he Head Teacher manages to see right through Dan's incompetence in the classroom and he faces a disciplinary and could lose the only thing he has left in life, his teaching job.
Dan comes face-to-face with his replacement in the classroom, Miss Clarke, and the kids don't take his departure quite the way he hopes.
In an action-packed episode involving the police, Dan is struggling to get his 'news' taken seriously, or even listened to by his friends and family. Brian meets the woman of his dreams... and the children of nightmares... while Jo is drawing on every ounce of creative energy to plan the grand opening of her new shop. Nesta also has a big problem to deal with, and 'Daddy' decides to take things up a gear with Dan.
Dan tries to keep his plan to emigrate to the USA moving at pace, but with the complicated issue of a visa to negotiate he knows he needs to draw on all his inner steel to have any chance. With the increasing likelihood of Dan's American dream turning into a nightmare, Jo tries her best to help, while Brian is less concerned by his idiot friends, at best, questionable idea. Meanwhile, issues at home force Dan back into to the gym... although working out is the last thing he wants to do.
Dan shares the shocking news of his adoption with his best mates and embarks on a search for a life that could have been. Brian's children are bored and a trip to the beach with Jo and Dan sounds far more exciting than their father's dull plans. But will Brian take the risk of getting sand in his beloved Renault Scenic and, more to the point, expose his kids to a day out with his ever-irresponsible friends? Cultural awakenings and jeopardy await.
Dan's teaching career is reduced to few words in his final school assembly and some parting gestures from his child nemesis and Mr Klackoff. With Jo in sole charge of organising a Skype-ably impressive party at her shop, Dan can surely relax knowing that this is all in safe hands. But with the usually unflappable Nesta wrong-footed by sinister 'Daddy', Mum taking a turn for the worse, as well as the revelation of a mysterious terror-inducing local and seismic news from America... will Dan's world turn completely upside-down?