Don shocks Ivy by pretending he's going out gambling instead of working. Ivy lectures him about letting his addiction run his life. She is upset as he ignores her and accuses him of forgetting his marriage vows. Des wants to get his court appearance out of the way so he can forget all about the boat and Steph. Alec is excited after getting Archie Archer to be MC on the cruise. Don breaks a date with Julie Dewhurst as he feels guilty about Ivy. Mark tackles Sally about the possibility of Kevin taking him on at the garage. Des's solicitor, Lynette Campion is surprised at Des's appearance as she thought he'd be a thug for "polluting a public waterway with noxious matter". He worries as he could get a six-month sentence. He tells her that he set fire to the boat to show Steph how much he loved her. Lynette thinks the story is romantic. Des realises that Lynette fancies him and invites her to the canal. Mike gets leaflets printed advertising the garage and pays the McDonald twins to deliver them. Alec becomes bitter when Archer turns him down for panto. Don makes an effort with Ivy but gets angry when she goes on about his supposed gambling problem. He's astonished by her lack of self-awareness and tells her that she's turned into a mean, selfish, stupid, pompous, vain and ignorant old woman. Don leaves to get as far away from Ivy as he can. Sally feels sorry for Mark but Kevin tells him to get stuffed. Don calls on Julie. She realises that he needs her.


Regular cast

Guest cast



Notable dialogue

Don Brennan: (to Ivy Brennan): "You're a machine... a machine for driving people round the bend."

November 1991 episodes
Fri 1stMon 4thWed 6thFri 8thMon 11thWed 13th
Fri 15thMon 18thWed 20thFri 22ndMon 25thWed 27thFri 29th
*Disclosure: Some of the links above are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, Fandom will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.