Lucille tells Val she thought Ken would marry Christine. Albert is puzzled when Susan sports a bruised face. Jerry finds there is a demand for washbasins and in Len's absence buys all twenty-four for £25. Ken arranges a meal date with Geoffrey Simpson but Val refuses to go. Albert realises Susan is avoiding him. The Literary circle are putting on Lady Lawson Loses, a play at the Mission for Christmas. Emily tries to get the residents interested in being in it. Ken goes off with Geoff leaving Val on her own. Annie tells Jerry not to trust Jed.