Gail is puzzled at the easy way Suzie has taken the news that her mother has left home. She feels sorry for Bob Birchall. Alf has enough of everyone teasing him about Renee. Renee and Alf assure each other that they weren't serious about marrying. He feels lonely as it's his birthday. Suzie gets in contact with her mother and promises not to tell Bob where she is. She tells Gail that Bob only wants a skivvy. When Gail questions why Suzie left her mother in Bob's "clutches" Suzie slaps her face. Bob tries to force Suzie to return home with him and look after him. She tells him to leave her alone.