Family Affairs - Season 9

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Episode Guide

  • Episode 2285 - The End
    In the final episode of Family Affairs, Eileen returns to Stanley Street and surprises the Costellos with a new house back in Chigwell right next door to her! Also, Yasmin worries that she can't find anything appropriate to wear now that she's a vicar's girlfriend but then she sees past that and gets dressed Yasmin-style, as flamboyant as ever and more than impresses her new man! Doug decides that he can never be enough for Cat and tells her that he thinks their marriage is over, Hector discovers that George lied to protect Meredith and they finally find happiness together, Nathan and Eve get married with Jason and Coral as witnesses and as Stanley Street welcomes in the new year, Rex and Hester get into a fight and he ends up strangling her then turns to Katie and asks her what she thinks he should do with her...Katie reaches down behind her for one of Rex's trophies as Rex unties his tie...will Katie get out alive? I guess we'll never know...moreless
  • Episode 2284
    Episode 2284
    Episode 259
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  • Episode 2283
    Episode 2283
    Episode 258
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  • Episode 2282
    Episode 2282
    Episode 257
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  • Episode 2281
    Episode 2281
    Episode 256
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  • Episode 2280
    Episode 2280
    Episode 255
    Damian makes sure that Yasmin doesn't have a lonely Christmas; he has more than presents and decorations for her. Elsewhere, it seems that Chrissy doesn't want her wish after all and throws long-lost Melanie out of the house. Chrissy's vexed that her daughter showed up only to pick some things up and say goodbye. Coral gets rid of her nightmare sister and nit-ridden kids at last. Upstairs in the pub, Katie's making inroads with Rex over dinner; unfortunately, Hester is there too, looking like a Blackpool donkey on a Bank Holiday Monday.moreless
  • Episode 2279
    Episode 2279
    Episode 254
    Roxanne's pushing her luck at the Wildings', but maybe taking a credit card is taking things a bit too far. Chrissy can't resist a snoop and agrees to go to the Christmas drinks that Jason and Coral are having. Eve refuses to do Coral's hair after she discovers nits. Meredith's begging George for her forgiveness, as she really should be paying more attention when administering diamorphine. Nathan and Gary make sure Chloe gets her white Christmas, while Roxanne does her best to unwrap Jason. One of Chrissy's wishes comes true.moreless
  • Episode 2278
    Episode 2278
    Episode 253
    It's do or die time for the church choir; will it be jubilation or humiliation for Yasmin? Hector and George finally tell Meredith that they know she didn't go to Dubai. Rather than swallowing her own stuffing, Santa Barbara swallows her pride and digs out the stuff Myra got in for the shop and sells it as her own. It may not be gourmet, but at least it's edible. George curtly informs Hector that becoming another notch on the stuntman's bedpost is exactly what she needs, but Meredith "should be buried in a Y-shaped coffin" Lovechild gets to him first.moreless
  • Episode 2277
    Episode 2277
    Episode 252
    Gary isn't following Chrissy's demand to pay the money back to Belinda as he's spent the lot. After an injured stuntman takes a fancy to George, Hector finally notices her and takes heed the advice about the quiet ones from the randy patient. Belinda tells a miffed Chrissy she made a pass at Gary. Cat helps Yasmin inject a little soul into the choir, who up until now sounded like a chorus of dying cats. Roxanne gets her own way and gets to stay for longer at the Wildings'. And the Christmas lights get turned on outside The Phoenix.moreless
  • Episode 2276
    Episode 2276
    Episode 251
    Eve comes home from hospital to a lovely Christmas tree and a doting Nathan, who has an engagement ring for her. Hester warns Rex to be careful with Katie, saying that she's already got him out of one mess and can't cover for him again - whatever that means. Yasmin's wondering if going gospel is a tall order for the church choir. Chrissy confronts Myra over the card to Gary from Belinda. Coral's sister shows up with a caravan of offspring all set to ruin the poshoes' festive plans.moreless
  • Episode 2275
    Episode 2275
    Episode 250
    The Phoenix opens its doors to Charnham while Rex and Cruella de Hester toast to new beginnings. Yasmin finds some cheerier hymns. Cruella de Vera walks out on choir practice after everyone starts to have a bit of fun. Meredith works on being more like a Cruella after admitting she's enjoying watching Katie humiliating herself over Rex day after day. Belinda lets slip to Chrissy that she knew Gary better than either of them have let on. It's obvious that she wants more than friendship from her former boyfriend.moreless
  • Episode 2274
    Episode 2274
    Episode 249
    Eve wakes up in hospital wondering what has happened. How is Nathan going to tell her that not only did she get hit by a car, but she's also lost the baby and a fallopian tube? Yasmin moves into the church choir and a woman called Vera, behaving more like Cruella de Ville, gives her a hard time. Maybe the title should go to Hester, though, as she hits Katie across the face! Gary sits Nathan down and tells him that what happened to Eve is a blessing really. Belinda gives Gary £1,000 for a perfect Christmas.moreless
  • Episode 2273
    Episode 2273
    Episode 248
    Nathan learns that Eve was involved in the hit and run and he tells the doctors that she is pregnant which changes their initially positive prognosis. Yasmin impresses Damian when Vera leaves her with her unruly Brownies! Gary has a rough first day on his new job as Santa's helper, it doesn't help matters when he runs into Belinda but she does give him some advice that later causes friction between Gary and Chrissy...Hester gives Katie a hard time while forcing her to perform manual labour, Katie tries to get out of it by apologising for coming on to her husband but when Rex returns from a day of relaxation he tells Katie that Hester isn't his wife, she's his sister!moreless
  • Episode 2272
    Episode 2272
    Episode 247
    As Hector, George and Meredith treat Eve at the hospital, Nathan is left to interview the hit and run driver who shows up at the police station to confess all! Luckily for the driver, Nathan doesn't know that the victim is his wife, he remains in the dark as he constantly avoids answering his phone to the police because he thinks they're calling him in to work... Meanwhile, Babs starts to get on Myra's nerves as she insists that all employees (i.e. Myra) should wear a uniform, Gary continues to promise Chloe the best Christmas even though he can't see a way to pull it off and Katie and Rex bond but as she takes off her clothes, in an attempt to lure him, a woman whom we assume is Rex's wife shows up!moreless
  • Episode 2271
    Episode 2271
    Episode 246
    Chrissy discovers that Gary's been banned from driving and she's less than pleased having been kept in the dark. After their kiss, Yasmin pursues the vicar but he tells Cat that the whole thing was just a silly mistake. Babs moves in above the shop with the intention of buying. As Eve takes Christmas presents round to her family, a little girl runs out into the road in front of her - Eve drops the presents and dives to save the girl but ends up being hit by a car!moreless
  • Episode 2270
    Episode 2270
    Episode 245
    Sami wakes up in hospital and insists that he doesn't want to press charges against his mother. Later, Sami visits his mother at the police station where she is then released as Sami heads off to Australia with Brett...Meanwhile, Doug threatens Tony to stay away from his wife, critics praise the panto and Meredith returns from two nights at the airport making out to George and Hector that she's had a great time in Dubai unaware that they know truth!moreless
  • Episode 2269
    Episode 2269
    Episode 244
    Cat is disappointed when Tony tells her that they're not having a relationship - it was just sex! The debut of the panto very nearly goes according to plan. Sami's mother pays him a visit and offers him forgiveness as long as he gets help...Sami refuses so his mother shoves a knife in his back!moreless
  • Episode 2268
    Episode 2268
    Episode 243
    Sami decides that he wants to go to his father's burial despite his brother's warnings to stay away. Babs agrees to return to the panto while George tries to call Meredith but she's left confused when she gets the impression Meredith isn't even out of the country. Also, Babs warns Doug that he needs to pay Cat more attention, he agrees, buys Cat a bunch of flowers and heads off to the panto rehearsal hall in time to catch Cat making out with Tony!moreless
  • Episode 2267
    Episode 2267
    Episode 242
    Shireen tries to persuade Sami to go through with the wedding and threatens to reveal his sexuality to his family if he doesn't! Sami decides that he can't do it and so Shireen keeps her promise . . . Meanwhile, Babs becomes more and more frustrated with the cast of the panto eventually forcing her to resign as director, Meredith suns herself while George and Hector slave away and Cat kisses Tony!moreless
  • Episode 2266
    Episode 2266
    Episode 241
    As Sami prepares to get married he gets an unexpected visitor: Brett! Meanwhile, Meredith gets the chance to take a holiday abroad and uses a fictitious ill relative to get out of work. Also, Tony tells Cat that his wife has left him . . .
  • Episode 2265
    Episode 2265
    Episode 240
    Eve, not one for murder, becomes very tempted to kill after an afternoon of trying to teach Coral to cook. Their tongues are sharper than the knives they're using. The panto has sold out, and Babs is freaking out. She demands double rehearsals from the cast but then Katie pulls the proverbial rug from under her by resigning! She had to; it was either the panto or her new job at the pub. But after finding a new Dick, Babs is happy once again. Myra's sure that there are more spirits in the pub than the ones in the bottles; after a strange occurrence, she's not alone in her suspicions...moreless
  • Episode 2264
    Episode 2264
    Episode 239
    This morning, Ben can put his first notch on his bedpost! After a disastrous night of entertaining, Coral worries that she's ruined Jason's chances of promotion. Marc tells Yasmin exactly how he feels about her. Babs comes up with a plan to boost panto ticket sales. Chrissy and Gary are ecstatic following a good result from the amnio test. They're soon brought down to earth on discovering that Chloe's been drinking alcohol. Gary lies about being banned from driving. And Rex starts to think that maybe the pub is cursed.moreless
  • Episode 2263
    Episode 2263
    Episode 238
    Eve kindly steps in and helps Coral prepare for the Mr Saito dinner tonight. Jason and Coral are surprised to see him enjoying his meal (at first). Ben and Katie go head to head over the bar manager's job. Yasmin's all in a tiz with Marc. Her heart sinks when she sees him in the arms of another woman. Gary takes Chrissy to hospital after she gets stomach cramps. While there, the registrar reveals the baby is a boy. Now Gary's looking forward to the birth, but Chloe doesn't take the news very well. Ben admits to Justin that he's a virgin just before they go out on the pull.moreless
  • Episode 2262
    Episode 2262
    Episode 237
    Rex, the new pub owner, placates Katie by tempting her with a job after soaking her yesterday while speeding through a puddle. Myra's not so easily charmed, though, and throws in the speculation that the pub's haunted just for good measure. Not one to be put off by entertaining one of her husband's Japanese business associates, Coral calls in the caterers. Chrissy has her amnio test today and Gary opts to pay for a speedy result - like money's not an issue. During panto rehearsals, Yasmin realises that she's still in love with Marc.moreless
  • Episode 2261
    Episode 2261
    Episode 236
    Coral starts the day by letting Jason know she is on strike until she sees the cash for the home renovation. Gary's determined to find out if the baby has Down's syndrome before it's born. Chrissy makes it clear to him that, if she loses the baby because of the amniocenteses test, she will never forgive him. Chelsea's widowed mum shows up and turns out to be Gary's first love, not that Gary admits it to Chrissy. Lara shows up four hours early and takes Poppy off to live in France, leaving Marc devastated.moreless
  • Episode 2260
    Episode 2260
    Episode 235
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  • Episode 2259
    Episode 2259
    Episode 234
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  • Episode 2258
    Episode 2258
    Episode 233
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  • Episode 2257
    Episode 2257
    Episode 232
    As Mel's birthday gets closer, Chloe decides that she has to find her sister . . . Meanwhile, Meredith lets George down for a night out so George ends up spending a quiet evening with Hector. Also, Marc discovers the challanges of fatherhood!
  • Episode 2256
    Episode 2256
    Episode 231
    Gary and Chrissy decides that the time has come to tell Chloe about the baby. Gary wants Chloe to know the whole truth, Chrissy's reluctant but eventually agrees then when they tell Chloe - Gary backs out and reassures her that everything's going to be OK. However, Chloe later finds a letter from the doctor saying that it's going to be everything but OK - she confronts Chrissy who tells Chloe to whole truth. Chloe refuses to accept that Chrissy would be so selfish and she storms out . . .moreless
  • Episode 2255
    Episode 2255
    Episode 230
    Marc struggles to find anyone to look after Poppy - so he turns to Yasmin! She refuses for the obvious reasons. Later, Justin finds a note from Marc saying that he's left . . . Meanwhile; Gary has trouble sharing Nathan's enthusiasm for impending fatherhood while Chrissy takes Chloe shopping for her first bra.moreless
  • Episode 2254
    Episode 2254
    Episode 229
    Gary admits to Chrissy that he doesn't want this baby! Meanwhile, Cat struggles to keep Marc's secret from Yasmin but soon it's too late as Yasmin meets Poppy . . . Also, Coral goes all out to retrieve her missing lovebird . . .
  • Episode 2253
    Episode 2253
    Episode 228
    Chrissy wrestles with her faith and eventually decides to put it before her health - she tells Gary that she's keeping the baby! Also, Doug gets a shock when Katie introduces him to his granddaughter and Eve lends Coral a hand as she makes a start on moving into Stanley Street.moreless
  • Episode 2252
    Episode 2252
    Episode 227
    A woman shows up at the cafe with a child - turns out she's a former girlfriend of Marc's (Lara) and the girl is his daughter Poppy! Lara asks Marc to look after Poppy while she goes to her mother's funeral; Marc has no choice but to accept . . . Meanwhile, Babs convinces Cat to be in the panto. Also, Chrissy learns that she has to have chemotherapy and the doctor insists that she shouldn't go through with the pregnancy . . .moreless
  • Episode 2251
    Episode 2251
    Episode 226
    When Katie hears Marc's real plans for Amsterdam she feels bad for knocking him back and decides to bring Amsterdam to him! Meanwhile, Gary's frustrated when he overhears Chrissy opening up to Eve - the stress of their situation is clearly starting to get to him. Gary decides to make Chrissy a meal for two to cheer them both up. However, the meal turns rotten when Yasmin shows up to tell Chrissy that due to her current financial situation she's going to have to make Chrissy redundant!moreless
  • Episode 2250
    Episode 2250
    Episode 225
    Marc decides to surprise Katie with a trip to Amsterdam but she knocks him back. At the hospital, Hector, George and Meredith take part in the Remembrance Day service - Meredith makes out like she doesn't care but when nobody's looking she puts £20 into the collection . . . Also at the hospital, the doctor tells Chrissy that her best option for treatment is to have a termination but Chrissy wants to know if the cancer's spread before she agrees to anything so drastic . . .moreless
  • Episode 2249
    Episode 2249
    Episode 224
    Chloe finally discovers where her mum's been all week and begs Gary to reassure her that Chrissy isn't going to die, Gary does so even though he's not so sure himself . . . Later, the doctor reveals to a startled Chrissy that she's pregnant! Meanwhile, Katie tells Marc that their night together was just a one night stand and later she attends rehearsals with Yasmin. The tension between the two is visible and eventually Babs has enough and storms out! Also, Jason and Coral go to dinner at Nathan and Eve's.moreless
  • Episode 2248
    Episode 2248
    Episode 223
    Marc and Yasmin have second thoughts over sleeping together - Marc gets over it by sleeping with Katie! Meanwhile, George arranges for one of her patients to visit her friends on Remembrance Day and Chrissy tells Eve that she deserves to have cancer because of the lies she told about Chloe . . .moreless
  • Episode 2247
    Episode 2247
    Episode 222
    Brett offers Sami a one way ticket to Austrailia . . . Meanwhile, Eve cheers Chrissy up with a makeover and Yasmin sleeps with Marc!
  • Episode 2246
    Episode 2246
    Episode 221
    Brett is put out when he discovers that Sami still plans to go ahead with the wedding and he gives Sami an ultimatum! Meanwhile, Meredith feigns a migraine to get the day off work and spend it with her boyfriend! Also, while Gary and Chrissy worry about her upcoming operation, they leave Chloe in the dark . . .moreless
  • Episode 2245
    Episode 2245
    Episode 220
    Chrissy learns that she has cancer . . .
  • Episode 2244
    Episode 2244
    Episode 219
    Sami is put out by Brett's visitor - his ex-boyfriend come to make amends!
  • Episode 2243
    Episode 2243
    Episode 218
    Brett makes a startling confession that he likes Sami but what is Sami to do when he soon realises that there might be something there.
  • Episode 2242
    Episode 2242
    Episode 217
    Chrissy finally arranges an appointment with a doctor. Eve worries about telling Nathan that she's pregnant. Shireen demands that Sami decide whether or not he'll marry her . . .
  • Episode 2241
    Episode 2241
    Episode 216
    Myra urges Chrissy to go to the doctor but Chrissy's too afraid of bad news. Nathan and Eve worry about their finances and it looks like they might have something else to worry about again in a minute . . . Sami tells Brett about Shireen's offer, Brett tries to convince Sami that it's a bad idea but Sami can't really see the downside . . .moreless
  • Episode 2240
    Episode 2240
    Episode 215
    The vicar convinces Babs to help him direct a play. Coral and Jason make a move on number 10. Shireen proposes to Sami that they get married so that they can please their parents, then she can run off to the US with the man of her dreams and he can go on living as usual. Chrissy admits to Gary that she can hardly keep up with her life anymore then later she admits to Myra that she's found a lump in her breast . . .moreless
  • Episode 2239
    Episode 2239
    Episode 214
    Shireen guesses that Sami is gay, he's quick to deny it but she's just as quick to prove he's lying! Meanwhile, Chrissy tries to make it up to Chloe but realizes that her little girl is growing up fast. Also, Babs dates a vicar!
  • Episode 2238
    Episode 2238
    Episode 213
    Chrissy meets Eileen in secret. Myra and Sami prepare to embarrass Babs with her French film performance. Mrs. Wilkinson accepts an offer on number 8, but who will be the newest Stanley Street residents?
  • Episode 2237
    Episode 2237
    Episode 212
    Chrissy becomes obsessed with finding Eileen. The Stanley Street property market heats up. Sami tells his mother that he's going out with Yasmin.
  • Episode 2236
    Episode 2236
    Episode 211
    When Chrissy hears that the pub was set alight on purpose, she assumes like everyone else that it was Eileen. Later, Chrissy gets a goodbye letter from Eileen that leaves her wondering if perhaps Eileen was suicidal . . . Yasmin and Sami formulate a plan that can get him out of marrying Shireen; the best they can come up with is that Sami already has a girlfriend. Sami later tells Shireen this who reluctantly accepts his excuse. A new couple (Coral and Jason Wilding) arrive on Stanley Street and it's not long before they're making their presence felt . . .moreless
  • Episode 2235
    Episode 2235
    Episode 210
    The house warming party continues. As Meredith kisses boyfriend Markham on the dance floor, Hector turns to Katie for comfort. Meanwhile, the Swan goes up in flames and Chrissy along with the rest of Stanley Street wonder if Eileen got out in time . . .
  • Episode 2234
    Episode 2234
    Episode 209
    Party time! Meredith, George, Hector and Katie warm their new home. Much to Hector's disappointment, Meredith's boyfriend shows up. Also, after hearing that the locals are none too pleased with their plans the property developers reconsider buying the Swan. Meanwhile, it's Chloe's birthday and after hearing from the developers, Eileen has a bit too much to drink before showing up at Chloe's party. As the kids play in the rest of the house, Chrissy and Eileen talk in the kitchen. When Eileen becomes hostile, Chrissy tells her a few home truths and asks her to leave. Eileen reluctantly does so. She returns to an empty pub. Out of frustration, Eileen smashes the place up and breaks down. To calm herself she has a cigarette, lighting it with a match that she then thrown in the bin. As Eileen stands alone in the darkened Swan, the bin catches alight. Eileen picks it up and places it on a stool and watches as it continues to burn . . .moreless
  • Episode 2233
    Episode 2233
    Episode 208
    As the "Save Our Swan" campaign turns even nastier, Chrissy backs out but later tells Eileen that she still doesn't agree with her plans. With people now boycotting the pub, Eileen sees no reason to keep it open and she shoos out the only two punters. Later, as Eileen relaxes to a quiet evening, she hears noises coming from the pub downstairs; she heads down to find thieves. When they sop Eileen, they push her back and down to the floor before emptying the till and making a run for it. Meanwhile, Sami meets his wife to be. They get on really well which makes what he has to do even more difficult.moreless
  • Episode 2232
    Episode 2232
    Episode 207
    When she sees Hector's dog on heat routine, Katie guesses that he fancies Meredith. Meanwhile, Sami's mother shows up at the shop to find that his son is absent. She heads upstairs to the flat where she finds Brett half naked! Never mind, they get on like a house on fire! Later, Sami's mum tells him that she's found him the perfect wife and that she's set up a meeting for them tomorrow. Also, Eileen's in two minds as to whether or not to accept the property developers offer but when Chrissy lets slip to Cat that Eileen plans to sell to the developers, Cat is outraged and organises a meeting to rally support and save the swan. When Eileen sees that people are taking her plans far too personally and taking it out on her. She makes up her mind and at the "Save Our Swan" meeting, she signs the place over to the property developers!moreless
  • Episode 2231
    Episode 2231
    Episode 206
    And then there were two, Katie and Ben contemplate life on Stanley Street without the rest of their family. Meanwhile, Sami avoids calls from his family as he tries to figure out what to do for the best. Also, fed up of the grief that she's getting, Eileen promises Cat that she won't sell the pub to the gay couple but she doesn't let on that she plans to sell to property developers instead!moreless
  • Episode 2230
    Episode 2230
    Episode 205
    From his death bed, Sami's father tells his son that it's his final wish to see his son married! Meanwhile, following the earlier argument with Conrad, Alex decides that he's moving to LA to his mum. Conrad is left all alone . . . Later, he heads out only to run into Tanya on the street. She asks him if he really meant that he loved her. Conrad says he did and she tells him that she wants them to be together. They kiss.moreless
  • Episode 2229
    Episode 2229
    Episode 204
    Conrad's having a rough day, having been sacked, he gets drunk and decides to head up to Cumbria but Alex won't give him the keys to his car. Alex gets a smack in the face for his troubles! Meanwhile, Cat sets Marc and Justin on the case to discover who's taking over the pub - they're stunned to learn that it could be a gay couple who plan to turn the place into a gay bar! Also, Sami starts to pick himself up but he's taken aback when he gets an answer machine message from his mother to say that his father has been taken seriously ill . . .moreless
  • Episode 2228
    Episode 2228
    Episode 203
    Cat is horrified to see that Eileen is selling the Swan and demands that the pub not be sold to a chain. Eileen tells Cat that she'll sell to whomever she likes! Meanwhile, Yasmin pops round to see Sami and bumps into his one night stand. Sami finally admits to Yasmin that he's a mess without Max. She decides to cheer him up! They run into Alex in the street and drag him into the salon for a makeover! Also, Katie gets Tanya's new address in Cumbria from Hector and gives it to Conrad . . .moreless
  • Episode 2227
    Episode 2227
    Episode 202
    Katie decides to move out from her dad's place and in with Meredith, George and Hector - but only if she can have Meredith's room. Meanwhile, Hector gets frustrated with his new living arrangements and tells the girls that he's moving out! Also, Yasmin gets all the gossip from Brett on Sami's advances the night before. Later, she tells Sami that he's in denial.moreless
  • Episode 2226
    Episode 2226
    Episode 201
    George tries to convince Hector and Meredith to house-share. Neither is too keen but they eventually give in. Meanwhile, Eileen plans a party to celebrate getting the pub back but out of all the residents, only Sami shows up. Later, having got himself very drunk, Sami heads over to Yasmin's flat to see Brett and tries to kiss him but Brett pushes Sami away and tells him that he doesn't want him like this . . .moreless
  • Episode 2225
    Episode 2225
    Episode 200
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  • Episode 2224
    Episode 2224
    Episode 199
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  • Episode 2223
    Episode 2223
    Episode 198
    Upcoming episode
  • Episode 2222
    Episode 2222
    Episode 197
    Upcoming episode
  • Episode 2221
    Episode 2221
    Episode 196
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  • Episode 2220
    Episode 2220
    Episode 195
    Upcoming episode
  • Episode 2219
    Episode 2219
    Episode 194
    Upcoming episode
  • Episode 2218
    Episode 2218
    Episode 193
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  • Episode 2217
    Episode 2217
    Episode 192
    Upcoming episode
  • Episode 2216
    Episode 2216
    Episode 191
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  • Episode 2215
    Episode 2215
    Episode 190
    Upcoming episode
  • Episode 2214
    Episode 2214
    Episode 189
    Upcoming episode
  • Episode 2213
    Episode 2213
    Episode 188
    Upcoming episode
  • Episode 2212
    Episode 2212
    Episode 187
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  • Episode 2211
    Episode 2211
    Episode 186
    Upcoming episode
  • Episode 2210
    Episode 2210
    Episode 185
    Eileen is lost for words when she discovers that Pete has recently changed his will to leave her with nothing! Meanwhile, Conrad manages to lock himself out of the house wearing nothing but a towel! Abi decides to be charitable and takes Conrad over to Tanya's and dresses him up in John's clothes. When Tanya comes in she's taken aback by Conrad. Abi goes out and Conrad and Tanya get to talking. He thinks she still has feelings for him, she denies it but later, they end up kissing in the kitchen! Also, things are going great for Max and Sami but then Max gets a call to say that Carrie's sister has died suddenly, Max decides to go back to the house to comfort his wife and kids. Sami is not amused . . .moreless
  • Episode 2209
    Episode 2209
    Episode 184
    Marc and Yasmin's feud continues. She finds a post on her website that says that she's offering a discount at the salon, Marc denies he posted it but Yas doesn't believe him and when a parcel comes for him, she throws it in the bin! Meanwhile, Pete's body is released so that Eileen is free to have a funeral. Chrissy tries to convince Eileen to go and see Pete in the mortuary for closure and to say her goodbyes. Eileen's not so sure but later agrees to go along with Chrissy.moreless
  • Episode 2208
    Episode 2208
    Episode 183
    Max and Myra get more than they bargained for in their still-life art class! Meanwhile, Yasmin's put out when everyone enjoys Marc's new food so she pretends to see a cockroach in an attempt to put people off coming back. Also, Tanya lays into John for being unreliable about the wedding and after much going back and forth, Eileen decides to tell the police the truth about Trish.moreless
  • Episode 2207
    Episode 2207
    Episode 182
    Marc and Yasmin use Justin as a pawn as they wind one another up. Meanwhile, Conrad spills coffee over Abi's top, he offers to get it dry-cleaned to she takes the top off in the middle of the street. Also, Eileen tries in vain to convince social services to return Thomas to her care. Later, prompted by a phone call from Trish, Eileen goes to see her. Trish begs Eileen not to tell the police that she brought the gun into the Swan so that she can have Thomas back. Eileen refuses and tells Trish that Thomas will be better off away from both of them!moreless
  • Episode 2206
    Episode 2206
    Episode 181
    Sean's sister Abi arrives in Charnham to be Tanya's bridesmaid. Meanwhile, Eileen decides that she wants to adopt Thomas and raise him as her own but it seems her plans are shattered when social services take Thomas into care.
