Max finds a way to make things worse for Lauren, but she’s oblivious to what he’s up to.
Meanwhile, Carmel receives divorce papers from Umar. Later on, Max urges Carmel to keep their relationship a secret.
Elsewhere, Dot’s stubborn side re-emerges when she refuses to accept Sonia’s help over discrepancies with her bills.
Also today, Vincent makes alternative plans for the holiday, while Johnny continues to help Derek.
Denise realises that Max may be Carmel’s mystery man, but she denies it.
Later, after a romantic evening together, Max and Carmel go off to a hotel room together and one thing leads to another between them.