Inside, Lisa reveals the reason why she left Louise in Walford in the first place - she was having a breakdown and thought her daughter would be better off with Phil. Peggy admits to Lisa that she needs to do what's best for Louise - and that's to allow her to live with her mother.
Meanwhile, Phil begins to panic that Social Services won't allow him access to any of his children. Bolting the doors and cutting the phone cord, Phil heads into his living room to find Leon and Fatboy there, surrounded by bottles of alcohol. He loses his temper and throws Shirley and Zsa Zsa out of the house.
At the Brannings' house, Denise shouts at Liz for persuading Chelsea to go to Spain. Later, Denise gets home to find Libby packing up her books and saying that she will take a year out of uni. Libby expects Denise to talk her out of it but Denise is happy that Libby has made her mind up. At Chelsea's leaving drinks in The Vic, Denise tries to stay strong and Patrick encourages music and a happy atmosphere.
Libby gets upset when Fatboy mentions Owen and leaves the pub. However, Denise reassures her, telling her daughter to return to uni next term and promising her she'll visit. Libby returns to the pub and Denise enters with packed bags for Chelsea and Libby, saying Libby should go to Spain for a holiday. As Denise, Patrick and Zainab bid farewell to Libby, Chelsea and Liz, Denise tries to put on a brave face but it is clear that she is broken hearted.
Elsewhere, Zainab continues to snub Syed; Abi's delighted to have her Auntie Rainie around; Carol and Rainie argue; Max suggests that Carol should find someone else to take her mind off Billie; and Max takes Rainie to The Vic and plies her with wine ahead of Tanya's arrival.