As he gets the last laugh.
When George shows Freda the Order of Service for Norris’s funeral, he's mortified after she points out that he’s got Norris’ date of birth wrong.
After learning that Gemma’s gone to the hospital to meet other Mums whose kids have cochlear implants, Freda struggles to hide her annoyance.
Gemma assures Freda that after the op, they’ll still maintain links with other deaf people and Freda is hurt when Bernie asserts that Aled will be normal once he’s had his operation.
With Gemma stressed, Freda offers to take Aled for a walk, but when she overhears Bernie and Chesney discussing the hassle of attending deaf groups and how they want Aled to talk properly and fit in, she’s further upset.
When Freda doesn’t return, a panicky Gemma confides in Roy that she fears she’s taken Aled and asserts that they need to find Aled and get him to the hospital before he misses his operation.
Meanwhile, in the community centre, an emotional Freda is with Aled showing him a website dedicated to successful deaf people. When she sees Gemma at the window, she signs that she’s busy.
Enlisting the help of the interpreter, who’s arrived to discuss Norris’ funeral plans, Gemma does her best to get through to Freda but she refuses to hand Aled over. As Chesney arrives will they be able to get Freda to come out before it’s too late?
As the mourners gather in the church for Norris’ funeral, Audrey hands around a hip flask of tequila and as Mary takes a huge swig, Gail watches with concern.
After Rita delivers a heartwarming eulogy about her best friend, Billy reads a letter left by Norris and Freda and Mary are touched by his words. After teasing that the paperboy outside The Kabin contains a secret, Norris finishes by revealing that Rita used to surreptitiously have her hair coloured by Claudia and Audrey rounds on Rita for her betrayal.
At Norris' wake, the mood is ruined by Audrey and Rita’s row and outside The Kabin Mary, Ken, Gail and Brian gather to unlock the secret Norris hid inside the paperboy. When they can’t get it open, Mary returns with a chainsaw and decapitates the paperboy.
What secrets lie inside?
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