Next week, Callum Highway will discover some surprising Ellie Nixon results.
Friday’s episode (October 16) showed Ellie (Mica Paris) leaving the hospital after apparently confining Phil (Steve McFadden) to pay young Raymond for a fake procedure.
Ben (Max Bowden) would see the following scenes predicting that Ellie had used a false identity to cheat Phil, seeing as he couldn’t get ahold of her on the phone.
Callum (Tony Clay) lets DI Steve Thompson (Philip Wright) believe that he’s going to get closer to Phil with some details about Ellie, but he’s not prepared for what he learns.
Halfway breaks Ben’s news that the car crash that killed the family of Raymond was not an accident at all, as Ellie is a very dangerous lady, it was a retaliatory assault.
As Halfway manages to get a phone number and address for him, by violently calling Ellie to demand to see his son, Phil disregards Ben’s approach to shape a plan.
Ultimately, Ellie and Phil have a fight at The Arches, where Ellie is called out for manipulating him. A subsequent meeting convinces Phil that battling Ellie in Raymond’s court is the only way forward.
His prosecutor, Ritchie Scott (Sian Webber), is swift to scupper Phil’s dreams of full custody, as he has a lengthy criminal past.
Desperate to keep Raymond away from Ellie, with the agreement that he will cover the court bills, Phil approaches Denise (Diane Parish) to manipulate her into negotiating for the child’s custody.
At the same time, DI Thompson needs Denise’s friend Jack Branning (Scott Maslen) to stay away from the Mitchell sting, so he asks Callum to encourage Jack to stay away.