But can he keep Nadine a secret?
Ben is angry at Callum when news of Jay’s arrest reaches him, but Jay covers and insists it was only possession of weed that landed him in a cell.
As Jay continues to struggle with his grief, he asks Gina if she has a drug dealer but she refuses. And later, Gina invites Ben to The Albert to discuss her concerns about Jay.
When Billy runs the idea of scattering Lola’s ashes past Jay, he bites back and laments that everyone has moved on from her death besides him. And when a drunk Jay raises Honey's concerns, te pair have a heartfelt conversation about grief.
Later, Jay meets Nadine who assumes he’s there for more drugs.
Full of regret, Jay is later propositioned by Ben who gives him an ultimatum. He has to stop the drugs or he’ll kick him out. And later in The Vic, Jay promises to do better but things go from bad to worse when Nadine arrives.
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