Helen persuades Tom to do the delivery to Ambridge Organics, to avoid seeing Pat or Tony. As Helen and Annette leave for the shop, Helen sees Brenda approaching, so hurries Annette into the car, leaving Tom alone with Benda. Their conversation's awkward but Brenda finds herself telling Tom she might move away to find work once she's finished her finals. Not knowing what else to say, Tom finds himself wishing her luck.
Mike's still buzzing from last night's dancing. A new lady, Vicky, seems to have stood out. But, after bumping into Tom, Brenda's in no mood to appreciate Mike's enthusiasm.
Annette quizzes Helen about Brenda. Helen tries to get her to concentrate on work but when Kirsty arrives Annette wants her opinion too. Helen explains that Kirsty used to go out with Tom, so asks her to be careful, but Annette still questions Kirsty at the first opportunity.
When Helen asks Tom how he got on with Brenda, it's clear that he's feeling equally deflated. Brenda's obviously planning her future, so what can he say. Helen invites him round for dinner again. That's great news to Annette, especially when he offers to help her write her CV.
Episode written by Tim Stimpson.