  • Episode 2205
    Episode 2205
    Episode 180
    The siege at the Swan comes to an end with Pete loosing his life . . .
  • Episode 2204
    Episode 2204
    Episode 179
    Eileen decides to make a quick getaway from the B&B and she takes Thomas to Chrissy and tells her that she thinks it might be best if she and Pete didn't adopt him after all. Eileen asks Chrissy to look after Thomas while she tries to make Pete see sense . . . Meanwhile, Pete's been unable to wake Trish. Panicking, he dives out the window only to find that Eileen's gone. He takes a cab back to the Swan where he tells Eileen to pack a bag. He tells her that he's accidentally killed Trish - oops! It's not long before Pete realizes that Thomas isn't around, Eileen tells him that Thomas is safe but she doesn't think either of them should go with Pete. Pete leaves and conducts a quick search for Thomas. He's unsuccessful. Pete returns to the Swan where he demands the truth from Eileen. Then, as if from nowhere, Trish appears. She too wants the truth. She points a gun at Pete and Eileen and demands the return of her baby!moreless
  • Episode 2203
    Episode 2203
    Episode 178
    Pete gets back to the Swan to learn that Trish has taken Thomas; Eileen can't bring herself to tell Pete the truth . . . Pete calls the police then starts a search of his own. Gary gives Pete the breakthrough he needs having been able to track down the cab that Trish took from the Swan. Pete and Eileen head out to catch up with Trish. They do so at a B&B. They head inside to find Trish and Thomas alone in their room. Pete attempts to grab his son from Trish but she won't have it. All the commotion causes Thomas to cry and Eileen to beg the parents to stop hurting their son. Trish decides to hand Thomas over to Pete and Eileen. Pete orders Eileen to take his son back to the car while he makes sure that Trish plans to leave and never come back . . . Trish goes along with small talk for a moment before throwing a lamp at Pete's head! He tackles her to the ground; she struggles away from his and starts for the straw where she's keeping her gun. Pete dives after her and knocks Trish over; as she falls she knocks her head against a table. Pete grabs Trish and attempts to wake her, but is it too late?moreless
  • Episode 2202
    Episode 2202
    Episode 177
    The party is soon over at the Swan and Pete promptly shows Trish the door. Outside, seeing Trish's desperation, Chrissy invites Trish back to the Costellos and calls Eileen. Eileen comes and spends some time alone with Trish trying to make her see how impractical she's being. Eileen seems to convince Trish who leaves. Eileen returns to the Swan where she tells Pete that she's convinced Trish is gone for good. Meanwhile, however, Trish buys a gun and heads back the Stanley Street . . . Later, Trish fools Pete into leaving Eileen alone at the Swan where she corners Eileen and slowly convinces Eileen to let her take Thomas. As Trish heads out the door, Eileen realises the mistake she's made and quickly follows after Trish. But it's too late! Trish and Thomas are gone . . .moreless
  • Episode 2201
    Episode 2201
    Episode 176
    There's much confusion on Stanley Street. People think they've heard gun fire! Then a body is taken out of the Black Swan . . . FLASHBACK: Five hours earlier After Thomas' christening, Trish shows up at the Swan and tells Eileen that she wants her baby back! Eileen stalls her and sends Chrissy up to find out what Trish really wants. Later, as Pete makes his toast to family and friends, Trish emerges in the bar and announces to everyone that she's taking her baby back right now . . .moreless
  • Episode 2200
    Episode 2200
    Episode 175
    Max wonders why Sami and Brett are spending so much time together and suspects the worse. Pete and Eileen make amends for Thomas' christening but when Conrad sees that Pete's been abusing Eileen he decides to confront him. Meanwhile, there's a surprise guest at the christening: Trish is back . . . again!moreless
  • Episode 2199
    Episode 2199
    Episode 174
    Brett makes a move on Sami, Yasmin and Marc are paying each other too much attention for a couple who aren't interested in each other and while Gary reluctantly tells a social worker that Pete will make a great father, Pete pushes Eileen to the limit . . .
  • Episode 2198
    Episode 2198
    Episode 173
    Max feels left out with Sami's new friends, Les packs his bags and leaves Charnham for good and Eileen has trouble convincing a social worker of her capabilities as a parent.
  • Episode 2197
    Episode 2197
    Episode 172
    Max comes out to his mother.
  • Episode 2196
    Episode 2196
    Episode 171
    The Costellos finally learn the truth about Jane and Max's mother pops in for a surprise visit . . .
  • Episode 2195
    Episode 2195
    Episode 170
    This entire episode focuses on the Costellos and Jane. It soon becomes clear to Chrissy that Jane isn't telling them the whole truth about her relationship with Mel. Gary, however, won't hear of it and stands by Jane. That is until she tries to kiss him! Eventually, Gary and Chrissy realise that everything Jane has told them about Mel came from Mel's diary. Gary and Chrissy confront Jane. Realising that she's been backed into a corner, Jane makes a run for the door. Gary chases her, grabs her and pulls her back. He screams at her, demanding to know the truth. When Gary sees how much he's scared Jane and Chrissy. He lets her go. Jane runs into the street and straight into PC Will. She tells him that Gary assaulted her and that she though she was going to die. Could Gary be facing more charges?moreless
  • Episode 2194
    Episode 2194
    Episode 169
    When Alex confides in Ben about Jane's secret - it seems like it might be the worst thing he could do since soon afterwards, Ben confronts Jane! Keeping her promise, Jane goes to the police and tells them that Alex raped her. Chrissy is still suspicious of the allegations . . . Later, having been arrested and questioned by the police, Alex returns to Stanley Street on bail. He takes Chrissy to one side and tells her the truth about Jane. Chrissy seems to believe Alex and when she next sees Jane. Chrissy confronts her . . . Meanwhile, Marc agrees to take over the cafe from Les, something that Yasmin is less than pleased about!moreless
  • Episode 2193
    Episode 2193
    Episode 168
    Babs is uncertain about her future with Howard. Doug and Marc ponder their futures. Gary tries to get to the bottom of Jane's allegations while Jane blackmails Alex . . .
  • Episode 2192
    Episode 2192
    Episode 167
    Max finds life without Sami difficult. Cat is astonished when Doug tells her he’s resigned from being mayor. It seems the Costellos are closing in on the truth about Jane, so she tells them a lie that Alex raped her!
  • Episode 2191
    Episode 2191
    Episode 166
    Doctor John gets offered a better job in the Lake District and he and Tanya tell Myra that they plan to put an offer in on a house. Later, Babs is put out when she hears her daughter's news second hand from Myra . . . In an attempt to make amends with Doug, Cat tries to make amends with Marc and invites him to dinner. Marc reluctantly accepts. At dinner, Justin and Doug are pleased and surprised when Cat tells Marc that he's welcome to stay at the house rather than go back to the hotel. Later, Cat goes back to square one when Doug realises that she only invited Marc to stay as a way of getting round him. Jane feels like she's been sidelined at the Costellos. It seems this is confirmed when Chrissy tells her to go out with Alex rather than stay in with the family. Alex and Jane get quite drunk before heading back to the Costellos. Jane hints a couple of time that she's keeping a secret from Alex and the Costellos and talks about Mel as if she'd never met her . . . Later, in Mel's room, when Alex starts to question Jane about what really happened between her and Mel, Jane kisses him to shut him up. After sleeping together, Alex starts to talk about Melanie, Jane gets upset and asks a very confused Alex to leave.moreless
  • Episode 2190
    Episode 2190
    Episode 165
    Cat enjoys taunting Marc about Geri and Yasmin. Later, Cat finds herself on the front page of the local paper - they're reporting her arrest. Cat feels foolish that she thought Doug’s secrecy over Marc meant he was having an affair and is frightened when Doug seems unhappy about their marriage. Will is gutted when Katie knocks him back so he sets her up to see what she really thinks about him. Jane is surprised and overwhelmed when the Costellos plan a surprise birthday party for her. Later, the Costellos receive an e-mail from Mel!moreless
  • Episode 2189
    Episode 2189
    Episode 164
    Pete and Eileen receive a postcard from Trish in Spain. Then, Pete tells Eileen he wants to set a date for the christening. Eileen asks Chrissy to be Thomas’ Godmother. Alex is pleased when Jane agrees to another date tonight. The date goes well but the couple are interrupted by Ben just as they're about to kiss! Babs is taken aback when Tanya tells her they’re thinking about moving to the Lake District. Later, Tanya has a go at Babs for warning Conrad away from her. Tanya says that she's confident she's made the right decision with John. Cat attacks Doug’s underwear with a pair of scissors and drunkenly confides in Eileen about Doug’s philandering. Later, she's thrown out of the Swan and is then arrested for being drunk and disorderly. When she returns from the police station, Cat confronts Doug about his affair, she and Justin are stunned to see that rather than having an affair with his sexy secretary, Doug has been meeting up with his son Marc!moreless
  • Episode 2188
    Episode 2188
    Episode 163
    Gary tells Will that he wants him to leave Jane alone as she’s part of the family. Babs warns Conrad away from Tanya who will soon be returning from her holiday with John. Sami is emotional as he leaves for Italy. Cat tells Chrissy that she's going on a diet and later confides in Yasmin that she thinks Doug is having an affair. It seems that Cat's suspicions are confirmed when Doug lies about his whereabouts and Cat discovers from his personal organiser that instead of having a council meeting, Doug is having dinner with "M" - could it be his new secretary Mandy?moreless
  • Episode 2187
    Episode 2187
    Episode 162
    Alex decides to take Jane out for a thank you drink. Initially Jane turns him down because she has to babysit Chloe, when Chrissy finds out she tells Jane not to worry about babysitting and insists Jane goes out with Alex. Their evening goes well, but Jane in uncomfortable around PC Will after he warned her earlier that he'd be keeping an eye on her. Cat is thrown when Gary teases Doug about his gorgeous secretary. Sami decides to visit Carrie to try and resolve their issues. Carrie doesn't appreciate it and tells Sami that Max told her how he wished he wasn't gay . . . Later, Sami confronts Max and suggests that it might be time they call it a day!moreless
  • Episode 2186
    Episode 2186
    Episode 161
    Max goes to see Carrie in an attempt to make amends. He lets himself into her house and finds Jamie home alone. Jamie soon breaks down in tears and begs his dad to come home! Later, Carrie and Becky return. Max upsets Becky when he says he can't even stay for dinner. Then, away from the children, Carrie demands that Max hand over his key to her house . . . Meanwhile, Jane starts to warm to Alex when he helps her and she helps him get a job at the cab office with Gary. Also, Cat is frustrated with Doug’s lack of interest in her romantic meal. When she pops out to get a bottle of wine, he makes a mysterious phone call . . .moreless
  • Episode 2185
    Episode 2185
    Episode 160
    Trish raises the price of baby Thomas, but to Eileen's horror Pete refuses to play ball! Carrie tells Max that she wants his to come back to her, she even offers to turn a blind eye if he wants to go off with men! Meanwhile, Sami thinks that Max's family should get used to the idea that he's gay . . .moreless
  • Episode 2184
    Episode 2184
    Episode 159
    Katie turns down dinner with Will. Max gets angry when Ben shows up at the hospital to visit Jamie. Later, Max pleads with Jamie for forgiveness. Pete and Eileen get the results of the paternity test - Pete is Thomas' father!
  • Episode 2183
    Episode 2183
    Episode 158
    Jamie's missing and Max is forced to call Carrie. Later, they find Jamie in hospital, he refuses to speak to his dad! Justin admits to Doug and Cat that he cheated on Kelly. Then, Kelly leaves Charnham. hrissy hates how she looks in glasses but is reassured when Gary finds them a turn on.moreless
  • Episode 2182
    Episode 2182
    Episode 157
    Feeling guilty after spending the night with Scarlett, Justin confesses all to Kelly blaming it on Scarlett. PC Will gives Mel's diary back to the Costellos. Jamiefinally hears the truth about his dad's sexuality and goes searching for proof.
  • Episode 2181
    Episode 2181
    Episode 156
    Tired of being Max's straight flatmate, Sami moves in with Yasmin meanwhile Ben drops hints about Max's sexuality to Jamie. Chrissy can't believe that she has to wear specs. Pete's still angry about Eileen keeping Trish's secret. Justin and Scarlett kiss again.
  • Episode 2180
    Episode 2180
    Episode 155
    Justin begs Kelly not to throw him out. Jamie wants permission from his dad to go travelling around the world next year, meanwhile, Yasmin steps in and takes Max's place for the Pride celebrations. Trish stitches up Pete.
  • Episode 2179
    Episode 2179
    Episode 154
    Pete and Eileen freak out looking for Trish and the baby. Max and Sami are flustered when Jamie walks in on them - but he's left none the wiser to his dad's sexuality. Kelly has a heart to heart with Justin just before she drops a devastating bombshell.
  • Episode 2178
    Episode 2178
    Episode 153
    Kelly has a day of revelations and starts to see Scarlett in a different light. Sami prepares for the gay pride festival. Pete and Eileen worry that Trish has become too attached to the baby.
  • Episode 2177
    Episode 2177
    Episode 152
    Justin's carelessness twice leads Kelly to finding out something she didn't already know. Tanya and John go away for a few days and Babs tells Howard she doesn't want to go to America after all. Trish begins to realise that giving up her baby won't be as easy as she thought it would . . .moreless
  • Episode 2176
    Episode 2176
    Episode 151
    Babs finds out about Tanya and Conrad. Justin tries to make it up to Kelly, but she's not really sure what he's done wrong. Pete's got naming ideas, while Trish has other ideas . . .
  • Episode 2175
    Episode 2175
    Episode 150
    Scarlett wants to get serious with Les but when he turns her down, she ends up kissing Justin! Tanya and John announce they're re-engagement while Conrad tries to get used to the idea that the woman he loves is marrying another man. Trish goes into labour and begs Eileen not to tell Pete that the baby might not be his - Eileen can't bring herself to tell Pete, she does, however, confide in Chrissy . . .moreless
  • Episode 2174
    Episode 2174
    Episode 149
    Kelly says "no"! Babs encourages Tanya to marry John. Eileen confronts Trish.
  • Episode 2173
    Episode 2173
    Episode 148
    Eileen and Pete baby sit Davie. Later, Eileen discovers that Trish may have been decieving them the whole time . . . Katie starts matchmaking for Conrad and Nikki . . . again! Justin pops the question.
  • Episode 2172
    Episode 2172
    Episode 147
    Les and Scarlett get together on the café tables! Babs and Howard hear Tanya and John's news while Conrad is left in the dark. Eileen and Chrissy have a heart to heart.
  • Episode 2171
    Episode 2171
    Episode 146
    Les is feeling awkward after his kiss with Scarlett. Pete and Eileen contemplate life after the baby is born. The men in Tanya's life react to her big news.
  • Episode 2170
    Episode 2170
    Episode 145
    Babs returns home to find John has slept on the couch . . . Later, knowing the truth about Tanya and Conrad, Howard comforts his son. Pete warns Eileen not to spend too much time with Trish. Scarlett and Les prepare for their promotional night at the café.
  • Episode 2169
    Episode 2169
    Episode 144
    Trish throws a dinner party. Scarlett questions Les about his relationship with Denise. Howard knows the truth about Tanya and Conrad and Tanya knows that it's only a matter of time before she must confess . . .
  • Episode 2168
    Episode 2168
    Episode 143
    Alex tries to get himself noticed with Scarlett. Sami tries to spend an evening alone with Max. Howard tells John about Babs and Myra starts to give Conrad second thoughts about Tanya . . .
  • Episode 2167
    Episode 2167
    Episode 142
    Scarlett has got big plans for the café and Les reluctantly agrees. Sami's got the hump with Max. Tanya finds out what her mother's been up to with John's father but she's just relieved that John doesn't spot her leaving Conrad's!
  • Episode 2166
    Episode 2166
    Episode 141
    It's Max and Sami's first anniversary but Carrie's about to put a spanner in the works! Alex helps Scarlett with a project to help Les. Tanya finally makes a decision . . .
  • Episode 2165
    Episode 2165
    Episode 140
    Scarlett whisks up some tempting treats for Les. John's making an effort to rekindle his relationship with his father while Tanya's rekindling another type of relationship with Conrad! Max wonders if his wife can stop him from seeing his kids.
  • Episode 2164
    Episode 2164
    Episode 139
    Carrie's back and she wants things her way! Howard and John revisit their past. Tanya confides in Myra and later pays a visit to Conrad . . .
  • Episode 2163
    Episode 2163
    Episode 138
    Carrie tries to persuade Max to come back to her - but he's not for turning. Scarlett steps in at the cafe to give Les a hand. Tanya gets the jitters about trying on her wedding dress and later she kisses Conrad . . . again!
  • Episode 2162
    Episode 2162
    Episode 137
    Ben and Alex finally start on the mammoth task of decorating the house! Max tells Carrie that he's gay and she reacts much worse that he thought she would. Babs heads away for the weekend to visit an old friend, but Tanya and John seem to think she's going to see a man. She is! And you'll never guess who it is . . .moreless
  • Episode 2161
    Episode 2161
    Episode 136
    John surprises Tanya when he announces they could have a Christmas wedding! Myra warns Gary and Chrissy away from psychic readings! Sami casually shows Max's wife around the shop and flat while hiding Max's true sexuality . . . Soon, Max's wife leaves but now that she knows where he lives, Max faces a difficult decision . . .moreless
  • Episode 2160
    Episode 2160
    Episode 135
    Chrissy and Gary look to a psychic to ascertain whether Mel is dead or alive! Babs makes a phone call to her secret lover. Kelly and Scarlett take Jane out for a drink. Max shares Ben's secret with Sami who soon drops the charges. Later, to Sami's surprise, Max's wife shows up at the shop!moreless
  • Episode 2159
    Episode 2159
    Episode 134
    Pete and Eileen upset Trish by moving her out of the Swan and into Sadie's old flat. Alex tries to convince Ben to apologise to Sami but it seems it's too late - Ben is arrested! Later, after a heart-to-heart with Ben, Max takes his side over Sami!
  • Episode 2158
    Episode 2158
    Episode 133
    Mel's diary becomes the focus of everyone's attention at the Costello's. Eileen makes a suggestion to Pete. Max is shocked to see Sami's black eye.
  • Episode 2157
    Episode 2157
    Episode 132
    It's party time for Ben and Alex. Sami gets a smack in the face. Sadie asks Pete to let her go. Chloe's shaken to find Mel's diary.
  • Episode 2156
    Episode 2156
    Episode 131
    Jane gets another job. Pete argues with most of the women in Charnham. Sadie moves out.
  • Episode 2155
    Episode 2155
    Episode 130
    Doug gets an upsetting call from his son, Marc. Les worries about seeing Denise again at Susie's 1st birthday party. Pete and Eileen prepare to renew their vows but will Trish let the happy couple enjoy an unspoiled day?
  • Episode 2154
    Episode 2154
    Episode 129
    Sadie sets about ruining Pam's relationship with Theresa. Jane gets fired and Chrissy confronts Eileen about Trish.
  • Episode 2153
    Episode 2153
    Episode 128
    The Williams' are hiding something from Ben, Trish is hiding something from Chrissy and Sadie is hiding something from Pam!
