Mavis celebrates her forty-fifth birthday. The Faircloughs give her an expensive watch. Gail is thrilled when Brian phones up. She asks him why he went to Cairo instead of coming home. He tells her how much it would have cost him to come home and she understands. Alec recognises the wheels as his old ones that were stolen and refuses to pay for them, threatening to bring the Police in. Eddie threatens him but Alec tells him that he's a Judo expert. Derek turns up with flowers for Mavis and invites her out for a drink. She refuses and tells him to go back to his mother. She feels awful when he tells her that his mother is dead. The scrap man refuses to give Eddie his £36 back and thumps him. Alec sets off to the Lake District. Betty is sad to see him go. Gail considers getting a job.


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