Ken (Greg Davies) has been nominated for Lichfield Lawyer of the Year. Unfortunately, his dastardly work rival Jane has been nominated too. Ken's convinced Jane is going to win, until Lorna thinks of a way to fix it...
Ken finds himself suspended from work and tries to engineer a way back in before Lorna finds out. Lorna tells a little white lie and employs an underhand tactic to get Sid in to an exclusive local nursery. Meanwhile, it's full steam ahead for Dale and Steve's new bar - unfortunately for Rachel. But with the meeting to confirm an alcohol license on the horizon, Rachel sees an opportunity to stop it from happening.
It's an episode full of secrets for Ken when he complains about loud new neighbour Lloyd to the police, only to make great friends with him later.Meanwhile, Dale discovers that Ken has been suspended at work. Can Ken hide his snitching from Lloyd? Can he hide his skiving from Lorna?
Ken wakes up trapped behind a newly built wall in Steve's Bar and is forced to wait it out till help arrives, with only Steve for company. Rachel and Dale grapple with a pregnancy scare while Lorna is surprised to find Dylan's new girlfriend is age-inappropriate - and worse still, an old friend.
When Rachel says she needs more space, Dale takes her at her word and strands her in the Pennines. Ken has only a day to save his job but is forced instead to rescue his daughter - and worst of all, has to ask his son Dylan for help.
It's the big opening night for All Steve's Pals, with Dale determined to make it the best launch ever and show Rachel he's the kind of serious safe bet she can spend her future with. Rachel's work has thrown up a different future for her and she's forced to choose between Dale and a dream job in Sierra Leone. Meanwhile Ken, now fired from work, is a man on a mission - with one last roll of the dice to get his job back.