Lilian's spirits sink even lower as she and Matt end another week in Costa Rica. Lilian points out that they should have been home by now, but Matt refuses to budge. When Lilian refuses his suggestion that they eat breakfast out, Matt heads off alone.
In desperation, Lilian calls Jennifer. Brian steadily tries to make Jennifer accept that Matt and Lilian have left Ambridge for good - but the phone call gives Jennifer hope. Lilian tearfully confesses that Matt insists they are staying in Costa Rica, and that she's been trying to convince him to come home. Jennifer insists there is no way Lilian can stay in Costa Rica.
Sensing Lilian is crumbling, Brian takes charge of the situation. He takes the phone and instructs Lilian to buy two tickets home and present Matt with a fait accompli. But if Matt still refuses to come home, she must return without him.
Susan comes home from work early. She's angry because news about the community shop has appeared on the village website. And a builder has been to the shop on Brian's instruction, to 'measure up' in case it's turned into a flat. Neil shares her anger and suggests she talk to Pat.
Episode written by Joanna Toye.