  • Episode 2152
    Episode 2152
    Episode 127
    Sadie infuriates Pam by telling Cat about her liaison with Conrad. Trish sucking up to Eileen is getting on Pete's and Chrissy's nerves. Conrad wants to treat Ania and send her off to see her mum in LA.
  • Episode 2151
    Episode 2151
    Episode 126
    Pete and Chrissy worry that Eileen's getting to friendly with Trish. John's father returns, he gets the cold shoulder from Tanya but Babs decides to hear him out. Conrad discovers that one of his daughters has got an appointment at an abortion clinic, but it's not the one he thinks it is . . .moreless
  • Episode 2150
    Episode 2150
    Episode 125
    Jane lies to the Costellos. John is reunited with his father, but its short lived. Tanya asks Conrad for help. Ania finally takes a pregnancy test.
  • Episode 2149
    Episode 2149
    Episode 124
    Chrissy goes to a funeral. Jane goes to work. Tanya gets a surprise visitor. Katie and Ania are hiding something from Conrad.
  • Episode 2148
    Episode 2148
    Episode 123
    Gary and Chrissy have made up but not for long. Tanya contacts John's father. Conrad and Pam have both got the "morning after" feeling. Ania lets Katie in on why she's been acting so out of character.
  • Episode 2147
    Episode 2147
    Episode 122
    Ania breaks up with Ryan but she refuses to open up about it. Chloe worries that her parents are getting another divorce. Conrad spends a quiet night it with Pam . . .
  • Episode 2146
    Episode 2146
    Episode 121
    It's Ania's birthday but she doesn't seem best pleased about it. John gets cagey when Tanya asks about his father. Sadie worries that if she stops becoming dependant on Pam then she'll abandon her. The Costellos get what appears to be good news about Mel . . .
  • Episode 2145
    Episode 2145
    Episode 120
    Gary goes to the mortuary, Yasmin and Sami find out they've been set up, Cat celebrates her birthday while Eileen and Trish reminisce about the good times they spent together in Hastings and Tanya wants to ask John a question . . .
  • Episode 2144
    Episode 2144
    Episode 119
    Cat and Max conspire to set Sami and Yasmin up. Katie helps Nikki plan a surprise for Conrad while John thinks about popping Tanya the question! Jane returns and PC Will visits the Costello's.
  • Episode 2143
    Episode 2143
    Episode 118
    John conveys his concerns to Babs about Tanya's feelings for Conrad, its Cat's birthday and she thinks Doug's got a big surprise planned (but he hasn't!), Jane finally agrees to talk to the police and later Gary decides to find out once and for all if she really is a fraud and pays the price for it . . . Also, Denise leaves Stanley Street as she and Les declare their marriage all but over.moreless
  • Episode 2142
    Episode 2142
    Episode 117
    When Chrissy learns that Jane has been hospitalised she decides to offer her a bed for the night, against Gary's wishes. While Justin tries to keep Les away from Kelly so that she can recover fully, Denise tells Les that she's going to move out instead of him! Doctor John gets the impression that Tanya might have feelings for another man . . .moreless
  • Episode 2141
    Episode 2141
    Episode 116
    Yasmin's adopted a new positive attitude after her run in with Adam on Friday, Conrad goes on a second date with Doctor Nikki, Les and Denise hope Kelly won't notice that he's sleeping in the spare room and Jane returns but will she have any more news on Mel?
  • Episode 2140
    Episode 2140
    Episode 115
    Yasmin and Melissa finally confront Adam and when the lies become too much for him - he confesses! Meanwhile, Denise thinks Les has told her the whole truth . . . until she talks to Eileen!
  • Episode 2139
    Episode 2139
    Episode 114
    Les and Denise talk things through but neither of them feels better for it later on. Conrad tries to make Ben see the error of his ways and Yasmin is hot on Adam's heels as she meets his girlfriend!
  • Episode 2138
    Episode 2138
    Episode 113
    Denise tells Les she's hearbroken. Max and Sami have trouble with their pipes and Yasmin starts on Adam's case again . . .
  • Episode 2137
    Episode 2137
    Episode 112
    The doctors can't figure out what's wrong with Kelly, Les can't seem to figure out what's wrong with Denise and Max and Sami start hiring staff for the shop but Myra and Sadie aren't quite what they're looking for . . .
  • Episode 2136
    Episode 2136
    Episode 111
    Denise is in a state of shock after seeing Les picking up a prostitute, Babs and Yasmin play detective in the hope of uncovering clues to track Adam down and the new owners arrive at the shop: Max Lawson and Sami Shafiq.
  • Episode 2135
    Episode 2135
    Episode 110
  • Episode 2134
    Episode 2134
    Episode 109
  • Episode 2133
    Episode 2133
    Episode 108
  • Episode 2132
    Episode 2132
    Episode 107
  • Episode 2131
    Episode 2131
    Episode 106
  • Episode 2130
    Episode 2130
    Episode 105
  • Episode 2129
    Episode 2129
    Episode 104
  • Episode 2128
    Episode 2128
    Episode 103
    There's baby talk amongst the Callans and the Greens. Eileen tries to convince Pete to accept Trish's baby as his own while Yasmin comes to a decision about baby Lily. Meanwhile, John's in for a surprise when he tells Tanya that the house they went to look at has been snapped up by somebody else.moreless
  • Episode 2127
    Episode 2127
    Episode 102
    After John tells her that he's got a surprise up his sleeve, she's left pondering what it could be . . . Later, John reveals that he's found a house that would be just perfect for "the three of them" - but its away from Stanley Street and Tanya's not so sure about leaving the area . . . John seems quite taken with the idea however. Justin worries that he's not going to get the job at the shop finished in two weeks, especially since half his work force have up and left Charnham! Ben suggests that maybe Alex and Conrad could pitch in. Justin agrees and offers the Williams' work - they accept so they're back on track. Also, Conrad and Ben help out Sadie and Pam when they're computer breaks down and Sadie tells Pam that she'd love to get back to work . . . Eileen worries about Trish's whereabouts and she's relieved when Trish rings her. Pete tries to deter his wife from going to help but Eileen insists - Trish needs their help. Pete remains adamant that Trish is out for something. When Eileen later shows up with Trish, Pete gives her the cold shoulder despite Eileen asking him to back off and Trish telling him that she's got no ulterior motives - she also mentions to Pete that the baby is a boy . . . Later, Eileen tells Pete that she noticed his reaction when Trish told him the baby was a boy. They both know he wants this baby, but Pete insists that he wants nothing to do with Trish . . . Yasmin tells Cat about Babs' accusations. Cat comes up with a solution: ask Melissa to dinner. Yasmin likes it and pitches the idea to Adam who's a little taken aback but agrees to give Melissa a ring. However, when Yasmin checks in with Adam later, he still hasn't made the phone call and so Yasmin watches as Adam makes the supposed phone call - Melissa accepts! Adam decides to go for a run, leaving his laptop on the surface for anyone to flick through . . . Yasmin resists and goes food shopping instead but when she gets back and when Adam gets in from his run he tells her that Melissa called and had to cancel because of some business at work - shocking! When Adam goes for a shower, Yas checks out Adam's e-mails. She sees that he has many from the same person - a woman. Yasmin immediately assumes the worst and when Adam comes in, she accuses him of having an affair. He tells her its not like that at all . . . He's been corresponding with this woman in Germany who wants to sell Adam and Yasmin her baby!moreless
  • Episode 2126
    Episode 2126
    Episode 101
    Babs decides to let Yasmin fight her own battles with Adam. Tanya is secretly pleased when Sadie tells her that Pam and Conrad are just friends and that Pam is gay. Trish begs Eileen to go to the hospital with her - she says that she's going to give up on Pete as she now realizes that he will never love her. Trish is told by a doctor that her baby is healthy and that she's having a boy. Eileen tells her that she needs to clean up her act for the sake of the baby. Later, Eileen comforts Trish who says she has nothing to offer her baby and says that she doesn't want to keep him. Pete picks Eileen and Trish up from the hospital. Eileen tells him that she is concerned for Trish and her baby's health. When they seem to have settled into the Swan Eileen becomes desperately worried when Trish disappears!moreless
  • Episode 2125
    Episode 2125
    Episode 100
    When Jane drops Chrissy's purse through the letter box, Chrissy thinks its a sign she might have been telling the truth about Mel. But Gary and Myra try and see to it that Chrissy doesn't get her hopes up . . . Yasmin is fuming at Babs (who isn't really sure why). When Babs catches on to what's happening she tells Yasmin the truth about what happened between her and Adam and what's going on between Adam and Melissa - Yasmin doesn't believe her! Later, when Ada gets wind of the news that Babs has been to see Yasmin, he pays her a visit and warns her away. He's so threatening that Babs can see no other way out but to agree to keep her mouth shut. Eileen tells Chrissy that she's worried Pete might be coming to like the idea of having a baby even if its with Trish. Meanwhile, Pete makes his feelings to Trish clear - he wants nothing to do with her. Once again Trish pushes Pete, but he pushes her away - a bit too hard as Trish falls to the kitchen floor knocking her stomach on the side as she goes! Pete says he's not going to fall for that one but then he sees that Trish might not just be fooling around . . .moreless
  • Episode 2124
    Episode 2124
    Episode 99
    Chrissy's still optimistic that Jane told them the truth. But Gary and Myra both try to make her see that's probably not the case. The Costellos also get a visit from PC Will who tells them off for not calling the police when they knew they were meeting this source - they do have some experience of this after all! Will has to inform Gary and Chrissy that police think that this is probably a hoax . . . Tanya has to hold Babs back from telling Yasmin what she saw. But later, she goes about telling her anyway - but at least she gives Adam a chance to explain. He tells Yasmin that he was with Melisa, she'd had some bad news and so he was comforting her . . . Yas is surprised that Adam hadn't told him but soon moves on. But Adam can't get the encounter out of his mind and so later he goes to see Babs to explain the situation fully. But he can tell that Babs doesn't believe him . . . fearful that Babs might tell Yasmin, Adam preempts her and tells Yas that while he was helping Babs with her shopping bags, she told him they'd made such a mistake by breaking up and even tried to kiss him! Yasmin is shocked and even though she promised Adam not to do anything - he gets the feeling she probably will! Trish thanks Cat and Doug with a big fry up for breakfast. Doug seems a little put out though when Cat invites Trish to say longer! Pete isn't too happy to see that Trish is staying there at all, he warns Cat that Trish is a liar and she can't be trusted. But Cat sees things as black and white: Trish is pregnant and alone and is in need of some help. Later, Trish rubs it in Pete and Eileen's face by spending the afternoon and the whole evening getting drunk in the Swan. Pete tries to show Eileen that he doesn't care that Trish might be harming his baby but she can see right through it. When she catches Pete alone, Trish tries to bring him round to her way of thinking and hands him a little piece of paper she's hoping might change his mind. Its a sonogram of Trish's baby. Pete can't help but take a moment as he examines the child he's probably pretty certain is his . . .moreless
  • Episode 2123
    Episode 2123
    Episode 98
    Gary's convinced that Jane won't show, but she does and what she has to say keeps Gary and Chrissy hooked. She tells them that she's been hanging out with Mel in squats and that she'd been hearing how Mel hasn't been getting alone with her parents recently . . . Chrissy thinks its all their fault. When they've finished with their questions, Chrissy begs Jane to talk to the police and tell them what she knows. Jane is reluctant but agrees. As Gary searches for the liaison officer's number, Jane asks to use the bathroom. While Gary and Chrissy chat in the front room, they hear the front door go - Jane has made a run for it! She drops Chrissy's handbag on the way out, but takes her purse. Gary tells a distressed Chrissy that they must face the possibility that they've been had! Babs returns from her visit to the high street all shaken up. She tells Tanya that she saw Adam with another woman. Tanya dissuades her mother from talking to Yasmin about this as it would only cause trouble. Meanwhile, Yasmin tells Cat how lucky she is to have Adam and how he ticks all the boxes! Later, Yas is surprised when Adam returns home early, he says he's postponed the trip so that he could be with his lovely wife. As he hugs Yasmin, Adam sees Babs across the street and gives her a very threatening look . . . Tanya warns Babs to leave it . . . Eileen can't believe what she hearing and at first she doesn't believe that Trish's baby could be Pete's, but then she talks to Pete alone and he's forced to admit that he didn't use protection while he was sleeping with Trish. Eileen does the maths and figures that the time line works, she is almost certain that Pete is the father! Meanwhile, Trish wallows in self pity outside the corner cafe. Cat takes pity on her once again and when she hears Trish's side of the story, she can't help but feel sorry for her and immediately offers her a place to stay . . . Back at the Swan, Pete and Eileen are left considering their options now that Trish and her baby are on the scene.moreless
  • Episode 2122
    Episode 2122
    Episode 97
  • Episode 2121
    Episode 2121
    Episode 96
    Chrissy's optimism is shattered when the police are forced to admit that they've lost the signal from Mel's phone. Gary guesses that it's because she's on the tube or because her battery's dead. Unwilling to dismiss anything the police officer says anything's possible but he seems pessimistic . . . Also, Myra tells Gary and Chrissy that she's noticed that Chloe is much happier since they started to include her a bit more. Les and Denise finally get round to seeing their GP but its bad news since they won't be able to see a marriage guidance councilor for another two months. Later, Denise tells Eileen that she's worried anything could happen in that time . . . Adam is overwhelmed when Yasmin buys his a shiny new present: a brand new sports car! He can't quite believe it and tries to talk her out of it but Yasmin insists that this is just a "little" present to show how much she loves him . . . Adam accepts and tells Yasmin how much he loves it! Babs buys herself a sexy new top but when she shows it to John he thinks Babs bought it for Tanya and unbeknown to him, he ends up offending Babs. She wears the top when she goes out anyway! Later, Babs has a drink with Yasmin and asks her opinion about the top, Yasmin says she really likes it but then goes on to tell Babs about a range of new beauty products for customers of a certain age that they've just got in at the salon, Yasmin asks Babs if she'd like to be booked in. Babs is left looking worried that she might be getting old . . . Eileen spreads the good news about her and Pete renewing their wedding vows. Chrissy and Sadie are both really happy for them both. Meanwhile, Pete tries to take in Trish's revelation. He tells her to get out of his pub but she tries to convince him to let her stay and then they could be a family . . . Pete resists but Trish continues to push then curiosity gets the better of her and Trish has to ask how Pete finally got rid of Eileen. He doesn't answer and Trish takes that to mean that he's killed her! But soon Pete reveals the truth. Trish can't believe her ears and storms out of the pub and goes to cry at the bus stop. Cat spots Trish from across the street and goes to say hello but when she sees that Trish is upset she decides to invite her in for a cup of tea. Trish doesn't wait long to tell Cat who the father of her baby is and soon after she manages to pry out of Cat what's gone on between Pete and Eileen since. She's particularly interested in the fact that Pete left Eileen shortly after her second miscarriage. Trish thanks Cat then heads off. She calls Pete on his mobile and insists that he meet her outside the pub that second otherwise she was going in! With Eileen inside, Pete decides that he can't risk the two women running into one another. He dives out of the Swan and drags Trish to a quiet corner where they can talk. She tries to sell him the idea of a family again, she tells him its fate her being here soon after Pete being told that he will never have another child. She tells him that this is his chance . . . Pete hesitates . . .moreless
  • Episode 2120
    Episode 2120
    Episode 95
    Chrissy stays up late calling Mel and leaving messages on her answer machine, begging her to call again. Later, Chloe gets an earful from Chrissy when she's found chatting away on the house phone. Myra talks to Chloe and later talks to Gary and Chrissy about including her more in what's going on. They agree and Chloe even gets £20's worth of mobile phone credit out of it! Soon after, the police are round with good news. They tell Gary and Chrissy that whoever is using Mel's phone is still on London and they're going to stick around in case they call again. The phone soon rings and there's silence at the other end. Chrissy asks if that's Mel. There's a pause before the phone is hung up. The officer is soon onto his office and confirms to Gary and Chrissy that the call was made from West London! Chrissy announces with joy that Mel must be coming home . . . Conrad and Pam continue to have fun at Katie's expense! They have a good old laugh over it but Katie somehow can't see the funny side! Lucy tells Les that she wants nothing to do with his personal life but later she sees that he needs somebody to talk to. He tells her that Denise thinks that he's finally started to open up to her but as it turns out he's not . . . he never told her where he really was yesterday anyway! Later, Les decides to confront things head on and he sits down to talk to Denise. But one thing leads to another and he ends up signing up for counseling sessions instead . . . Eileen tells Pete that she's going to go round and see Sadie later, and to help out Pam. Pete sees how lucky he is to have Eileen and decides to surprise her with a lunch out. She gets all dressed up and when they're done with their meal, Pete produces an eternity ring - he tells Eileen he was going to give it to her after the baby was born but then he realized that she's the only one he needs . . . she's so overcome and asks what Pete's after. He tells her that after having such a hard year last year they need to have a day for themselves and proposes they renew their wedding vows. Eileen agrees, good thing too since Pete has already booked a meeting with the vicar! As the evening approaches, Pete and Eileen return to The Swan. As they head inside, Eileen tells Pete that she's just got to go and pick some things up from the shop and she heads off. Pete meanwhile heads inside. He potters about for a bit before heading upstairs to prepare a romantic evening for Eileen. But in the kitchen he finds none other than Trish! He's more than surprised and orders her out of town but she says she has an announcement to make first . . . she's pregnant with Pete's child!moreless
  • Episode 2119
    Episode 2119
    Episode 94
    Les really can't wait to get out of the police station and Denise worries that her warning earlier that if he didn't go to the GP's appointment then they were finished may have been a bit too harsh - she tells Kelly that she didn't mean it. Later, much to his relief, Les gets out with a caution while Denise still worries about where he's got to. Les decides to go for a drink at the Swan. However, Kelly soon finds him and lays into him for not calling Denise. Kelly orders Les home. He heads out of the pub but takes one look at his house across the street and decides against it, instead he goes to the cafe to apologize to Lucy. She asks him where he's been all afternoon, he's forced to admit the truth but he's put out when Lucy can't offer him any pearls of wisdom . . . Les decides to put in an appearance with Denise. They end up apologizing to one another but Denise interrupts Les as he's about to confess where he's been all afternoon! They decide that maybe marriage guidance wasn't the best way to go about solving their problems but neither of them seem sure about what is . . . When Conrad returns home early from his drink with Pam, Katie can tell that there's something not right with him. He tells her to stay out of it, hut Katie being Katie she doesn't and decides to confront Pam. Katie tells Pam that maybe she should have made herself clearer to Conrad rather than leading him on! Later, Pam apologizes to Conrad, he doesn't seem to think she has anything to apologize for and when he finds out that Katie's been talking to Pam he decides to teach her a lesson and asks Pam to help him out . . . Eileen feels like they should be doing something to help Gary and Chrissy during this difficult time for them. Pete agrees so she makes him invite Gary and Chrissy over for a drink later. But when Pete pitches the idea to Gary, he's not so keen. But when Gary gets obsessive about calling round all Mel's friends to see if any of them have heard from her since the appeal, Chrissy suggests that maybe they need a break from all this. They go out for a drink with Eileen and Pete and as it turns out they have quite a nice time. They return home late and agree that they did the right thing at least attempting to get on with their lives. As they're about to head off to bed, the phone rings. Chrissy picks it up, there's silence at the other end. Chrissy thinks its another hoax and the person on the other end gets a good earful but when Chrissy dials 1471 she hears Mel's phone number being read back to her . . .moreless
  • Episode 2118
    Episode 2118
    Episode 93
    Tanya breaks the news that John is moving in to both Conrad and Babs. Babs takes it as her cue to move out and Tanya stops Conrad before he can start trying to talk her out of it. Later, Conrad has another drink with Pam. He thinks things are going well but she soon sets the record strait. Conrad says he understands and goes off in a huff! Gary becomes frustrated when one of the local papers prints all about his GBH charge in the column they're supposed to be using to help find Mel. The police tell Gary and Chrissy that they've had about 50 responses to the appeal so far, which is good, and they're hopeful that one or two of those might give them a lead. Also, Gary becomes worried when Chloe doesn't come home on time. In turns out she's just with Ania but he soon lays down the law! Denise tells Les that she arranged for them to go and see their GP about marriage guidance. He's set against the idea. Later, when the time comes around for Les to leave work early for their session with the GP, Les goes but while Denise waits for him at the doctor's office, Les is out soliciting prostitutes! This time, he actually picks a woman up. He takes her to a quiet dump where, instead of the services she would usually be performing, she finds herself chatting to Les about the state of his marriage. Eventually he confesses that he wants to sleep with her, he hands over the money and as she undoes his trousers, the police pull up alongside Les' car and ask him to step out . . .moreless
  • Episode 2117
    Episode 2117
    Episode 92
    Tanya tells John that she'll think about moving in together. Later, she thinks she might have put him off when he cancels their date together. Tanya finds herself drinking alone in the Swan and watching Conrad chat up Pam. When John turns up unexpectedly, Tanya agrees to move in with him but is she doing it just to spite Conrad? Every conversation Les and Denise seem to have are rows. Denise talks things over with Eileen who tells her that the best thing to do would probably be to get some professional help before it's too late . . . Gary and Chrissy take part in the televised appeal for Mel but they're disappointed when there are only five journalists there. Gary comes to think that the whole thing was just a set-up to see if he and Chrissy looking guilty. He takes his anger out on the liaison officer and tells him to forget about finding Mel - he doesn't need to be treated like this!moreless
  • Episode 2116
    Episode 2116
    Episode 91
    Seeing that Pam is getting frustrated with looking after her all the time, Sadie insists that Pam spend the day for herself and gives her some money to spend down the pub. Pam is reluctant to leave Sadie alone but Sadie insists that it'll be OK. Later, Pete calls to see how Sadie's doing but when she hears the door go, Sadie falls out of her chair and can't get onto her feet again. Pete is quick to find Pam and when they find Sadie, Pam finds herself on the other end of one of Pete's lectures . . . After what happened last week and because it's her birthday, Les buys Lucy a set of chef's knives (very expensive), the only thing is, he forgets to mention this to his wife! Later, Denise confronts Les for shutting her out yet again! Gary and Chrissy prepare to go and do a televised appeal to find Mel but neither of them seem very confident that it'll work . . . As Tanya reluctantly heads out for a night at the theater with John, they find themselves the victims of a mugging! Conrad soon steps in and chases off the muggers but not before they can get away with John's wallet. Later, while John goes with the police to look for the muggers, he leaves Tanya alone in Conrad's capable hands. Conrad tries to convince Tanya that they should be together, Tanya's not so sure. However, they soon find themselves almost kissing . . . but they hear the door go and Tanya jumps away from Conrad. John comes up and gives Tanya a kiss, he says he's been thinking - maybe they should move in together?!moreless
  • Episode 2115
    Episode 2115
    Episode 90
    Olly is stunned when Pete kicks him out of the flat in order to move Sadie and Pam in. Les is horrified when he wakes up and remembers that he tried to kiss Lucy the night before. Gary tells Chrissy that they have been asked to do a TV appeal about Melanie. Olly tells Lucy that he's thinking about leaving Charnham. Denise is annoyed when she finds out that Lucy didn't show up for work. Babs feels under pressure when Chrissy asks for a tarot reading to help find Melanie. Lucy advises Les to talk to Denise and save his marriage. Chrissy is troubled when Babs starts to read her tarot cards, but stops half way through and packs them away. Convinced that Melanie is dead, Chrissy decides to buy her own tarot cards. Lucy is sad as she watches Olly leave Charnham. Les goes for a drive and sees a prostitute. He's on the verge of picking her up when he comes to her senses and thinks better of it.moreless
  • Episode 2114
    Episode 2114
    Episode 89
