Published Saturday, 28 September 2013
Jimmy shuns Nicola at the hospital. (© ITV)
Tensions between the couple have grown in recent weeks after Jimmy discovered Nicola took money off Steve to pay for their daughter's school fees and was even more horrified to find out that they had shared a kiss.
With Nicola losing her job at Home Farm, Jimmy has been working night shifts at the haulage firm to pay off her debts, which soon takes its toll as an exhausted Jimmy is involved is a serious car accident.
"Nicola and Jimmy had a huge argument, which led to Jimmy storming off and not wanting to speak to Nicola, there is this huge silence overnight," explained Nicola.
"So when Rodney arrives at the factory with police to tell Nicola that Jimmy has been involved in an accident, Nicola fears the worst and the guilt is tremendous because she knows that the only reason he was staying away was because of what she did with Steve and also he would be exhausted because he is trying to pay off her debt."
Rushing to the hospital to be by her husband's side, a guilt-ridden Nicola is dealt a huge blow.
"(Nicola) waits with baited breath at his bedside for Jimmy to be woken up," said Nicola.
"(When he wakes) he is very confused and he is not actually very pleased to see Nicola, but she takes this to be because of the meds that he is on and continues her outpourings of love - only to be barred from the hospital by him.
"She is trying to desperately make amends when she is at the hospital and to be told by her husband "actually, I don't want anything to do with you" I think she thinks all hope is lost."
Things between Nicola and Jimmy are very poor, and they are going to get even poorer.
Nicola Wheeler (Nicola King)
Hurt and determined to make things right with her husband, Nicola forms a plan with the hopes of fixing her marriage.
"Nicola's big decision to prove to Jimmy that she means business is to help out with haulage because obviously whilst he is injured he is not going to be able to do anything with the firm.
"So she takes action and goes in to tell Charity that she is there to do the office work because if there is one thing Nicola is good at doing, it is running an office.
"But Charity has different ideas as to how Nicola can help.
"The devastation Nicola is feeling at the moment is really pushing her over the edge and although she is trying to get things back together with Jimmy, she is thwarted at every corner.
"It is looking pretty grim and she doesn't think she is going to win him back this time."
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