He was still contemplating getting Cain (Jeff Hordley) involved but Mack closed Ryan down, convinced his plan would save Aaron.
Later on, following Pollard (Chris Chittell) became tempted to rekindle things with Faith (Sally Dexter), he was interrupted by Mack -- sporting Val's coat.
Mack gave Eric a offer -- the return of his beloved coat in exchange for Aaron's liberty.
Suffice to mention Eric was staggered at Mack's audacity and attempted to utilize Mack's burglary confession for his own benefit.
But while the stand-off between them escalated, things were brought to a sudden halt when Eric collapsed.
Mack debated whether to assist Eric but as informed by the scenes after, it looks as though he has made a run for this since Eric was left alone in his home and passed out.
Since Mack leaves Eric to die, will anyone find him?
Given the fact that Mack's plan hasn't worked, where could things cause him and Aaron?
Can they both face jail?