Today was very much a do or die scenario for Paul, either he tells Mandy or Vinny will be forced to.
Rushing down the stairs, thinking Paul had left already, Mandy did her best to push him out the door so she could put her plan into action with Lydia Dingle (Karen Blick) as her accompolice.
With Paul out of the house, Mandy & Lydia conspired to stage a rather elaborate wedding proposal for Paul in The Woolpack that afternoon.
Paul was baffled, he was convinced either Vinny told Mandy already or she found out somehow about his gambling.
One last time, Paul tried to plead his innocence to Vinny. However, Vinny was having none of it and said in not so many words that Paul's time was up and it's time to come clean.
Rushing into The Woolpack, Vinny was rather confused with how the pub looked. After he shouted for his mum, the whole atmosphere changed and out came Mandy Dingle with a over-exaggerated and flamboyant marraige proposal to Paul.
Bob Hope (Tony Audenshaw) and Lydia providing the backing vocals, Mandy belted out "You're The One That I Want" from the Grease soundtrack to a dumbfounded Paul and an onlooking Vinny.
Eventually, Mandy got to the point of this whole exercise, whipped a ring out and proposed to Paul. Dumstruck, Paul accepted and said "of course I will".
Vinny was quietly pleased but disappointed with keeping Paul's lies for a bit longer.
Making some excuses about getting Mandy a ring, Paul asked Vinny to leave with him. Outside The Woolpack, Vinny explained how disappointed he was with Paul but then things took a dangerous turn.
Eventually Vinny managed to get back on his feet but the boy was visibly broken.