Mick confronts Buster following Lee’s suspicion that Buster is having an affair, forcing Buster to admit that he has been seeing someone. A fuming Mick insists Buster tell Shirley or he’ll do it himself.
Instead, Buster tells Kathy he’s leaving, asking her to go with him. She seriously considers it but deciding to put her family first, she tells a disappointed Buster she’s staying. Too cowardly to tell Shirley the truth, Buster sneaks out of the Square alone.
Sharon is shocked by Phil’s condition. Like Louise, she also suspects he’s been drinking again. When Sharon refuses to help this time, Louise turns to Shirley for help. An ill Phil insists he’s not touched any alcohol.
Despite his claim of innocence, even Ben has his doubts, telling Louise they need to tell the doctor what has happened – it’s over. After Louise tells Shirley that Ben is planning to donate part of his liver, Phil is rushed to hospital when he collapses.
Masood has a heart-to-heart with Denise after learning about her pregnancy. As they discuss Denise’s options, she confesses to a stunned Masood that Phil Mitchell is the dad! With Masood insisting that she’s a great mum and won’t be able to give up the baby, Denise realies he’s right. She tells Kim she can’t let her adopt her child.
Also, Linda gives Babe a deadline to return the blackmail money to the Cokers.