Stacey allows Kyle the chance to explain everything and alone, Kyle opens up about his past. Stacey struggles to come to terms with everything but soon connects with her brother and they have a heart-to-heart. With the pair continuing to bond, Stacey learns Kyle has nowhere to live and offers him the spare room.
At The Vic, Mick confides in Shirley and reveals they won’t know if Ollie has sustained any damage until it’s obvious in his behaviour. Shirley reminds Mick that Nancy is not to blame but he continues to give her the cold shoulder. Shirley later spots Nancy leaving with a holdall and she admits she’s going to stay with Johnny in Italy. Shirley begs her to stay and tells her that Mick just has a lot going on.
Ben’s party goes downhill when a drunken Phil arrives and is shunned by Ben. Alone, Ben unburdens on Paul and tells him about the pressure he feels but when he tries to kiss him, Paul pulls away. Across the Square, Billy finds himself lumbered with Phil. The spark continues to grow between Jay and Linzi.