Phil is sent spiralling after seeing Ben’s kiss with Paul. Returning to his old ways, Phil goes back on the booze. Seeing the state that Phil is in, Sharon realises that the divorce was the right thing to do. At The Albert, Phil makes a drunken pass at Shirley, but she pushes him away.

Upset with Libby, Denise ends up in a nasty row with her. Denise’s day gets worse when she ends up arguing with Carmel. Determined to drown her sorrows, Densie heads to The Albert, where she finds Phil drinking alone. Despite their hatred of each other, Phil takes Denise back home with him and they end up kissing passionately!

When Pam discovers Paul has given Ben another chance she is disappointed, worried for her grandson.