Ethan and his father Jared have a final showdown. Meanwhile, Vanessa and Sweet draw closer, and Lily gives Victor a final warning.
As Ethan and Hecate cross the desert, Malcolm and Katenay follow them to cure Ethan... or kill him. Meanwhile, Victor continues assisting Henry in his work to cure the criminally insane.
A familiar confronts Vanessa with her past. Meanwhile, Caliban seeks out his former family, Lily and Dorian convince Justine to join their cause, and Rusk, Malcolm, and Ketenay continue their hunt for Ethan.moreless
Hecate tracks down Ethan before Rusk can. Meanwhile, Vanessa invites Dr. Sweet to a night at the magic lamp show, while Lily and Dorian attend a more private showing.
With Alfred no longer willing to hide, Uhtred must get word to Saxon forces to help make a stand against the Danes and save Wessex.
When the Danes attack the castle, Uhtred and the king are driven to the marshlands.
Uhtred and Leofric lead a raiding party to Cornwall. There, they become mercenaries for a Cornish king whose sorceress wife takes an interest in Uhtred. On returning to Wessex the king is furious and commands a dire punishment.moreless
Uhtred takes on a dangerous stealth mission and is left with no choice but to face the formidable Ubba.
The body of a missing schoolgirl is discovered in a shallow grave, and rumours that the dead girl was having an affair with her music teacher lead Gently to suspect him or her father. The publicity surrounding the disappearance and murder propel the dead girl's best friend into the public eye and she soon determines to pursue a media career to the chagrin of her own father, the deputy head of the girls' school.moreless
Bede desperately tries to complete the final drug deal as it falls apart around him. Gabriel has a final confrontation with Gatehouse.
Gabriel, prompted by Glickman, starts to uncover the truth about the Counterpoint operation. Bede's planned drug deal nears fruition, but he faces betrayal by his lieutenant.
Jay Wratten nephew implicates local drug baron Bob Harris in the murder of his uncle. Gabriel enlists the help of a customs officer in the hunt for the elusive Gatehouse.
Gabriel continues his investigation into the Wratten murder, despite instructions from his superiors.
After being separated for months Mimi and Paddy finally agree that the time has come to make it permanent and apply for a quickie divorce. However, much to their confusion they find that their marriage was never legal. In order to save their children from sin they set about trying to get legally married and divorced in secret. With all of the unrest in his family with his parents' divorce, Mickey feels like an orphan and it falls upon Maxine and Ian to cheer him up. And Patty finds an opportunity to get Frank locked up thanks to a benefit scam and then righteously rallies around Libby to help save him from his fate.moreless
Kelly's half-sister Tonya is left homeless and needs help to get her baby out of care. After hearing disturbing details of Kelly's past Mickey sets about seeking revenge on the man who was responsible: her father. Meanwhile, Libby has organised a pilgrimage to France for her mother, and Frank is her unlikely escort.moreless
When the boxing club is threatened with closure Ian sets about trying to save Jock from the hands of Paddy Maguire but is he aiming his anger at the right person? Meanwhile, Mickey sets about becoming a fireman and Paddy finally pushes him too far causing Mickey to retaliate with a few home truths. Karen holds a talent contest in the Jockey. Libby is desperate to have a child before it's too late but with Frank dragging his heels she continues to try and get Liam on side. And, after everything that's happened Chesney is feeling alone in the world and is lashing out at everyone including Carl who sticks by him. When the boxing hall catches fire Mickey in a act of heroism saves the day.moreless
When Liam befriends a World War Two veteran to help him with a school project he finds solace in the old man's company, but Libby spies on them and jumps to all the wrong conclusions. When Maxine's brother Bruce turns up on the doorstep he claims that he got the black eye from their father blaming it on a homophobic attack but when she confronts her father and learns the real story her loyalties are tested. And when Bruce charms Mimi into letting him stay at the Jockey it takes Mickey to the brink of a nervous breakdown. Meanwhile, Karen is put out when Joe appears to have moved on by taking control of his life and attending anger management classes.moreless
Shane asks Kelly to marry him but his dream turns to a nightmare when she turns him down. Elsewhere, Chesney holds a house party to get close to Sammy, but it all goes horribly wrong. Now that Libby and her mother are firmly nestled in the Gallagher house, Frank 'volunteers' to paint Patty's converted bedroom but Frank falls and feigns injury leading to a potentially disastrous face-off with Patty.moreless
The Maguires face a new conflict when Paddy announces that he's off with his new love interest D'Reen and that he's leaving them the family business but before he can, Mimi makes him guarantee the financial security of the family in the form of one last job. Things aren't much better for the Gallaghers when the bailiffs come calling, sending Liam off on a money-making spree which leads to some illicit gambling with Joe, leading Liam to take drastic action to make a point. Meanwhile, things are still rough between Carl and Ian after Ian's betrayal with Maxine. Jamie doesn't want to rejoin the family business but a turn of events means he has no choice. And Karen hits a new low in her illness when she starts to doubt her love for Connor causing everyone to realise the true extent of her depression.moreless
Karen's home from the psychiatric hospital and Mimi does her best to ease her back in while keeping her illness a secret from everyone else. Jamie is struggling with the thought of living with Karen's illness but a chance meeting with a woman named Michelle may be just what he needs. Maxine is desperate to make a good impression at her parents' party so cajoles Ian into pretending to be her boyfriend. Meanwhile, Carl realises what he's lost by splitting up with Maxine and is determined to win her back. But he soon finds love and hate are two sides of the same coin when Mickey reveals a painful secret. And Kelly takes control of the brothel while Lillian is away and is soon making a fortune from an untapped market. Seeing her success Paddy wants in on the action but when she refuses he gives Chesney an offer he can't refuse.moreless
The residents of Chatsworth estate prepare for Frank's 50th birthday, but the listless patriarch prefers to spend the day dwelling on his own loveless misery, until local librarian Libby catches his eye. Meanwhile, Liam inherits the responsibility of running the Gallagher household, and Karen worries about the paternity of her unborn child - due to arrive any day.moreless
Haunted by dreams of his kidnapper, Paddy resolves to banish his demons and regain control by tracking down Maureen, the woman responsible for what he has become. Meanwhile, Frank discovers his child benefit payments have stopped and Maxine comes up with a way to show Carl where his true feelings should lie. Elsewhere, Karen's guilt gets the better of her as Mandy prepares to move in with Joe. And Maureen's final act of revenge takes a devastating twist when the Maguires lose one of their own in an explosive way.moreless
After managing to upset everyone, Frank gets cast out for the night by Debbie and seeks shelter in a church confessional where he overhears a neighbour's shocking story. Meanwhile, the marriage of Mimi and Paddy is beyond redemption, but the Maguires refuse to see divorce as an option, and Joe and Mandy's relationship reaches a new level. Also, Ian announces his intention to leave the Chatsworth estate.moreless