Nicky visits Peter in hospital and confronts him over running out - in the usual Fair City, hands on hip manner. Later, Nicky fills Paul and Niamh in on Peter's gambling addiction and the "trail of destruction" it caused (is that not a bit hyperbolic). Meanwhile, Niamh and Nicky hit it off but Paul is irked by their gossipy girly chats. Niamh feels taken for granted by Paul and questions what she's doing in the middle of the chaos. Ah, the soap ponder - haven't seen one of those in a while. Elsewhere, Mark's infatuation with Cleo is growing to stalkerish levels. While later, as Mark and Damien discuss what to do about Dolores' situation an angry Roisin arrives and slaps Mark.