Cathy is preoccupied following recent events and Roy realises that she may have forgotten his birthday.
When Cathy returns to Nigel’s house, she refuses to be fobbed off and forces her way inside. She rants at Nigel for deserting Alex as a child and scoffs at the measly allowance he sends. Nigel snaps and darkly suggests she looks into the source of the payments. Refusing to elaborate, Nigel throws Cathy out.
At the same time, realising Cathy really has forgotten, Anna, Alex and Ken arrange a party for Roy at the café, intending to let Cathy take the credit. However, when Cathy turns up, she’s the one who’s clearly surprised by the party taking place. Roy hides his hurt that she forgot his birthday.
Rattled by Nigel’s words, Cathy rifles through Alex’s bank statements. Cathy informs Yasmeen that Alex’s allowance payments carry a strange reference, which have made her wonder whether Nigel is Alex’s dad or not…
Meanwhile, Phelan coaches Todd in selling the vision of the new flats, supplying him with a glossy brochure to impress the punters. Todd is uncomfortable when Phelan gets him to target Alex. When he sees Billy watching with disapproval, a guilty Todd abandons his sales pitch. However, Phelan warns Todd that if their venture fails, it’s Jason and Eileen who will lose out.
Elsewhere, Alya admits to Zeedan and Rana that she’s worried about Sonia and Sharif flirting.
Also today, Alya is thrilled when Aidan expresses interest in reviving her sideline project, Kevin encourages Freddie to follow his heart when it comes to Audrey, while Mary offers to replace Todd in the flower shop.