This week in Shieldinch… a frantic Kim makes a startling decision about her future when Isobel goes missing, Alex is forced to choose between Poppy and Nicole, and Katie gets in trouble with the police when Bex leads her astray.

An exhausted Kim struggles to juggle her home life with her career and taking care of her mum Isobel. Concerned about his wife Bob stages an intervention, urging Kim to rest. However, Kim wakes to discover Isobel has gone missing in the night.

As a frantic Kim searches for Isobel she finds her mum in a bad way, cold and in a hypothermic state from spending the night outside. At the hospital, Isobel’s condition worsens – and as her life hangs in the balance Kim goes against her mother’s wishes, hiding her ‘do not resuscitate’ instruction from the nursing staff. In the cold light of day Kim realises something’s got to give, and quits her job to take care of Isobel.

Elsewhere, Alex is caught between the two women in his life, Poppy and Nicole. When Alex tells Poppy that Nicole is pregnant with his baby, she is shocked but agrees to give their relationship a go regardless.

When Alex discovers that Nicole is thinking about terminating her pregnancy, Nicole manipulates him into choosing between her and Poppy, knowing how desperately he wants a family.

Bex and Katie spend the day together, but things go awry when the teenager decides to shoplift behind Bernie’s back. When the police get involved, it’s Katie who’s caught red-handed – much to Ellie and AJ’s horror.

Cast

Kim by Frances Thorburn
Isobel by Alison Peebles
Alex by Jordan Young
Poppy by Lindsey Campbell
Nicole by Holly Jack
Katie by Libby Dye
Bex by Cora Tsang
Bob by Stephen Purdon
Bernie by Barbara Rafferty
Ellie by Leah MacRae
AJ by Sanjeev Kohli

This episode of River City airs Monday 12th August 2019 on BBC Scotland at 10pm