The not-so-merry-go-round of relationships finds Declan (only recently to be found brawling with Andy over the affections of Katie) sleeping with Charity (only recently to be found struggling in her marriage to Jai) after the pair decide to live dangerously and mix business with pleasure. Now, if only Bob could find himself a slice of romance: he’s been making at eyes at Brenda for a while, but she’s so far failed to glance back.
After Alfie drops his divorce shocker, there’s a Kat fight in the Vic as the soon-to-be-ex-Mrs Moon gets slap-happy with Roxy. But afterwards Kat’s making love not war as she seeks solace with Michael. Max and Kirsty, meanwhile, are building bridges with the Brannings, only for Tanya to arrive home and strain the atmosphere. Ayesha ends up having a similar effect at No 41, where her return puts the kibosh on Masood and Carol’s cookery class.
Gloria Price isn’t the type to make a low-key entrance, but she outdoes herself on her return from the Algarve. With her is moneyed carpet salesman Eric (played by Timothy West), who’s soon having second thoughts about becoming her fiancé after he realises that Golden Glo is just after his dough. The penny is also dropping for Gail who uncovers the truth about her daughter-in-law’s sordid secret. But with Kylie in hospital following a bender, will Gail reveal the horrible truth?