- Des tells Joan that he's unhappy about Geoff being around, but he agrees he can see the kids once.
- He asks Joan if Geoff will make any difference to their relationship. Joan doesn't answer.
Joan tells Des that there's nothing between her and Geoff anymore - it's over. She says she got Geoff out of her system a long time ago.
Des still doesn't like the idea of telling the kids that Geoff is an uncle, but Joan says it's only for a few hours.
Joan tells Des that he has done so much for her and the kids - she feels really lucky.
Paul and Terry are messing around. Thye are still looking for a flat. Paul says he's got four days off work for their honeymoon. Terry suggests going to the country and Paul agrees.
The twins are playing when Geoff arrives. Joan introduces him as Uncle Geoff. He's brought them a present each. Geoff says the children are so grown up. He asks if he could take the children for a walk. Joan is reluctant, but agrees.
"Uncle" Geoff. Joan and the kids are playing in the park.
Geoff is apologising to Joan for what he's done to her. It was wonderful to see the kids again. He wishes he could make things up to Joan. He wants to see the kids again, but she says it's too late to make amends. Geoff invites Joan out to dinner as a friend. She is very reluctant but eventually agrees.
Des wonders where Joan has got to. Paul and Terry tell him that looking for a flat is terrible - you need two months' rent upfront. Terry says that if she goes back to work she could get a flat easily. Paul says that he doesn't want her to do that. Terry gets angry and tells him to stop taking over her life. Des tells them to go home to argue or shut up. Paul stomps off.
Geoff and Joan are getting on OK. Geoff says that he needed to see Joan too - in his own mind he's not divorced. He says he walked out because he couldn't cope - that was the only reason, he never stopped loving Joan. Joan doesn't believe him and gets cross - Geoff left Joan with nothing. Geoff says he's changed a lot and hates himself for what he did back then. Joan says she and the kids have a new life now that doesn't include Geoff. Geoff says she could change that, but she tells him to find someone else.
Paul is in a right strop over Terry. He says he just wants to provide for Terry like any husband should. Jim says he anticipated this problem - he could make Paul a loan to get a starter home. Paul is very pleased.
Geoff has followed Joan home. He says he's leaving for the country tomorrow and wants to put things right first. He says he's made a mess of things - but he can see Joan and the kids are happy so he won't interfere. Joan says he can write to the kids as Uncle Geoff.
Geoff also wants to know what sort of father Des will be to the kids. He asks Joan if she really loves Des. He says security is not a good reason to get married. Joan admits that she loves Des, but isn't *in* love with him.
Joan has come to talk things over with Helen. She tells her about the ex-husband makes waves. He still loves her and wants to come back and make amends. Now Joan isn't sure what she feels. Also, Geoff is the children's father. Helen says that kids are quite resilient - and so can Des, if needs be. Joan says that someone is going to get hurt whatever she does. Helen says the only issue is how Joan feels. Joan says she's loved Geoff ever since they were kids. She's tried to hate him, but she can't.
Geoff has come to make an enquiry. Des serves him, not realising who he is.
Paul is telling Terry about Jim's offer and the home savings grant. She is pleased.
Joan is brooding. Geoff comes round - she's called him round. She tells him she's been shaken up by his reappearance and doesn't want to see him again. She was happy before he came and wants to be happy again. Also, she doesn't want him to see the kids. Geoff gets angry and says that he's the kids father and they should know it.
GEOFF: I want you back! I want the kids!
JOAN:(shouting and crying) Just go, Geoff, I can't take any more!
GEOFF: I love you.
Later, at the bank
Joan has come to see Des. She starts to cry and tells him that Geoff has been round again. Des tells her that he'll talk to Geoff if she wants. Des says he loves Joan more than anyone or anything. Joan cries more and asks Des to hold her.
Jim wonders if he's spoiling Paul by giving him money, but Helen says what Jim is doing is great. Jim wishes that Anne was there to see Paul and Terry - she would have loved it all. They talk about how much they miss her.
Paul, Scott and Lucy are playing football. Scott says that Paul won't want to play football when he's married and Lucy gets upset. Paul and Scott have some banter and chase Lucy around the street(!)
Joan comes in to find the babysitter watching TV. She says that a guy came to pick the kids up ages ago. Joan panics and calls Geoff's hotel - but he's gone. She shouts at the babysitter. Joan goes to call the police, but then puts the phone down and runs out.