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A wind of change blows through River City

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A wind of change blows through River City

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A wind of change blows through River City

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It’s the usual two visits to Shieldinch on BBC Scotland this week, but a storm is brewing.

In the first episode (Monday) a storm warning looms large, and the locals prepare to take cover. Caitlin spots an opportunity to bring everyone together, offering shelter and entertainment at the Tall Ship. Sonny persuades Lou to join him at the pub and get away from Amber’s obsession with council campaigning.

At the pub, Lou gets talking to Brooke Shaw who reveals she became a police officer after the death of her sister. As the pair open up, Lou is startled when Brooke’s family history stirs up hidden memories. As the pub is plunged into darkness by the storm, Brooke’s openness triggers a panic attack in Lou. Elsewhere, Bob is stunned to discover his son, Kenzie, is re-enacting a kiss between Tommy and Roisin with his toys. Confiding in his best mate, Angus urges him to talk to Roisin, convinced it’s all a big mistake.

Back at the flat, Bob confronts Roisin and Tommy who deny anything happened. However, Bob notices a spark between the pair and demands to know the truth. With the storm building, Lydia asks Andrew, to stay for a drink and keep her company. As the chemistry between them grows, Andrew agrees to stay close.

River City sees drama for Andrew and Tommy.

Roisin is torn between two men, and a wind machine.

In Wednesday’s offering, the storm takes hold outside, and Lydia and Andrew grow close in the sanctuary of her flat, leading to a kiss. However, guilt quickly creeps into Lydia’s head and she questions whether it’s a good idea to become more than friends. Andrew dismisses her concerns and continues to kiss Lydia, against her wishes.

As things spiral out of control, Lydia is left traumatised by Andrew’s actions. Later, as reality dawns on him, Andrew scrambles to find an alibi. Elsewhere, Bob demands to know what’s going on between Roisin and Tommy. They insist nothing has happened but admit they came close to kissing. Stunned by the confession, Bob realises they have feelings for each other.

Keen to give Roisin and Bob time alone, Tommy leaves the flat, stepping into the storm outside. A worried Roisin goes after Tommy who urges her to return to Bob. However, there’s more drama in store for Tommy as the storm rages.

In the aftermath of the power cut, a shaken Lou is comforted by Maggie. Lou reveals she has a hidden connection to Brooke’s dead sister. When a worried Brooke appears, Lou downplays her panic attack, determined to keep the past secret.

RIVER CITY, BBC SCOTLAND, MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY at 10pm

Shown on BBC One Scotland on Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm.

Lydia is left traumatised by Andrew’s actions.

Tommy has a different kind of night on the tiles.

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