As if the situation wasn’t fraught enough, Derek makes things ten times worse when he learns of Sharon’s addiction to painkillers. Spying a bottle on a table at Jack’s, he asks: “I’m guessing these ain’t painkillers?”
Jack is forced to come clean, which leaves Derek observing that Lola is pinning all her hopes “on a cheap criminal and a drug addict”. Later, Derek can’t resist smugly letting on to Phil, who is shocked and worried. Phil confronts Sharon, who insists that she doesn’t have a problem anymore. But when they arrive at court, Phil tells his lawyer Jimmie that he doesn’t want Sharon to be questioned.
Sharon is, of course, annoyed with Jack for revealing her addiction to Derek and is angered further when Jack tells her he will be missing Derek’s nativity play. With Jack not talking to him, Derek then decides to take over the role as Max’s best man and starts to organise the stag do.