Can the factory be saved? And can Carla be there for Peter?
Arriving home from a fruitless business trip to Spain, Carla is still frosty with Peter and Sarah feels guilty, knowing that it’s Stephen who ruined their reputation. But when Carla discovers that Sarah’s given Michael his job back, Sarah sticks to her guns and points out that this is not Michael’s fault.
Later, Carla is dismissive of Michael's new designs, but when a potential new client comes in for a meeting, a desperate Carla orders Michael to fetch his portfolio. Will they seal the deal?
Meanwhile, confiding in Carla, Ken tells her that he's worried Peter may be drinking again. As they look round the flat, Carla is concerned to discover that a bottle of whisky she bought is missing.
With Stephen’s money seemingly vanished, Sarah and Carla realise they’ve no way of paying the staff, unless they can get the new client order out tomorrow and agree to cash on delivery. But if they fail, they’re finished.
Lying to the workers, Carla assures them that the bank has traced the stolen money and they’ll all be paid by the end of the day, but she needs them to crack on with the order.
But when her lie is uncovered they all down tools, leaving Carla and Sarah begging them to reconsider, pointing out that if the order doesn’t go out, the factory will go under. Will the staff reconsider?
Later, Peter assures Carla that he’s happy to attend his alcoholics’ meeting alone as she’s needed at the factory. Feeling guilty, Carla rushes home, and Peter is touched when she tells him that there are more important things than work and she’s coming to his meeting.
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