But could their relationship be over before it's even begun?
Gemma and Bernie are genuinely touched when Dev reveals that he donated £3k to Joseph’s appeal.
Calling in the shop, Bernie asks Dev to give her first refusal on any stock that he’s about to chuck and when Dev suggests they have a night out, she pulls him in for a kiss.
When a reporter comes to do a story on Joseph's disappearance, Bernie is humiliated when Dev quickly puts the reporter straight when she refers to Dev as Bernie’s partner.
Gemma's delighted when Dev calls at No.5 with a food parcel, but Chesney refuses his charity. And just as the electricity suddenly goes off, the social worker arrives and takes in the scene of chaos.
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