Maria is another Street resident with a scheme, although hers involves preventing Marcus, the object of her affection, from moving to London with Aiden, who’s been offered a promotion:
“Sweetheart, the man’s gay,” says Audrey.
“In my head, I know it’s ridiculous,” replies Maria. “I am in love with Marcus. I can’t help it.”
After learning that Maria has been instrumental in stopping Aiden from advancing his career, Marcus is annoyed: “That’s how mates behave, is it?” he yells. “Scheming and manipulating?”
But it isn’t long before Marcus and Maria are kissing and making up. Only this time, their passions lead them to the bedroom. So will Marcus leave with his boyfriend? Or is it time to face up to his feelings for his female flatmate?