Marlon has steered clear of the Dingles for a year since being cast out of the clan. But when Mandy asks him to talk to Butch, he can barely imagine the situation he's letting himself in for. When he tries to reason with Butch about his behaviour and how it's upsetting the family, his cousin launches a vicious attack on him. Eric agrees to a business proposition from Stella and tells everyone in The Woolpack that tomorrow a lot of people will be very shocked. Laura is inwardly pleased when Chris invites her for a drink that evening, providing she stops raining on his parade. He tells her how he's looking forward to gaining ownership of Home Farm at tomorrow's auction. Andy steals money from the Post Office while doing his paper boy job. But when he tells his dad later where the money came from Billy is suddenly very interested.