Nick hasn't shown up for the start of his shift and a worried Maggie reports to Tom that he is not at the Watchhouse Keeper's residence either. Later it is discovered he has been at the home of Danielle Carter, an ex-prostitute at the centre of a major criminal trial in Mt Thomas. While this draws sniggers from his uniformed colleagues, PJ fails to see the humour. It will be hard enough to get a conviction for the rape of an ex-crow without Nick's personal involvement complicating the case. Dash is appalled to receive a love letter from crusty old farmer Keith Purvis only to find this is yet another of Nick's practical jokes. Nick thinks it's Dash getting her own back when he receives a note from a "love sick secret admirer" suggesting an rendezvous in the park. Nick ignores the letter only to receive a much more threatening missive - his shredded clothing smeared with blood. Quite obviously, this is no practical joke, so who is stalking Nick? Maggie and PJ suspect Danielle when she ...