Avril's business meeting in Malta does not go to plan when Sabio Fernandez delays his decision and she is requested to return to the UK to give evidence in the Charles Frere fraud case. Charles is determined that Avril should be made to look responsible. Meanwhile, Tom lends Avril a shoulder to cry on. Laura bribes James in order to get hold of his HowardBrooke shares. Kate's relationship with Admiral Redfern goes from strength to strength. James reveals all to Jan about his mysterious past and financial difficulties.