Elsie is over the moon with Bill's return. Doreen persuades Emily to tackle Swindley about a rise. Ena discovers that Bill has been writing to a Mrs P. Gregory. She finds out that it isn't his mother and tells Len he has to inform Elsie that Bill is married. Minnie lowers her blinds in her Jubilee Terrace home as her mother dies. Ken goes to Scotland with the school, intending to look Val up. Bill tells Len he's written to Phyllis to tell her he's not returning home. Ena realises that Len isn't going to tell Elsie and she'll have to.