Darren Faulkes appears before the NCC and declares it was Maxine Reynolds who signalled cricketer Oliver Pittman to bowl the infamous uncalled wide. But when a terrified Maxine is intercepted attempting to flee the country, she reveals Darren as the mastermind of the betting syndicate. Her fear is quickly justified when Graham King is viciously bashed, and Janet assaulted by Darren's heavies, as reprisal for Graham identifying him as a match-fixer. Janet discovers Pearl stole oxycodone from Flynn, and it's from the same batch as the one given to Clay Nelson to commit suicide. Janet hopes a guilty verdict in Flynn's trial will provide enough leverage to force him to reveal the mystery man who gave Clay the drugs, but he's found not guilty, and Pearl is devastated to discover Janet's ulterior motive. The verdict also exacerbates Richard's guilt over his inaction when Pearl was sexually assaulted by two Northern Devils players. And he's further forced to confront his conscience regarding...