Finally managing to contact her friend May in Portugal, Ken's stunned to hear that Blanche has died. Shaken by the phone call, Ken breaks the sad news to Deirdre.
Meanwhile, a crippled Norris is left virtually blind when Mary 'accidentally' stands on his glasses. As she pushes him for an answer to her proposal, Norris is desperate to escape.
Elsewhere, Becky and Steve begin to worry about their suitability as adoptive parents when they're given a date for their meeting with the social worker; Graeme's back at Tina's with food but she's still refusing to face the world; and Jason received a call asking him to show some potential buyers around the flat.