Charlie helps Dot organise the things she’s received for the church jumble-sale. Feeling bad about his behaviour, Max goes round to apologise to Dot, but leaves when he realises Charlie is there. Later, Charlie overhears a conversation between Max and Emma which leaves him intrigued. Max apologises to Abi for his actions and joins her at Dot's. When Max and Charlie are alone Max makes it clear he doesn’t like Charlie pushing his way into his family but Charlie plays Max at his own game and gains the upper-hand. However, the tables turn when Emma reveals to Max that Charlie isn’t a policeman.
Denise is furious at Ian for wanting to put Patrick in a home and threatens to move in with Patrick if Ian won’t let him live with them. At work, Shabnam is annoyed at Denise who is increasingly distracted at work. Masood offers Denise his support and agrees with her decision to care for Patrick, which leaves Ian unimpressed. After visiting Patrick, Denise realises how hard it would to care for him alone and after reassurance from Dot, Denise tells Ian they must put Patrick in the best home.
Lola struggles with Peter who continues to be dismissive of her and she argues with Jay when he reveals that he will be moving with Abi. Elsewhere, Bianca gives Whitney and Lee her blessing but Whitney changes her mind at the last minute and sabotages their date by offering to babysit Lily.