But with the pair at loggerheads over what's best for the business, Masood holds back the cheque from the investor and Ian gives Masood a tiny mention on their restaurant flyers.
Intent on having a soft launch for the restaurant, Ian wants to impress Mel and strikes up a mutually beneficial deal with her.
As Ian and Masood prepare for opening, Kathy is left unimpressed after finding out that Ian has asked Hunter to help in a bid to get Mel's attention.
Undeterred by the fact Mel is with Jack, he tells Kathy that he’s going to marry her and wants her to see he is a success.
With a lack-lustre response to the soft launch, Ian, Masood and Kathy are disappointed but all is soon forgotten for Ian when Mel arrives.
After a surprise heart-to-heart about Lucy with Mel, Ian is annoyed when Jack arrives and with Kathy left to console Ian, it turns out he’s more determined than ever to win Mel’s heart.