Jack is hoping mum Pauline will forgive him for the whole 'not telling her about the 'wedding thing'. They're back in Hebburn to help Dot move out of her retirement village and Jack's big news - a book deal and a big publishing advance - will help, surely? He can leave his job as a local paper journalist behind and calm his mum down in one fell swoop, but Pauline's no pushover and Joe's getting in the neck for their son's recklessness too. Jack's got a big gesture in mind that'll smooth it all over. Meanwhile Ramsey tries to woo Denise's heart with the power of booze.