Frank gives Ethel Tyson a month's notice. She tears it up. When she starts slandering him outside the shop, Martha rows with her. George Pickup offers to pay the arrears and the increase and threatens Frank with violence. Len and Jerry do up No.13 for Wormold who wants to sell it. Doreen thinks of emigrating or joining the army. Len's amused by the way Myra dominates Jerry. Doreen tells Emily that she's leaving to join the Women's Royal Army Corps, transport section. Myra tells Jerry they could live in No.13 when they are married. He is shocked to discover she considers them engaged.