Worried Pip finally hears from Jude, who's been in Cornwall. He apologises for not spending time with Pip after her last exam, but Pip realises that Jude plans more trips away, with or without her. She insists that she can take a break from her books and join him. Jude can get them on the guest list at a club that's opening in Felpersham. But it's on Monday, the night before Pip's next two exams. Pip decides to come, saying she'll cram in some extra revision before Monday.
Matt warns Paul to steer clear of Lilian. Paul insists his only motive was to tell Matt their mother was dying. Convinced that Paul is after their money, Matt's thrown to hear about the dinner dance, but plays it cool. He becomes threatening, but Paul fights his corner. He compares Matt to their bullying mother. Paul finally agrees to disappear - but only for Lilian's sake.
Lilian's disappointed that Matt and Paul haven't bonded. Matt concludes that the idea of the three of them as a happy family was a fantasy project for Lilian. He thanks Lilian for waiting for him, and they agree to devote all their time and energy to each other. The past is forgotten...