The girls aren’t impressed with Dot’s low key hen night. Heather tells Shirley she has doubts about marrying Andrew. The girls head for R&R. Shirley tells Andrew to stay away. Patrick’s organised a stag do for Andrew at the Vic with Billy, Jay, Alfie and Ray. Each stag has a printed blue hoody. Dot gives Heather an envelope of money. Drunk, Rose is thrown out of R&R. The hen party film the evening. Dot makes a speech, embarrassing DJ Fat Boy. Andrew phones Heather; Shirley cancels the call. Shirley’s worried everything will change; Heather reassures her and the friends dance. Andrew arrives during the stripper’s performance. Shirley winds Andrew up telling everyone he’s been inside, insisting he’s not wanted and throwing a drink over him. Andrew follows Shirley to the office. She goads him until he violently punches the wall, unaware Heather’s watching. Andrew follows Heather, fed up with everyone interfering - it’s their lives. He explains he went to prison for putting his mum’s violent ex in hospital. Andrew finds Rose wearing Heather’s wedding dress and rips it off, furious. Shirley gives Heather a photo of them in a ‘best friends’ frame. Heather explains if Shirley can’t accept she loves Andrew she’ll have to find another best mate. Shirley’s adamant if Heather walks away they’re finished. Heather leaves with Andrew.
Ben writes a Mothers’ Day card. Ian talks to Jay about Ben, then Patrick about Paul. Patrick thinks he should have turned Paul in. Going to the Police station, Ian tells Marsden that Ben lied - Phil’s innocent. Ian’s ungrateful about Mandy’s cooking efforts so she goes to Heather’s hen do, unaware a strange man who’s been watching the Beales’ is following her.
Although claiming she’s indifferent, Kim’s desperate for Ray to text, but when he does she’s asleep on a market stall.