Fed up with the situation, Lola finds Billy and they make an appointment to see Trish, wanting to see whether it's legal for Phil to do this. However, Trish points out that if they oppose Phil's plans, Lexi will be put into temporary care while he's away. Still not satisfied, Lola wants to see a solicitor…
Later, while coaching Denise in The Vic, Ian decides to tell Kim a few home truths about Ray. When Kim confronts Ray and he confesses that he made the move on Denise, she realises that it's time to make peace with her sister.
Elsewhere, as Dot's financial problems escalate, Cora comes up with a short-term solution by offering her some of her shifts at the launderette. When Dot gets the business back on top form again, Mr Papadopoulos decides to re-hire her - Dot has her old job back.
Some storyline details have been held back for this episode.