Norris is overwhelmed with joy when he sees Claire and Ashley kissing in the street. Maria is also excited, but Candice is un-impressed. She asks Claire how she could turn down a job abroad, where she could have everything she wanted. Mike is enraged to find out that Nick applied for a job at Penny's behind his back. Audrey informs Gail of her earlier conversation with Maria. Gail is unhappy to hear that Maria is moaning about her. Audrey thinks that her daughter is purposely putting obstacles in front of Maria and Nicks relationship. Sally continues to force people to have tickets to Rosie's play. Fred cooks a dinner for Penny as they have a cosy night in. Ashley and Claire go on their first date. They're both very nervous. Things are brilliant when they catch a cab home, until Claire mentions Maxine. It is then that Ashley walks home and leaves Claire to get the cab on her own.