In order to keep Stuart away from Rainie, VIOLET Highway pairs him up with Honey Mitchell.
Violet recently announced that she had no plans to leave when her visitation period came to an end, much to Stuart and Ben’s surprise.
Vi makes constant digs at Rainie next week, even criticizing her co-parenting arrangement with Abi, which enrages her.
Rainie refuses to tell Stuart that he wants to tell his nan about their plan to have Bernie as their surrogate.
Vi is shocked to learn about Rainie’s shady past later at the pub, and when she sees Honey, she devises a plan.
Vi intercepts Honey, and Stuart is taken aback when he realizes she’s trying to set them up.
Stuart leads Vi out of the pub, telling her that her antics have upset him, and that Bernie will be their surrogate.
Vi is shocked, but when Rainie appears, she changes her mind and says she’ll stay and get to know Bernie better, leaving Rainie quietly fuming.
Later, Stuart frets about his fertility clinic appointment, while Rainie prepares to meet with another potential surrogate.
Vi, on the other hand, manages to sabotage both of their schemes before dropping a massive bombshell on them both.
What is it going to be?
Actor Ricky Champ revealed how Stuart feels when Vi tries to set him up with Honey: “Mortified!” It was completely stupid, and it was a huge blunder (laughs). There’s a thread of sweetness about this huge mistake she’s making, but it’s in the wrong way!
“She wasn’t listening at all, Stuart had just gotten her away from Honey, so this is like coming clean and putting all cards on the table so she can give them space,” he added when asked about Stuart’s decision to tell Vi about Bernie.
“He was desperate, so he reasoned that telling her would allow her to see things through their eyes, and thus persuade her to be nicer, especially to Rainie.”