The opening night of Sharon's bar has arrived. Feeling threatened over the competition, Linda takes her frustration out on Johnny. Things look up for Johnny when he convinces Sharon to give him his job back, but when Linda's attitude continues to cause problems, he tells her not to attend the grand opening with the rest of the family.
Soon afterwards, the Carters are all forced to rush back to The Vic after some shocking news.
Meanwhile, Carol informs Lauren that Max is going for his gene test today. Lauren decides to accompany her father to the appointment so that he won't be on his own. Later, once Lauren is back home, Lucy visits her with some good news - she has secured a meeting for them to discuss running the lettings campaign for Walford Common.
Elsewhere, although Whitney and Johnny try to fix their friendship, it's clear that Whitney wants more. Following some advice from Tina, Whitney decides they can't be friends.
Also today, Bianca causes a drunken scene at Sharon's bar, but is comforted by Terry when she reveals the reason behind her behaviour.