As Doug pushes Ste to the limits, he can’t keep away from Brendan anymore and begs him to ask him to stay. They kiss, but Brendan punches Ste. Cheryl is furious with her brother, until he explains he did it to save Ste from him.

As Esther continues to be bullied, the sixth formers gather for Jono, Neil and Maddie’s memorial service. But infuriated by the kind words for Maddie, Esther tells everyone exactly what she thought of her bully.

Elsewhere in the village, Cindy helps Jacqui with the funeral, suggesting red roses as a symbol of pure, everlasting passion. They both brace themselves for the day ahead as everyone prepares to say goodbye to Rhys.