This week in Shieldinch… Scarlett and Dougie’s relationship strains further as their wedding day approaches; Nicole desperately tries to keep Alex interested; and Joe tries to distance himself from the damning allegations about Ruby.

With their wedding day imminent, Scarlett and Dougie’s relationship is more strained than ever. At the wedding rehearsal, Scarlett’s selfish actions make Dougie feel unwanted. He shares his woes with Poppy who is shocked by her father’s bitterness.

Under pressure, Dougie’s mental health deteriorates and he takes drastic action to regain control with a surprise proposal for Scarlett. Stevie’s concerns about his mother’s sudden disappearance deepen when he discovers her discarded mobile on the street. Word spreads to Suzie who decides to tell her side of the story and expose Dougie’s duplicity.

With the search for Scarlett underway, Dougie forces his fiancé to admit she allowed him to take the fall for Callum’s crimes. As Scarlett’s lies unravel, Dougie begins to lose control putting her in grave danger.

Elsewhere, Nicole tries everything to hold Alex’s interest and keep love rival Poppy at bay. Nicole attempts to seduce Alex but her desperation proves unattractive. Realising their unborn baby is her trump card, Nicole uses her pregnancy to make sure Alex puts her first, not Poppy.

In the wake of his sordid secret being revealed, Joe maintains his innocent façade. While Lou sides with Joe, Caitlin and Maggie urge Ruby to report what happened to DCI Grant. Ruby refuses and blindly goes along with Joe’s latest plan to double-cross Caitlin.

Cast

Scarlett is played by Sally Howitt
Dougie by Stewart Porter
Nicole by Holly Jack
Alex by Jordan Young
Joe by Douglas Rankine
Ruby by Zindzi Hudson
Poppy by Lindsay Campbell
Stevie by Iain Robertson
Suzie by Juliet Cadzow
Lou by Lesley Hart
Caitlin by Gayle Telfer Stevens
Maggie by Kathryn Howden
DCI Grant by Therese Bradley.

This episode of River City airs on Monday 9th September 2019 at 10pm on BBC Scotland