*First episode*

In the Woolie, troubled Zak’s trying to calm his nerves with a few pints. He doesn’t know how to handle the situation between him and Lisa who is blowing hot and cold. With Zak having walked out on Lisa for another woman, Joanie, who he went on and married, Ronnie advises him to take it slowly because Lisa’s been seriously wounded.

Having offered to take care of Ashley, who has dementia, Doug realises just how hard life must be for his daughter, Laurel. Even with Diane’s help, Doug struggles to look after his poorly son-in-law, but he’s determined to lighten the load for Laurel and lies to her about how it’s all going. When Laurel gets home, however, she soon finds out what’s really been going on…

Pierce is stung when Rhona rejects his advances.