Claire leaves Ashley looking after Joshua and Thomas for the day while she pretends she's spending the day with her sick mother. Molly confesses to Tyrone she doesn't want to go on holiday with his ex-girlfriend Maria. Tyrone has a word with Kirk. Kirk explains to Maria she can't come on their cottage holiday. She's disappointed. Dev shows off photos of Sunita and the twins. Amber feels very left out. Charlie lets himself into Maria's flat and tampers with the washing machine. Chesney chats to Roy about the internet. When Roy tells him about online auctions, Chesney's intrigued. Maria arrives home to find the kitchen flooded, but instead of phoning Charlie she calls another plumber. Charlie's expecting her to call but when he sees the other plumber arrive on the CCTV monitor he's furious. Hayley tries to talk to Craig about having a bathroom rota but she discovers he's listening to his iPod and hasn't heard a word. Kirk, Fiz, Tyrone and Molly set off on their cottage holiday. Fiz is not impressed to find Monica the dog is coming too. Charlie asks Maria why she didn't call him instead of a plumber. He demands that she looks him in the eye and tells him she doesn't want him. Maria tells him they made a mistake and goes into her flat and closes the door on him.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Charlie continues his underhand efforts to manipulate Maria; Claire brushes aside Ashley's offer of support; and the Croppers struggle to cope with the ups and downs of looking after Craig.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 8,430,000 viewers (6th place).
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