Billy tells Phil and Sharon that Lola has runaway with Lexi.
Phil wants to call the police after Lola's disappearance with Lexi, but Billy convinces him that they still have a chance of talking her round. As Lola has left her phone behind at The Arches, there's no way of getting in contact with the troubled teen, so Sharon instead investigates the last number she dialled. The trio realise that Lola called Alexa, so they all drive to where Alexa is staying. After taking money from them in return for information, Alexa explains that Lola is heading to a hostel. Phil doesn't believe her and he searches the house to be on the safe side, but with no sign of Lola, they head off disappointed.
Unbeknownst to them, Lola is in the house after all but is hiding. Lola explains to Alexa that she called her because she had nowhere else to go. Unfortunately for Lola, the police soon arrive as a party gets in full swing at the house. Scared, Lola runs away again.
Phil and Sharon kiss.
At the same time, Phil and Sharon head to the hostel, while Billy returns to the Square just in case Lola returns. Sharon is still furious with Phil, telling him that he is a monster for how he's treated Lola. Suddenly, Sharon remembers a park that Lola talked about from her past. When they arrive there to investigate, there is no sign of Lola, and Phil finally starts to feel guilty. Opening up to Sharon, Phil insists that he isn't a monster - he's still the man she fell in love with. The pair end up sharing a kiss…
Meanwhile, Denise and Ian bicker as they remain trapped in the back room of the Minute Mart. When Denise makes a comment about Ian's breakdown, she realises that she has hit a nerve. Ian then confides in Denise about his recent problems, and she holds his hand to comfort him. After discussing their past relationships, Denise and Ian finally kiss.
Elsewhere, Cora insists that she is staying at Dot's house until they catch the thief, as she is determined to clear her name. The two ladies fall asleep on the sofa together, but are awoken when they hear a noise in the kitchen. Dot is horrified by what she sees!
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Phil and Sharon are drawn closer.
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