Mark tries to discuss his grievances over the police investigation with Alice, but she does not want to listen to what he has to say. He goes to the council in an effort to persuade Shireen to look into the police investigation but she warns him to stop causing problems. Mark is forced to reconnect with his family after Betty ends up in hospital. Jodie tells him it's time to get over his obsession and begin looking after them like he promised he would. Mark ends up agreeing and they celebrate Jodie's 16th birthday. After a new piece of information from their parents' past comes to light though Mark knows he has to keep pushing until the truth is revealed.