|BBC transmission date||24th February 2014|
|Created By||Julia Smith and Tony Holland|
|Executive Producer||Dominic Treadwell-Collins|
|Previous episode||20th February 2014|
|Next episode||25th February 2014|
Kim phones Patrick with some surprising news. Ian berates Denise for finishing Peter’s favourite cereal, convinced that he’ll be coming home. Denise video calls Kim on the cruise ship; Kim flashes a wedding ring - she’s married and is now Mrs Fox-Hubbard! At the B&B, Patrick’s fed up with constant complaints from Aleks and the guests about lack of hot water and breakfast, and throws everyone out. Patrick informs Denise he doesn’t want to run the B&B alone. Denise scoffs that Kim’s marriage won’t last and insists the B&B is her home but Patrick thinks it’s merely Denise’s safety net if things fail with Ian. Later, Patrick worries to Cora he’s letting his girls down and apologises. Denise admits Patrick’s right and she needs to focus on making her relationship work - she’s rung Kim and they’re closing the B&B.
Peter’s ticked off by the mess in Billy’s flat. Janet pesters to go to the zoo. Billy claims the zoo’s shut and suggests feeding the ducks. William thinks ducks are rubbish. Billy rejects Peter’s offer of a loan, hopeful to get work in Sharon’s new bar. With no news on the market closure, Lola worries what will become of them if Peter’s unemployed too. Sharon’s unable to offer Billy work and Peter has a word with Ian. Ian’s reluctant to employ Billy at Scarlett’s but relents when Peter recalls he’s been down on his luck too. Peter reports Billy has a job – in the chippy. Later, Peter and Lola are snuggled on the sofa when Billy plonks himself between them - he doesn’t start work until tomorrow. As Lola hurries off to tend to a crying Lexi, Peter’s fed up.
Tamwar’s received a prison visiting order and avoids Carol. Carol, Lauren and Cora discuss Carol’s next chemo session that day. Later, Carol presses Tamwar about visiting Alice. Tamwar makes excuses about work and Aleks reminds Tamwar he’s on a final warning after the market protest. Carol continues to badger Tamwar.
Tina tries to convince Shirley to ask Stan where Dean is. Shirley refuses. Tina explains reuniting with Shirley and Mick has inspired her to reconnect with those that love her. Shirley snaps - right now, she’s not one of them! Sonia advises Tina to get Dean’s address from Stan herself - if you miss someone, you should tell them. Later, Tina approaches a block of flats and nervously rings the buzzer.