    Les and Denise talk about his lack of passion and desire for her. A surprised Gary accepts Conrad's dinner invitation. Babs promises to recommend some dream analysis books for Chrissy. Pam returns to Charnham and promises never to leave Sadie again. Sadie is delighted when Pam says that Pete's offered them a flat to live in. Katie is unimpressed when the boys decide to cook for the Costellos. When Lucy tells Les that she is not keen on meeting up with Olly, Les offers Lucy a drink at the café. The Costellos and the Williams' enjoy each others company and bond over the awful meal. Lucy is horrified when Les leans in to kiss her.moreless
  • Episode 2113
    Episode 2113
    Episode 88
    Ania decides that since she helped Chloe with the posters she should try and make things right with Gary and Chrissy - she pays them a visit. Gary is quite hostile toward her, but Ania apologizes and says that the only reason she helped Chloe was because Chloe doesn't understand what's going on. Chrissy comes to the conclusion that Chloe must be told the truth and so later, both Gary and Chrissy sit Chloe down and tell her in as little detail as possible what they know is going (Gary still thinks that Chrissy tells Chloe too much). Meanwhile, the Katie tells Conrad that they should be lending support to the Costellos and tries to convince him to invite Gary and Chrissy round to dinner. Conrad tells Katie that they should keep their noses out of other people's business! Denise is finding it hard being alone after Justin and Kelly take back Suzie. After spending the morning wondering what to do next, Denise pays Eileen a visit. The ladies talk. Denise tells her that all she wants now is for things to be back like they were before Christmas and Graham etc. Denise confesses that she and Les haven't slept together since . . . Eileen comes to the conclusion that Denise and Les need a romantic night in and she takes Denise out shopping for a new dress. When she gets home, Denise decorates the front room with candles, puts on the dress and makes sure Justin and Kelly will be out of the way. When Les gets in, he's overwhelmed by the whole thing. When Denise starts kissing him, Les asks her to slow down. He says he can't take this all in and says he has to hurry back to work . . . Denise is left all on her own again . . . Seeing how torn apart Sadie is by Pam's departure, Pete heads to Birmingham to confront Pam once and for all. Pam is surprised to see him but she invites him into her flat, but when she sees that Pete might be there a while she tries to usher him out. Before they get very far, a woman enters and Pam introduces her as her girlfriend! Pete assumes that this is the reason Pam abandoned Sadie, but Pam insists that it's not. It soon emerges that Pam girlfriend is pretty clueless to everything that's going on, she's surprised by the fact that Sadie is alive (apparently Pam said her mother was dead) and later, she's even more surprised to learn that the reason Pam left her home five years ago was because she's been in prison for killing a man . . .moreless
  • Episode 2112
    Episode 2112
    Episode 87
    Gary and Chrissy wonder what on earth's going on when they start to receive phone calls from pranksters saying they've seen Mel. Gary heads out to find out what's going on and finds that posters of Mel have been posted up all of Stanley Street with the Costello's number on them. Gary starts ripping the posters down but then Chloe emerges from the Williams house. She tells Gary that she and Ania put the posters up, Chloe just wants somebody to be doing something to find her sister . . . Justin and Kelly have to spend an agonizing time as the judge reviews their case for full-time custody of Suzie. But first, Justin gets a call from the police. He heads to the station with Les, they return so late they almost miss the whole case! But it's good news from the police - they've dropped the GBH charge against Justin! However, that doesn't mean that his childcare skills are not still in the spotlight, a family court is an entirely different arrangement . . . Later, after waiting and waiting, the judge finally delivers his verdict: Justin and Kelly may resume sole custody of Suzie! But they're warned that if any suspicious injuries should happen to Suzie in that time, she could still be taken away from her parents . . . Sadie advises Pete and Eileen on their marriage. She tells them that they need to start talking to one another again - so that they can figure out what they both want . . . Later, when Pete tries to talk, Eileen asks him not to, she just wants to be held. Meanwhile, Pam considers her future and eventually comes to the conclusion that leaving is the best solution. While the house is empty except for Sadie sleeping in her chair, Pam writes her mum a note and then quietly leaves. Sadie awakes in an empty house, and notices Pam's letter on the table in front of her . . . Later, Cat is surprised when Sadie isn't excited about Justin and Kelly's news. Sadie tells Cat that Pam's left and not only that, but she's left a note saying that she never wants to see Sadie again!moreless
  • Episode 2111
    Episode 2111
    Episode 86
    Chloe is becoming more and more suspicious about Mel's whereabouts but her parents still refuse to tell her what's really going on. Later, after a conversation with Ania, Chloe confronts her parents with Mel's MP3 player - she says she never leaves the house without it. Gary still insists that she shouldn't know . . . Justin prepares for his hearing tomorrow. He tells Kelly that he thinks there's a good chance they'll take Suzie away from them. Kelly won't listen to him though, she says she needs Justin to tell her that everything's going be alright. Later, Kelly runs into Doug. She tells him that Justin's lawyer has several expert witnesses who will all testify that Suzie's injuries were not his fault but she also mentions that Justin seems to have shut himself off from everybody. This drives Doug to confront Justin. Doug tells his son that he's ashamed o him for the way he's treating Kelly. Justin thinks this over and decides that his father is right. Justin tells Kelly that he thinks everything will be alright - she makes him agree never to shut her out again. When they've both cooled down, Justin and Kelly take Suzie out to feed the ducks. Denise catches up with them and reminds them that they're not allowed but when she sees how much they want to be together as a family, she lets them go . . . Pam returns with Sadie to Stanley Street. Cat is horrified when Sadie entrusts Pam with her PIN number to draw money from the bank, but Sadie asks Cat that if she can't trust her own daughter then who can she trust. Cat isn't convinced and her suspicions are once again raised when Cat overhears Pam on the phone telling somebody that she'll be able to get all the money she needs from her mum . . . Later, Pam asks Cat if she and Doug wouldn't mind moving out while her mum recovers but Cat informs her that actually this isn't Sadie's house - she lost all her money last year! Pam's reaction once again makes Cat suspicious, she decides to pay Pete a visit. Pete and Cat then confront Pam. But it turns out Cat got it all wrong, the money was in fact for a full-time carer for Sadie. Pete wonders why Sadie's going to need a carer with Pam around but she tells him that the second her mum's settled down, she's going back to Birmingham . . .moreless
  • Episode 2110
    Episode 2110
    Episode 85
    Lucy sneaks home after spending the night with Jake. She finds a new message on the answer machine, it's from Pete who tells Eileen that he's made a mistake and that he'll be home today to make things right - Lucy deletes the message! As night becomes morning, Dave and Jake finish off their packing. They talk about the next step in their lives. Dave seems worried that rekindling his relationship with Lucy might have made Jake think again about going to Scotland with him. But apparently not. Jake pays Lucy a visit at the cafe and without warning he asks her to go with him to Scotland! She says she's not so sure but when she hears that Dave invited Eileen it becomes a different matter . . . Lucy goes to see her mum. Eileen and Lucy talk things through. Soon, they emerge and as Eileen drags Dave off to one side, Lucy tells Jake that she wants to go with him! He is delighted! Meanwhile, Eileen keeps Dave waiting for an answer, he thinks she's going to say "no" but then she turns around and accepts his offer! All seems well as a black cab pulls up outside the Swan. Pete emerges and disappears inside . . . Upstairs at the Swan, Pete finds Eileen packing a bag. He tries to tell her how sorry he is, she tells him that it's too late! Their conversation moves into their living room. Pete becomes emotional: he tells Eileen how he's spent the last day wondering around the neighborhood where he grew up, where he spent his days wandering around afraid to go home where his stepfather would beat him - he thought the reason he wanted another child was so he could prove how much better he was than his stepfather but yesterday he found out that he doesn't want any child - he wants Eileen's child and asks her to reconsider her decision . . . Eileen is adamant when she tells him that she won't try again. Pete accepts this and tells Eileen that if not having kids is the price he has to pay to be with her, he will pay it . . . Eileen thinks but then Lucy enters. Pete begs Lucy to make her mum see that she's making a mistake but Lucy sides with Eileen and the mother and daughter duo walk out on Pete . . . Downstairs, Eileen hands Dave her bag and he puts it in the car. Eileen goes to say goodbye to her neighbors. Chrissy asks her if this is what she really wants, Eileen refuses to answer the question directly - leaving Chrissy doubting whether or not Eileen's doing the right thing . . . Meanwhile, as Dave packs the car, Pete comes out of the Swan. He tells Dave that he's not surprised that it's him who's helping his wife make her getaway. Pete tells Dave that Eileen doesn't love him, or care for him and that the second he drops her off at the station or wherever they're going, she won't keep in touch. Dave turns to Pete and can't help but rub his old rival's face in it. Dave tells Pete that Eileen's coming with him! Their discussion immediately becomes more heated before the men throw themselves at one and other. Passers by like Jake, Olly and Les run to pry Pete and Dave apart. Eileen comes out of the Costellos in time to see the fight being broken up. Pete returns to the pub while Dave is invited to the cafe to have his cuts taken care of. While Dave is being seen to, Olly confronts Jake and asks him directly if Lucy is going with him to Scotland. Jake tells him that she is. Olly accepts this, now he seems to be able to see how much these two love each other . . . Dave soon ushers Jake to the door and they head back out onto the street where their car waits for them. As Eileen and Lucy get into the car, Pete once again returns to the street. He approaches Eileen, Dave steps in his way but Pete tells him that he just wants to say goodbye to his wife. Dave stands down and Pete pulls Eileen to one side, begging her to reconsider. Eileen tells him that she can't - it's over. Unable to watch Eileen drive away, Pete goes back inside the pub. Eileen goes to get in the car. She hesitates. Dave says: "Look after yourself, Eileen" - they both know she's not getting in the car . . . Dave hands Eileen her bag and seeing that he mum isn't coming, Lucy gets out of the car and tells Jake she has to stay. Jake tells Lucy that she has to start living her own life. Lucy promises Jake they'll still be together, she'll come later. Jake lets her go and goes to get in the car. Dave makes sure this is what Jake really wants, Jake reassures him that it is. They get into the car and disappear down Stanley Street as Lucy waves them off . . . Back upstairs at the Swan, Pete struggles to hold back tears as he hears the car drive off. But then he hears footsteps coming up the stairs. He turns to find Eileen . . .moreless
  • Episode 2109
    Episode 2109
    Episode 84
    After Cat finds out that the coin she found while burying Beyonce is worth £300 she tells Doug about it but he wonders what she was doing digging around in the garden so Cat is forced to confess. Doug tells her that she can't keep Yasmin thinking there's hope of finding her kitten alive and so later, Cat tells Yas who is devastated and wonders if she can't look after a kitten for more than a few days what kind of a mother would she be . . . But Adam returns and reassures Yasmin that she'll be a great mum - after all, she's such a great wife . . . Chrissy and Gary get some potentially good news when they hear that Mel's credit card has been used. They eagerly await while the police develop CCTV footage from the cash point . . . Later, the police bring Chrissy and Gary the photos for identification. Gary's optimistic that the fuzzy pictures could be of Mel but Chrissy knows her daughter and she knows that the pictures are not of her . . . It seems like the Costellos are back to square one. After thinking things through, Jake comes to the conclusion that there's nothing to stay for in Charnham and decides to go with Dave to Scotland. When Lucy hears the news she seems surprised by her own reaction and later when Dave makes Lucy see how much she's worth to Jake she decides to confront Jake about her feelings: Lucy tells Jake she loves him. Soon after, Jake and Lucy decide to spend the night together and head back to Jake's flat . . . Meanwhile, Dave visits Eileen with a bunch of flowers after she returns from hospital. She tells him that Pete has gone away and she's not sure when he's coming back. They talk and Eileen reveals that she's fed up of her relationship with Pete: it's too much hard work. When they're interrupted by Lucy, Dave asks Eileen to come for a goodbye drink with him later and she agrees. Later, Dave waits for Eileen in the bar but she doesn't show up so he goes looking for her. He finds her upstairs and she tells him that she was trying to pluck up the courage to face everyone. Dave tells her they can stay upstairs if she'd like. Then, seeing how unhappy and confused Eileen is about what's next for her, he asks her to with him to Scotland . . .moreless
  • Episode 2108
    Episode 2108
    Episode 83
    Gary is having a rough day. He's unable to sleep and only manages one fare at work before he finds himself distracted by his home life. Things only get worse when Dave confirms that he's taking the job in Scotland! After forgetting to pick Chloe up from school because he was out, driving around, looking for Mel. Gary finds himself at the other end of a good talking to by Chrissy and Myra who try and remind him that he has another daughter too and that he has other responsibilities other than Mel. They try and reassure him that Mel doesn't want to get in touch with them right now, the police are doing their best and all the Costellos can so is go about their lives . . . While out having a fag brake and hassling Doug about his eating habits, Yasmin's kitten comes to the door of the salon. Cat tries to shoo her away but this has the adverse affect and Beyonce ends up running out of the shop. Cat follows but not fast enough as a car comes speeding down Stanley Street -- SPLAT! -- Horrified at what she has done, Cat takes Beyonce's body and places her in a black plastic bag and keeps quiet to a worried Yasmin all afternoon. When she gets home, Cat buries Beyonce in the back garden but on her travels she finds a shiny coin! It turns out Babs' tarot reading might not have been so off the mark after all! Pete and Eileen try to get over her miscarriage, but it hits them both hard. Individually they are both consoled by Tanya who's working a shift in A&E at the same time. Later, after Eileen has had an operation to remove the fetus, Pete reassures her by telling her that soon she'll get back on her feet and they'll be able to try again. Eileen is taken aback by this and tells Pete that she doesn't want to talk about that right now. But when the consultant comes, Pete can't help but force the issue. Eileen insists that she doesn't want to know but Pete continues to ask the questions: is it possible for Eileen to conceive again? Is there anything that could've been done to save the baby? When the consultant goes away, Eileen tries to make Pete see that having been through two miscarriages in the space of a year, the last thing she wants is to go through another. She also asks Pete why he asked if anything could have been done - Eileen thinks that Pete blames her! They argue. Eileen tells Pete that if he's not going to be there for her, then he may as well just walk away right now! And that's what he does . . .moreless
  • Episode 2107
    Episode 2107
    Episode 82
    In Pete's absence, Dave takes Eileen to hospital. Eileen fears she could be losing the baby. Gary and Chrissy have had another sleepless night after being told Mel's bag has been found by the canal; Gary knows this is a suicide spot. The gap between Myra and Gary widens. Taking Babs's tarot prediction to heart, Cat immediately steps up Doug's health regime. He's not going to die; not on her watch! Tanya wants Babs to come clean about being a charlatan. Yasmin takes Beyoncé, her kitten, to work; disaster ensues...moreless
  • Episode 2106
    Episode 2106
    Episode 81
    Yasmin introduced Beyonce to Cat (who is ironically allergic) and to Babs who finds Yasmin's new kitty adorable. Yasmin also lets them both know that things between her and Adam are now fine, it was all just a big misunderstanding. Little does she know . . . Also, Cat begs Babs to give her another tarot card reading in exchange for a pedicure! Babs accepts and later tells Cat that she will be in for some more money but as a result of sadness . . . Pete starts to drive Eileen mad as he keeps her under lock and key and doesn't allow her to do anything at all! When she has to go and pick something small up for dinner she finds herself being told off but in return Pete gets a mouthful as Eileen tells him that he can't keep her wrapped up in cotton wool until October! Dave's options are beginning to run out. Pete tells him that his flat is still available but Dave's pride won't let him accept. Then Dave tells Jake he's come up with a great idea - Graham's rent on the flat above the cab office expires at the end of the month so maybe he could move in there. But things don't go according to plan on that score when Gary tells Dave that a woman has already put down a deposit on the flat. Dave is angered by the fact Gary never told him and he's also angered by the fact that Gary has been putting in minimum hours recently because of crises in his personal life. Later, Dave gets a call from an old friend who's living in Scotland. He tells Dave that he's set up some holiday cottages and he was looking for somebody to run them . . . Dave says he'll think about taking him up on it but this plan takes a knock when Jake tells him he's not so keen. Dave tells Jake that he would feel all wrong about leaving him behind but soon it looks like he might not have a choice . . . Meanwhile, Jake asks Lucy out for a drink - just as friends. She accepts and later, Jake seems surprised when she actually turns up! Gary and Chrissy return from what turned out to be a wild goose chase. Gary is still angry at Myra and how much this is affecting her starts to show. After being told off by Gary, Myra decides to have a quick drink to make herself feel better and misses a phone call. Chrissy walks in as the phone stops ringing and immediately dials 1471 in the hope that it might be Mel. It turns out that it's from a phone box, so Chrissy and Myra let the police know right away. But later, Gary tells them that it was just him. Then, the police show up with some evidence they'd like Chrissy and Gary to look at: it's Mel's bag. The officer asks Chrissy to confirm that it is in fact Mel's bag. She does and the officer informs the Costellos that they found this bag by the canal - there'll be divers sent in to dredge the bottom of the canal under a nearby bridge just in case Mel jumped . . .moreless
  • Episode 2105
    Episode 2105
    Episode 80
    While Olly ponders why Lucy turned him down when he asked her out the other night, Ben found out that Lucy had a great time with him but it seems she just wants to be friends. Later, Olly's curiosity leads him to confront Lucy who tells him that she thought it was a set-up, since Jake had asked her out not five minute before! Olly decides to confront Jake and they end up arguing very publicly in the Swan but Doug breaks them up. Soon, Jake decides to make amends and apologizes to Olly. They decide not to let Lucy stand between them any longer . . . When Tanya sees Alex, she's surprised when he thanks her for not telling Conrad what really happened the night of the accident - mostly because she did tell Conrad! She decides to go and talk to him about it. They get into a fight when Tanya tells Conrad that he can't keep ignoring this. He tells her that its none of her business and she sees him for what he really is. She tells him she's so pleased she found out in time how selfish he was and he discovers that she was considering going out with him! Tanya leaves and when Alex comes home, he struggles but eventually asks him why he lied to him. Alex denies what Conrad accuses him of but when Ben comes in, it all gets too much and Ben confesses the truth to Conrad. They talk about it to the point where Ben storms out. Conrad apologizes to Alex for giving him such a hard time. Then, Conrad goes to see Tanya to tell her all about his good deeds in the hope that she might want to go for a drink with him. However, Tanya tells Conrad that isn't going to happen . . . Adam tries his best to convince Yasmin that he loves her and doesn't want to leave her. She tells him that she still wants him out. So, in order to prove himself, Adam takes Yasmin to his flat to show her around. He asks her that if he's leading some sort of double life then where's all his stuff. Yasmin takes some convincing but eventually comes round to the idea that her husband is telling the truth. She apologizes and tells him she loves him and they go for a drink in the Swan. But soon Adam has to head off to a conference, Yasmin returns home to her new kitten (Beyoncé!). But Adam's idea of work probably isn't what Yasmin had in mind. He walks into "Melissa's flat" and puts down his work gear. Melissa appears and tells Adam he's late, she hands him some champagne and they kiss . . . lots . . .moreless
  • Episode 2104
    Episode 2104
    Episode 79
    Gary and Chrissy are running out of ideas about where Mel could've gone. They agree that they don't think the police are doing enough and so Gary heads out to some places he thinks Mel might go but he has no success. Also, the pressure is getting to Gary as he snaps at Chloe just for asking for a lift into town. Later, Chloe reminds Myra of a holiday the family had when she was little. Myra remembers the story and immediately tells Gary that she remembers Mel saying that she wanted to go back there. Gary thinks is a bit of a long shot since it was such a long time ago but he's running out of ideas so Gary and Chrissy head off, leaving Chloe with Myra . . . Ben asks Jake and Olly if they fancy going with him for a lads night out to welcome him: "the new boy". But they both decline telling him that they have other plans. It seems that both of their other plans involve asking out Lucy but in turn she turns them both down and so they both end up in the Swan. Soon, Jake and Olly are wishing they'd taken Ben up on his offer but then Ben emerges from the back of the Swan with Lucy in tow! It seems Ben had better things to do anyway! Doug tries to calm Yasmin down as they return to Stanley Street after visiting Adam's flat. When Yasmin sees Adam she's annoyed that he's acting very calmly and gives him a right ear bashing before locking herself away in her room! Adam tries to talk Yasmin down and tells her that if she won't listen to him and trust him then they have no hope as a couple. Yasmin emerges telling Adam that it better be good! Adam explains that his flatmate, Melissa, and he are just friends. When he moved out, she moved her stuff into his room and turned her own room into an office. Adam even offers to call Melissa and have her speak to Yasmin. But Yas is not impressed and when she hears a noise coming from her spare room she immediately assumes that Adam's hiding somebody in there! She rushes in to find a kitten sitting on the bed, Adam tells her it was meant to be a surprise. Later, Yasmin sits down to talk seriously. She tells Adam that the worst part of this whole thing was that she found that she didn't trust him - how could they continue like that? She tells him he can stay until the morning but then she wants him out! Tanya invite Alex back to her place so that he can talk things through. He tries to make her see that covering for Ben was the best thing he could've done but Tanya tries to make Alex see that it wasn't the best thing for him. Neither is able to convince the other and so Alex soon goes he asks Tanya to promise not to tell his dad, but Tanya says that she won't if he does! Later, Tanya feels like her chat with Alex wasn't over and goes looking for him. She runs into Katie who goes off on one the second Tanya mentions Alex's name - Tanya sees how bad things must be for Alex. Eventually, Tanya goes to the Williams' house and sits down with Alex. But their conversation is interrupted when Conrad walks in. Tanya tells him that she was just there to see how Ben was doing but he wasn't in. Conrad makes Alex leave to go and get some washing that he should have done already. When they're alone, Conrad asks Tanya what she's really doing there. She tells him she's worried about Alex. Conrad doesn't believe her and assumes that she's there to see him! He tries to get close to her but Tanya pulls away and tells Conrad that he really needs to talk to Alex. He still isn't convinced that's why she's there so Tanya has to tell him the truth!moreless
  • Episode 2103
    Episode 2103
    Episode 78
    It appears that Babs' reading on the tarot cards have come true! Firstly, Tanya finds comfort in the arms of a passionate man with brown hair. Only Babs thinks it's Dr. John while, in fact, it appears that Conrad is the subject of her affection. Later, Tanya asks Conrad if he meant it when he said that he couldn't stop thinking about her. He tells her that he did! Meanwhile, Conrad's kids are getting themselves into trouble. After Conrad gets Ben a job with Mackenzie and Sons, Jake and Olly take him out for lunch but Ben puts his foot in it a little when he notices Lucy walking by . . . Jake and Olly warn him away but he tells them that he likes a challenge! While Ben makes new friends, Alex is down in the dumps, firstly because his bike has been sold and secondly because Conrad is still giving him such a hard time over crashing the car! Alex tells Ben that now the court hearings and stuff are out of the way, they should tell Conrad the truth. Ben reluctantly agrees . . . But later, during a disagreement with Tanya, Alex lets slip that he's fed up of everyone being cross at him for something he didn't even do . . . Cat spends the day trying to figure out the meaning behind Babs' tarot reading . . . she searches the house high and low to find any valuable antiques she didn't know she has. At first she doesn't come up with much but soon finds a vase in the bathroom that could apparently worth up to £500! And now for Yasmin's surprise she gets a phone call (on Adam's phone) from another tenant in the building where his flat is saying that there's water leaking out of Adam's flat. Yasmin grabs Doug and they head over to see what's up. Doug seems a bit surprised when Yasmin doesn't know where the flat is and is more surprised to discover that she's never even been to her husband's flat before! At the flat, Doug soon finds the cause of the problem but he asks Yasmin that if Adam has such a nice flat then why are they scrounging in Stanley Street? Yasmin doesn't really know the answer and decides to have a nosy around. She soon finds ladies underwear on the radiator in the bathroom and jumps to the conclusion that Adam is having it off with another woman, Doug tries to calm her down and tells her that maybe this is just his flatmate's stuff, or maybe even his flatmate's girlfriend's stuff? Yasmin is just coming around to the idea when the phone rings, the answer machine picks it up and the greeting message sounds like Adam's flatmate is female . . . so now there's just one question on Yasmin's mind - why is there only one bed?moreless
