A homecoming for Patrick, an ultimatum for Ian and an even bigger mess for Mick.
Patrick is discharged from hospital and he and those around him must adjust to the slow progress and small victories of life post-stroke. There's a warm welcome for one of Albert Square's most-loved residents in the Queen Vic, but Cora is nowhere to be seen. Can she open her heart again?
Mick's post-arrest travails show no signs of ending and he issues the soon-to-wed Ian with an ultimatum: either Ian tells the truth or he will. The fallout from Mick's misguided attempts to be a Good Samaritan continues throughout the week, with a desperate Rainie paying a visit to the Vic and Mick having more explaining to do. As the saying goes, no good deed goes unpunished.
Along with Mick's ultimatum, there is more heartbreak for Ian when the police investigating Lucy's murder tell him and Peter that there's been no more progress in identifying a suspect.
And if that wasn't enough drama, there's also a change of heart, a secret kiss and an impending arrival...