The Flemings take in Ena, Elsie and Len. The police refuse to let Ken try to speak to Val and Frank Riley refuses to let her speak to him. Val is terrified when Riley produces an iron crow bar. The police realise they can't break the door down. They get Ken to phone Val and he tells her she must shut the sliding door between the lounge and the kitchen so that the police can get into the kitchen through the window. To her relief, Riley closes the doors himself. The police cut the glass out of the window and climb in. Riley prepares to leave, using Val as a shield but the police burst in and overpower him. Val assures the police and Ken that Riley didn't touch her. A WPC tells her that Riley is a convicted rapist. They aren't convinced that Val wasn't attacked. Val grows hysterical and tells Ken that Riley didn't touch her. Annie is asked to give a talk on "Fifty years of women's Suffrage and where has it got us" at the Lady Crusaders meeting.
A technical hitch blanked out the screens for a long period during the transmission of this episode in a vital scene between Val Barlow and Frank Riley. When the episode returned some time later the scene had moved on and viewers were non-the-wiser as to what had occurred in the interim. As the Daily Express reported on Wednesday 14th August the Granada switchboard was "jammed" by complaining viewers. Executives therefore took the decision to repeat the episode on Wednesday 14th August in the normal 7.30pm timeslot. As the 1968 ITV Strike was at its peak at this point (the episode and its repeat were actually transmitted by management from the Foley Street ATV network centre in London, the videotape having been brought down from Manchester and walked through the picket line by the same management), the repeat also gave ITV a short breathing space before its stock of pre-recorded episodes, two at this point, ran out and they were unable to broadcast the channel's most popular programme.