A trip to Scarborough presents Granville with an opportunity to combine business with pleasure as Mavis invites him for lunch in a seaside hotel. But can Granville get a moment alone with her without MadgeAnd can he manage to stop thinking about what is going on in the shop for long enough to let romance blossom?Back in Arkwrights, Leroy is in charge for the day. He is young. He is keen. He is full of confidence. What could possibly go wrongAnd why is there a customer out cold in the middle of the floor?
Madge is thinking of leaving the area and telling Mavis she has to go with her, so Granville has to come up with a reason to keep the woman of his dreams from moving away. Theres also a little problem of how to shift a load of jars of crabapple jelly so sour it could strip teeth. To make matters worse, Granvilles best customers Eric and Cyril have taken a vow against ever being conned again. Meanwhile, Mrs Featherstone has made Mr Newbold a lunch offer he cant refuse.
Granville encourages Gastric to express his artistic side in a local art competition, but he throws himself into self-expression more enthusiastically than anyone could have predicted. Meanwhile Granville has bought a large collection of mystery tins. Unfortunately Leroy and Granville are still none the wiser on the contents after theyve opened one. Now they face the ultimate challenge how can you sell something when you have absolutely no idea what it is?
Mr Newbold has decided to barricade his house against Mrs Featherstone, but Granville is sure he wouldnt be so keen to avoid her if he knew all about her hidden exotic past. And hes not going to let the fact that she doesnt actually have a hidden exotic past get in his way. Meanwhile, a lycra-clad Eric and Cyril push the envelope of masculinity on their new tandem, Mavis takes Granville up on his offer of a tour of his Victorian cheese-slicer collection, and Leroy tries to make the most of having to dress up as a banana for business reasons.
Granville has a new idea for growing the business hes offering fitness classes. But can he really turn Gastric into a greyhound, and is that the right way to Madges flinty heartAt the other end of the scale, Mr Newbold believes he has hit on the perfect way to repel the attentions Mrs Featherstone all he needs is a completely new image. But do even worse perils than the black widow lie in wait for the new look NewboldMeanwhile, Leroy is keen to take out a librarian, but shes refusing to give him a date, and Granville has a range of experimental Wi-Fi underpants to shift, but are his customers really ready for that level of digital connectivity?