The episode opens with signs of Clara and Denise’s friendship improving greatly, but will things continue in that manner?
This week Miss Audrey is suffering from an unexplained illness and she loses her voice. The quest is on to find her replacement as the department store is due to receive an important customer.
Peter and Katherine continue enjoying each other’s company on a date in the countryside. Much to the joy of Katherine’s father, who is over the moon that she has moved on from Moray. Katherine’s feelings are uncertain however, but Peter says he will stick it out and thinks their feelings for each other will grow. Not the best start to a relationship.
Due to Miss Audrey being bed bound with a fever, the position of ladies wear manager is up for grabs and surprise, surprise, Denise gets it! A cabaret act is coming to the department store the next day and it’s an important day for the future of the store, so everyone is on their best behaviour.
It was Mr Moray’s decision to put Denise in Miss Audrey’s position, and Denise feels uncomfortable about the friction it is creating amongst her colleagues. Denise tries to persuade him to give the position to some of her more experienced colleagues, but to no avail.
Denise impresses the Cabaret buyer, but Clara becomes increasingly jealous and is convinced that Denise is trying to snare Moray; there’s no pleasing some people. Clara heads to Moray’s office after hours and they do a bit of snogging. They are nearly interrupted by Denise as we see the door knob turning...but she changes her mind about walking in and discussing her ideas with Moray. Severely shaken, Moray tells Clara to leave The Paradise to get her out of the way of tempting him.
Meanwhile Katherine is visited by Dudley playing matchmaker, who implores her to re consider Moray. She decides she does love Moray and unceremoniously dumps the poor Peter Adler.
Miss Aubrey returns to her former health and is treated to a surprise by ‘employer of the month’ Moray. Miss Audrey’s birthday is celebrated with dancing in the department store and Moray’s appreciation is shown, which has definitely been lacking in their working relationship. Miss Audrey seems extremely grateful.
Denise is returned to her proper place, and yet again banned by Miss Audrey from telling her ideas to Moray.