The success of Scrubitt International is in jeopardy when George is released from prison. Tracey makes friends with a new girl on the lane, Colette. Carol continues business with Curly although he has other ideas. Rose hires a private investigator.
Rose learns the truth about her daughter. Carol considers a future with DI Newall, when he is suspended. Dez is released from prison and returns to the lane, falling into a trap. Joyce struggles to hide her feelings for Steve.
Carol life changes dramatically when she attends Curly's will reading. Joyce and Steve reconcile. Colette rallies the women round to save Tracey, who has suffered a breakdown and travels to Harrogate for closure.