Seb Franklin looks set for heartbreak on Wednesday after his court battle to adopt his siblings goes very wrong.
Having been beaten up by Adam Barlow, Seb is sporting a black eye – not the best look for the twins’ adoption hearing.
Seb tried to appeal to Gary Windass’ good will as he explained that he doesn’t stand a chance in the hearing without a full-time job. Unfortunately, it fell on deaf ears and Gary refused to give him a chance.
Sarah Platt, who is left feeling guilty after Seb tried to defend her after believing that Adam was assaulting her, tried to make amends by getting Adam to represent him in court for free.
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Adam apologised to Seb for punching him and offers to represent him in court free of charge, leaving Seb delighted.
On Wednesday, his mood dampens when Abi and Eileen call at the yard and try to talk him out of trying to adopt his siblings.
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Seb is seething with rage over their interference and a row between them escalates. However neither party notices that Gary has arrived with a potential client, who is very unimpressed.
The client tells Gary that he will be taking his business elsewhere, resulting in an angry Gary firing Seb on the spot.
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"Seb feels betrayed by Gary because he thought of Gary as his mate," Harry says. " Even though Gary has his reasons, Seb can’t get past that his mate has let him down."
Seb is heartbroken and desperate, offering Sarah a shocking ultimatum.
At the twins’ hearing, Seb resorts to lying as he claims that he’s got a full time job and that Eileen is backing him.
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However Abi reveals the truth and says that, while it breaks her heart, the twins should remain with their foster parents as Seb is lying about his situation.
Afterwards, Seb feels betrayed by everyone and lashes out at Gary for sacking him when he needed the job the most.
He then reveals that Sarah spent the night at Adam’s – how will Gary react?
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