Luke offers to take Maria for lunch, but she makes out that she’s already meeting an old school friend. Audrey is suspicious. Soon afterwards, Audrey and Kylie overhear Maria on the phone arranging to meet her friend for lunch in town. When Luke calls in the salon with flowers for Maria, Kylie suggests he should deliver them to the restaurant where Maria is meeting her friend.
Luke is shocked to find Maria there with Pablo. Maria introduces Pablo, explaining that his parents don’t know he’s gay and she married him as a favour so he can be with his British boyfriend. Luke is gobsmacked. In the Bistro, Maria tries to justify her marriage to an astonished Luke, Steph and Kirk. Unable to comprehend, Luke heads off upset and Maria’s devastated.
Meanwhile, Sharif installs some expensive new cctv equipment in the gym, hoping to catch Gary red-handed. Dev reckons he is wasting company money. Convinced that his mate is not dealing steroids, Zeedan tells Sharif that he’s going to set Gary up and prove him wrong.
Zeedan approaches Gary and asks him if he can score him some steroids. Gary refuses and is clearly horrified. As a delighted Zeedan confirms to Sharif that Gary definitely isn’t dealing drugs, Gary arrives and realises Zeedan was testing him. Realising that Gary has been scoring dope for Izzy, Erica warns him not to jeopardise his job. Will Gary listen?
Elsewhere, when Tyrone explains that he’s collecting scrap metal to raise some cash, Rita offers him her old washing machine. Tyrone is delighted. At Number 9, Cathy admires Tyrone’s metal haul and suggests to Fiz that she should be supportive as he’s doing this for the family.
Also today, Nick makes David promise not to tell anyone about his recent trauma.