Linda gives Billy a lift home after they spend the night at her place. His attempts to keep a low profile don't go according to plan when he spills milk down his front, and Rod, Tracy and Sheila all walk in to find Linda crouched in front of him in a compromising position. Gerard insists on giving Tracy a lift home and then invites himself in for coffee. She hides in the toilet leaving Sheila to entertain him. "Be nice to him," advises Rod. "He's your boss." Meanwhile, Kirsty urges Rod to stick to his (false) statement rather than risk losing the support (and possible protection) of his fellow pig--I mean, police officers. There's a very interesting encounter between down to earth Sheila and larger than life Julia, whose tongue switches continually from cruel (pointing out that, as family, she has more rights to "the granny flat" than Sheila) to endearing (making Claire giggle with childhood memories of playing kiss chase) and back again. Sheila learns that Bobby had fallen behind with the mortgage payments on Number 5, and with the water damage, they'll only be left with "a couple of thousand between us" from the sale of the house. "I'm homeless with a child. It's not much to start a new life with," she complains. "It's more than I've ever had," Matty points out. Billy tells Sheila she can stay at the Corkhills as long as she wants, and impulsively suggests they go out for a meal. Sheila accepts, and is disappointed when he breaks the date to go out with Linda instead. "Just think of me as Cinderella," she smiles, putting on a brave face. Bobby goes on a working trip to Poland as a way of avoiding the anniversary of Damon's death, so Sheila and Matty arrange to spend the anniversary together "celebrating his life". Tracy is miserable when Jamie gets a job in Glasgow and then doesn't reply to her letters. Her mood lifts a little when Gerard goes on holiday and she bonds with fellow stylist Nikki, who had assumed previously that Tracy was sucking up to the boss.