The secrets and lies are stacking up next week. To begin with, we have a depressed and distressed Cora keeping quiet on what it is that’s troubling her. There she sits, silently smoking cigarette after cigarette, while Tanya frets about what the problem can be.
In an effort to provide a distraction, Tanya shows Cora a card she received from Rainie wishing her luck for the wedding – a touchy subject following Rainie’s supposed actions with the bridesmaid dress. Thinking her sister is mocking her, Tanya asks her mum for Rainie’s number. Worried Tanya will find out the truth, Cora claims not to have it.
But after Cora causes further concern later in the day by coldly telling Lola to wash her hands of Lexi, Patrick becomes determined to get to the truth. Cora eventually reveals to him that today would have been her first-born daughter Ava’s 48th birthday. The biggest shock comes, though, when she admits that she lied to her family: Ava wasn’t stillborn. Cora actually gave her up for adoption.