Angie starts at the Rovers, while Bet realises Des fancies her and plays it careful. He asks her out for old times sake but she refuses. However,when Bet receives an impersonal postcard from Alec she tells Des she will have a meal with him - but no strings. Bet then calls off her date with Des, telling him it would be a mistake. He accuses her of taking him for a mug. Gail wants the frontage painted and persuades Alma to let Mike spend his money on them.Alma tells Gail that Mike frightens her and Jones accepts the Platt's offer of £38,000.