He hasn't been mentioned for years, but those with a long memory may remember that Michelle has a son she never sees or mentions. Well, that's all about to change because Alex turns up at the medical centre on a work placement.
Michelle is understandably shocked to see him and asks why he hasn't been in touch for such a long time, but he refuses to answer - clearly he's another in a long line of soapland residents who appear out of the blue with something to hide.
Bethany blames Craig for her losing her job at the club, so dumps him. She throws herself into setting Sarah up with a date with Aidan, who says she'll go if Bethany makes up with Craig. Unfortunately, his OCD leaves him in a difficult position.
Billy struggles to cope with his pain, Adam is devastated when Eva says she wants to go to America without him, and Carla surprises Sinead by coming up with a plan to help her win Daniel back.