This week in Shieldinch… Lenny’s position as the local kingpin is under threat from rivals, Maggie thinks her dating days are over, and Bob decides to get closer to Nicole, at all costs.

When several Montego Street businesses are vandalised, it looks as though Lenny Murdoch’s territory is under threat. Rory dupes his father into believing crime rival Sneddon is responsible, so Lenny warns him off – but he won’t be told and starts pressurising the locals into paying him protection money.

Rory offers to take care of Sneddon and Lenny reluctantly agrees. However, Rory’s plan backfires when Sneddon reveals he knows a damaging secret about his previous life in Brighton. Lenny is stunned by Rory’s admission, and as his anger grows there’s another shock in store for the Murdoch family.

Elsewhere, Maggie is mortified when Ruby discovers she’s been on internet dating sites. Ruby thinks her gran holds secret affections for Lenny, but Maggie insists they’re just pals.

After Maggie helps Lenny with Callum, he invites her out for lunch by way of thanks. Buoyed up by his interest, Maggie gets all dolled up for their date but crossed wires cause confusion.

Bob and Nicole’s affair continues, but he has doubts he can offer her the life she desires. Desperate to show his worth, Bob approaches Rory with a business proposition, but is quickly snubbed.

It falls to Madonna to come up with a potential get-rich-quick plan and internet stardom at the same time.

This episode airs on BBC Scotland – Monday 2nd December 2019 at 10pm