Aaron's worried that Adam will tell everyone that he's gay this week, after his mate spotted him kissing Jackson on a night out. And things get worse for the lad when his new boyfriend turns up in the village…
Aaron reluctantly agrees to have a drink with Jackson, but it's clear he's uncomfortable when Ryan asks to join them. And when Jackson playfully touches him his hand, Aaron sees red.
Scared of being outed in front of the whole pub, Aaron lashes out and punches Jackson in the face.
Paddy's stunned when the police turn up to arrest Aaron, and later charge him with ABH. At the station, Chas berates her son for being a homophobic thug - so is shocked when Paddy tells her that Aaron's gay.
When Aaron finds out that Paddy has told both Chas and Marlon about his sexuality, he's inconsolable. Storming out, he heads to the garage – and unable to cope with his secret any longer, he decides to end his life.
As the garage fills with fumes, Aaron drifts in and out of consciousness. When Adam spots smoke billowing out from under the doors, he enlists Cain's help to break then down…
Smashing their way into the garage, the men drag Aaron's lifeless body from the car.
As Cain races to find Chas and Paddy, Adam desperately tries to revive his pal with mouth to mouth.
Chas and Paddy arrive on the scene, and are stunned as Cain reveals that it looks like Aaron was trying to commit suicide.
At the hospital, Chas and Paddy wait anxiously by Aaron's bedside, praying for him to pull through. Paddy's riddled with guilt at revealing Aaron's secret. Has the lad succeeded in taking his own life?