Pete is first seen in the local nightclub R&R, where he flirts with Tanya Cross, Shirley Carter and Sharon Rickman. Shirley calls him desperate, and he tells her he has just been released from prison. Shirley then gets drunk with him, but when he grabs club manager Sharon's buttock, she tells him to leave. Pete then meets Shirley's ex-partner Phil Mitchell and leaves with Shirley. He buys chips for her but when she says goodbye, he grabs her, so she kicks him. He grabs her by the face, so Phil punches him.