Secrecy surrounds the Mitchells as Peggy comes home to hospital. Archie doesn’t want Danielle to tell anyone who she is – and he also wants to stop Peggy from continuing with her political ambitions.

She agrees and it all seems like happy families when Ronnie agrees to go to the wedding, but Danielle is threatening to spoil Archie’s plans – and won’t listen to his bullying.

Theo brings the writer of the book he’s researching, Tommy, to meet everyone at home but it doesn’t take long to work out that writing about Patrick’s experiences is clearly a cover story. What does he really want?

Billy worries when Jay won’t go to school, or talk about his time on the streets. Peggy gives some money to Billy for a new suit and school uniform for Jay. Billy worries when Jay is late back home, but eventually Jay reappears having spent all the money on a suit for Billy.  
 
Bradley gets sacked from his job but decides to lie to Syd in case she isn’t impressed by his inability to pay his rent. However, when the truth comes out she kisses him – much to his surprise.

Bianca and Ricky attend a parent-teacher meeting for Liam and Tiffany. Liam’s teacher suggests that he’s struggling and needs help at home with his studies. Liam is dejected as Ricky waxes lyrical about Tiffany’s glowing school reports.

Janine uses Tiffany in a bid to catch a new man who shows up to buy a sports car. He turns out to be a divorcee with a child of his own and so they arrange a play date – with Janine pretending Tiffany is her own child. However Tiffany won’t play along unless she gets Terrence back.

On hearing of the tiny profit margins that Jane and Zainab have estimated for Peggy’s wedding reception, Ian tries to intervene and he later sneaks a look at their figures and makes some adjustments. But one of the adjustments includes getting meat from a rather unconventional source!

Thanks to Bradley’s advice and encouragement, Jean manages to get a job.