‘Last Tango In Halifax’ episode 3 airs on BBC One on 4 December at 9pm.
Celia and Alan discover that they have wildly opposing political views, and whilst Alan dislikes organized religion, he agrees to get married in church if it’s what Celia wants.
However, the vicar has other ideas when she learns that neither of them has attended church since 1977. Unperturbed, they decide to have a civil ceremony at Southowram Hall, an ancient creepy Medieval Hall above Halifax. A storm is brewing as they visit the hall, and as Alan tells Celia about a ghost in one of the bedrooms, the lights go out, and they find themselves locked in the ancient building.
Having been abandoned at Far Slack, Gillian tells John he needs to stick up for himself more; half the house is his. He returns to Harrogate and tells Caroline he’s moving back in whether she likes it or not. Driven up the wall, Caroline rings Kate, and apologises to her, she was right all along, Caroline’s spent the best years of her life married to a jerk and fuelled by this realisation she and John have a spectacular row. Meanwhile, at school one of William’s mates points out to him that his mum is a lesbian.
Raff is cautioned by the police for attacking Paul Jatri, and later Paul confirms to Gillian that the incident was over her; he told Raff he was sleeping with her. Gillian’s appalled when Raff moves out of the farm and in with Robbie. John – who is developing a crush on Gillian – becomes an unlikely support to her when she rings him up needing someone to talk to. Later Paul Jatri is beaten up a second time, this time by his fiancé’s brothers and ends up in a terrible state. Hardly able to walk or talk he now becomes Gillian’s problem.
The episode ends in a thunderstorm with Gillian’s car suddenly, inexplicably bursting into flames.
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