Beth calls Ben, giving him some hope when she says she wants to talk. But she continues to bat away his protestations of innocence, still insisting she’s heard it all before, and doesn’t know whether to believe he didn’t want to kiss Steph. In spite of herself she reciprocates when Ben declares he misses her. They chat further, both of them enjoying this time talking together like they used to. But then Beth explains she’s sick of being the brainy alternative one while her glamorous sister gets everything she wants. She can’t trust Ben completely. She wants to believe him, but it’s not enough. To Ben’s utter dismay, Beth says goodbye.
Roy’s invited Adil over for dinner. He really wants Kirsty’s help with the prep, but she escapes to freshen up. When they’ve eaten Roy’s attempt at an authentic curry, diplomatic Adil struggles to describe it, breaking the ice. They chat about Phoebe’s recent birthday and how she’s enjoying her time in Scotland, and a little about Kate the goldfish, before tired Roy hints at calling it a night. Kirsty’s keen to keep the evening going. She learns Adil knows a little about palmistry, and along with the other things she discovered about him, she likes what she hears. When she accidentally spills scalding hot tea over him, he quickly removes his trousers. Roy comes in and jumps to conclusions, before making a hasty exit, much to Kirsty and Adil’s amusement. Adil thanks Kirsty – he was finding it difficult to warm to Ambridge, but tonight he’s had the best time.