But can she break the truth to him?
When Bernie and the employees go on strike again, Dotty and Vinny are taken aback and after Suki finds out, Dotty does her best to get through to Bernie. But with Roland on her mind, Bernie doesn’t want to compromise.
But as Vinny continues to compromise with Bernie about returning to work, he reinforces his relationship with Dotty. With Dotty spooked, Bernie picks up on her reaction, telling her she needs to be honest with him as it's clear she doesn't love him.
Meanwhile, at the Panesar’s, as Suki prepares for Kheerat’s return Vinny realises Dotty is off with him and when he asks what’s going on, she shrugs it off.
Elsewhere, Rainie has a heart-to-heart with Vi over her struggles with Roland. Wanting to help Rainie, Vi encourages Stuart to step up and gives him his prescription painkillers.
Worried, Stuart goes to an addiction meeting but it’s been moved.
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