It's a big day for Bianca as her probation officer is due to pay a visit today, and it's also her first trading day on the market with Kat. The atmosphere is chaotic at the Butcher house as Liam can't find his tatty trainers and needs money for a school trip, while Morgan, Tiffany and Whitney all have demands and problems of their own.
Fortunately for Bianca, she defies the odds when things go really well with the probation officer, who is very pleased with how she is doing. However, once he has left, things quickly turn sour for Bianca as Liam brings the police to the front door. The officers explain that Liam has been truanting from school with some mates, and they warn Bianca that she could be fined or sent to prison if this behaviour is regularly repeated…
Meanwhile, there's a gloomy mood at the Masood household following Zainab's departure from Albert Square. Masood encourages Tamwar to concentrate on his dreams and go to university, but Tamwar insists that he doesn't want £40,000 of debt.
Later, Tamwar isn't impressed when Masood suggests that he should go for a part-time market assistant job which is currently being advertised. Tamwar's upset over losing his mum then becomes apparent with an angry tirade, but Masood comes up with a solution as they have a heart-to-heart. Masood promises that if Tamwar speaks to Lister about the job, he'll match his earnings pound by pound to get him to university.
Elsewhere, Roxy isn't happy when she finds out that Alfie gave Kat a loan to get the market stall started, but Alfie insists that it was the right thing to do. Later, Kirsty comes into The Vic wanting her old job back, but Roxy turns her away and the two women end up arguing. In the café, Patrick gives Kirsty food for thought by suggesting that she should take a softer approach to getting her job back. Will this work?
Also today, Denise is upset that Zainab won't be coming back to work, Kat feels lonely and calls Alfie on the pretence of Tommy having a temperature, while Lola feels down after making a mistake at work but Poppy buoys her up by promising to speak to Tanya about giving her an apprenticeship.
Kirsty returns to The Vic wanting her job back.
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