Curly starts at the Tech. Tom Hopwood and Hilda view the bungalow in Formby. She agrees with him that it's wonderful. Deirdre has her first Environmental Health committee and finds it hard-going. Tom tells Hilda he wants her to come to live in Formby with him. She is shocked but he assures her that he wants to marry her. She asks for time to think things over. Don Brennan takes Ivy out for a drink. She introduces him to the Duckworths who force them into a foursome. Sally tells Hilda she'd be a fool not to marry Tom; he worships her.