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Plot

David receives an e-mail from Max's head of year warning him that the lad is in danger of dropping into the bottom set in several subjects. He's disbelieving when Max tells him he never gets any homework. Phill drops his car off at the garage and offers to sort Tyrone and Kevin out with a box at the next County match as a friendly gesture. Tyrone is annoyed by his kindness and refuses on behalf of both of them. Alya has a bad day at Speed Daal as the delivery driver carrying essential supplies can't find the restaurant. She has to direct him over the phone while she and Elaine deal with a load of dissatisfied customers. The party of twelve turns out to be three people and their pet tarantula, Larry. Freda lets Mary handle some of the funeral bookings, provided they're pre-approved by her. Fiz asks Tyrone to mind the girls tonight while she goes out with Phill. He's miffed when Fiz arranges to see a child psychiatrist Phill has recommended. Larry escapes from captivity at Speed Daal. Alya receives a phone call purporting to be from the bank reporting suspicious activity on their account. She assumes that Yasmeen made a mistake when doing the invoices and gives her details to the operator. Daniel gives Max detention when he fails to hand in his homework. The delivery driver finally arrives but Alya's relief turns to horror when a customer spots the tarantula and the diners flee. The family refuses to grab the creature, insisting that it's their son's job. Larry goes missing while the boy is in the gents. Gemma is gutted to realise she'll miss Norris's funeral as it's the day after Aled's operation. Freda presses Mary about booking an interpreter. Mary accuses her and Gemma of being control freaks and refuses to be of any more help. Tyrone finds a napkin with a woman's name and number scrawled on it while working on Phill's car. Sharon Geary visits Gary at the furniture shop after finding out from Kelly that she tried to take her own life. Gary tells her that he's done enough for Kelly and she has Imran to look out for her now. Tyrone pockets the napkin when Phill comes to pick up his car. As the spider is finally caught, Alya discovers that Speed Daal's business account has been cleared out.

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Notes

  • Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this episode was made with social distancing rules being observed by both cast and production crew. Exceptions were occasionally made for instances in which characters were required to be in close contact. These were made in accordance with the rules by employing measures such as more frequent testing and cast members bubbling up together prior to recording.
  • TV Times synopsis: Alya experiences a trying day at work; Tyrone hunts for a way to discredit Phill; and Max's poor performance at school gives cause for concern.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast: 5,412,439 viewers (10th place).
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