Distraction is one of the leading factors in auto accidents, and when Nicola’s (Nicola Wheeler) concentration is off the road as a result of the effect of Tom’s (Mark Flanagan) return, Angel becomes a statistic.
Since Tom arrived, Jimmy (Nick Miles) and Nicola have been on edge, not just because he originally refused to meet them but also because the mere mention of his deceased father Carl sets him off into an intense rage.
It’s tricky since Carl was Jimmy’s brother and Jimmy’s kid is named after him, thus he-who-shall-not-be-named is always brought up. All hell breaks loose when Jimmy unintentionally reveals that Carl murdered Tom’s namesake grandpa.
Tom’s situation is precarious, and Belle’s (Eden Taylor-Draper) admission that she inadvertently killed Gemma isn’t helping. He’s like a coiled spring, and when Jimmy confronts him at the Woolpack to settle the score, things take a violent turn.
In light of this, Jimmy suddenly decides to remove Tom out of his life for the sake of his family. He is too erratic to be around his kids. Jimmy is left to mull about this difficult choice, but Nicola reassures him that it is the correct one.
Later, though, when Jimmy neglected to take her to the dentist, Nicola discovers Angel outside Victoria Cottage and her capacity for empathy wanes. She yells at the teenager as they race to the appointment and shoves the teenager into her vehicle out of stress.
Nicola, however, takes her eyes off the road since her attention is diverted. A terrible disaster occurs when Moira and Nicola collide at a roundabout just outside the hamlet.
Angel is not moving; she is comatose in the crushed car’s rear, which is a startling reality for the two ladies as they work to free themselves from the debris. Has Nicola’s insanity claimed the life of her daughter?