Even when Lydia (Karen Blick), who has stood by her side for years, asks for devotion from Kim (Claire King), she isn’t particularly good at returning the favour.
After firing the housekeeper earlier this year for accusing Sam (James Hooton) for Will’s (Dean Andrews) misplaced watch, which was actually taken by infant Thomas, Kim now completely abandons Lydia.
The two had patched up their friendship, but when Lydia requests for assistance, Kim is unable to provide it.
Sam takes home an old dolls house he discovers in a skip to decorate for Esther’s birthday. For Lydia, the exercise brings back memories of the one she did when living in the children’s home. But if they can’t afford to buy her a new gift, they must be struggling.
The Dingles’ financial concerns have returned, especially in light of Dan’s (Liam Fox) current situation. Lydia and Sam are concerned for Amelia (Daisy Campbell) and the unborn Esther.
Kim won’t reach into her pocket even though her friend is in need once more. Kim is asked for more hours by Lydia in order to ease the financial strain. Kim, however, is not feeling kind and tells her no.
Lydia doesn’t give up and decides to start a second job. She goes to the Hide job fair in search of a job to help her supplement her income. It makes Sam unhappy, and Lydia finds it hard to meet Kim at the fair.
Will Kim object to her finding a new job or will she realise Lydia is serious and think twice?