Later, however, Cora finally agrees to sit down with Tanya and explain everything. Cora is still unhappy that Tanya searched through her personal belongings, but informs her that Ava died just after being born. Tanya is unable to accept her explanation, confused over why Cora kept this a secret for so long. In the end, Cora loses patience and asks her to leave. Tanya returns later and finds Cora burning the birth certificate. An explosive showdown between mother and daughter follows, with Cora giving Tanya some harsh home truths about all the times she has lied and cheated herself.
Meanwhile, Masood is dressed to impress ahead of his job interview, and finally admits his plans to Zainab. However, Zainab is angry over his actions - not wanting him to sacrifice his salary and chances of a promotion in the postal service. When Masood returns from the interview, Zainab has been talked round by Syed and gives her blessing for Masood to go ahead with his plan. However, realising how much the wedding and Tamwar's course fees will cost, Masood lies that he didn't get the job - putting his family's happiness before his own.
Also today, Lola sweeps the streets of Walford as she takes part in community service following her recent misdemeanours, while Lucy encourages Whitney and Lauren to do some volunteer work with her in exchange for free gig tickets - but they're not keen when they discover that it will involve feeding the homeless.