At the same time, still believing that Joey will soon be sent packing, Lauren helps her cousin find a new place to live. She confesses to Joey that she spends a lot of her time drawing, and he is intrigued to find numerous portraits of him. The pair share a tender moment and are unable to fight the sexual tension between them any longer, so they fall into each other's arms…
Elsewhere, Phil's solicitor Ritchie informs him that Alexa has dropped the assault charges against Lola, which means she will be able to get Lexi back. However, Phil is still determined to take care of Lexi himself. Max's car deal provides the perfect opportunity to have Billy disappear for a short while, and it's decided that Lola will move in with Phil while he is away. Phil is looking forward to being fully responsible for Lexi, but Trish soon arrives with the news that Lexi will be staying in temporary care until the neglect case is over.
Also today, Poppy gives Fatboy some advice on how to chat up a local girl named Sylvia, but she soon realises that she is falling for Fatboy herself.