|This Is England '88 Episode 2|
|Season 3, Episode 2|
|Air date||14 September 2011|
|Written by||Shane Meadows|
|Directed by||Shane Meadows|
This Is England '88 Episode 1
This Is England '88 Episode 3
Episode Two is the second episode of This Is England '88 and the 7th episode of This Is England overall.
Despite Woody's clear reservations about the responsibilities associated with his promotion, he is seemingly convinced after a dinner out with Jennifer and his boss. Lol turns to a concerned paediatric nurse for help, and finally pays a visit to Combo in prison. She thanks him for having always been there to support her, and apologises for the way she treated him when he returned to the gang five and a half years prior. Shaun takes centre stage for his acting debut, and Smell's suspicions are heightened when she walks in on him and Fay 'rehearsing' a kiss backstage before the performance.
Fay has a party at her house to celebrate the success of the play, and Shaun finds her upstairs in her room. The two talk about their growing feelings for each other and despite agreeing not to get any more serious, they find themselves unable to control their desires and end up having sex. Smell goes to Fay's house to apologise to Shaun for her jealousy earlier in the evening, but walks in on Shaun and Fay. Smell angrily breaks up with Shaun and storms out, leaving Shaun devastated.