Later, Phil tries to put a stop to Shirley's interference by explaining that he has lost everything, but wants to bring Lexi back to Walford to keep the family he has left together. Shirley is finally satisfied that Phil is a broken and lonely man, so she prepares to leave the Square again. However, she soon changes her mind when Denise lets slip that Ben is Lexi's father.
Meanwhile, Abi is shocked when Lauren tells her about Cora's secret daughter. Cora informs Abi that she won't be making any further contact with Ava, but Abi thinks that she should at least tell Ava about her father and how special he was. Cora decides this is wise advise and pays Ava a visit, handing over a bracelet that Ava's father gave her years ago.
Later, Abi is shocked and concerned to find a heartbroken Lauren drinking a bottle of wine on her own in the middle of the day. When Abi promises that she's there for Lauren if she needs her, Lauren breaks down in tears.
Elsewhere, Tanya is nervous about her upcoming cancer scan, while Bianca is upset as Lola is doing better than her at the salon - and she feels even more inadequate when she arrives home to find that Carol has already prepared dinner.