Michael confronts Alice for giving Janine the idea of changing Scarlett’s name to Butcher, but as an upset Alice flees, Michael is stunned to receive an injunction from Janine to stop him seeing Scarlett. As a frightened Janine hides inside the house, Michael sits on her doorstep playing the waiting game. Michael begins to devise a plan to get back at Janine as she remains trapped inside. Whilst passing, Alice reminds Michael he is breaking the terms of the injunction already and should pull himself together before he loses Scarlett for good.
Later, Janine is forced to leave the house when she runs out of nappies but Michael soon catches up with her warning her to revoke the injunction. Terrified of what Michael might do, Janine tries to keep her cool however when he threatens her again, she fights back by announcing to everyone that Michael tried to strangle her and she’ll have him arrested he takes another step nearer. Michael is left publically humiliated and although he backs down, an idea starts to form in his head.
Alice confronts Michael about what he did to Janine and she is stunned when he admits he wishes he had finished her off. Alice quickly packs a bag and tells Michael she is going to stay with Tamwar however Michael soon calms down and thinking quickly, begs her to stay but what will Alice do? Michael tells a vulnerable Alice that he needs her as she is the only person who understands him, leaving Alice stunned. Michael continues to play her and realising this is all she has ever wanted, she falls into his arms and they passionately kiss.
Dexter is taken down to theatre for his operation and although worried, Ava sends Cora away telling her she’ll call with any news. Dexter’s operation goes well and the news filters through to Cora and Dexter’s friends who are relieved. It’s soon Sam’s turn to go under the knife and Ava’s relief is palpable when the two men in her life begin to recover.
However things rapidly take a turn for the worse when Dexter suddenly loses consciousness and Ava struggles to keep it together when he is rushed back down to theatre. Ava calls Cora and both women reunite as Dexter fights for his life…
David repays his loan to Janine and propositions her to work with him again but she tells David it will have to wait. David then visits a stunned Ian who is shocked to see he is back in Walford. Ian remains strong and reminds David that he has everything he’s ever wanted, while David has nothing.
Whitney is shell-shocked when she is offered the assistant teaching job and when Masood suggests celebrating by cooking a curry, David takes on the challenge to better Masood and uses Cindy to get steaks from Scarlett’s with a family discount, which infuriates Ian.