Alison (Morven Christie), Paul (Lee Ingleby) and Joe (Max Vento) start the drive to Joe’s new school. Joe insists on taking his daily music walk, so Alison and Paul drive behind him while he listens to headphones. Back on the road, Joe insists that they are taking the wrong route. Alison and Paul stop the car and show Joe photos of his new school to help with the transition.
the a word recap
Alison (Morven Christie) accompanies Joe (Max Vento) as he walks down the road, listening to music on his headphones.
Alison and Paul Hughes throw a party for their son Joe’s fifth birthday. Alison’s brother, Eddie Scott, and his wife, Nicola Daniels, suggest that Joe might have a communication disorder based on his withdrawn behavior.
David and Pavel pick up Joe on the road. Paul sleeps on an air mattress at the Fellside. Sally wakes him up to prepare for the gastropub’s soft opening.
Maya, David and Pavel pick up Joe on the road. Officer Laing stops and questions them.
Maya, David and Pavel pick up Joe on the road. A passing motorist chastises them for letting Joe walk alone.
The Hughes family gathers in the kitchen to meet Joe’s new therapist. Alison recognizes the therapist, Maggie White, from high school. She admits to Paul that she and Maggie hated each other in school.
Joe walks down a road and listens to “World Shut Your Mouth” by Julian Cope. Pavel, David and Maya pick him up and drop him off at home.
Joe Hughes walks down a country road, listening to headphones and singing. Two men pick him up in a van and bring him back home to their boss, Paul Hughes.