Deirdre suffers bad atmosphere at work and is caught up in the row between Ken and Alf. Rita tells Mavis that she needs her and doesn't want her to leave The Kabin. Mavis feels humble. Deirdre makes Alf see she that had nothing to do with Ken's article. Rita stands by Mavis and tells Alan that The Kabin is her business and she doesn't want him to get involved in it. Jenny is upset at her party when Martin snubs her for Edwina Turner. Mavis is pleased that she's sorted things out with Rita. The local labour party asks Ken to contest the ward in the elections, opposing Alf.