Will receives bad news that his father has been injured in a climbing accident in Germany - and makes plans to fly out there immediately. But the Farewell bash his mates throw in The Woolpack turns into a fiasco as Will gets drunk and one by one propositions each of their girlfriends. And to compound the situation he unknowingly insults Eric, tells Biff he was mad to let Lady Tara go and says that Paddy was never the right person for Mandy. Suddenly the lads' pounce, and to a chorus of laughter from the pub, Will is carried, bodily, outside to sober up. Stella makes Biff and Kathy laugh when she extols the virtues of Eric's business acumen. Dawn asks Ned to go with her to Ibiza, where she's bought a bar. When he breaks the news to the Sugdens, they're delighted. But Ned says he has no money, so won't be going. Chris patches things up with Zoe and Graham continues to amaze Rachel with his cooking and cleaning.


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