Zack offers to help Sonia apply for a foundation course at HCC. Meanwhile, Lisa decides to give The Tugboat a fresh lick of paint and asks Cleo and Holly to help. They end up getting into a music war with Nathan, which results in Cleo spray painting The Dog sign.
Kim is preparing to fight to get her job back and Esther promises to be there holding her hand. However, Grace dumps Curtis on Esther and she’s too swamped at The Bean to be by Kim’s side. Kim goes to the hospital alone as Esther decides to stand up to Grace, but she ends up pretending to be Grace’s partner to impress a potential child-minder.