  • Episode 2102
    Episode 2102
    Episode 77
    Gary and Chrissy become very concerned when they're asked to fill out a missing person's report for Mel. There fears are worsened by literature in the police center's reception that says that it becomes less likely to find somebody if they go missing for more than 24 hours although they are assured that every case is different. Meanwhile, Myra breaks down in the back room at the shop. She's comforted by Babs who, after hearing Myra's story, reassures her that it's not her fault and that Gary will come round. However, Myra isn't so sure . . . Despite Adam trying to persuade her not to, Cat decides to bring up the idea of adoption to Yasmin. She sees right through the whole thing straight away and informs both Cat and Adam that she couldn't handle having someone else's kid - she just wants one of her own . . . Later, Yasmin and Cat receive a tarot card reading from Babs who tells Cat that she's in for a windfall and tells Yasmin that she sees children are on the cards but they're interrupted before she can go into any more detail! Also, Myra and Justin talk about the sale of the shop. Myra tells him that her job is secure during the changeover at least while Justin informs her that he's got the contract to do the place up. Alex is still getting a hard time at home. Ben promises to help him pay for his £500 fine but it's little comfort to Alex. Later, Ben puts his foot in it when he sells Alex's motorbike to Olly for £500! Alex is angry that Ben would sell his stuff! Meanwhile, Tanya is having a night out with John. He presents her with some holiday brochures but she tells him that she doesn't deserve all this (maybe she still has the kiss with Conrad fresh in her mind?) - Tanya leaves the cafe is a hurry. John waits around for a while before going round to Tanya's flat to see if she's there, but she's not . . . Tanya has gone for a walk in a rough part of Charnham when Conrad drives by! He tells her that its not safe around here and insists that he give her a lift home. She reluctantly accepts. When they get back to Stanley Street, Conrad and Tanya share a very close moment in the car. Conrad seems to be waiting to kiss her but Tanya holds back, Conrad asks her what she's afraid of . . . but they're interrupted when Tanya spots John coming out of her flat. She gets out of the car and goes to apologize, she tells him that what she really needs is a quiet weekend away . . .moreless
  • Episode 2101
    Episode 2101
    Episode 76
    Melanie's missing and Myra secretly fears she's killed herself, while Chrissy thinks she's been raped. But Gary's not too worried now Graham is locked up behind bars. The police soon change his mind when they take Mel's disappearance very seriously! Yasmin's shaken after finding Adam's information on adoption. Cat suggests Yasmin should look after Davie to see how she gets on. Alex has overslept, when he's due in court. Pete tries to get back into Eileen's good books by being a "new man".moreless
  • Episode 2100
    Episode 2100
    Episode 75
    Now Eileen's in hospital. After an ultrasound, she hears that the baby is OK. Eileen's experienced a miscarriage before, and that's what they said back then, too; she's not convinced. All she wants is for her absent husband, Pete, to be there with her. After much of a to-do, Myra eventually comforts Melanie after she found her trying to kill herself. Mel blames herself for everything that's gone wrong recently. Elsewhere, Gary anxiously awaits the jury to return with their verdict...moreless
  • Episode 2099
    Episode 2099
    Episode 74
    Myra returns home to find Mel in a state after washing down pills with alcohol! Pam's sacked, and she admits to Pete that her life is pretty miserable. He manages to persuade her to visit her mum. Meanwhile, Eileen opens up to Sadie. She explains how ill she feels with the pregnancy, but declares that she's really looking forward to having Pete's baby. When Eileen tells Pete that she wants to go home because she feels so unwell, he takes this as selfishness and insists on staying at Sadie's side; he tells Eileen to go back home alone if that's what she wants so much.moreless
  • Episode 2098
    Episode 2098
    Episode 73
    Gary points out to his barrister that he was not provoked by Bradley and he did want to kill him. Gary is reminded that, if the court hears this, he will never get off. Mel overhears Chrissy saying that she finds it hard to like her at times, as she's acting so selfishly. Bradley's fallen out with his mum too after her outburst on the stand yesterday. Sharon pleads with him to get help for his dark desires. Pete tries to find Pam to let her know her mother's in hospital after suffering a stroke; he finds out that she's been keeping a secret!moreless
  • Episode 2097
    Episode 2097
    Episode 72
    There was more high drama as Gary's court hearing continued: Mel decided not to attend, feeling that what happened to Chloe was all of her fault - she refuses to discuss things and Myra and Chrissy soon give up . . . When Chrissy gets to the courthouse and sees Sharon waiting to testify she can't help but try and make her see the error of her ways. Myra tries to persuade Chrissy to stay away, but she just can't and the second Myra's out of sight - Chrissy confronts Sharon! Sharon tells her that she's back with Martin now and that Bradley's living with them and that everything's really going well for them all so she really doesn't want to rock the boat. Chrissy is outraged by this feeble excuse but their conversation is cut short when Bradley comes up behind Chrissy. Myra and Sharon have to drag Chrissy away from Bradley to see to it that she doesn't do him any damage! In court, Gary's barrister remains optimistic and tells Gary that he must come off as a nice guy who acted out of character. Gary agrees to play along. When the investigating officer shows up late there's a recess and Chrissy wastes no time in catching up with Sharon in the loos! Chrissy begs Sharon, who is clearly in denial over the whole affair. Just as Chrissy seems to be getting through, they're called back to the courtroom and Sharon tells Chrissy that she's sorry . . . Chrissy realizes that her last hope of saving Gary may just have gone by . . . However, when Gary's barrister pursues an aggressive cross examination with Sharon on the stand it pushes her to breaking point and even though the judge tells the jury they should ignore the testimony, they can't help but hear Sharon telling the court that Bradley abused Chloe because he was abused as a boy! Gary and Chrissy can't believe their luck and Bradley can't believe what he's hearing as the judge tries to bring the court to order . . . Sadie finally plucks up the courage to go and see Pam. Pete goes with her, leaving Eileen to enjoy the luxuries of their hotel. Bravely, Sadie knocks on Pam's door. There's no answer and she starts to turn away but then Pam comes to the door. Sadie is delighted to see her but all she gets in return is a slammed door in her face. But Sadie doesn't give up and she begs at the door for Pam to let her in, she eventually does. Sadie tries to see how she is, how she's been and inquires about the pictures of a handsome husband on the sideboard. But Pam isn't in the mood for chatting. She tells Sadie that she's moved on, that she wants nothing to do with her. Before they can finish, there's a baby's cry from the next room - Pam has a baby . . . despite being told to stay in the hallway, Sadie's curiosity gets the better of her and she follows Pam into the kitchen where she's nursing her little baby boy. Sadie tries to make contact, she asks if she can hold the baby, but Pam shuts her off. Sadie tells her that she knows they've never seen eye to eye, but she wants to get to know her again . . . Sadie says: "After all you'll always be my Pam". It's too much for Pam to take and she jumps away from Sadie, she tells her that she is nobody's Pam and orders Sadie out of her house. Sadie leaves and is almost in a state of collapse when she gets to the front gate. Pete helps her into the car and they head back to their hotel. Eileen is surprised to see them, and after hearing the story tells Sadie that she's sure Pam didn't mean it . . . But Sadie's convinced that she did. As they pack to go home, Sadie tells Pete how she wishes he'd never traced Pam's phone number and tells him that she should've left Pam alone! Eileen defends Pete and tells Sadie that it wasn't his fault! As the start to leave, Sadie starts to look uneasy on her feet she clutches her side and falls unconscious to the floor . . .moreless
  • Episode 2096
    Episode 2096
    Episode 71
    From her phone number, Pete figures out that Sadie's daughter, Pam, is now living in Birmingham. He decides to take Sadie to see her so that they can resolve their issues, Pete also persuades Eileen to come along. On their journey, Eileen sees the close relationship that Pete and Sadie share. Later, in spite of Eileen navigation skills, they come across Pam's new home which is in a very nice neighborhood. Then, Pam comes out of her house. Sadie is so taken aback that she tells Pete that she can't go through with it and begs him to drive on instead. Pete reluctantly does as he's told . . . Gary's trial gets underway. Alex testifies and tells the jury that Gary had left the Swan that night swearing to kill Bradley. After that, Bradley himself takes the stand. He tells the court that Gary beat him and that it was completely unprovoked but he could see Gary's point of view. He accuses the Costellos of being a family of liars and says that he acted as a friend to Chloe when she was left out by her family. When Mel hears Bradley testifying that he only got involved with the family because of her, she runs out of the court in tears and later tells her Nan that she can't stand it any more . . . she feels that it's all her fault. Later, despite being pushed under cross examination, Bradley refuses to admit that he provoked Gary in any way. Gary is angered listening to the whole thing and interrupts the hearing to call Bradley a liar. The judge halts proceedings and Gary tells his barrister to bring up what Bradley said about Chloe. Back in session, the barrister does just that but Bradley denies all knowledge and the judge warns Gary's barrister to back off! Outraged, Gary stands up and screams at Bradley that he's a liar and tells him that he should tell the whole truth! The judge decides to hold Gary in contempt of court overnight and announces that proceedings will resume tomorrow . . .moreless
  • Episode 2095
    Episode 2095
    Episode 70
  • Episode 2094
    Episode 2094
    Episode 69
    Conrad doesn't seem surprised to get a visit from Tanya. She tells him that she's just there inquiring about Ben, Conrad isn't convinced and tries to work his charms on her. Tanya heads for the door but it's unclear as to whether she's leaving because she feels uncomfortable or whether she's leaving because she doesn't trust herself . . . Later, Conrad is surprised by the news that Ben plans to come home instead of moving into a hostel! The news is only added to by the fact the institute say that since Ben will be spending the next couple of weeks in a hospital ward, he won't have to return and so he can go straight home. But what Conrad doesn't know is that Alex has made a deal with Ben: Alex will lie to the police on the condition that Ben will come home. However, after having a rough day, especially as far as his family's concerned, Alex is left wondering if lying to the police was the best idea. He tells Ben that he wants to tell the truth but Ben isn't so keen on the idea . . . Gary decides that he needs to make a good impression with the judge when his trial starts so he buys himself a suit! Mel tells him that she hopes he has a better defense than that prompting Gary to have a chat with his daughter about hiding away in the house all day. He tells her that she needs to get out a bit. Mel seems to take this seriously and soon heads over to the shop . . . Also, Chrissy lets Eileen's little secret to Gary and he promises not to tell anyone. They discuss the ethics of having a baby so late in life, Chrissy thinks that Pete and Eileen are very brave! Dave scrambles around trying to find Jake and himself a place to live but with no luck. Eileen suggests that they could move into Justin and Kelly's old flat but Dave tells her that he'd really rather not have Pete Callan as his landlord . . . Later, things go from bad to worse for Dave when he overhears Gary and Chrissy talking about Eileen being pregnant! Dave immediately confronts Eileen about it and continues to warn her away from Pete. Meanwhile, Jake bonds with Olly over lunch and then over a few pints. They have a good old laugh about their past and about all their silly little feuds over Lucy. It turns out they get along quite well with one and other! Sadie is disappointed when for the second day in a row she hasn't received a reply from Pam in the prison. While Sadie's out of the way, Myra asks Cat what Pam's in prison for and Cat tells her that she's in for murder, Myra says she's surprised it's that serious. Cat then discovers that Davie got to the post before she did that morning and had taken one of the letters: it has the prison service logo on the front. Cat gives Sadie the letter and she returns to the privacy of home to read it. Later, after hearing from Cat that Sadie got the letter from Pam, Pete pays her a visit. Sadie tells him that they sent her letter back so she called the prison to find out what's going on and when they heard how worried and upset she was, they reluctantly informed her that Pam was released over a year ago. Pete hugs Sadie as she bursts into tears wondering why Pam didn't even get in touch with her . . .moreless
  • Episode 2093
    Episode 2093
    Episode 68
    The feud between Jake and Olly continues, that is until Jake sees Olly coming out of a building job desperate for help. Jake tells him that since he's the bigger person, he'll help him out. Later, Jake is let down when Olly takes all the credit for fixing the job from Justin. Pete and Eileen aren't very successful at keeping her pregnancy under wraps. Pete quietly lets Sadie know while Eileen lets slip to Chrissy. They forgive one and other and have a good old laugh about it! Also, Sadie tells Pete that she's written to her daughter, Pam, in prison. She tells him that seeing Conrad dealing with Ben reminded her of the guilt she feels for not making more of an attempt with Pam. Pete reassures Sadie that she wasn't the guilty party in that relationship. After being let out of the lift, Conrad isn't sure what lies ahead for him and Tanya. Katie becomes suspicious when she sees her dad acting strange around Tanya. Tanya meanwhile tries her best to move on from the whole thing and feeling guilty about kissing another man, a night in with John is the last thing she's after but not being able to see a way out of it she agrees to go along. An awkward situation isn't made any easier by Babs going on about how she wouldn't mind being stuck in a lift with Conrad Williams any day! To get out of the flat, Tanya goes to see Denise, she also goes to pick up a video from the shop where she runs into Conrad. He tells her that he can't just forget about the kiss, she tells him that she already has! Denise makes steps toward getting over Graham and job one is going back to college. Les and Kelly seem reluctant about the move but go along with it to show support for Denise. Also, Denise urges Kelly to get over her squabble with Melanie reminding her daughter that life's too short. Alex is worried that Ben will blow his cover to the police and makes sure to go over the story with him again and again. When Conrad sees Alex hassling his brother, he throws him out of the hospital. Later, Alex returns only to find that Ben isn't so sure about landing his brother in it, especially after he sees what a hard time Alex is getting at home. Alex doesn't have a chance to persuade Ben to change his mind when the police show up to take a statement. Alex finds himself thrown out again, but this time he doesn't go far, just around the corner so that he can still hear every word. Ben tells the police that he didn't see the other car coming and the officer gets the impression that maybe Ben was driving the car. Alex suddenly makes himself known and stands by his brother while the police push for an answer . . . Ben replies: Alex was driving . . .moreless
  • Episode 2092
    Episode 2092
    Episode 67
    Mel struggles to return to her normal life after the whole ordeal with Graham. She hears her parents talking about her in the kitchen, they note that she couldn't see what Graham was really like. She disappears upstairs. Later, Denise, who's coping with things much better, comes round to see Mel. Mel tells her that she's been through nothing compared to her . . . Olly makes a reappearance, he tells Katie how Pete's given him a few weeks to find a flatmate or else he's out of the flat. Katie says that seems generous for Pete! Meanwhile, Jake runs into Justin and tells him that he's getting his plaster off soon and so he was thinking maybe he could get his old job back? Justin tells him that it might not be such a great idea to have Jake and Olly on the same site again but says he'll give it some thought. Later, Olly takes great pleasure in rubbing Jake's nose in it when Justin decides that there just isn't room for Jake on the workforce . . . The Williams' family lay into Alex after his confession to the police, especially Conrad who makes the mistake of confronting him in the hospital where Tanya overhears the conversation. When Ben's awake and everything seems to be going well, Conrad is annoyed when Tanya starts having a go at him for having a go at Alex, as if he doesn't feel bad enough as it is. She storms off but Conrad decides that she's not going to have the last word and so he follows her. As Tanya gets into a lift, minding her own business, she's confronted by Conrad who forces the lift doors to open so they can argue. But Tanya's determined to go down so to make her life more difficult, Conrad decides to get in. As they descend, the lift comes to a sudden halt and Tanya and Conrad realize they're stuck! Meanwhile, back on the ward, Alex tells Ben that he confessed to the police because he was sticking up for him, just like Ben had done for him with Luke. Ben seems pleased by his brother's loyalty. Back in the lift, an angry Conrad soon becomes a frightened one and he suffers a panic attack - although when Tanya puts it like that, Conrad tells her that's not the case. Nevertheless, he has to undo all of his tight clothing. The two of them bond for a bit. Conrad tells her about his split from Ella and his new found fatherhood while Tanya tells him all about Sean. But they get into an argument, they scream at one and other until Tanya is ready to break down the doors! Conrad tells her that he can't believe he was even thinking about asking her out - Tanya starts to tell him that there's no way she would go out with a man like him, but she's interrupted when in the heat of the moment, Conrad kisses her. In shock, Tanya pulls back but almost immediately re-initiates the kiss . . .moreless
  • Episode 2091
    Episode 2091
    Episode 66
    Gary and Chrissy returns home to find Melanie in the kitchen and their furious when they hear the whole story but Chrissy holds Gary back, telling him that he'll only make the situation worse. Meanwhile, Denise comes to terms with her ordeal by confronting Graham head-on at the hospital. He tells her that she's just his puppet but she tells him that's who she as, she's better now! While Ben's in surgery, Alex tells the police the whole story but, later, when he overhears how much trouble his brother will get into he changes his statement and tells them that he was driving!moreless
  • Episode 2090
    Episode 2090
    Episode 65
    After finishing with Adam, Yasmin goes to see Cat and Doug for a bit of comfort but all she gets is an argument whether or not it's right to dump somebody just because they can't have kids - after all Adam was willing to work around Yasmin's possible infidelity. After talking with Doug about how his relationship with Davie has grown despite the fact that he's not his biological father, Yasmin sees that even though her child wouldn't be her flesh and blood she would no doubt love it all the same. She returns to her flat to tell Adam . . . After hearing the whole story of Russ and Drew's break-up, Katie decides to do some match-making. Things don't really go as planned. Drew eventually comes to the conclusion that the only way he can be with Russ is if Katie agrees to be his plus 1 at all the big showbiz events. Katie tells Drew that she could never do that, she would be living a lie and if the tabloids found out they'd tear them both apart. Denise wakes up after the accident to find an unconscious Graham lying next to her. She soon discovers the disadvantage of central locking and is forced to climb out of the window but her hammering on the glass is enough to stir Graham and he grabs her foot but Denise kicks him away and dives out the window. Graham tells Denise that his foot is stuck and begs her to help him . . . after contemplating things for a minute, Denise decides that saving Graham would be the right thing to do and so she pulls him from the car before it explodes in a ball of flame! While they await the emergency services to arrive, Graham tells Denise how this is all her fault but seeing Graham crawling along the tarmac, she tells him she sees him for what he really is: pathetic. Meanwhile, Les, Kelly and Justin are left worried about Denise's whereabouts while Mel tells the police that she's afraid to be left home alone and so an officer is left to look after her. Following the accident, Alex and Ben are both conscious and Ben persuades Alex to make a run for it into the nearby forest but not before Alex has a chance to do the decent thing and call the emergency services. They don't get far before Ben has to rest, they get a chance to talk some more and for the first time Alex sees how much his brother is hurting after killing Luke and now after potentially killing somebody else. Alex tries to make him see that everything will be OK but when they hear sirens approaching the scene Ben makes a run for it, he doesn't make it far before collapsing in agony onto the forest floor . . .moreless
  • Episode 2089
    Episode 2089
    Episode 64
    Adam and Yasmin are left with the question - where do we go from here? Yasmin tells Adam that all she really wants is a baby, his baby. She doesn't want to adopt or to foster . . . Adam can see no other solution but to end their marriage, he says that this shouldn't have to be Yasmin's problem. She doesn't know what to do for the best. After Ben and Alex leave their party, the Williams' are left to debate what's best. Conrad still insists that this is Ben's home but Katie isn't so sure and tells her dad that if Ben is going to be that unhappy there then maybe it would be for the best that he doesn't come "home" . . . Before they can finish their conversation, the doorbell goes - it's Drew's boyfriend, Russ, with the news that he's been dumped! Katie and Ania listen to what he has to say and then Ania tells them both that they're probably better off without him. Meanwhile, the Williams lads are still arguing. Things get heated and Ben tells Alex exactly what he thinks - Alex is to blame for the whole thing - if only he'd stood up for himself! Alex looses it with his brother and when he leasts expects it lands a fist in his face! Ben takes it awfully well and seems pleased that his brother has at least learned a thing or two about looking after himself. Later, Ben decides to make a move back to the institute and Alex agrees to take him but while he lets the bonnet down, Ben climbs in the driver's seat. Alex reminds his brother that he doesn't have a license and also doesn't know how to drive but Ben points out that Alex can drive so how hard can it be? Alex reluctantly goes along . . . Graham dries at full speed away from Stanley Street and Denise begs him to stop and let her out, she tells him that she won't even report him. He tells her that he's not stupid and knows exactly what she's capable of. Before long, Graham stops by the roadside to think. Denise asks him what he's going to do next, he becomes frustrated with her when she just keeps on at him. He screams at her to shut up! In the silence, Denise decides to play with her mobile phone but Graham grabs it off her . . . Meanwhile, Mel returns to the flat with a police officer to find it empty. She gathers her things but can't find Denise anywhere. She decides to go and see if Denise is at the cafe. It doesn't take Les long to figure out what Graham did to Mel and it doesn't take her long to fill in the rest of the story. But there's still a little concern over Denise's whereabouts, especially when the investigating officer tells Mel that they've been unable to find Graham and arrest him yet! Back at the car, Denise questions Graham about the rape. She asks him why he wanted her to tell him that she loved him and asks if she's the first woman he's raped. He doesn't answer directly to either question. When he turns away from her, Denise sees her chance and quietly takes to phone - she calls Les and speaks to Graham. It doesn't take wither Graham or Les to see what's happening. Graham grabs the phone from a screaming Denise, throws it out the window and drives off. Meanwhile, Les is in fear of his wife's life . . . Alex begs Ben to stop the car and let him drive but Ben tells Alex that he should live a little! Apparently that means swerving all over the road and missing gear changes. At the same time, Denise begs Graham to stop and tries to pull the car over herself. He pushes her away but takes his eyes off the road while he tries to control Denise! As Graham's car comes over the brow of a hill they see an old banger swerving all over the road . . . Ben sees Graham car coming over the hill but can't stop in time. They crash! Graham's car comes to a standstill while Ben and Alex role off down the hill . . .moreless
  • Episode 2088
    Episode 2088
    Episode 63
