Later, Joey finds Lauren at The Vic and explains his strange behaviour by admitting that he's grieving for Derek and is desperate to support Alice. Lauren and Joey end up kissing passionately, but are mortified when they realise that Lucy has spotted them.
Meanwhile, Zainab plans a surprise dinner party to cheer up Denise. Zainab and Kim invite over AJ and Ian as potential suitors for Denise, but the meal doesn't go well and Denise is left feeling worse than ever. Later, Denise confides in Ray by confessing that she's feeling down because her life is a mess. Ray compliments Denise by declaring that she is strong, funny and sexy - but the pair cross a line when they find themselves in a passionate clinch...
Elsewhere, Sharon has made her decision - but what will it mean for Jack and Phil?