Lillian's proud of Matt for getting enhanced status but Matt claims it merely involves playing the system. He only wishes he could just beat it and get out of jail. Matt's not got much news, so Lilian tells him her news. Matt is very suspicious abut Paul's sudden appearance, believing he's after money. Lilian disagrees, insisting Paul genuinely seems to want to get to know Matt. Matt refuses to have anything to do with Paul, nor does he want to visit his dying mother - Lilian is all the family he wants. Lilian gives Paul the bad news, explaining how Matt was closed himself off in prison. Paul understands, and they regretfully say goodbye.
Helen tries to take Annette's mind off tomorrow. Annette's grateful but she's already offered to do extra hours for Susan - anything to get through the day. Pip's buying a magazine, and tells Annette she needs a new outfit for a birthday party. Annette warns Pip to be careful with the boys. Annette can't face the family meal at Bridge Farm for Brenda's birthday. Helen's reluctant to leave Annette alone but Annette just wants a quiet night - this has been the longest weekend ever.
Episode written by Joanna Toye.