Having returned from his morning run, a smug Nick spies Robert outside the Bistro looking dishevelled and clearly the worse for wear. As Andy, Steph and Zeedan prepare for lunchtime, they discuss the situation with Robert and how he’s hit the bottle and seems unable to cope. Picking up a tray of burnt canapés, Robert orders Zeedan to do them again. Zeedan quits his job and storms out.
Later, Nick takes Leanne to look at some new restaurant premises. She is horrified to discover that Nick is planning to set up right next door to the Bistro. When Nick then enjoys telling Robert of his plans to put him out of business, Leanne despairs.
Meanwhile, Jason phones Todd from Thailand and tells him that Phelan has come up with a great investment opportunity for him. Todd warns him to steer clear. Phelan calls at Number 4 and asks Sally if she can pull a few strings on the Planning Committee regarding his new development project.
Spotting Sally’s partially built desk and shelves, Phelan offers to build them for her. Sally is grateful and agrees to speak to her colleagues at the council. Spotting Phelan leaving Number 4, Todd is suspicious.
Elsewhere, Sinead suggests to Eva that she and Aidan should consider renting Carla’s flat. Jenny overhears, giving her food for thought. Eva tentatively suggests to Aidan they should get a place of their own and Carla’s flat would be perfect, but Aidan reckons it’s too soon to move in together.
Later, when Johnny suggests they could work late together, Jenny points out that a man in his position should have his own place and he should consider renting Carla’s flat.
Also, determined to forge a career in the police force, Craig sets off to attend a Special Constable Information Day. Proud Beth sees him off. When Tracy muses that Amy could never join the police force because of her family’s criminal record, Beth visibly pales and Tracy realises she has hit a nerve.