David and Alicia may have admitted their true feelings for one another, but don't go thinking that they'll get a happy ever after. With Jacob about to run away and Priya set to reveal that she's pregnant, there's plenty of drama to come. Here, Matthew Wolfenden fills us in on the rocky road ahead...
It hasn’t exactly been plain sailing since Alicia came out of hospital, has it?
No, not at all. Not only has David had to jilt Priya, but Alicia’s also had to tell Dom the truth. Then we have Priya the jilted bride threatening to tell Jacob that Alicia isn’t his real mum. In the end, Alicia is forced to tell Jacob herself, and he’s understandably not very happy and runs away.
And then we see that Jacob won’t actually come back home…
Yes, he goes to stay with Noah and says that he doesn’t want to go back to live with Alicia. He actually says that he wants to divorce his mum. To be told that the woman you’ve thought for 11 years is your mum is actually your auntie is a massive thing for a little lad to deal with.
Tell us what happens after a brick gets thrown through David and Alicia’s window?
David blames Priya for it, but it’s actually Gemma who’s responsible. So when David finds out that Priya is innocent, he goes up to her to apologise. At that moment, a pregnancy test kit falls out of her bag, which is obviously a bit of a shock for David.
So how does David feel about Priya’s pregnancy?
David wants to be with Alicia, but she can never have children. And Priya’s reaction is to say that she’s going to have an abortion. What’s interesting is that the storyline goes in the opposite direction to what you’d expect from a soap plot – you’d think there’d be screaming and shouting, but Alicia recognises that this is the only chance for David to have a son or daughter.
David would love to be a dad and Alicia tells him that if he wants this baby he should talk to Priya. Obviously, Alicia’s not 100 per cent happy with the situation but she says that David has to go for it and be a dad. But if Priya decides to get rid of the baby, then David hasn’t got a leg to stand on. He’s in a horrible situation because he desperately wants this baby.