Roxy presses Alfie to tell Kat he’s divorcing her. Jean’s upset by the news. When Alfie’s keen to talk to Kat later, Bianca’s convinced he’s missing her. Roxy lets slip to Michael about the divorce. Encouraged by Bianca, Kat allows herself to hope while Alfie nervously prepares a speech. Later at the Vic, Alfie struggles to break the news, professing he loves Kat but must move on. Kat realises he wants a divorce and pleads for a last chance but Alfie’s resolute – he can never trust her again.. Realising Roxy, Jean and Michael all knew before her, Kat lashes out, wildly shouting she’s better off without a pathetic man like Alfie. Angry, Alfie insists Kat’s made things easier – now he’s sure he doesn’t love her anymore.
Determined not to burden Denise and Kim, Patrick announces he’s moving in with Anthony in Glasgow. The girls stubbornly hide their hurt until Dot intervenes. The girls insist he’s like a dad to them, Patrick decides to stay.
Phil’s back and Lola’s irritated he didn’t inform her. She’s eager to see Lexi but Phil refuses as he has a meeting with Trish Barnes. To Phil’s dismay, Trish enthuses that Lola will get Lexi back soon.
At Whitney’s first day at after school club she struggles to control Kyle, an unruly boy, and clashes with Ava. She moans to Tyler and Dexter about her unfair boss. Whitney’s convinced she’s fired when Ava overhears and she learns Dexter is Ava’s son. To Whitney’s relief, Ava turns a deaf ear.
Kirsty sulks when Max has to work on her day off and wallows in junk food. Lauren sympathises but thinks history’s bound to repeat itself and Max will cheat. Later, Max’s surprised to find Kirsty in the car lot office wearing sexy lingerie and her wedding ring, determined to keep their spark alive.