But could he be about to confess all?
Chantelle's birthday arrives and as Karen meets Mitch, Bailey and Bernie at Walford East, they await Gray’s arrival.
Little do they know that Gray is downing whiskey at The Vic and texts Karen to say that he’s held up at work. Later at the club, Tiff and Keegan can't believe their eyes when Gray turns up hammered.
And later at the chippy, the rest of the Taylor’s share memories of Chantelle and Bernie encourages Karen to see her boss Apostolos that evening. It sounds like a date... but what could he want to tell her that can't wait?
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