Eva instructs Aidan to pack his stuff and move it over to her flat, then heads out to find Maria. Aidan masks his concern. In the salon, Eva and Audrey needle away at Maria, suggesting that she should never have split up with Luke. Maria finally snaps and storms out, telling Eva that her relationship with Aidan won’t last.
Furious after her exchange with Maria, Eva is even more put out to discover Aidan hasn’t even started packing.
Meanwhile, Maria and Liam walk Ozzy on the Red Rec and they’re shocked to find Caz sleeping rough on a bench. Explaining that the army has kicked her out, Caz hopes Maria will take pity on her. However, Maria points out that she’s already had her fingers burnt once, so she hands Caz some cash and tells her she’ll have to sort herself out.
Later, things get worse for Caz when a kid approaches her on her bench. While he distracts her, his mate steals her rucksack. Caz is at the end of her tether.
That evening, finding the door to her flat open, Maria enters with trepidation as a burglar lurks in the shadows…
Elsewhere, having cast her eye over Phelan’s development proposal, Sally assures him that he has her full support. However, when she finds out from Tim that the proposed development will mean the knocking down of the community hall, Sally tells Phelan and Eileen that she may have to withdraw her support. Phelan is furious.
Also, Jenny is loved up after spending the night with Johnny, but she tells him she’d better get going as they wouldn’t want anyone to spot her leaving his flat. With Johnny out at a meeting, the girls down tools, produce an array of snacks and sit back to watch a film in the factory. Jenny is appalled.
Finally, Gary is concerned for Bethany’s welfare and asks Craig to keep an eye on her.