Jo is shocked to hear that Nick is in prison and not in Spain,as she was led to believe. Charlie takes Caroline and Laura to visit him,telling him of Jo's disappointment but are amazed to find on ,their return home,that Nick has escaped from prison in order to speak to his grand-daughter. When Nick agrees to return to jail Jo believes she has persuaded him but in fact Charlie has tricked him into believing that there will be an amnesty.
With Caroline on business in Manchester Laura steals her invite to a society function,passing herself off as her daughter and Charlie as the owner of an airline,which leads to lots of awkward questions which neither can answer. When the real Caroline arrives she has to use subterfuge to get admitted but is treated to uncharacteristic praise from Laura,complimenting her on the esteem with which her peers hold her. As a result of the confusion all three are about to be evicted but fortunately Charlie's old friend Henry Cooper comes to the rescue.
When a local couple split and move away Caroline buys their cottage as an investment. She lets it to respectable elderly musician Donald,only to find that Charlie is offering it to seductive actress Michelle. She is not best pleased,leading to a row with Charlie,which is resolved when Caroline apologises for treating him like an employee. However when Michelle decides she wants to move back to London Caroline is happy to give her the deposit.