At the factory, there are no machines to do work on, and also, Carla is unable to get any orders, so says there must be lay offs.
Becky and Eileen get up and leave willingly without being told, as they know that they were last in.
They both rush round to the taxi office to offer their services on the switchboard. Lloyd says he has to consult Steve and will let them know later......but he tells them they do not have a vacancy.
Meanwhile, back at the factory, Carla also fires Sally, who does not take it very well, after Carla tells her that she is comfortable after her scratchcard win, whereas the others would struggle financially.
Sally calls in Anne Foster, who tells her that Frank wants to see her.
Frank offers Sally a job as a machinist supervisor, and after consultation with Jeff, she accepts, then later delights in telling Carla about it.
Tyrone and Kirsty are getting closer and are eating in.
Tina, unable to go out with Matt because he is busy, comes back, and joins them, and also winds up Kirsty, as she still doesn't like her.
Marcus goes to the supermarket, and who does he see there???
Yes, Paul the fireman...accompanied by a woman....who looks very much like a wife!!!
I thought as much!!!
He avoids being seen by Paul, and then sees the couple hugging in the car park.
He tells Sean, but they cannot tell Eillen until they are positive about who the woman is.
Later on, Paul comes round to Eileen's...telling her he has just worked a double shift, and they get quite cosy together.
She asks him to stay over, which he does.
But first, he rang home, telling the person on the other end of the line that something had cropped up at work, and he wouldn't be home till morning.