As he's keen to keep the peace.
After being called to a burst pipe in the flat on Monday (24th September), Jack and Mel talk through their issues about their break-up but and decide to call it a truce. As they hug, Ray walks in and spots the exchange.
With Mel called away to work, Ray and Jack are left to wind each other up and on Tuesday (25th September), with Mel and Ray bickering, Hunter is keen to keep the peace and offers to host a lunch for them.
As Hunter attempts to cook a dish at the restaurant, Masood is horrified to discover the mess but seeing how desperate he is, offers to help. However Hunter is gutted when Ray bails on the lunch leaving Hunter to lie to Mel and blame himself for cancelling. Upset, Hunter goes to The Vic and gives the meal he prepared to Linda and sulks.
On Thursday (27th September) Hunter avoids Ray’s calls but when Ray eventually gets through, they make amends. And as Hunter’s suspicions that Ray is hiding something grow on Friday (28th September), he heads home after an odd encounter and does some digging leading to a suspicious discovery.
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