    Yasmin can't get over the news that it'll be Adam's problem that stops them from having kids. She researches all the information she can find about his condition but he tells her that it's genetic and not treatable. Yasmin is devastated. Adam tries to comfort her suggesting IVF treatment but Yasmin throws it back in his face saying that she doesn't want another man's child - she only wants his. Adam later suggests they go through adoption but Yasmin just can't come to terms with the devastating news . . . Ben walks out on his family, Alex follows after him. They argue in the street until Ben demands that he just be taken home. Although it hurts Alex to hear Ben call the institute "home", he decides to drive him in their "new" car. They talk things through and when the car breaks down on the way it gives the boys a chance to talk. Things go OK until Alex tells Ben that he's more like Conrad than he thinks. Ben takes in personally and tries to make Alex see that they don't know anything about each other, Alex can't even tell him the name of his favorite band but Alex tells him that's not important they're twins and they have a special bond . . . Ben doesn't buy it. Denise tries to convince Mel to report Graham to the police but Mel says she can't and that Graham probably won't do it again. Denise reminds Mel of what Graham did to her and what he's now done for Mel and his stupid reasoning . . . Mel is soon convinced, Denise hands Mel her coat and they start out of the flat. When they get to the foot of the stairs, Mel tells Denise to go on ahead so that they're not seen together but as Mel comes out of the flat, Graham pulls up in his cab! He tells Mel that he's got a special night planned and gathers together the flowers he bought her and the food he's going to cook for her. Mel plays nice until he goes upstairs. Dave tells Graham that he'll have a cuppa with Mel while Graham prepares upstairs. As Graham heads up to the flat, Mel tells Dave that she's going to pick up some chocolate but as soon as everyone is out of the way, Mel goes to Denise and together they go to the police station. Mel reports the whole thing and the same DI who investigated Denise's rape tells her that they'll have Graham arrested. Meanwhile, Graham finishes his preparations for his romantic night in with Mel. As he heads out to find her, he sees a phone he doesn't recognize on the table, picks it up and puts it in his pocket. Back at the station, Denise heads off while Mel gets photos taken of her bruises for evidence. Mel asks Denise to talk to Myra for her and tell her what's been happening. When Denise gets back to Stanley Street she's stopped in her tracks as a car door swings open. From inside the car Graham shows Denise that he has her phone and when he sees the police pull up outside his flat he tricks Denise into leaning into the car to pick up her phone. As she does, Graham pulls her inside and speeds off down Graystone Road . . .moreless
  • Episode 2087
    Episode 2087
    Episode 62
    Mel continues to hide away in Graham's flat, fearing people finding out that he hit her. Graham tries to stay home with her but Dave won't let him off any more shifts so he's forced out of the flat to go and work. Meanwhile, Denise asks after Mel at the shop, Myra tells her that she hasn't heard from her since the wedding and that every time she rings Mel cuts her off. Denise suggests that maybe it's Graham that's been cutting her off but Myra dismisses her saying that it's probably just Mel's pride that's getting in the way of her picking up the phone. Nevertheless, all this makes Denise suspicious so when she sees Graham heading out she decides to pay Mel a visit. She rings the bell and bangs on the door and begs Mel to let her in, when Mel comes to the door Denise can see exactly what's been going on even though Mel denies it outright. Later, after they've been talking for a while Mel becomes irritated and worried that Graham might be home any minute and that Denise needs to go. Denise tells Mel that she's going to stay and see what Graham has to say for himself, this prompts Mel to tell Denise how the fight she had with Graham came about and that he really did hit her . . . Denise raises the issue of her rape and Mel tells her that she thinks Graham did it . . . Adam and Cat convince Yasmin that she has to break the news to Dave that he's going to have to find a new place to live, Adam goes with her to break the bad news. He actually spends most of the time eying up the flat while Yasmin gives Dave the news. He isn't best pleased but knew it was coming. After she's told him, Yasmin has second thoughts about throwing Dave out and suggests that she just move into Adam's flat but he dismisses the idea because of his roommate. Later, after Adam has an appointment at the fertility clinic, Yasmin doesn't hear from him and so assumes that something is wrong. She soon finds him stumbling down the street drunk. It takes him a while but eventually he breaks the news to her - they can't have kids because he's infertile! The whole Williams clan are excited about Ben's decision to come out of prison for his birthday. As they choose a card for their brother in the shop, Katie and Ania feel like they're being watched by Sadie. She tries to help Ania pick out a card but Katie misreads this as Sadie putting in her nose where it's not wanted. Katie marches her sister out of the shop. Getting the feeling that people don't think the best of her, Sadie decides to go round to the Williams house and wish the boys a happy birthday. After being greeted by a suspicious Katie at the front door, Sadie is invited inside by a suspicious Conrad. The whole thing becomes more clear when Sadie tells Conrad about her daughter, Pam, who is also in prison and she just wanted Conrad to know that he has a neighbor who knows exactly what he's going through. Later, Ben returns home to be greeted with gifts but none of them seem to be to his tastes: Spider-Man DVDs for example. And his dad's big surprise gift doesn't go down too well either: an old banger. It seems that everyone has bought gifts for Ben with Alex in mind . . . Alex tries to make his brother see that Conrad is trying but Ben doesn't want to know and tells him that he's still planning to move to a hostel when he's released. As they all sit down to a birthday dinner, this news is made public knowledge. Conrad isn't sure who he should be more upset with: Ben for choosing a hostel over his own family or Katie and Alex who kept this information from him . . .moreless
  • Episode 2086
    Episode 2086
    Episode 61
  • Episode 2085
    Episode 2085
    Episode 60
    Tanya tells Babs all about her horrible evening with John's friends. Babs tells her that these people are such a huge part of John's life that if she wants to be a part of that life as well then she's going to have to get to know them and get on with them as best she can. Later, John calls round with a proposal for Tanya - a weekend away with his horrible friend (who he says liked her). Tanya is reluctant: but what about Harry? Babs steps in and offers to babysit and even though she catches glances from Tanya who insists she really doesn't have to, Babs tells her that a weekend away is just what she needs. Tanya reluctantly packs up and heads off to the country with Doctor John . . . Meanwhile, Conrad tells Katie that he is definitely over Tanya, despite the fact that he keeps going on about her. Katie doesn't believe him! Gary and Myra try to distract Chrissy when Mel doesn't show up for her big day. While Chrissy gets ready, Gary hears the music he's been looking for (from their first wedding) on the radio and nips down the high street to get a copy. Meanwhile, Stanley Street head to the registry office. Cat tells Davie to make sure that he's got his dolly Molly with him to wind Pete up. As they're getting in the cars, Sadie emerges from the house wearing the exact same thing as Cat - there's no time to change so the day must go on! Later, Eileen hides the fact that she's pregnant when Cat tries to borrow a cigarette, she tells her she's given up. By now, Myra and Chloe have lost hope in Mel coming to the wedding but nevertheless they try and call her at Graham's flat and then on her mobile but in both cases the line just goes dead . . . Earlier, Mel has second thoughts about going to the wedding as she eyes up her bridesmaid's dress in Graham's living room. He tries to cheer her up by telling her that they'll have fun with a day in together. He goes out, he's shortly followed by Mel. She runs into Chloe in the street and tries to explain why she isn't going to the wedding but Chloe doesn't want to hear it and tells Mel that she's just being mean. Then, seeing Denise across the street, Mel decides to go over for a chat. Denise invites her into the house, against Kelly's wishes. Inside and alone, Mel quizzes Denise about her belief that Graham raped her. Denise can see that Mel isn't asking everything she wants to, Denise tells her not to be scared and so Mel tells her about Graham lying to her yesterday. Mel decides she's said too much and decides to get out of the house, Denise catches up with her and tells her that she's got a cab going to her parents wedding in ten minutes. Mel doesn't give a clear indication as to whether she plans to go with Denise or not . . . Mel returns to the flat and makes her mind up to go to the wedding. Graham returns, upset. He doesn't tell Mel that he spied her from across the street coming out of the Boulter's house and talking to Denise. As Mel changes in the bedroom, the phone rings, Graham cuts it off. Mel's mobile rings and he cuts that off too. As Mel heads out the door, Graham stops her and tells her they need to talk. He tells her that he can't believe Denise's lies, Mel insists that she doesn't. She gets more and more scared as Graham throws her around the living room. She reaches breaking point and admits that she doesn't know what to believe . . . Graham becomes very angry and Mel becomes even more frightened. Then the door bell goes and Mel dives across the room to answer it, she manages to press the button but before she can make a sound Graham has her with an arm around her waist and his other hand over her mouth. They listen as Gary speaks into the door buzzer downstairs. He tells Mel that he's sorry for what he says and that he and Chrissy really want her to come to the wedding, he even tells her that Graham is welcome and reckons that he's given the guy a pretty hard time considering he seems like such a nice bloke . . . when Gary gives up, Graham releases Mel. She screams and tries to run only to find herself punched around the face and thrown backward . . .moreless
  • Episode 2084
    Episode 2084
    Episode 59
    It's Davie's fifth birthday and since he still has a bee in his bonnet about his son playing with a "girl's doll", Pete decides to get Davie a manly Action Man doll to play with instead (complete with guns and everything!) Davie very politely thanks his dad as Pete cunningly hides the girly doll away behind a cushion! Later, the doll can't be found and Cat suspects that Pete might have done something to it, guilt eventually compels Pete to "look" for the doll, unsurprisingly it doesn't take long before Pete finds it in the same place he hid it. Also, Pete worries that Eileen might be overdoing it but Eileen tells him that shes hardly going to spend the next nine months lying down, is she? Seeing Conrad's optimism over Ben's future release days, Alex feels at liberty to break his silence and tell his family that Ben doesn't plan on coming home for his visit days. But he can't bring himself to tell Conrad that Ben doesn't plan on coming home at all! Later, Alex tells Katie and Ben's decision. She's just starting to digest it when Conrad enters with the news that the institute has called to say that Ben will be coming home for his birthday next Tuesday! Tanya worries when John arranges for her to meet his friends, one of whom used to be a girlfriend of his back in medical school. They don't really get off to a great start with a few doctor/nurse differences of opinion emerging . . . Denise becomes convinced that it was Graham who came into their house last night but Les tells her that they need to be careful before jumping to conclusions (even though he thinks it was probably Graham too). They eventually decide to tell Kelly and Justin who immediately become angry at the man who's tormenting them. It therefore comes as no surprise that when Justin sees Graham in the street he decides to confront him - man to man. Graham plays dumb and seems to convince Justin that he has absolutely no idea what he's talking about. Kelly has a similar encounter with Mel only Kelly comes away with full confidence in her mum. As Justin and Kelly debate Denise's state of mind at the Boulters' house, Denise has another private run-in with Graham. He confesses that he did break into the house to give her a little fright but tells Denise that he'll stop tormenting her family if she doesn't go to the police. Later, Denise tells Les that she sees this as somewhat of a victory - they've got Graham on the run! But Les points out that this man is a rapist and there's no telling what he's capable of . . . Meanwhile, after her conversation with Kelly, Mel returns to Graham's flat and tells him about it. She says that the worst thing was that she didn't know where he was last night so she wasn't really able to defend him very well. Graham tells her that he was working a couple of extra shifts for her dad. This tale turns out to be false, however, when Mel bumps into Dave. She decides to confront Graham who tells her that actually he was at a pub and he made up the story about him working because it sounded better. Mel reassures him that she believes him . . .moreless
  • Episode 2083
    Episode 2083
    Episode 58
    Babs is surprised to discover Doctor John emerging from Tanya's bedroom as she enjoys her breakfast. Everyone tries to make the best of an awkward situation. Later, Babs puts Tanya on the spot asking her for all the details! Seeing how the frustration of Ben not coming home is upsetting his dad, Alex decides to pay his twin brother a visit. He's surprised when his brother agrees to see him. They talk for a while and Alex tries to make Ben see that his home visits aren't all about him. But his efforts seem to fall on deaf ears as Ben tells Alex that when he's released in five weeks time, he won't be going to live with his family. In a state of disbelief, Alex returns home, keeping quiet to Conrad about where he's been. Pete and Eileen are overjoyed by the news of her pregnancy but Eileen tells Pete that she doesn't want everyone knowing about it until the scan. After all, she doesn't want it being like last time when she lost the baby and everyone knew. Pete agrees to go along with it but reassures Eileen that nothings going to go wrong this time. Denise's new strategy with Graham seems to have been unexpected. Mel reminds him that he warned Denise that if she didn't stop harassing him then he would go to the police but Graham ignores her comments and tells her that he's got other plans for Denise. Later, the Boulter's return home to find Kelly in a terrible state after she'd heard noises in the empty house and come downstairs to find the back door open! Meanwhile, the feud between Mel and her parents continues. Things are only made worse as Mel realizes that everybody in the neighborhood seems to have been invited except for her boyfriend. By the end of the day, things seem to have cooled down a bit and Mel comes round to the house to apologize for acting bitter toward Chrissy earlier. Things are going well, with even a possible dinner invite for Graham, that is until the issue of Graham at the wedding arises again. Gary makes it very clear that they don't want him there so Mel makes it very clear in return that if Graham's not invited then she won't be going either!moreless
  • Episode 2082
    Episode 2082
    Episode 57
    Mel announces to Gary that she's invited Graham to his wedding. He's not pleased about the idea but tells Mel that he'll talk things over with Chrissy. That conversation is a little one sided with Gary doing most of the talking. They (or rather he) comes to the decision that Graham isn't welcome and later it becomes his job to tell Mel! She isn't happy at all but Gary tells her that it's just family . . . even though Sadie's invited-ish . . . Anyway, Mel isn't happy! Having invited Dr John round for a homemade dinner, Tanya remembers that she can't actually cook! So she enlists Babs' help! Babs to the rescue - she soon gets her daughter organized and gives her a recipe that can't fail. Later, things go horribly wrong in the kitchen and Tanya decides that a takeaway is a much better solution! She apologizes to John who tells her he's not hungry anyway. Tanya also confronts him about why he' with her, after all he's so perfect and she can't even cook. John tells her that for starters she's only seen him on his good days and secondly he's not looking for a "perfect woman" - they're all far too boring. He'd much rather have her . . . lots . . . Having told Les about Graham's latest threats, Denise won't let him tell Kelly. Les calls Brendan and gets the idea into his head that the family should move away to France! Nobody is particularly keen but they all see that something has to be done. Later, Denise sees a woman getting into Graham's cab and wonders why he should get away with what he's done. She decides to confront the issue head on and warns the woman away from Graham. Denise returns home and announces to her family that people deserve to know about Graham's confession, even if they don't believe her, even if she ends up being thrown in prison, Denise believes that people deserve the truth . . . Eileen wakes up again feeling rough but by the afternoon they seem to have gone away again . . . Pete has a thought and heads to the chemist to pick up a pregnancy test. When presented with this, Eileen is adamant that she's not pregnant, after all they haven't officially been trying yet! Later, while visiting Eileen at the pub, Chrissy spots the pregnancy test on the side and makes Eileen think again about taking it. While Eileen hides away in the bathroom, Pete plans a romantic evening. When she emerges, Pete tells Eileen that it's to get them in the right mood for trying but she tells him there's no need for that: she's pregnant!moreless
  • Episode 2081
    Episode 2081
    Episode 56
    Pete's excitement at the prospect of a weekend away with Eileen is dashed when she comes down the flu and they're stuck at home all weekend. Just as she thinks she's feeling better, Eileen ventures down to the pub only when Pete mentions a romantic night in with oysters she once again find herself with her head in the toilet . . . Mel takes pleasure in rubbing Katie's nose in it after her very public break-up with Drew. But Katie takes it harder than expected and finds herself being escorted home in tears by Alex. When they return home, Alex fills Conrad and Ania in on recent events. Conrad goes to comfort Katie in the kitchen while Ania tells Alex: "I told you so!" Later, after a weekend to mull things over, Katie is a bit more cheerful but ends up putting her foot in it when she sees Tanya outside the shop - Tanya tells her that she wasn't busy on Saturday night and thinking that Tanya had turned Conrad down for a date at that time, Katie lays in to her only to later find herself corrected. Preparations for her second big day aren't going too well for Chrissy when she finds out that some of the things she wanted have been discontinued! Also, Chrissy tells Yasmin that keeping things small at her wedding isn't necessarily what she wants . . . Yasmin agrees to help her out. Having confessed the truth about the attack to Denise, Graham tells her that if she tells anyone then they won't believe her. A tearful Denise heads into the safety of her home. Kelly soon returns and Denise tells her what Graham said. Kelly tells her mum that they should go to the police but Denise points out that they'll never believe her. Kelly tells Denise that they will at least have to tell Les. Les returns home after a night at work to hear just that - Denise makes him promise not to do anything that might get him into trouble . . . After a weekend locked indoors, Les and Kelly feel that Denise should get out but Denise refuses. When Denise is out of the way, Kelly and Les also argue as to what to do next. Kelly thinks that people (especially Mel and the police) need to know about Graham's confession but once again her idea is shot down. Meanwhile, Mel enjoys being a lady of leisure but she's annoyed when people in the neighborhood still judge her for being with Graham and she's surprised when Kelly won't even meet her for a drink later . . . Mel continues to show public signs of affection toward Graham and they don't go unnoticed by Denise. Later, Denise decides to do something about it and heads round to the Costello house to see Mel. Mel is pleased to see her especially after her public apology to Graham but things soon turn sour when Denise tells Mel what Graham told her. Denise soon finds her cup of tea snatched from her hand and she's back on the street heading home . . . only Graham spies her from across the street and decides to come over and make it perfectly clear that Denise should stay away from Mel and stop spreading these little truths about him . . .moreless
  • Episode 2080
    Episode 2080
    Episode 55
  • Episode 2079
    Episode 2079
    Episode 54
  • Episode 2078
    Episode 2078
    Episode 53
    Conrad is still unhappy about Katie's relationship with Drew and he doesn't hesitate to make his feelings known. Later, Conrad buys a bed for Ben in the hope that upon hearing tat he has a proper place to stay is might change his mind about coming home. However, during the assembly process, things go horribly wrong from Conrad as he emerges from upstairs to tell Alex that he's had a little accident with the nail gun and asks his son to drive him to the hospital since he won't be able to sit down . . . Suppressing laughter, Alex takes his dad to the hospital where things go from bad to worse for Conrad when he learns that the nurse treating him will be none other than Tanya! For the first time the two really start hitting it off, even though Conrad did spend the entire time face down with his backside hanging out! At the end of it all Tanya complements Conrad on his nice bum! Pete brings up the idea of kids again with Eileen and at first she isn't sure they should rush things but with the prospect of a weekend away in the country with the man she loves, how could she say no? Much to Mel's annoyance, nobody seems to want to let up about the fact that she's dating Graham. After Denise sees them together in the street, she decides to stick her nose in and remind Mel just what that man did to her. Mel tells Denise that it's none of her business and almost goes back to Graham but when he says something that reminds Mel of what Denise said, she starts acting all hot and cold. By the end of the day, Mel seems far more convinced that she's right and tells Graham that she's not going anywhere! Meanwhile, having won a big contract with a modeling company, Drew's looking to celebrate but not with Katie but he does drop by to The Swan for a quick drink before he heads out with the lads. But much to Drew's annoyance one of the lads, Russ, shows up early and seems very keen to find out all he can about Katie. After Russ tells Katie that he's gay, Drew decides that's enough and ushers his friend out just as Mel comes in. Katie can't help but rub Mel's face in it, Mel shows a little bit of annoyance at Katie's persistence but ignores her and eventually goes away . . . One her way out of the pub, Mel spots Drew and Russ across the street - kissing!moreless
  • Episode 2077
    Episode 2077
    Episode 52
  • Episode 2076
    Episode 2076
    Episode 51
    Tanya returns to work but finds that coping with the workload isn't as easy as she remembers it. Later, Babs isn't surprised when her daughter returns home early from her shift. Babs suggests that Tanya should perhaps transfer to less intense department. The residents of Stanley Street begin to form their opinions of Graham and there's very little support for him as Cat and Sadie lead the way in boycotting Gaz & Dave's until they agree to fire the rapist. Meanwhile, Dave tells Graham that he's still got a job and a flat, after all they have no grounds to fire him. Gary, however, is more skeptical about keeping Graham on and while he talks to Dave over what they should do about him, Graham finds himself taking the day off . . . At the Boulter's Les tries to convince Denise that she should not harass Graham. She's proved her point by telling e everyone, if she tries to do any more then it'll be worse for her. Denise tells him she doesn't care and she's immediately backed up by Sadie and Cat. Mel isn't sure what to make of it all. She tells her mum that she knows Graham better than anyone else and says that she doesn't believe that he did it, both Chrissy and Gary try to warn Mel away from Graham. Chrissy even goes as far as to remind her that she doesn't have a very good track record with men now does she? Upset that everyone seems to want to run her life, Mel goes to the cafe and finds an unlikely friend in Les. She soon figures out that he doesn't believe that Graham did it and this new revelation (along with the fact that she hears that Graham is leaving town) convinces Mel that she should try and convince him to stay! Just as Graham is about to leave, Mel catches up with him and lets him know that she believes him and will support him even though everyone else is against him . . .moreless
  • Episode 2075
    Episode 2075
    Episode 50
  • Episode 2074
    Episode 2074
    Episode 49
    Much to Tanya's horror, Babs arranges a date for her with Doctor John. Things seem to go well, even though Tanya was asleep most of the time! They arrange to meet up again on Friday for dinner . . . Katie returns home early from her lunch with Drew. She comes into the house looking a mess and when questioned she is forced to admit that the party was so boring that she drank too much and fell into a bush! Ania and Alex are very amused by the story but Conrad is more concerned to hear that Drew had told Katie she was an embarrassment to him! Later, Katie shows that she's not so bothered and agrees to have drinks with Drew. She decides to confront him over their sex life and since he can't think of a good reason not to, they end up doing it that very same afternoon! Chrissy is now far more cheery knowing that perhaps her mother did care about her after all. She begins to think that Jackie wasn't so bad and tells Gary that perhaps she is just remembering the bad bits. Gary tells Chrissy that he's met Jackie too and he says that she could be described as nothing short of a bitch! Later, Gary and Chrissy spend a quiet evening together. Gary brings up the subject of their wedding and tells Chrissy that he's been in touch with the registry office and they've had a cancellation over Easter so how does she fancy it? Chrissy says yes! Graham continues to protest his innocence to Les but he's adamant that Denise is telling the truth. That is until Eileen tells him that Denise was unable to recognise her attacker's voice in the police identification. Although Les reassures Denise that her word is enough for him he later decides to talk things through with Graham. Seeing that the chances of Graham being able to do this are very slim, it's clear that Les doubts Denise and returns home to see that Denise is trying to remember anything from that night that might incriminate Graham. Les tries to make Denise see that it might have been somebody else but she will have none of it and storms upstairs in protest. Under his breathe; Les mutters to his wife that he's sorry . . .moreless
  • Episode 2073
    Episode 2073
    Episode 48
