Meanwhile, Abi spots Jay outside Phil's house and arranges a date with him before dressing to impress. Later, as the pair meet up in the Square, Jay is extremely impressed by Abi's new look. Soon afterwards, however, the pair attract the attention of Max and he walks over to comment on Abi's make-up. Abi is left mortified by his interference and runs off.
Later, Max arrives home with Tanya to find Abi on the sofa. When Tanya asks Abi why she isn't at school, she claims to be ill - but Max struggles to believe her and reminds her of how important her education is. As the day continues, Max pretends to be sympathetic to Abi and she giggles at him, prompting Max to declare that he has caught her out as she doesn't seem ill at all.
Elsewhere, Shirley accidentally humiliates Julie in The Vic.