Laurel’s tired of pretending and her guilt is obvious as Rachel asks about Sandy. She struggles to cope as she tells Ashley they need to start acting normally or else people will keep talking. She still can’t leave him alone with his father. Later, Ashley is shocked as he thinks Sandy is on the phone to social services. After asking her, Sandy realises it was only a friend inviting him to dinner. Ashley offers to take him but Sandy refuses Ashley’s attempt at making up. Laurel and Ashley try to put on a united front as they go to the pub but Rachel watches them arguing and realises Laurel doesn’t want Sandy to be left alone with his son. Ashley is angry at her accusations as Rachel tells a stunned Diane what’s been happening. Diane is extremely angry but a tearful Laurel admits to Diane that Rachel is not lying. Laurel arrives home and tells a disgusted Ashley that Diane knows about him. Laurel is stunned that he’s concerned about his career and thinks he should be fixing things with the family. He begs for forgiveness but is broken-hearted when she tells him she feels pressured and doesn’t even know how to love him anymore. At the factory, Jai lies for Ali, explaining she will be taking two afternoons off a week for a first aid course but the lie Ali feeling guilty. Jai asks her how the class went and Ali lies again but later Ruby is stunned when a tearful Ali admits she didn’t go to class. They go home to find Dan playing video games and when he flirts with Ali she threatens to stop his access to the children. Dan, hurt, tells Ali she still needs him but is surprised when he realises that Ruby and Sean know her secret.