    Gary and Chrissy are shocked to hear from Chloe's school that she didn't show up for registration that morning despite being dropped off by Chrissy! Myra joins the search as they frantically ring round all Chloe's friends but with no luck . . . soon someone suggests that Bradley might be back! But as soon as Chrissy starts to call Sharon, the phone rings with the good news that Chloe is safe . . . at Jackie's house. Unfortunately, nobody told Chloe that her Gran had moved to New Zealand . . . Later, as Chloe rumbles through a box of Jackie's things, she finds a box with Chrissy's name on it. Inside, Chrissy is surprised and seems delighted that her mother had kept all these things from when she was a girl. Tanya discovers that finding a creche in London on short notice isn't easy so Babs offers to step in. Babs tells Tanya that she'll quit her job at the cab office to take care of Harry while Tanya returns to work and perhaps to dating with her handsome doctor friend . . . Tanya, smiling for the first time in a while, tells her mum that she's not interested in John like that. Nevertheless, later, when Tanya is out of the room, Babs picks up a call on Tanya's phone - it's John but as he's about to hang up, Babs tells him not to . . . Les is upset when Denise would rather Eileen go with her to the police station. He tells Justin that he feels so helpless. Later, when Dave forces Graham to get the coffee in, Graham gets a mouthful from Les who bars him from the cafe! Graham leaves pursued by Les, Les grabs him from behind and throws Graham against a car! Les tells him that he's had enough of Graham's lies and now he wants the truth, Graham denies it all but Les makes it very clear that he won't let Graham go without a confession! Meanwhile, Eileen accompanies Denise to the police station so that she can make a vocal identification of her attacker, she's told to listen to 10 voices on a tape. She later tells Eileen that she listened to them all again and again and chose number 4, only to be told that she had not been able to identify Graham . . .moreless
  • Episode 2072
    Episode 2072
    Episode 47
    Having thought things through, Tanya decides that quitting her job isn't the best solution to her problems and calls John to withdraw her resignation. Delighted, John soon appears bearing flowers! Also, having sorted out her house in Southampton, Babs returns to Stanley Street. Conrad and Alex continue to be disapproving of Katie's man! They tell her that they're just concerned that she's not being used . . . Chrissy gets upset when Chloe starts asking about her grandma (Jackie). Chrissy tells her to stop bothering her, Gary tells Chrissy that she needs to tell the girls about Jackie moving to New Zealand but Chrissy tells him that the time isn't right. Later, Mel finds the cheque from Jackie in her mum's handbag and when Chrissy tells her that she doesn't plan to cash it Mel looses it and accuses Chrissy of thinking of herself over her family and Gary . . . Also, Gary hears that his trial has been put back a couple of weeks. The Boulters (and Justin) are worried that Denise is too afraid to go outside and try to persuade her that it will be fine but Denise tells them that she's happy enough at home for now . . . Later, Denise gets a visit from the police who tell her that they can find physical evidence that Graham had anything to do with her rape and what's more he has an alibi who puts him in Manchester just 2 hours after the attack . . . Denise fears that her last chance of catching her rapist has gone . . . Meanwhile, Graham gets the same news and he's much happier about it! Later, Graham is forced to apologies to Mel after he stood her up the other night because he was arrested (although he leaves that part out). Mel forgives him and agrees to have a drink with him again sometime - but not tonight since she's having a night out with the girls! They get talking as Mel tells him a little about her friends, starting with Kelly . . . after Graham catches on who Kelly is and more to the point who her mother is, he decides to pay Denise a visit . . . Graham knocks on the Boulter's door and when Denise answers he tells her that he just wants to talk so that they can sort this mess out but Denise doesn't hear a word he says and immediately slams the door in his face, turns out all the lights and calls Les at the cafe. Les comes running, Graham has gone and he finds his wife is a shivering heap on the kitchen floor . . .moreless
  • Episode 2071
    Episode 2071
    Episode 46
    Tanya all but begs the police to charge her after she deliberately damaged the bus stop but the police are in fact more interested with getting to the route of the problem and eventually release Tanya without charge. Tanya returns home and finds Liam's mother on her doorstep - she came to see where her son had become a murderer and is surprised to see Tanya there . . . Tanya invites her inside and Liam's mother eventually understands the whole story and tells Tanya to get on with her life for baby Harry's sake if for no one else's . . . Later, Tanya does just that and spends some quality time with her baby. After getting the fright of her life when Graham utters the words: "scouts honor", Denise makes a run for it. Later, Les convinces her to go to the police and tell them everything that she knows. The police take down all the details and Graham soon finds himself in a police interrogation room having been arrested for raping a woman he's never even heard of. He agrees to cooperate completely with the police and since they have nothing firm to hold him with they are forced to release him much to the horror of Les and Denise when they see him later on Stanley Street . . .moreless
  • Episode 2070
    Episode 2070
    Episode 45
  • Episode 2069
    Episode 2069
    Episode 44
    Despite Yasmin's cold feet, she and Adam announce their marriage to their friends at the Corner Cafe to a mixed reaction and despite Yasmin's paranoia they do seem to have all come around . . . Mel gets a date with new boy Graham. After being cleared of all charges, Tanya starts thinking about the future which eventually leads her to writing a letter of resignation . . . later, Tanya presents the letter to John but he tells her that he can't accept it and tells Tanya that she should think very hard before she does anything like that . . . Tanya takes his advice and thinks things through this time it leads her to leaving Harry with Myra and Sadie while she rushes off . . . later, Tanya arrives at an anonymous door. A woman opens it and Tanya introduces herself as a nurse who was working at the hospital when Liam died . . . the woman, Liam's mother, invites Tanya inside . . .moreless
  • Episode 2068
    Episode 2068
    Episode 43
    Gary finds that Chrissy is avoiding him after she found out that he'd gone behind her back to get money from Jackie. Gary tries to explain himself but Chrissy's having none of it. Gary finds himself explaining the situation to Myra . . . later, Chrissy runs into Dave who jokes about Gary having to sell his half of the business. This is news to Chrissy and for the first time it seems she understands what Gary is going through. She decides that they need to talk and so they sit down and so just that. Chrissy tells him that in future they shouldn't need to go behind one and other's back - they need to face things together. Tanya is let down by a babysitter on the day of her hearing so she has to ask Myra and Sadie in the shop to take him for a while. At the hearing, John gives Tanya words of encouragement and tells her that he feels responsible but Tanya corrects him saying that he's not the one who left a boy to die . . . Tanya's guilt leads her to trying to convince the chairman of the board that she should be found guilty! When they take a break, John asks Tanya what she thought she was doing only to be told that she was just telling the truth . . . Tanya's negative attitude doesn't lose her marks however and the board come back with the verdict that it should have been John's responsibility to make sure that Tanya was in a good frame of mind before she went on duty and that all things considered, including the fact that autopsies have shown that nothing could have helped Liam at that point, Tanya is off the hook! Its supposed to be Yasmin's third happiest day of her life but groom number 3 is nowhere to be found. Seeing how upset Yasmin is, Cat decides that she needs cheering up and calls Geri! At first, Yasmin doesn't want to talk but seeing that Geri is still her best friend despite all the rows and the falling outs, Yasmin opens up and seeing how much Yasmin is hurting, Geri decides to call Adam and meet him for a drink . . . Adam comes reluctantly and Geri manages to talk him round into going to see Yasmin. Yasmin is almost happy to see him and they share a heart-to-heart in which Yasmin tells Adam about the baby that she lost and Adam tells her that he still loves her. Adam gets down on one knee and asks Yasmin to marry him . . . again! She agrees and they run down to the street where they spot Geri and despite her reluctance last week, Geri agrees to be their witness! Its not the glamorous affair of her second wedding with the only guest other than Geri being a simple passer by and the official photographer being Geri with her mobile! After the short ceremony, Geri heads off, Yasmin tells her to keep in touch as Geri wishes the new Mrs Green luck for her future with Adam . . .moreless
  • Episode 2067
    Episode 2067
    Episode 42
    Unwilling to admit defeat, Yasmin calls Adam to explain what she's done but again and again she gets his voice mail. Ever the optimist, Yasmin jumps every time the phone rings all day at the salon. Cat mistakes Yasmin's mood as missing Geri - at first Cat gets her head bitten off for suggesting such a thing but seeing that she's got nowhere else to turn, Yasmin confides in Cat about Adam leaving her but still keeps the wedding a secret . . . Conrad is insistent that he should meet Katie's new man and seeing that her dad isn't going to give up any time soon she agrees but when she asks Drew he tells her that he's not really one for "meeting the family". But Katie asks nicely so he goes along with it! Later, Drew shows up to pick Katie up but finds himself a bit disappointed by her choice of dress and tells her that she should change. When Katie has left the room, Drew finds himself in a room full of hostility, apparently his new girl's dad and brother thought she looked fine! Drew makes a hasty exit to the taxi! New boy, Graham finds himself in a bit of trouble with Gary when he takes one of his jobs but Gary's a forgiving man! He might not be though when he sees Graham trying to chat up his eldest daughter! Mel doesn't seem too bothered though! Also, Graham mentions to Dave that he's in need of a bachelor pad and so Dave arranges it so that he can have the flat about the cab office. Meanwhile, Jackie puts in another appearance on Stanley Street. She visits Chrissy to say sorry but Chrissy is wary of whether or not to trust her mother . . . Gary walks in on their conversation and Chrissy goes out to make some coffee. While Chrissy is out of the way, Gary begs Jackie not to tell Chrissy that he asked her for money. Jackie tells him that he has misjudged her and that she wouldn't want to harm her daughter's happiness by telling her something like that. Gary thanks her and before he's got time to drink the coffee he leaves telling Jackie he'll see her again but she corrects him saying that is very unlikely . . . Left alone again, Jackie tells Chrissy that she's going to New Zealand next week and before she goes she'd like to make amends. Telling her that it can't be easy for Chrissy to live on Gary and her own wage alone she reaches into her handbag and produces a cheque - she tells Chrissy to keep it. Chrissy looks at it - it's worth £50,000! Chrissy protests but Jackie insists and tells her daughter that if there's nothing else she can do for her she would like to do this . . . then, leaving Chrissy speechless, Jackie leaves. Later, Chrissy shows Gary the cheque and he's thrilled. But Chrissy tells him that she can't cash it because that money puts a price on the trauma that she's been put through. Gary tries to make Chrissy see that it's just money but to Chrissy it's far more . . . But the thing that she can't get over is how did Jackie know? Gary mumbles a little as Chrissy's suspicions are confirmed. She hastily throws him out of the salon . . .moreless
  • Episode 2066
    Episode 2066
    Episode 41
  • Episode 2065
    Episode 2065
    Episode 40
  • Episode 2064
    Episode 2064
    Episode 39
    Conrad fixes the toy dog Tanya got from Sean and heads round to give it too her. Tanya buzzes him in but as he heads inside, doctor John shows up and tells him that he can deliver the parcel . . . Up in the flat, Tanya is surprised to see John coming in. They start by having a civilized conversation that turns into an argument when the matter of Tanya's guilt is brought up - surprisingly it might seem, John argues Tanya's case while she protests her guilt! Eventually, John finds himself thrown out! Meanwhile, Katie can see that Conrad is somewhat disappointed with not having had the chance to given Tanya the toy dog himself . . . Furious that Mel screwed up her treatment so that she wouldn't be able to go to the premiere with Drew, Katie decides to threaten Yasmin with a lawsuit if she doesn't get all the free treatments she wants for a week. Eager to avoid a public fight, Yasmin agrees and tells Mel that if she can't be trusted then she can go back to being an assistant! Katie is delighted with the result and tells Mel that she'll be in first thing for a pedicure! Having fallen out with Yasmin, Geri doesn't even want to discuss it! Yasmin starts to ask for her forgiveness. Geri tries to make Yasmin see that telling Adam the truth about the fact she can't have kids is the only way she'll go along with the wedding. When Yasmin sees that Geri isn't being won round, she gives up and tells her that she doesn't need her permission anyway! Later, Adam can tell that there's something wrong with Yasmin. She tells him about the falling out with Geri. Adam arranges it so that he, Yasmin and Geri can all sit down together and work it through together! Geri agrees, but Yasmin isn't too impressed. Adam asks Geri what she thinks is wrong with his relationship with Yasmin and Geri tells him that she doesn't think they know each other well enough and, keeping her eyes on Yasmin, Geri says that they still probably have plenty of secrets from one and other . . . thinking that Geri is talking about him, Adam reassures Geri that he would never keep anything from Yasmin. Yasmin and Geri's private little argument continues when Adam goes to the bar. Geri decides to leave and turns down the opportunity to be Yasmin and Adam's witness next Friday . . . Gary feels that he can't do anything right as far as his family's concerned and becomes desperate to raise the funds they need to buy their house. Chrissy tries her best to put on a brave face but having overheard her conversation with Eileen yesterday, Gary can see right through it. As a last resort, Gary decides to give Jackie a call. She comes to the house and she and Gary have a discussion. Gary explains the position and having heard a very touching speech by Gary about building bridges between herself and Chrissy, Jackie agrees to give them the money on the condition that it would definitely be spent on the house, that she would be allowed to see Chloe and Melanie at least twice a year and that she could give Chrissy the cheque herself . . . Gary only has a problem with two out of those three and seeing that Jackie is only in this so that she can attempt to buy his daughters' love, he turns her down, by which point Jackie sees that Gary doesn't really want to help her build bridges with Chrissy - he just wants her money . . . Jackie leaves.moreless
  • Episode 2063
    Episode 2063
    Episode 38
  • Episode 2062
    Episode 2062
    Episode 37
  • Episode 2061
    Episode 2061
    Episode 36
  • Episode 2060
    Episode 2060
    Episode 35
    It's a Costello special! While Chloe helps out her Nan in the shop all day, Mel wonders if it would be so bad if they were forced to sell the house - after all it's only really brought misery for her . . . But Chloe and Myra are determined that they shall not be moved and so when they hear that there's a couple coming to view the house they go about wrecking the place! Meanwhile, Gary tells Chrissy that he's been up all night for the past few nights trying to figure out what to do about the house sale. He still thinks that asking Jackie for the money is the best solution but Chrissy is adamant that she won't be in debt to her mother. Nevertheless, when Gary looses it with Chrissy she is left feeling that she isn't doing enough for her family and so she calls Jackie and asks to meet her. They do meet but Chrissy is disappointed when she sees her mother's true colours . . . Jackie tells Chrissy that she plans to move to New Zealand when her divorce comes through. As Jackie continually ignores Chrissy and seems more and more interested in herself than anything else, Chrissy decides not to ask her for the money. Chrissy tells Jackie that she wishes she'd never sought her out and Jackie tells her she wishes Chrissy hadn't either. Jackie says goodbye and storms out . . . Later, Chrissy talks things through with Gary and comes to the conclusion that she's been a fool to reject him. She remembers the first time she and Gary got together and on that note she grabs a bottle of champagne from the house and puts on a fur coat (and nothing else) and heads to the cab office where Gary's working late. Gary immediately gets what's going on! Chrissy tells him that if the offer of marriage is still open, she'd very much like to accept. Gary goes to the filing cabinet where he's been keeping the ring then places it on Chrissy's finger. They share a brief moment before Chrissy drops the coat!moreless
  • Episode 2059
    Episode 2059
    Episode 34
    After hearing the truth about what happened with Olly, Lucy storms out of Jake's flat closely followed by Jake. He tries to apologize and tells Lucy how much he loves her but she tells him that he can never love her as much as he says he does because there's a whole part of her that he knows nothing about . . . Jake asks Lucy to tell him so she does: all about Mike. Jake's horrified that Dave didn't tell him but he tells Lucy that it doesn't change how he feels about her. At which point, Olly enters and starts on Jake who doesn't take it lying down. Seeing that the two won't ever stop bickering, Lucy tells them to stop and says that she doesn't want to be with either of them instead she's going to call her dad and ask him to send her a ticket to New York! Later, Jake confronts Dave about keeping the whole incident with Mike from him. Dave makes Jake see that he would have done the same thing had he been in that position! Yasmin starts to have real doubts over whether or not this wedding is such a good idea. Eventually she decides that it isn't and tells Geri that she's going to call it off. Ania comes home to find Ben being intimidated by Ray. Her screams alert Conrad across the street - he comes running. In the confusion, Ray ends up pushing Ben who falls back and knocks his head. Having heard Ania's screams, Tanya also comes running, as she examines Ben, Conrad and Ray stare each other down across the room! Things soon cool down and Ray leaves, he's briefly set upon by Alex outside who asks what he's going to do and Ray tells him that having seen Ben lying helplessly on the floor he's realized that he can't do him any real harm . . . Later, Ben confronts Conrad over why he didn't tell him about the newspaper article not realizing that's not even the half of it! Ania forces Conrad to tell Ben the whole truth about the family having to move again and again to get away from Ray. Upset, Ben decides that he doesn't want to be around his family anymore for that day. He tells Conrad to take him back to the institute . . . Jackie and Chloe return from their day out with Chloe practically in tears having been shouted out by her grandma. Jackie tells a furious Chrissy that she doesn't understand what all the fuss is about to which Chrissy responds by showing Jackie the door! Later, having had confirmation from the Webbs that they are set on selling the Costello's home, Gary tells Chrissy that he can't see a way out of this mess . . . then he comes up with a bright idea - why not ask Jackie? Chrissy is angry that Gary would even suggest such a thing but he continues to push the idea until Chrissy's almost at breaking point. She screams at Gary that she owes her mother nothing and that's the way it's going to stay!moreless
  • Episode 2058
    Episode 2058
    Episode 33
    The Costellos find a "For Sale" sign outside their house and all inquiries they make about it lead to dead ends. They'll have to contact the Webbs to find out what's going on. Also, Jackie makes another appearance and apologizes for standing Chloe up last Friday. Chrissy is not impressed but with the promise of a shopping trip, Chloe is soon brought round. Jake discharges himself from hospital and Olly is less than happy to see him back on Stanley Street. Olly is also having trouble making Lucy see that he's telling her the truth. Later, Jake's guilt gets the better of him and he confesses to Dave that he made it up about Olly pushing him! Dave forces Jake to talk to the police and later to Lucy. Lucy doesn't believe Jake at first but soon sees the truth. She asks him why he did it and Jake tells her it's because he loves her and asks Lucy to look into his eyes and tell him that she doesn't feel the same way . . . Yasmin boycotts Geri after she refuses to show support for her next marriage. Geri later tells Yasmin that she can't understand why she's doing this - her last marriage was such a state because it was all rushed and done for all the wrong reasons but Yas can't see it . . . Its another day release for Ben and instead of spending all his time with Alex he wants to get to know Ania. She's reluctant at first but before she knows it she and her big brother are getting along like a house of fire! The mood is dampened later however when Ania mentions that the neighbors will believe anything they read in the paper and afterwords is forced to tell Ben about Katie's little article . . . Ben is upset and forces Ania to show him a copy. He then pays her to go and get a couple of videos from across the street while he reads it. Now home alone, Ben answers a knock at the door. It's Ray - the father of the boy Ben killed! Ray pushes Ben back inside the privacy of the house. Ben asks him what he wants and Ray replies: "justice"!moreless
  • Episode 2057
    Episode 2057
    Episode 32
    Jake wakes up in the hospital to find that Lucy's been watching over him. He's obviously happy until he learns that Lucy is only there as a friend and that she's still with Olly. Lucy makes the mistake of calling Olly to tell him that Jake is awake. Olly takes this to mean that he should come to the hospital . . . Lucy is surprised to see Olly and tells him that he's better leave instead Olly decides to go into Jake's room to "see if he's alright". While he's there, Olly takes pleasure in rubbing it in Jake's face that he's still with Lucy. They kiss much to Jake's disgust. Olly leaves and Jake asks Lucy how she can possibly still be with him? Lucy goes on the defensive and Jake can see that there's only one way around this one: he tells Lucy that he was pushed! Lucy is shocked and immediately throws Olly out of the hospital. Dave overhears their argument and when Olly's out of the way he confirms what Jake told Lucy and then calls the police! Olly soon returns and heads straight for Jake's room. He threatens Jake to tell the truth otherwise he'll do him some serious damage! Jake keeps quiet until their conversation is interrupted by Dave, Lucy and the police! The police question Jake . . . Valentine's night continues in The Swan and Katie's got some matchmaking games for everyone! The game doesn't really go down very well, especially with Tanya who gets stuck with Conrad for the evening or with Mel who gets stuck with Alex while Katie weasels her way in with Mel's man - Drew. Drew on the other hand very much enjoys the attention and lets both Mel and Katie know that there's plenty of him to go around! Also, Alex fails for the third or is it fourth time to win Mel over and Eileen tells Geri that when she's feeling 100% again she should consider coming back to work at The Swan full time. Geri tells Eileen that she isn't so sure because she's pictured her life when she was well again going forward not back . . . Yasmin and Adam continue to enjoy their day but things end on a very wild note when Geri returns home to the news from Yasmin that she and Adam have decided to get married and that they've already booked the registry office for two weeks time!moreless
  • Episode 2056
    Episode 2056
    Episode 31
    Katie tries to persuade Alex and Conrad to join in the party she's arranging at the Swan. Neither of them seem very keen but they still agree to go to support Katie. Later, Alex tells Conrad that even though things didn't go too well with Mel last week he thinks he still might be in with a shot! Also, Babs checks out Conrad. She tells Tanya that she might be interested. Tanya tells her mum that she must need her eyes testing! Cat is worried about Doug (and a little upset) when she doesn't get a card on Valentines day morning. But later, Cat is cheered up when Sadie presents her with a bunch of flowers sent from Doug! In another romantic Valentines day tale, Adam reappears but before he lets Yasmin know that he's back in town he gives Geri a call . . . Later, to Yasmin's surprise, Adam appears in the pub. He apologizes for being out of touch and tells her that he's got a surprise planned. Yasmin hastily takes the afternoon off work and gets into Adam's car. From outside the Swan, he pulls out and then immediately back in again outside Dusty's Store! Adam takes Yasmin upstairs where he's laid out a Valentines themed picnic for the two of them. Adam pours some wine for Yasmin but stays off it himself so that he can keep a clear head . . . the love birds spend the afternoon laughing and enjoying one and other's company . . . Just when he thought his year couldn't get any worse, Justin has to deal with a meeting with people from health and safety after Jake's fall. With the luck he's been having lately he doesn't expect it to go well . . . Justin is also afraid to tell Doug what went on so as to not add to his concerns. Meanwhile, Jake has spent the weekend fighting for his life in intensive care. Lucy talks things over with Olly. He tells her that what happened with Jake was an accident. She believes him of course and apologizes for all the stuff that's happened with Jake. They agree to take each other back and Lucy promises to tell Jake where he stands when he wakes up. Lucy goes to the hospital and lies her way into intensive care by telling them that she's Jake's sister. Dave is less than happy to see her and tells her that he blames her for what's happening to Jake. Lucy apologizes but Dave doesn't really seem convinced. Nevertheless, Dave puts all that behind them so that they can focus on Jake. Later, the doctor removes the equipment that's helping Jake breathe. All seems to go well but the doctor warns that it's up to Jake now . . .moreless
  • Episode 2055
    Episode 2055
    Episode 30
  • Episode 2054
    Episode 2054
    Episode 29
  • Episode 2053
