This week in Shieldinch… results from Joe’s second post-mortem point the finger at a new suspect; Poppy gets an unexpected present with upsetting implications; and Jessie’s effort to understand Amber backfire badly.
At The Tall Ship, Nicole notices Maggie’s struggling to cope. She confides in a sympathetic Nicole about her fears for Caitlin and reveals she’s on anti-anxiety medication. Working in the pub isn’t helping – she’s never been more tempted to drink.
Upstairs, a hopeful Caitlin talks to Ellie about the second post mortem results which have cast doubt over Caitlin’s guilt. The results show someone else delivered a second blow which killed Joe – but who? Ellie has her own theory and is quick to point the finger at Nicole.
Elsewhere, witnessed by Cameron and Eve, Poppy’s stalker makes his presence felt once again when she receives an unwanted gift – a lock of her hair. Devastated, Poppy’s paranoia runs rampant and she starts to question those closest to her – Stevie.
While Poppy’s world continues to crumble, Eve’s doubts about Cameron continue. However, when she attempts to apologise to her son, Cameron turns the tables on her – if he is a monster, then it’s all Eve’s fault.
Tensions run high in the Murdoch household as Jessie and Amber continue to clash, with Alex caught in the middle. A hungover Amber tells Alex to get Jessie in line or face the consequences. However, when Jessie attempts to talk to Amber it stirs up further resentment and ends violently.
River City airs at 10pm on BBC Scotland