|Episode 2 (series 1)|
|Airdate||27 February 1988|
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Hallam is irate because his elderly father in law Albert has moved in with them, and even more annoyed when he finds that Albert has pulled up his prized viola wittrockiana flowers, calling them weeds. Blue Watch conduct a safety inspection at a factory run by a Mr Malik and find non existent fire precautions, including a padlocked fire exit and an out-of-date fire extinguisher, Malcolm gets friendly with one of the workers, Samina, and impresses her by speaking Punjabi to her boss and says he was ironically born in India.
Elsewhere, Marion tells Vaseline that she is pregnant, but he does not take the news well. Gerry returns home and finds Josie has changed the locks. The pump-ladder crew are called to rescue three people stuck in a lift. They find two women bickering and a man caught in the middle of the two women. Vaseline wastes no time in chatting up the younger woman, Sue, and asks her out on a date. Back at Blackwall, Sicknote has the remainder of the watch helping him rehearse for South Pacific.
Karen's depression worsens and she cuts up all of Bayleaf's clothes. Josie meets with Gerry and first he says he wants to give their marriage another chance, but after he makes another crack about her job, Josie tells him to get a lawyer. Outside of the station, Karen approaches Josie and throws her wedding ring at her. Malcolm takes Samina out for dinner.
Kevin hustles Charisma at snooker, angering George, Tony and Malcolm. George warns him not to scam one of their own again. Embarrassed, Kevin promises to let Charisma win his money back. Sue comes to Blackwall to see Vaseline. He tries to sneak out to the car park with her, but is interrupted by the bells. It turns out to be a hoax call and he races the appliance back to the station to resume their liaison, but is once again interrupted by the bells. There is a fire at Malik's factory. The pump is delayed by a faulty gearbox. Malcolm rushes into the burning factory without BA to find and rescue Samina, only to find that Samina is already dead. The following night the watch attend Sicknote's performance of South Pacific except a heartbroken Malcolm who walks along the river bank and stares up at Tower Bridge, mourning Samina's death.
- Kim Clifford made her first appearance as Sandra Hallam. The character had been portrayed by an uncredited actress in the pilot movie.