Michelle’s chuffed when Ryan explains his job in Ibiza has fallen through and he’ll be sticking around a bit longer.
When Ali tells Robert he’s looking for somewhere to live, her offers him Ryan’s room on the grounds that he’ll be back in Ibiza. But as Ali moves in, he’s not best pleased to discover they’re going to be living together.
On the day of Aidan's funeral, Michelle returns home to find Ali there by himself. He admits that he couldn’t face the funeral as he felt like an interloper and Michelle hugs him, assuring him he means everything to her.