Soon afterwards, Phil receives a phone call to inform him that the foster worker Dave will be making a spot visit today. Phil is convinced that Shirley is behind it and struggles to keep his cool when Dave arrives. Becoming increasingly agitated, Phil ends up blurting out to Dave that he and Sharon have called off their engagement. As a result, Dave announces that the entire application will now have to be reassessed.
Alone with Sharon, Phil tells her that he made the right decision as someone would have grassed them up eventually. Feeling that Jack was threatening him earlier, Phil later tracks him down and warns that if Lexi ends up in permanent care, he's holding him responsible.
Meanwhile, Jean tells Alfie that scented candles helped to get Tommy off to sleep while he was away. When Alfie questions where the candles came from, Kat claims that she bought them from the Minute Mart, unable to reveal that they were a gift from her lover. Alfie later asks Denise about buying some more, but she assures him that the shop has never sold scented candles. Alfie wonders why Kat is lying and his doubts intensify when Roxy reveals that Kat closed the pub early one night while he was away.
Elsewhere, Cora decides to apply for Dot's old position at the launderette.