Jack tries to hide leaflets about the Better Homes exhibition from Annie to stop her getting ideas. Mickie Malone calls on Stan to try and buy his songs. He wants to see the written scores. Annie moves the furniture in the back room around, much to Jack's annoyance. Hilda and Betty "assist" her and bicker constantly. Alan shouts at Elsie when she behaves in a way that reminds him of his wife. He apologises and she tells him that she understands. He tells Elsie he has a surprise for her - she thinks it's a new house. Elsie surprises the womenfolk when she tells them she'd be happy to live with Alan and not marry him. Mickie waits in the Rovers for Stan who arrives with the scores. Stan gets upset when Hilda takes to Mickie when he sings the love song to her. Mickie thinks they're in with a chance with the song "Dreaming Time". Maggie realises that Len is jealous of Alan and Elsie. Alan shows a delighted Elsie her new detached house on a posh estate in Bramhall.