|BBC transmission date||27th February 2014|
|Executive Producer||Dominic Treadwell-Collins|
|Previous episode||25th February 2014|
|Next episode||28th February 2014|
Shirley’s spent a sleepless night worrying that Tina’s not come home. Linda wonders if she’s going through the menopause, recalling when her mum went through it. Linda’s defrosting nibbles for her Pound a Pint council consultation about the market and determined not to let Ian take over. Tosh gets a shock when Shirley arrives at the fire station, warning her away from Tina. Tosh sneers that Shirley wants her for herself and turns a fire hose on Shirley. Meanwhile, Ian objects that he’s made hors d’oeuvres over at Scarlett’s and the Vic isn’t fitting for a civilised discussion with the council. Shirley storms in, dripping wet, and shouts she’ll make sure Tosh loses her job. Tina apologises for not calling as her phone battery died. Shirley recalls the last time Tosh hit Tina. Tina insists that Tosh has changed and she was to blame as well. Shirley locks Tina in the living room to stop her from meeting Tosh. Tina rings Tosh, but her battery dies. Mick tries to make Shirley see sense, pointing out that keeping Tina from Tosh will only drive them closer together. Tina hangs a ‘Help!’ sign out of the Vic window and convinces Billy fetch a ladder. A crowd gathers and Linda uses the commotion to entice punters in for her meeting. Mick dashes into the living room to find Tosh’s rescued Tina from the window with the aid of a fire engine and ladder. Shirley watches, angry, as they kiss. Linda suggests she save her maternal feelings for her actual children.
Cindy cries, unable to sleep. Ian gets a phone call about Cindy. He spies her bunking school on the market and she hides in the Launderette, finding Liam already there. Liam’s upset he wasn’t picked for the Year 10 football team. Ian discovers them hiding out and gives Cindy some news. Back at the Beales’, Cindy downs cans of beer and kisses Liam, who eagerly responds. Post coital, Cindy slurs that Ian’s sending her to live in Portugal with her Gran, then throws up and passes out on the kitchen floor.