Feelings of loneliness lead Kat (Jessie Wallace) to seek out Alfie (Shane Richie) in next week’s episodes. But does he want to spend time in her company?
Picking up her mobile, Kat calls Alfie on the pretence of Tommy having a temperature. And even though Alfie can see straight through her lie, he plays along in order to save any embarrassment.
But on Valentine’s night, Alfie once again finds himself in the company of his ex after Kat becomes embroiled in a police investigation involving stolen goods on her and Bianca’s (Patsy Palmer) market stall.
A late-night catch-up in Joanna’s café leads to a hug as Kat thanks Alfie for his support, while back on the Square he also receives a kiss on the cheek: “Thank you for being a mate,” Kat says before heading indoors.
Meanwhile, at the Vic, Roxy (Rita Simons) is anxious after leaving numerous messages for Alfie: “You can’t just disappear all night and not tell me where you’ve been,” she says, only for him to promise her that he was out walking.
But what will Roxy’s reaction be when she discovers Alfie’s true whereabouts? And what decision will Alfie make about his future?