Elsie runs off from the scene of the crash when she realises Robert Maxwell is dead. She asks Len for help, telling him she couldn't report the accident for the sake of Maxwell's family. She realises she's left her gloves in the car. Len agrees to fetch them, but when he gets there the police are around. Ena writes saying she's returning but Emily can't bring herself to sack Clara Midgeley. Len discovers Maxwell died two and a half hours after leaving the pub with Elsie. He tells her that he wants nothing to do with it any more - it's obvious they got up to something together.