Summer starts small, firstly making tiny gestures of selflessness to Karl and Tash. But then she makes a bigger effort with Chris and uncharacteristically doesn't wait for his thanks. Chris realises her intentions are genuine and the friends are reunited.
Meanwhile, Paul's plan to return as permanent editor at the paper is on track thanks to Zoe. But when Priya gives him a heads-up about Sophie's falling grades, Zoe asks if he'd like her to have a word with Sophie. Aware that Zoe's already investing a lot in his family, Paul insists he can handle it, but he overreacts and ends up arguing with Sophie.
Later, with Paul away at business drinks, Zoe bonds further with Kate and Sophie. When Paul arrives home, he confronts Zoe. She calls him on his attitude, suspecting it's Paul's way of trying to cool things between them. Needing her on side, Paul denies the problem but he's clearly not comfortable that Zoe is so close to his family.
Elsewhere, Tash is devastated when Ed rejects her attempt to make amends for what she did to him. Spurred by Summer's successful reunion with Chris, she hopes an even bigger gesture will make Ed realise that she doesn't look down on him. But even her public humiliation fails to sway Ed. Tash's relationship with him, both business and personal, is over.