Son Ryan's decision to return home to save cash looks premature, as the family's fortunes pick up following more grim news from the hospital. Money worries lifted, Kim and Dave's new freedom is somewhat undermined by developments at work, which see Dave engaged in a unique dirty protest and Kim taking on the Buccaneer 2000 empire.
A face from the past and talk of a spin class do little to calm things down, as a patient provides an unwelcome farewell gift to send Kim on her way to an uncertain future.
Back home, Ryan's half-baked chicken alaska sets the scene for a showdown as Kim and Jackie's long-brewing collision course finally ends in fireworks. Insults traded, it's back to dirty nappies, dog sick and the much-discussed job in Iraq.