Despite Kat’s pleading, Alfie throws her out of the Vic. Cool, Derek follows and persuades an unwilling Kat to come home with him. Alfie throws everyone out of the pub and he, Roxy, Jean and Mo tidy up. Carol and Bianca look after Alice. Derek’s convinced he and Kat can be together now but Kat’s insistent she loves Alfie. Discovering Derek’s saved her messages Kat’s determined to play Alfie the last voicemail she left, in which she told Derek to leave her alone, it’s over. Derek persuades her to let him do it, he wants her to be happy. However, at the Vic, Derek plays Alfie a different message – one from the height of their affair. Derek claims Kat has been pestering him all week and won’t take no for answer. Alfie punches him and tells him to get out, giving him something for Kat. Derek goes. Roxy comforts Alfie. Back at No.23, Derek tells Kat Alfie didn’t want to know. He hands her Alfie’s wedding ring. Kat’s devastated.
Max and Tanya frogmarch a drunk Lauren home. She reveals to Max that she, not Joey, was driving when they had the accident. She’s been sleeping with Joey and he broke her heart. Lauren rails against Tanya and when she won’t give up a bottle of alcohol, Tanya slaps her. Lauren demands to know why Tanya told Joey to leave. Tanya admits she told Joey if he loved Lauren he’d disappear. Lauren threatens to rip Tanya’s wedding dress in half if she doesn’t tell her why, if Joey loved her, he dumped her. Tanya blurts out that Derek made him. Realising Tanya’s known all along, Lauren destroys the dress and wedding cake then promptly throws up. Tanya stops Max going to confront Derek - he could call the police about Lauren.