With Marcus holding her hand, Maria receives news about the lump in her breast. Taking it in, an emotional Maria thanks Marcus for being such a good friend.
Realising that he needs to speak to Maria again, Jason decides to go to see her at her flat, where Maria is spilling her heart out to Marcus. As she tells Marcus that he's one of the most important people in her world, it's clear that their relationship is about to develop in a way neither of them could have expected…
Meanwhile, at the café, Anna tackles Mary about a Spanish night at the café, but is soon swept away by Mary's enthusiasm. As Mary's plans for her night get into full swing, over at the Bistro Nick's concerns grow when bookings are thin on the ground. Norris tells him that he has competition from Mary, who persuaded him to cancel his booking at the Bistro in favour of a 10% discount and free bottle of wine at the café's Spanish night.
Elsewhere, it's Ken's first governors meeting, and Brian is put out when Ken backs Wendy to oppose one of his proposals, which then is voted against. Later, Brian is all ears when Wendy makes Ken an offer he finds he can't bring himself to refuse, however much he should.
Also, tempers fray between Tyrone and Kevin, Lloyd persuades Mandy to go to dinner with him, while Eileen is ecstatic when she returns home to a surprise party.