At the custody hearing, Patrick gives an impressive speech but he feels threatened when Maxine also makes an excellent case for why she should get custody of Minnie. When Maxine’s phone rings, she’s confused when the caller ID says ‘Patrick’. She then pulls a water bottle out of her bag, which Patrick has filled with alcohol and planted there. As Maxine is escorted out of the hearing, has she lost custody of Minnie because of Patrick’s foul play?
Also, John Paul has a go at Ste over his kiss with Sinead and reluctantly tells him their marriage is over. Sinead goes into labour for real on The Hutch kitchen floor with Diane, Scott and Ste by her side. Full of hormones, Sinead misinterprets Ste’s support for feelings of love for her.