Mrs Mangel receives a dreadful letter about Mike.
Mrs Mangel calls Jane out and says she's never to see Mike again. Jane is surprised and wants to know the reason. Nell is evasive but says some information has come her way about Mike. She's going to contact Jane's parents about it too and they'll probably move Jane to another school. Jane is completely nonplussed.
Des is massaging Daphne's feet and Daphne tells him that you can kill with kindness!
Mike comes in and Daphne tries to get up to make him a sandwich, but Des presses her back down on to the sofa.
The phone rings and Mike answers it. When he hangs up, he tells Des and Daphne that Mrs Mangel won't let Jane anywhere near him. Des puts his coat on and goes over to sort Mrs Mangel out.
Charlene and Scott are having a pash in the street. Scott is hoping Mrs Mangel will see them and be outraged - this will take the heat off Jane and Mike!
Des and Mike knock on Mrs Mangel's door. Mrs Mangel tells them to go away but won't tell them what she has against Mike. She says she'll be taking the matter further. Then she tells Des and Daphne that they're not capable of looking after Mike(!) Des tells her angrily that he feels sorry for Jane having to live with such an old bag and stalks off.
Outside the pub
Madge is serving drinks when Shane comes up. He talks to Madge and Dan about the argument between Edna and Dan. Dan is belligerent.
Clive comes up and has a chat with Shane. Shane says that he wants to go back to work as soon as he can - he'll stick with the gardening but would rather do contract work. Clive tells Dan that Edna's taking control of her destiny too and says he's looking forward to their date tonight! Dan glowers.
DES: Yes Mum, of course we missed you. A bit.
Des puts down the telephone and says that he's put Eileen off coming to stay(!) He serves up dinner for the three of them. Daphne is impressed but Mike says he's not very hungry - he's still cheesed off about what happened with Mrs Mangel. He says Jane was just gaining confidence and now she's been knocked down. Daphne offers to go over and talk calmly to Mrs Mangel tomorrow morning, but Mike says he and Jane can work it out by themselves.
Edna is ready for her date and Madge admires her outfit (cream and red diagonal stripes on a blue background!) Dan tells Edna that she looks like a fool and stalks off. Madge thinks that Edna is starting to get to Dan.
Clive comes in and presents Edna with flowers. Madge puts the flowers in a vase while Clive takes Edna's arm and leads her off.
Dan continues to glower as Madge and Charlene giggle.
Lucy tells Mike wisely that she knows how he feels - she and Bradley weren't allowed to see each other for a while either. Scott rolls his eyes. Lucy suggests that Mike writes a note to tell Jane how much he likes her and that he misses her. They resolve to send Scott over to return a book to Jane. The note can be hidden in the book.
SCOTT: Not just a pretty face after all, Luce!
Scott knocks on the door and hands the book to Jane. He quickly retreats and Mrs Mangel shuts the door. She is suspicious about the book, but Jane says she needs it to do assignment work tonight.
Jane opens the book and finds the note.
"Dear Jane, Hang in there, I love you, Mike"
Jane smiles happily.
Edna and Clive are having a great time together. They chat about Dan and how much fun Edna had with him in the old days. She says Dan got into a routine and it all leaked away - he's like a fish out of water now he's retired. Clive suggests that Dan joins a club or something.
Shane brings Clive and Edna some drinks and they toast each other.
There is another knock at the door and it's Charlene this time. She asks Mrs Mangel if Jane can give her a hand with her Chemistry homework. She lets Charlene in.
When Mrs Mangel is making them some cocoa, Jane shows Charlene Mike's note and says she has to get out and see Mike tonight. She asks Charlene to let Mike know.
Des, Daphne and Mike have been watching a film. The phone rings and Mike answers it. Charlene tells him that Jane is going to sneak out to see him tonight. Mike thinks Jane is mad.
Clarkes, later that evening
Mike looks at his watch and goes to the window, waiting for Jane. There's a knock at the door and it's Jane! They still don't know what Mrs Mangel is on about, but they don't really care. They have a bit of a pash, but as they do, Mrs Mangel bursts in and shouts at Mike, telling him he's a threat to any young girl.
Des and Daphne come out in their pyjamas to see what all the commotion is about. Mrs Mangel shouts that she's going back to the police to get them to deal with Mike.
MRS MANGEL: You keep this depraved delinquent away from my granddaughter!