It's the morning of the wedding, and David asks Angela what's
keeping Beryl. He adds that he wishes it wasn't so hot and says
he want a beer. Angela does up his tie for him. Beryl enters the
room and David says her dress looks really nice on her.
Susan is standing outside the church when Fiona and John pull
up in a cab. While John goes on home, Fiona gets out. She remarks
to Susan that she's there early, and Susan said she decided to
walk. Fiona sees Susan with a box, and suddenly realises she has
no confetti. Susan says she's glad Fiona and John could make it,
and says she doesn't blame Fiona for Bill going to prison. She
adds that Kevin is looking forward to Fiona being there.
John arrives home and rings the front door bell. David answers,
and snaps, "You're late." John explains that the 'plane
was delayed. David tells John that the less the two of them have
to do with each other, the better. As David walks off, Beryl and
Kevin come in and Kevin gives John the ring, telling his brother
not to blow it! Beryl tells John to hurry up and change. In the
kitchen, David is having a beer. Beryl sees this and, before she
even has a chance to say anything, David snaps, "I'm thirsty."
Beryl says she didn't say anything. David promises there'll be
Aileen is taking some photos outside the church. A woman Kevin
doesn't recognise walks into the church, and Susan tells him it's
the organist. Everyone goes into the church and takes their seats.
Kevin looks around him nervously and John sits and looks thoughtful.
The organist starts playing and the wedding cars pull up outside.
David opens the door for Muriel Hardy and Angela, and Vic Hardy
and Lynn get out of the other car. Beryl comments to David that
Vic doesn't look too happy, and David says, "At least he's
here." Beryl tells Muriel that Lynn looks lovely. Beryl and
David greet people as they walk to their seats and sit down behind
their two sons. The vicar signals to Kevin and John to stand and
to the congregation to rise. As the organist plays 'Here comes
the bride', Vic Hardy walks Lynn down the aisle, with Angela behind.
Kevin looks around, nervously. The vicar conducts the service
and Kevin and Lynn say their vows. Angela looks at John, but he
doesn't look back, and Susan looks downcast. The vicar declares
Kevin and Lynn to be man and wife, and they kiss. Beryl and David
smile at each other.
At the reception, John reads the telegrams, including messages
from Doug Palmer and Kevin's football team. Kevin and Lynn cut
the cake and everyone cheers and applauds. Later, Kevin thanks
Fiona for coming, and Fiona tells him that Lynn's a lovely girl.
Lynn thanks Aileen for her veil, the lucky horseshoe she passed
on for luck, and the house. Kevin tells John that he's glad he
made it and he thanks Beryl for everything. Beryl tells her son
that his and Lynn's room will be ready when they get back. Kevin
says goodbye to David, and Lynn thanks Angela for all her help.
Vic Hardy finds it hard to look Kevin in the face, but Muriel
gives Kevin a cheque as a wedding present. Kevin shakes Vic's
hand. As the young couple leave the reception hall, confetti is
Later, back at the Palmers', David tells Fiona that it was fine
while it lasted, but he's glad it's over. Fiona is opening a bottle
of champagne, but David says he'd prefer a beer. He remarks that
Beryl and Angela are taking long enough to change, and he also
comments that Fiona could live on champagne. She says, "I
think I do!" She reminds David that she taught him
to pour champagne properly - and says she's also taught John,
who, she points out, David ignored at the wedding. David says
he went out of his way to arrange the job for John, and it was
thrown back at him. Fiona reminds David that John is Patricia's
son, too, and points out that he probably shares her ambition.
She says David can't blame John for wanting to make something
of himself. David says going from job to job isn't the way to
do it. Beryl comes in and Fiona hugs her. John comes in and David
walks off. John calls, "Dad," but he is ignored. Fiona
leaves the kitchen to speak to John in the lounge. She says she
talked to David and thinks John should tell him why he really
left. John says it would make things worse, and David wouldn't
understand - and things would be bad for Angela. Fiona says she's
sure David would understand, and says John is taking the coward's
way out. She suggests they see what Angela thinks. John demands
to know why Fiona's made it her business all-of-a-sudden, and
Fiona says she saw how the twins ignored each other at the wedding,
and she doesn't like to see John unhappy. They go and see Angela,
and she agrees they can tell David - she says the worst he can
do is kick her out. Angela goes to get her father and Fiona makes
herself scarce - but not before asking John if she has ever been
wrong. John replies, "There's always a first time!"
When David hears the truth, he yells, "I don't believe
it!" John says he knows he did the wrong thing, but he also
knows that he and Angela need to stay away from each other. David
says he needs a stiff drink - he adds that it's hard news to understand.
However, he supposes that what John did was right. He admits he's
been unfair on John, and he says he's sorry. They shake hands.
Out in the lounge, Fiona says she knew the extra bottles of champagne
would come in handy! Beryl reminisces about when she and David
were on honeymoon, and David's mates put a can of oil outside
their bedroom door because their bed kept squeaking!
Fiona and John's cab arrives. John asks Angela if she's alright.
He says goodbye and kisses her on the cheek. He also bids farewell
to David and Beryl and David tells his son to look after himself.
Inside, Angela says it was a great day, but she needs some sleep.
She adds that she felt like one of the family for the first time
since she's been there. She hugs David and says, "I love
you, Dad." Beryl tells David that she's proud of how he took
the news about John and Angela. David tells Beryl that he doesn't
say it very often, but she's very nice today. David reckons he
owes Beryl an apology. Beryl says she didn't know what she was
supposed to have done. David says he only realised today how much
he's got. Beryl says, "I don't want to lose you, David."
As he hugs his wife, David says, "Don't worry - you won't."