After last week’s close shave, Alfie declares at Kat’s bedside that he’ll always be there for her and the family fuss around her when she comes home.
They’re anxious when a social worker visits, but insist they can care for kids.
Buster Briggs is back and wants Shirley in Greece with him. Initially, she says yes, but worried for her family declines, then takes matters into her own hands
Buster threatens to leave without her, then changes his mind, while Mick tries to make amends with Shirley, but she slams the door in his face.
Babe brings Sylvie to say her goodbyes to Stan and contrives to get Cora to call off the wedding, but Stan sends her packing.
Will they marry? That’s to find out, but Stan dies with Shirley at his side after she’s made her peace with Mick to make Stan happy.
There’s sadness for the Brannings, too, when Carol learns Jim has passed away, and Sonia breaks the news to Dot, while Carol later breaks down.
Sonia also has to get her head around how Martin lost the family home, while a woman arrives looking for Phil, but Max intercepts her and leads her home.