Bianca remains worried following yesterday's visit from the police, and she tells Kat that she suspects Liam is being picked on because of the state of his trainers, which would explain why he hates going to school. Things are looking up for the market stall business when Bianca gets her hands on some cheap stock from an old mate, but a call from Liam's school soon dampens the mood - he hasn't turned up again. When Bianca looks for Liam in McKlunkys, she confides in Shirley over the situation and receives some reassurance from her. As Bianca leaves, Liam enters the fast food restaurant and Shirley urges him to go home and listen to his mum.
That evening, Bianca tries to get through to Liam by making his favourite dinner and taking a calm approach. However, Liam winds her up by suggesting that there's not much she can do about his truanting. Bianca threatens to walk him into the classroom herself if she has to, and a blazing row follows between the pair as Liam declares that she knows nothing about him after being in prison for half his life. Taunting Bianca, Liam throws £10 at her, saying that he earns more than her and can buy his own trainers next time. When he also complains about the cheap beans she buys, Bianca finally loses it - flying at Liam and pinning him up against the wall…
Meanwhile, Kim uses her charms to secure Joey's help with fixing a curtain rail at the B&B. Patrick is put out as he insists that he can fix the rail himself, but everyone claims that he should be taking it easy and enjoying his retirement these days. Determined to prove that he is perfectly capable, Patrick takes over the job - but things go badly wrong when he suffers a nasty fall from the top of a ladder.
Elsewhere, Masood and Carol strike up a bond as they talk about their lives. Masood helps Carol out when some cooking goes awry at the café, and together they come up with a delicious curry which could be a good money-maker for all involved. Masood is filled with fresh optimism for the future and when Tamwar announces that he got the market job, Masood suggests an austerity budget - promising that together they'll raise the money for university.
Also today, Sharon warns Joey to raise his game at work but is impressed when he secures a big joint stag and hen party for tomorrow, Lucy slips out of the café for an appointment, while Abi is pleased to have Jay's support as a drunken Lauren continues to have a bad attitude at home.
Masood helps Tamwar prepare for his job interview.
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