Gail agrees to a family conference but doesn't think that it'll do any good. Susan is upset when Ken criticises her work, saying it lacks sparkle. Brian's mate, Tony Marsh, pushes him to fight Gail for all he can get. Brian gets sick of hearing about divorce. Susan tells Ken that she doesn't like working for him anymore; they haven't got a good working relationship. Alf hosts the family conference. It finishes early as Brian doesn't turn up. Kevin doesn't want to push Sally over visiting Southampton for his twenty-first as he doesn't want to lose her. Derek meets Mavis in secret, behind Angela's back. Mavis feels like "the other woman".


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Notable dialogueEdit

Rita Fairclough: "Oh Mavis my child, it seems obvious to me this barmy marriage that Derek's got is nothing but a sinking ship. He doesn't want a navigator to steer it clear o'rocks, he just wants a lifeboat to jump in when it goes down."
Mavis Riley: "Well I've been compared to some things!"

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