Steve has smelled some familiar perfume at Lloyd's flat and is desperately trying to guess the identity of his friend's new woman. As he goes to leave however he spots Liz's keys and it all falls into place. Disgusted he finds Liz hiding behind the sofa and demands to know what is going on. The two men almost come to blows and an incredulous Steve arrives back in the pub and tells Michelle what he has discovered. Michelle tries to make him see the funny side and as they laugh and joke he hasn't the heart to tell her it is over. Meanwhile Becky has confided in Hayley about her relationship with Steve and the fact that he is breaking things off with Michelle this evening but as the night drags on Becky realises she has been let down yet again. Joe is trying to hide the seriousness of his cash flow problems from Gail and is embarrassed when Tyrone twice finds him sitting in the can doing nothing. When Joe and Gail bump into Tyrone later in the pub Joe has to do some quick thinking when Tyrone mentions seeing him – after all, Gail thought he was at a trade fair across town, how long can he keep this pretense up? Molly confronts Jackie about her imaginary illness but Jackie is off the hook when Molly takes an urgent phone call saying her dad has been taken into hospital.