Charlie loses out on his promotion to Mehta whilst Richard, returning from honeymoon, is angry that Jean, with Otto's collusion, has kept her miscarriage secret and gone ahead with the wedding. At work he succumbs to the bullying Eric Smallwood, who is cheating on his depressed wife Valerie, by going along with Smallwood's suggestion that he gives Valerie tranquillizers, leading to Valerie threatening Eric's mistress. Jean, having been used to working, is not comfortable in her role as a housewife and yearns to return to nursing, even though married couples are not allowed to work together. To add strain to the new marriage Richard meets up with old flame Margaret. Otto finds himself attracted to Angela and comes to her house but she is not keen to get involved with a married man. Furthermore she is keeping it secret that she is Jean's sister, who has come from Portsmouth to look after their father Monty, whom Jean had told people had died in the war. Inspector Mulligan comes to the ...
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