Can Stephen convince Carla to let him keep his job?
Sarah tells Stephen that she and Michael had their meeting in the factory as planned, but she wouldn’t want Carla to find out and suggests he wipes the CCTV footage.
Secretly horrified, Stephen realises there will be footage of Teddy’s attack. Oblivious to Stephen’s turmoil, Sarah tells him how to delete it.
In the shop, Stephen tells Elaine that she should receive his first repayment today and that he’d like to buy her dinner, aware he’s neglected her recently.
Stephen is fuming when Carla orders him to help Kirk out in packing. And when he comes face to face with an old business associate, Dick Havisham, he's humiliated when Carla explains that Stephen’s helping out in packing.
Carla then fires Stephen for lying to Dick Havisham and making out he’s a senior consultant. Feeding her a pack of lies, Stephen tells Carla how Gabrielle ripped him off, and when he bumped into Dick he was simply trying to save face.
Later, in the factory, Stephen rallies the troops and urges them not to give up until they’ve completed the order, leaving Carla begrudgingly impressed by his team spirit. Thanking him for all his efforts, Caral agrees that Stephen can keep his job.
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