Karl turns up at the pub but he doesn't exactly receive a warm welcome from Stella, and when she reveals how he kidnapped her last night, Jason, Gloria and Steve angrily jump to her defence, while Sunita enjoys watching her ex-lover's downfall. Kirsty prepares to confess her lies to the police, Eileen and Julie stake out the fire station to get a look at the woman Paul has been working with, and Faye tells Brian she only needs two tickets for the school play.
Lola makes off with Lexi, desperately trying to put as much distance between her and Phil as she can, but with no money for a taxi or Tube fare, it proves easier said than done. Jack is furious when Sharon leaves him to help Phil and Billy search for the young mum, having promised it will be just the two of them from now on. Dot confronts Cora about the missing food, while Ian finally plucks up the courage to ask Denise out on a date - but it doesn't quite go to plan.
Sandy shocks Laurel and Ashley with the news he wants to move to a retirement home, while Bob is hopeful when Brenda visits, only for her to tell him their relationship will never work. Marlon steps in to save Vanessa's birthday party and Debbie is furious to discover Kerry looked after the children.
Will's paranoia begins to grow after he catches Texas and Dodger sharing an innocent hug, and he resorts to desperate measures to keep tabs on the woman he plans to make his wife. Ruby's efforts to build bridges at college end in tears as the students turn on her, Kevin tries to deter Ash and Sienna from raising the alarm about Maxine, and Sinead finally starts to understand the reality of her situation.