As he struggles to maintain the facade, Sean pays the price for his pride after another bruising encounter.
Sean jumps at the offer of a grotty bedsit that one of Dev’s friends is renting out but tells him that he won't be able to pay the deposit until he gets paid. Dev promises to have a word with his friend and see what he can do.
When Sean gets texts from Violet to say that he has made no payments for Dylan he tells Eileen it is a hiccup with the bank.
Sean makes out to Carol, a homeless woman, that he is sleeping rough for charity and gives her his tent. After getting his wages from Toyah he is disappointed when Dev says that he is too late the bedsit has gone to someone else.
Trying to get his tent back from Carol he is affronted when she gives him a list of hostels and waves his cash in her face. He is then robbed by two men in the toilets. When Carol finds Sean slumped in the toilets battered and bruised she takes him to A&E where he is forced to admit he is homeless.
Back at the rec Sean finds his things have been stolen and Carol shows him a homeless encampment in another area of the park. Arriving for work, Sean is embarrassed when Henry remarks on a strange smell.
Meanwhile Craig offers to try and find the thugs who attacked him but is bemused when Sean brushes him off.
When Carol finds Sean in the urban garden, he admits he’s starving and when Carol offers him a half eaten pizza, he buries his pride and tucks in ravenously.