when she discovers that Aaron is going back to college.
Tuesday 13th: Aaron turns up early to help the Bartons on the farm. Chas is reassured by Diane’s words when she thinks that Aaron is doing well. Soon afterwards, Aaron heads out to visit Jackson’s grave to see the headstone, which has just been put up. His feelings of grief, pain and anger are clear when he takes them out on the punch-bag. Later, Aaron tries to hide his blood-stained hands from Adam when he calls at the garage.
Wednesday 14th: Although Aaron seems to be convincing everyone that he is okay, he snaps at Holly, which concerns her. At the garage, Aaron is close to losing it with Sean and his own rage shakes him, but Rachel soon apologises to him over her nephew’s behaviour.
Later, on a rare boys’ night out together, Adam and Alex give Aaron some space when they bump into Flynn, but Aaron finds it difficult to talk to his ex. When the others have left, Flynn is out of his depth when Aaron reveals the true extent of his self-loathing.
Thursday 15th (7pm): Aaron is exhausted and running on empty, but still turns up to help at the farm before work. When Adam questions Aaron about how he ended the night out with Flynn, Aaron snaps. Moira is concerned that Aaron is pushing himself too hard, while Paddy can also see that Aaron is dead on his feet. At the pub, Chas is worried about Aaron’s aggressive tone towards Sean. But later at the garage, things get more serious when Aaron collapses after chasing Sean, who has run off with the garage cash tin.
Thursday 15th (8pm): Sean rushes to the pub and announces that Aaron has collapsed. The mechanic’s loved ones come to the scene, but Aaron has gone. As the search begins for Aaron, he is seen stumbling along the road by Zak and Sam, who take him home. With Aaron found, Paddy takes Chas to him, but Aaron makes her feel rejected. Later, alone at the Dingles’, Aaron sees a knife and picks it up. When Sam returns to the house, he finds Aaron in surprisingly good spirits. As Aaron throws him a beer, he glances down at himself and covers up the traces of blood starting to show through his shirt…
Friday 16th: Zak is hopeful about his ideas for helping Aaron but Chas continues to worry. Aaron feels that he’s not wanted at the Bartons’ when he heads there for work but they tell him they’re concerned about him working too hard after his collapse. He realises Chas has phoned ahead to explain what happened. Later, Aaron is riled when he sees the punch bag has been taken away and Zak explains that he’s moved it to the Homestead. Despite Aaron acting fine about their interference, Chas knows he’s unhappy about it.