When Joe says the "A" word for the first time, Paul and Alison know they must talk to him about his autism. Maurice is catapulted back into Louise's life, and Eddie and Nicola have a secret to keep.
Life for Joe's family turns upside down as he starts at a specialist school in Manchester. Rebecca halts her plans with James, and Louise confides in a stunned Maurice.
Maurice and Louise clash; Paul makes an unexpected connection with Sophie.
Paul and Alison reconnect; Maurice has an existential crisis; Eddie teaches Joe to ride bikes.
Nicola makes a 'film' of Joe's behaviors; Maurice makes a shocking proposal.
An "End of Year Show" at Joe's old school brings his family members together.