David’s set on getting custody of Max, despite Kylie’s protests that he’s better off where he is. But David’s on fire and marches round to the pub insisting they’re here to take Max out. Instinctively Becky grabs Max and throws them out, locking the door and attempting to shut out the world. David bangs on the door as Becky barricades herself in.
Desperate to know what’s going on inside the factory John begs Owen to take him on as a labourer. Reluctantly he agrees. Seeing the rate the floor is being dug up at John panics and tries to be a spanner in the works by damaging the pneumatic drill. But it’s clear he can’t keep Colin’s body hidden for much longer. Meanwhile, as Katy struggles to cope without Chesney, agreeing to go to the abortion clinic, a determined Ches struggles to free himself in the Hoyles’ basement. Alan is seriously injured and Dorothy is fading fast without her diabetes medication.
As Xin plans her leaving party she introduces Graeme to her friend, Sam. Unnerved, Graeme pointedly introduces himself as her husband and begins to get territorial over her.
Also, Gary and Izzy make up, joking about his over-protective streak.
*Second episode, 8.30pm*
As the workers resort to smashing up the factory floor with sledgehammers, Ches attempts to smash his way out of the basement. He’s weak and remains trapped. Back at the factory as the builders finish for the day, John returns and desperately starts pulling up concrete with his hands. When he doesn’t come home or answer his phone Fiz goes looking for his mobile, but finding Chesney’s instead she realises something is wrong and goes to confront John.
Hearing about the fracas Steve returns to the pub and darkly orders David to leave. He goes, but insists this isn’t over. As Steve comforts Becky, Tracy visits revealing she’ll be leaving in a few days for London. Gutted by the way this is all turning out Steve feels powerless to stop it. But Lloyd has an idea.
With the party in full swing Graeme’s increasingly jealous of Sam’s flirting with Xin. He lies that it doesn’t look good for their ‘marriage’, but once alone Graeme admits to Xin just how much he’s going to miss her.
Also, Gary’s shocked when Izzy reveals she’s planning to start an art course in Oldham. But when he suggests it would be too much of a strain for her Izzy’s offended.