During Sarah’s scan the midwife reveals she’s having a boy. Back at home the family prepare for Sarah’s baby shower, David and Kylie break the news to Max that he’s soon to have a half brother. Bethany arrives late having been set upon by a gang of school bullies, calling her a skank and an unwanted child. As Sarah demands to know where she’s been, an upset Bethany loses her temper and hurling the baby cake at the wall, tells Sarah the whole thing’s a farce as she never wanted Callum’s baby in the first place. Ushering the guests out, Sarah turns on Bethany demanding to know what’s got into her.
Stony faced Johnny tells Aidan that Richie has agreed to a meeting. Pointing out they could all lose their jobs, Aidan orders Eva to take the day off. Eva regales Billy with her disastrous evening at the O’Driscolls. Billy adds to her woes telling her Marta has done a runner having stolen cash and his phone. Realising she completely misjudged Marta, Eva feels awful. At the factory Richie tells Johnny and Aidan that he won’t be cancelling his orders but Eva must be sacked immediately. Will Aidan agree to get rid of Eva?
Michael’s put out to find Phelan at No.11 cooking breakfast for Eileen and Jason. Andy sets off for his first day labouring. After a hard day’s graft, Andy joins Phelan and Jason for a drink. Furious to discover Andy’s now working for Phelan, Michael accuses Phelan of trying to take over his life.
After their night of passion, Erica’s flirty with Dev but he’s cool towards her leaving Erica puzzled.
Unable to stop herself, Bethany lashes out, suggesting Sarah should put the baby up for adoption as she’s a terrible mother. Sarah’s hurt. Todd finds an upset Bethany and offers a shoulder to cry on. She’s about to tell Todd of the bullying but she’s thwarted when Jason arrives. Whilst Kylie scrapes cake off the wall, Sarah frets about Bethany, convinced there’s more to this than a teenage strop. Bethany returns and tells Sarah how sorry she is for being such a cow. Sarah hugs her tightly. As she heads home Bethany receives an abusive text from the bully. Her phone then beeps again and again with one abusive text after another. Bethany sobs her heart out.
Deeply upset, Eva confides in Liz that Aidan’s taken a hardline approach to her mistake with the O’Driscolls. Meanwhile Billy suggests that by using the tracker app on the phone she stole, they could find Marta. Eva reckons they deserve some answers.
Erica breaks the ice with Dev, likening them to the contestants on First Date. Dev relaxes and telling her the kids are at a sleepover, invites her back to No.7. Will Erica takes his lead?
Embarrassed by Michael’s performance, Eileen demands to know what his beef is with Phelan. Michael struggles to put it into words and Eileen’s annoyed. Having earwigged on Norris and Mary’s campaign chat, Sally forms a plan and announces she’s going to be the face of family values.