The week starts on day of Dennis’s funeral but when Jay arrives with flowers from Ben and Lola, Sharon insists no Mitchell is welcome.
Still wracked with guilt, Ian sneaks out and meets Dotty who piles the pressure on him to come clean but as he joins Sharon to head to the funeral, unbeknown to everyone someone is watching… Meanwhile, Linda refuses to let Shirley dampen her progress and after reassuring the social worker, Linda is determined to be there for Sharon.
Later, it all proves too much for Sharon, as during the wake tensions rise with Ben turning up uninvited and unwelcome.
After telling Mick she’s ready to return to work full time, Linda finds Shirley’s vodka and pours herself a drink, but becomes horrofied by a detail she failed to notice.
As the week goes on Sharon launches herself at Phil, forcing Ian and Kathy to intervene. Phil begs to speak to Sharon however Ms Watts isn’t in any mood for reunions and hurtles insults at him. With the situation getting out of hand, Ian calls the police but by the time they arrive, Phil is nowhere to be found. At the Mitchell’s, Phil nurses a drink but as Jay encourages him otherwise, the police arrive forcing him to hide.
After a few drinks, Vinny and Dotty head to Ruby’s and with Dotty clearly out to cause trouble, Vinny heads home. Later, Dotty steals a man’s wallet but as he gives chase, Peter saves the day. Meanwhile, Callum supports Ben after everything that’s happened and encourages him to face his situation. Seeing Callum’s devotion, Ben admits he loves him.
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