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Karen has received her order from Luscious Lace and sneaks home to surprise Rob, who’s in the middle of cooking a shepherd’s pie, and reappears in kinky police gear and ambushes him. But as she handcuffs him, Rob puts his back out, so any sexual spontaneity has to come to a very unsexy and abrupt end. Rubbing Deep Heat in Rob’s back further dampens Karen’s mood – then he asks her to rescue the shepherd’s pie!

The final straw comes when, later, Rob tries to discuss their financial future; he’s been planning around his pension and thinking about when to take retirement. Karen is appalled; retirement?!  Yes, it will be great when work doesn’t get between them but Karen is livid – she’s still enjoying a relationship, and sex! She storms out, giving Rob something to dwell on…

When Josh reappears at the church, this time, Mrs Tembe takes the time to show him around. Josh is still shy around Mrs Tembe, and insists that he is deserving of his sad, lonely existence. As they walk around the church grounds, Mrs Tembe tries to make Josh tell her what it was that led him to wanting to kill himself – and she’s surprised when he finally confesses the truth: that he’s a convicted rapist, who’s being bullied by police.

Mrs Tembe has a slight panic when Josh makes his confession and tries to run and hide from him. When Josh finds her, Mrs Tembe can only react by lashing out and telling him how much what he has done disgusts her. Feeling guilty, Mrs Tembe later calls Josh up, apologises for fleeing and makes plans to see him again, on the condition that he tells her everything…

Also, Zara tries to corner Howard about additional funding for breastfeeding training – she’s found an online course she’d like to see staff take but there’s also another course she thinks would be perfect for the most unlikely of candidates – Kevin!