Alan is discharged from hospital and it is agreed that he will move into Celia's granny flat as it is more conducive to recovery. Gillian feels slighted and things are not helped when John rings to say he loves her and, after she has admitted to Caroline her drunken one night stand with John, she finds that Caroline has told her mother, who has told Alan. He is disapproving, reminding Gillian how she fell pregnant at fifteen. John turns to Judith for consolation but she gets drunk and falls downstairs, making up Caroline's mind to move Kate into the house. Alan and Celia decide that they will marry in secret at a registry office but Gillian finds out and rings Caroline to tell her.