Lee and Sylvia are cutting staff. Michelle flies to Germany as her mother is rushed to hospital. Hillary is left to deal with complications of the Schoernfield deal and is fired, later confronting Schoernfield in a restaurant. Max meanwhile is scheming to help a friend handle an import of a truck's worth of cherries, but regrets neglecting the effect of import duty. Sirrka has an abortion, with Chas' help, after she turns down his offer to help her raise the baby. Declan and Michelle are miserable apart, while Hillary is reinstated after Schoernfield's intervention.