At the same time, Joey has vanished from Walford, while Carol tries her best to support a grief-stricken Alice by encouraging her to move in with the family so that she's not living alone. Alice starts to get more involved with the family when she goes with Max, Jack and Carol to break the news of Derek's death to Jim. Later in The Vic, tensions run high when AJ innocently makes an inappropriate comment about Derek.
Meanwhile, Lola fears that Phil is taking over Lexi's christening plans as he has bought a lavish dress for the youngster. Lola wants Jay and Cora to be her daughter's godparents, but soon learns that Phil has other choices in mind. Billy tries to stand up to Phil by pointing out that it should be Lola's decision, but Lola goes along with Phil's choice on the condition that she gets to spend three hours unsupervised with Lexi. However, when Lola is offered work at Booty and takes Lexi along, she loses track of time.
Also today, Zainab and AJ's arguments escalate but they later call a truce and vow to team up by getting Ayesha and Tamwar together, while Shirley considers finally getting her act together and finding a job.