With that, a jealous Mercedes threatens to take a pair of scissors to Carmel's sexy underwear. Mercedes seems on the brink of telling Carmel the truth about her and Calvin - but she manages to hold her tongue and Carmel continues in her attempts to reunite Des and Jacqui.
Carmel and Jacqui see Des from afar and Carmel urges her sister to make amends with him. Jacqui refuses, but it's clear that Des is hopeful that they'll reconcile. Jacqui makes an effort to go see him but when she's unable to tell him how she really feels, she leaves.
Walking through the village, Jacqui bumps into Theresa who apologises for what she did. Jacqui thinks things through for a while, before going to find Des in The Dog. Jacqui finally tells him that she loves him.
Back in the McQueens', though, a spiteful Mercedes takes a pair of scissors to Carmel's sexy underwear. How long can Mercedes maintain her secret?
Rhys continues to battle with his guilt and he seems ready to tell Josh that he was the one who spiked his drink. Josh seems calm and collected in comparison to Rhys who's wracked with guilt and worried that his brother will be sent to prison.
At court, Josh pleads guilty to drink driving and offers the judge a letter that he's written, explaining what happened on the night of the crash. It all becomes too much for Rhys and he suddenly jumps to his feet. Is he about to tell the judge the real reason why Josh was over the limit on the night of the crash?
Later, Dave appears in The Dog but Rhys tells Josh that he doesn't need friends like him. Josh, however, is eager to get back in Dave's good books. Josh thanks Dave for attending court but Dave's nonchalant attitude frustrates Rhys. Josh tells a drunken Rhys to back off and explains that he's trying to rebuild friendships. Josh apologises to Dave for Rhys's behaviour and asks Dave if he'd like to go for a drink. Dave stares at him momentarily, before revealing that Josh is nobody to him.
Elsewhere, Tony tries to persuade Cindy to take a break from the hunt for Holly. Cindy, however, is determined to find her and heads to the council hall.
Dominic and Tony, meanwhile, are wary of her behaviour but Tony tells his brother that he doesn't want to dampen her spirit. Dom warns Tony that the search is proving difficult, before suggesting that they prepare Cindy for the worst.