Curly and Kimberley return from Cornwall having had a horrid time as Kimberley has been sick all the time. Curly thinks that she's pathetic. Raquel returns from her holiday in Corfu. Rita is upset to get a letter from the Brookes' solicitor saying that they're contesting the will. Bet shows Richard Willmore her figures and is stunned when he tells her that she hasn't accounted for Hilda Ogden and Angie Freeman who Alec has still kept on the books. They both realise Alec has been pocketing wages of non-existent staff to defraud the Inland Revenue. John Chambers installs the new till but the technology is beyond the staff. Kimberley is upset to discover that Curly is still getting information on women from the dating agency. Curly gets some satisfaction in telling Kimberley that the women sound sensational. She is upset and runs home. Curly confesses to Angie that he fears Kimberley will grow into Brenda Taylor. Gail worries about Ivy's drinking. She tackles her about it, infuriating Ivy who swears that she wasn't drunk. Ivy throws Gail out and accuses her of saying that she's a drunk in order to keep the children away from her.