Joey returns to Albert Square to support Alice following Derek's death. But convincing Alice to forgive him for dissapearing proves to be a tricky task. To make matters worse, Lauren has been alerted of his return and continues her desperate mission to win him over. Meanwhile, Zainab, Kim and Ian plan a dinner party to cheer Denise up. But it's Ray who ends up raising Denise's spirits, leading to trouble. Elsewhere, Sharon makes her final decision.