Mrs Tembe is both excited and anxious about the arrival of Akono Mezu, the Nigerian student she has volunteered to house during his studies in Letherbridge. She wants to ensure she has everything Akono might want but ends up even more panicked about not being up to standard for her guest and decides to take the afternoon off to buy some things and clean the house.
Marina attempts to offer some support to Mrs Tembe but it falls on deaf ears but Marina quickly realises that, as a favour to Heston, she must try harder. Marina checks in on Mrs Tembe at home and offers to cast an eye over the house for suitability. Marina makes Mrs Tembe realise that Akono is lucky to be staying with her, putting Mrs Tembe’s mind at rest. Mrs Tembe tells Marina that Heston is lucky to have her – but Marina tells her she is the lucky one.
Elaine updates Karen on Julia’s situation with Chloe and the pair decide to try and cheer her up with the bucket list. Karen suggests a Zumba class and suggests that they make it fun and get some outfits while Elaine is tasked with the challenge of getting Julia onside. Julia tries to resist Elaine’s attempts but she finally succumbs when a sly Karen tells Julia that Elaine’s therapist has encouraged her to try new things.
Arriving at the class in their new outfits, the trio are embarrassed to find they’re substantially overdressed but after some initial hesitation they let their hair down and get stuck in. Julia thanks Karen and Elaine for their support – they’re good friends and it was just what she needed.
Also, Kevin is forced to overcome his prejudice when he encounters a pregnant woman whose beliefs compromise the health of her baby.