    Episode 2053
    Episode 28
    Out on day release, Ben discovers that Alex will have the house to himself that night! He advises him to throw a party since girls always go for that sort of thing. Alex is reluctant but he might change his mind when he finds out that Ben lost his virginity before he went inside! Also, Mel gets close with one of Jake's friends from the football team. Alex is not impressed and nor is Katie who had her eye on the same guy . . . Jackie shows up unannounced several hours before Chrissy and Gary get home. She runs into both Myra and Mel, she tells both of them that she probably won't hang around for much longer. Nevertheless, Jackie is still on Stanley Street when Chloe gets home from school. Chloe is delighted to see her and when Jackie suggests a walk in the park - Chloe is really excited! Myra is less sure but Mel says she'll go along to keep an eye on things. Later, Mel tells Myra that Jackie didn't really notice her there at all, it was Chloe she wanted to see . . . it becomes late and Jackie still hasn't gone! Chrissy and Gary come home and are surprised to find Jackie in their living room . . . While Justin is visiting Suzie at the Boulters, Denise gets a phone call from Les who tells her that they're one man down at the cafe and now they're run off their feet! He begs Denise to go into work but she tells him that she can't leave Suzie. Les tells her to bring Suzie with her. Denise agrees to come in. Having overheard the conversation, Justin volunteers to look after Suzie. Denise isn't keen on the idea but Justin asks her what's the worst that could happen with her own father looking after her? Reluctant to show any doubt over Justin's innocence, Denise agrees. Later, she regrets the decision when she gets home to find that Justin is nowhere to be found!moreless
  • Episode 2052
    Episode 2052
    Episode 27
    Alex tries his luck with Mel and heads into the salon supposedly looking for some details on treatments for an ex of his . . . Mel serves him and to be friendly agrees to have a drink with him some time. Alex takes this to mean their going on a date and prepares all day and even scrubs up a bit! Meanwhile, Mel is clueless to the whole thing - she thinks she's just having drinks with mates! Kelly soon puts Mel straight and she feels terrible thinking that she may have led Alex on. Later, Alex nervously talks his way through several drinks only to be told at the end of it all by Mel that she's not interested in him that way. Seeing that he's hurt she tells him that it's too soon after Brendan for her to start thinking about a relationship. Adam returns from wherever he's been and into Yasmin's open arms. They spend the say together and i finishes off with Adam telling Yasmin that he's really fallen for a new woman, Yasmin prompts him for a name and he tells her that he suspects she already knows . . . Eileen makes sure that Olly is very clear on the fact that he is not welcome! She tells him that if he should ever pull a stunt like that again, or if he was to ever hurt Lucy, Eileen will tell Pete the truth and Olly will soon be hanging from a lamp-post! The message seems to get through. Also, on what is a hard day for Justin, he tells Olly and Jake that he can't be doing with them not getting along and makes them shake hands and make up. They half-heartedly shake but for Olly things don't seem quite over . . . later, Jake apologizes to Lucy for dropping Olly in it with Eileen, he also apologizes for the way he's been acting and tells her that as far as he's concerned the battle between himself and Jake is over. He also promises not to tell Olly about their little one night stand! Lucy thanks him and seems chuffed that Jake is finally moving on. Kelly is trying to remain optimistic after the devastating news that Justin might be going to prison for a crime she doesn't believe he's committed. The Boulters, Cat, Justin and Kelly come together and agree not to broadcast the news of Justin being charged. But that doesn't last long. Soon, Cat is provoked by Pete in the shop, he says that he wouldn't be surprised if she'd shaken Suzie! At first Cat is outraged but that soon turns to downright anger and she blurts out that she had nothing to do with since Justin's been charged! As news begins to spread up and down Stanley Street, Cat goes to Denise and Justin with her tail between her legs and apologizes. As it turns out there not too upset - Justin doesn't seem to think that things can get much worse now anyway! Later, having been told that they've had more than they're 4 hours with Suzie, Kelly and Justin go home but the mood is grim and so Kelly suggests they go to the pub. Justin doesn't think that would be such a good idea but Kelly twists his arm and they go. Throughout their few drinks, Justin is looking over his shoulder and tells Kelly that he suspects everyone is talking about them . . . Kelly tries to calm him down but even her temper is tested when she goes to the bar to get more drinks and overhears Pete telling Eileen that he's surprised they even let Kelly and Justin keep the baby! Kelly looses it and lashes out at Pete and anyone else who's willing to have a go. She turns to Lucy for support but Lucy stays very quiet . . . Kelly can't believe that even her closest friends would turn their back on her now! Justin convinces her to go home. Back at the flat, Kelly is more optimistic. She tells Justin that she believes they'll get Suzie back. Justin tells her he isn't so sure and falls back onto the sofa is tears and tells Kelly that they've lost Suzie, they're family has been torn apart . . .moreless
  • Episode 2051
    Episode 2051
    Episode 26
    Still upset that his family now know that he's still a virgin, things don't get any better for Alex with Katie's teasing over breakfast. Later, he admits to Kelly that he thinks Mel's fit and he'd love to ask her out . . . Kelly is a little surprised by Alex's taste but agrees to get him invited to a party that Lucy is holding for Olly (and Mel is going too!). Later, Alex tries to get some women advice from Katie who tells him that he needs to be more "dangerous". Alex doesn't quite get it and later invites Mel for a ride on his bike and tells her that he's only had a couple of drinks . . . Mel declines and seems amused by Alex's advances. Yasmin gives an economics lesson to Geri - all the things she's learned from Adam. Geri and Mel both comment that Yas can't seem to shut-up about her new man but Yasmin reassures them that she and Adam are just friends . . . Neither Geri or Mel seem to believe her! Jake persists is trying to get Olly into trouble. After getting his job back on the construction, Jake threatens Olly that by the time he's done with him, he'll be nothing to Lucy . . . Firstly, Jake tells Eileen about Olly. Eileen is not amused and immediately confronts Lucy. Lucy backs up Olly and tells her mum the whole story from her point of view. Jake is disappointed when Eileen doesn't try to break the couple up but she tells him that she's now closer with Lucy than ever and she's not willing to throw all that away because of a jealous ex-boyfriend . . . Denise continues to enforce the rules with Suzie with a heavy hand, and it's beginning to get on everyone's nerves. Later, Les asks Denise if she's using Suzie as an excuse to keep herself locked away, Denise assures him that she's not. Meanwhile, Kelly is in a much more optimistic mood even though Justin is due at the police station. While Justin's away, Kelly visits that travel agents to pick up some holiday brochures. But later Kelly learns that everything will have to be put on hold, when Justin returns from the police station he tells her that the police now have enough evidence to prosecute and so they've charged him with GBH against Suzie!moreless
  • Episode 2050
    Episode 2050
    Episode 25
  • Episode 2049
    Episode 2049
    Episode 24
    It doesn't get any easier for Justin and Kelly as Denise remains strict over their visiting rights with Suzie and forces them to leave when their four hours are up. The whole situation is taking its toll worst on Kelly who can barely stand to be away from her daughter and tells Justin that she'd give anything even to hear their baby cry. Alex is feeling bad that his family knows he's a virgin, Katie promises not to tell anyone and says that she's got a friend who isn't fussy that she can set him up with if he'd like! Alex just seems to want to be left alone. Babs' big 70s night with Adam arrives and she just can't seem to go through with it. She sees Adam and tells him that she can't get out of babysitting duties and when Yasmin appears in the scene she persuades Adam to take her instead! Yasmin is delighted and spends plenty of time trying to dress to impress - Geri has to help pick out the shoes! Later, while Babs enjoys a quiet night in with Tanya, a movie and junk food, Yasmin and Adam have a great night out. But at the end of the evening Yasmin remains under the impression that Adam has fallen for Babs. Meanwhile, Babs tells Tanya that she feels that Adam has become to clingy and is worried about where a relationship between them could possibly go . . . At the last minute, Olly tries to pull out of the robbery at the Swan. Darren persuades him otherwise but can't persuade Olly to return to the life of crime full time. Olly tells him that things are serious between himself and Lucy. Meanwhile, Jake does his best at staying away from Lucy but that's easier said than done when they work in the same kitchen! Jake tries once again to persuade Lucy that Olly is bad news but she refuses to listen and tells Jake that nothing with ever happen between them. He gets the message and storms out. Later, Lucy returns to the Swan early after her shift at the cafe. She calls Jake to ask him to come over - she feels bad about how they left things. Outside, Katie locks up and heads home and Darren and Olly seize their opportunity. Darren orders Olly to keep watch as he heads into the back of the pub. No sooner has Darren disappeared round the back when Olly calls the police to the scene! Meanwhile, Lucy overhears activity downstairs and goes to investigate. She goes downstairs and from the darkness behind her, Darren leaps out, grabbing Lucy and telling her to keep her mouth shut! As the police arrive outside, Darren forces Lucy to fill a bag with money. Seeing the police have gathered outside the Swan, Jake heads over and finds himself himself helpless in what has now become a hostage situation. Inside, as Darren heads out of the Swan he's intercepted by an officer who tries to talk him out of harming Lucy. There are several exchanges between the officers and Darren. Lucy is set free and she runs to the other side of the bar. Darren tries to make a run for it but he's tackled and pressed against the bar while he's arrested! Whew! Lucy runs outside, straight past Jake and into Olly's waiting arms. Eileen and Pete soon return and while Eileen does her best to comfort Lucy, Jake and Olly help Pete clear up downstairs. Then, Lucy and Jake are left alone. Jake tells Lucy that he thinks that Olly had something to do with the break-in. Lucy denies that Olly would ever do such a thing and has another go at Jake for having a go at Olly. Angered, Jake gets up and tells Lucy to ask Olly for herself. She does just that and of course he denies everything and tells Lucy that he's got more sense that to break into his local. He explain the whole situation but there are still a few things that don't add up. Nevertheless, when Olly becomes frustrated that Lucy doesn't trust him, she reassures him that she does and believes every word he says . . .moreless
  • Episode 2048
    Episode 2048
    Episode 23
    Ben spends another day out hanging with Alex and trying to catch up. Having been living in a world where 50% of the population are female, Ben's surprised that his brother hasn't so much as dated one of them and is even more shocked to discover that his brother is a virgin! The boys decide to try chatting up Yasmin and Mel! It doesn't go well - there's a little bit of awkward conversation about shoes, other than that it's all bad news! Jake tells Dave that Olly is a waste of space on the construction job - he doesn't pull his weight at all. The only problem is that they're having this conversation in the cafe and Lucy overhears! Thinking that Jake is having a go at Olly because she chose him other Jake, she tells Jake what's what! Later, Lucy tries to make amends by bringing Jake (and Olly) coffee on the construction site. Meanwhile, Olly subtly interrogates Eileen and overhears the odd conversation about the security measures that will be taken in the pub when Eileen and Pete go out for the evening on Thursday . . . Olly tells Darren his plan and Darren is impressed and agrees to take on the job . . . Kelly is in a state of shock after the verdict on Suzie. Their families gather around Justin and Kelly in support but nothing they say can make the situation any better. The whole thing is made worse when the local paper makes the news of the ruling public. Outraged that the paper would stoop so low, Myra decides to throw away the shop's entire stock while Cat is left with the job of informing Justin and Kelly. In the salon, Yasmin and Mel speculate over the article. Yas doesn't believe that Justin and Kelly would ever harm Suzie but Mel isn't so sure . . . Justin and Kelly consult with a solicitor who tells them that nothing can be done straight away to overturn the ruling but guardianship of Suzie can be handed over to a relative so that things could be kept with in the family. Kelly is happy that Suzie won't be put into care but is still upset that she won't have full time access to her daughter. Later, Sue sets down the ground rules for Justin and Kelly's visits to see Suzie at the Boulter's house: they're not allowed to be left alone with her and they're not to spend more than 4 hours a day with her! Both Justin and Kelly are outraged and Kelly worries that she won't be able to sign Suzie away . . . Soon, Suzie is released from hospital and Denise accompanies Justin and Kelly. Denise soon makes sure that they know that she's going to stick to the rules very carefully so that social services have no right to take Suzie away. At the Boulter's it becomes late but Kelly can't seem to bring herself to leave Suzie but she knows she must and reassured that she can visit at any time she and Justin leave but as they head out of the door, Suzie begins to cry and her parents are forced to walk out of the house and across the street with Suzie's screams filling the night . . .moreless
  • Episode 2047
    Episode 2047
    Episode 22
    Babs is a little put out when Adam tries to help her re-live her youth by arranging tickets for a 70s night and buying her a "best of the 70s" album! Babs confesses to Tanya that she was drunk when she told Adam about what she got up to in the 70s, in fact she spent most of the time changing Tanya's nappies! Everyone around Katie is trying to make her feel guilty about what she did to Jake and she tells Alex that Conrad has barely spoken to her since. Katie tries to remind people that Jake did in fact cheat on her but no one can make her see the error of her ways . . . Lucy stands up for Jake but ends up just getting a mouthful from Katie. Later, Jake thanks Lucy and lets her know that he's still interested in her but Lucy tells Jake that wouldn't be fair on Olly . . . Following his arrest, Justin is released on bail. He and Kelly spend much of the day worried about what will happen next to him and to Suzie. Meanwhile, Doug heads back to Florida to see his mum with Justin's reassurance that he'll be fine without him. As Doug leaves, he gives Justin an envelope to get to the bank. Justin takes the envelope but gets distracted in conversation with Les and Denise and then Olly. Distracted, Justin leaves the money next to where he was talking to Olly. When Justin's gone, Olly notices the bag and thinks that maybe finding this money could be to his advantage and when Justin asks if Olly's saw the money anywhere, Olly lies and then calls Darren to let him know that he's got his money. However, Olly sees Lucy who comments that she feels so bad for Justin and Kelly right now . . . she goes on and Olly's conscience just can't seem to let him go through with giving Darren the money and so he hands it back to Justin. Darren isn't happy though and tells Olly that since he can't come up with the money, he'll have to find them "a job"! Olly begs Darren but he can see that this is his last chance. Olly goes to the Swan and seeing how much money is changing hands he gets an idea. Remembering that Lucy has the code to the alarm in her diary, Olly memorizes it and tells Darren. Darren isn't impressed that Olly has thought so little about this and says he'll think about it . . . Meanwhile, Justin and Kelly get more bad news. Sue tells them that having taken into account Suzie's injuries and the fact that the police seem to pressing charges against Justin, social services don't have a choice but to take Suzie into care . . .moreless
  • Episode 2046
    Episode 2046
    Episode 21
    When Jake goes to tell Conrad about the baby, Katie is forced to confess that she is in fact not pregnant. Jake is upset that she lied but tells Lucy that this means that they can now be together. However, Lucy's got other ideas. She's just got back together with Olly and doesn't want to confuse things even more . . . Meanwhile, Darren puts yet more pressure on Olly to deliver the money he owes by tomorrow even though Olly tells his he's got no way of getting the money . . . Justin and Kelly continue to struggle with the hospital's supervised visits. Later, they get even worse news than that when Justin is arrested for GBH on Suzie! Kelly can't believe this is happening . . .moreless
  • Episode 2045
    Episode 2045
    Episode 20
    Justin and Kelly struggle with the fact that they can't be left alone with their daughter and as soon as they get too close a nurse tells them she can't allow them to do that . . . Cat is outraged and tells Justin and Kelly that she's going to use her influence as the wife of the mayor to get some answers but knowing that's probably not the kind of publicity Doug needs they calm Cat down they however remain furious! Gary and Chrissy head for a couple of weeks in the sun. Before she goes, Chrissy calls her mum and tells her that they won't be around. Later, to Chrissy's surpirse, Jackie shows up to wish her daughter well! Chrissy is delighted and even gives Jackie an awkward kiss. Gary and Chrissy head off and after being offered a cup of tea by Myra, Jackie leaves too. Cat makes Yasmin realise that while the sale of the shop and the flat is good for her, there's Dave and Jake to think about, not to mention the shop's employees . . . Yasmin realises that it's not going to be as easy as handing over a set of keys . . .moreless
  • Episode 2044
    Episode 2044
    Episode 19
    In a panic, Tanya calls her mum and runs up and down Stanley Street trying to find Harry only to discover that having seen the baby outside the salon, Yasmin had gone out and taken him inside to look after him. Yasmin asks what Tanya thought she was doing. Then, seeing what Tanya had done, Conrad comes over the road to have a go at her for having a go at him about not looking after his children properly earlier . . . Tanya apologizes and Yasmin asks Conrad to move along. Conrad persists a little before he does as he's told and moves along. Tanya and Yasmin talk in the flat. Yasmin asks her whether or not she's considered talking to somebody about what's happened but Tanya doesn't seem keen on the idea. Soon, Babs returns with Adam in tow. Yasmin and Adam soon leave the mother and daughter to it as Babs has a bit of a go at Tanya. Babs tries to comfort Tanya by telling her about when Tanya's dad died but Tanya comes back at her mother that she had never loved Tanya's father! The argument only seems to go downhill from there. Babs ends up in tears at the kitchen table . . . meanwhile, Yasmin and Adam have a coffee together. He complements Yasmin by asking her why she would ever need to go speed-dating. Later, Yasmin tells Mel that she's not really into Adam . . . Justin's frustrations are temporarily relieved when he's told that Suzie is no longer at risk from catching his cold so for the first time in a few days he can see his daughter! His mood is soon turned, however, when he tries to take Suzie outside for a walk and he's stopped by one of the nurses. He hands Suzie over to Kelly and storms out saying he hates being treated like a criminal . . . meanwhile, the police question Cat and Denise. Denise tells them that she doesn't think that Justin and Kelly would ever hurt Suzie. She tells them that she takes care of Suzie from time to time and the police seem to leave with the impression that the stresses of work and college on top of a small baby might be too much for Justin and Kelly. The police ask Cat about when she looks after Suzie. Cat ends up telling them that she thought her days of childcare were over now that Davie has grown up. The police get the impression that Cat finds it hard work looking after Suzie and start to treat her like a suspect . . . later, Cat talks to Doug on the phone and tells him that she doesn't like being treated like that and tells him that she wants him to come home. He tells her he'll be home as soon as his mum's better . . . Jake tells Dave about Katie and the baby. Dave asks him why he couldn't be more careful. Jake is clearly really put down by the news. Meanwhile, Katie tells Alex about her brilliant lie! He is not impressed and tells Katie that she should put Jake out of his misery right away. Katie is more keen on getting one over on Lucy. Later, Lucy pays Katie a visit and tells her that she needs to start taking her responsibilities as a mother seriously otherwise the baby won't stand a chance. Katie dismisses Lucy asking her what it's got to do with her . . . Meanwhile, Olly reappears and has a run in with Darren. Darren asks him why he came back, if he'd stayed away he'd never have found him but then he guesses that Olly came back for his "bit of skirt"! Olly defends Lucy and tells Darren that he doesn't have his money and won't be able to get it by the end of the week. But Darren doesn't care and tells Olly to get his money by tomorrow or else! Olly goes to see Lucy. She doesn't want to see him and he apologizes telling her that he had no choice but to leave. He tells Lucy he loves her, he really loves her and he wants them to be together . . .moreless
  • Episode 2043
    Episode 2043
    Episode 18
    Jake and Lucy spend the night together and its all going great! Lucy decides that the whole thing with Olly is just a waste of time and tells Jake that she wants to be with him! He's delighted and runs along to dump Katie. Meanwhile, Cat, who spied Jake showing Lucy out of his place that morning, gets talking with Dave to see what's going on. Dave tells her that its none of her business but lies that Lucy was just dropping off some Cd's . . . Katie overhears and can tell that there's something going on. She tells Alex that she was planning on dumping Jake but later, when he tries to dump her, Jake is shocked when Katie tells him that she's pregnant with his child! Jake asks if she's sure and Katie says all the right things. Jake leaves to tell Lucy and they discuss things a little. Jake tells Lucy that he wants his kid to have a better dad than he did and says that if Lucy wants to keep the baby then he'll have to be there to support her . . . Its Ben's second day release session and the family are hoping that things will go better than last time. Conrad makes sure that Alex plans to stick around this time and suggests that Alex take his brother to the pub or something. Alex agrees. Later, as Conrad heads off to get Ben, he fetches Alex from the Swan. There, Cat overhears their conversation and when their backs are turned immediately starts gossiping about them! Little does she know that Conrad is standing right behind her. The incident becomes a confrontation and Conrad tries to persuade Cat that if she were in his position that she would do exactly the same thing. Tanya overhears the conversation and decides that she should confront Conrad too. She tells him that she's on the other side of the story and sometimes it just doesn't seem like justice has been served . . . she storms out. Later, when Alex suggests that he and Ben go to the pub, Conrad is less keen on the idea. He tells them that a few of the neighbors have been sticking their noses in where they're not wanted. They go anyway. Conrad was right and while Alex tries to have a quiet drink with his brother, Cat is distracting Ben. Alex decides that enough in enough and decides to confront Cat for himself. He asks her if she'd mind not talking about him and Ben at least while they were in the room. Cat argues the right to talk about whatever and whoever she likes! Alex seems to come away the better man, in Ben's eyes at least as he sees how much his brother thinks of him . . . Justin and Kelly's frustrations grow when everybody at the hospital either can't or won't give them information about Suzie. All Kelly can get out of them is that their daughter's tests will be through tomorrow. In the meantime they'll just have to wait. Later, Kelly speculates that she doesn't think doctor John believes that they didn't harm Suzie . . . Also, Cat and Denise both find out that they will be visited by the child protection team that afternoon . . . Things are going very well between Babs and Adam, although Tanya isn't too impressed to find Adam is waking up next to her mother. Tanya warns her that he's so much younger than her, it won't last and he'll just break her heart. They end up getting into a fight over it and Babs tells Tanya that she won't accept advice from a woman who's spent her life pining over her gay best friend . . . Tanya is not amused! Later, Tanya decides to go out and she takes Harry with her. As she looks through the things at the front of the shop, she leaves Harry by himself for a moment. Shortly afterwords, Tanya could be found in the cafe having lunch alone. Its not for a while later until Lucy mentions that Tanya should probably be relieving Babs of Harry-duty. Tanya suddenly remembers that she left Harry outside! She rushes out, quickly followed by Lucy, but all they find is that Harry has gone . . .moreless
  • Episode 2042
    Episode 2042
    Episode 17
    Chrissy is in a state preparing for the arrival of her mother, she's worried about what Jackie will say about her cooking. Gary tells Chrissy that she has nothing to worry about. Later, Gary, Chrissy and Mel wait for Jackie's arrival but as it appears she's later and later, Mel decides she's got to go back to work. Jackie does eventually show up and Chrissy really seems to feel that it's hard work getting to know her. They don't agree on which parts of France they like best and Jackie when Gary asks her if she'd like some more salmon, Jackie tells him that she's not fond of it . . . later, Chrissy asks Gary whether or not it'll get easier with her mother. He doesn't know but quickly moves the conversation along to a happier note; he presents Chrissy with 2 airline tickets to Lille! He tells her that Myra's looking after Chloe and he won't take no for an answer . . . Justin and Kelly are angry that the police could be accusing anyone in their family of harming Suzie. They head home to sleep and get cleaned up, which they're in the process of doing when the police come round to ask them some questions. They ask to speak with Kelly alone and while Justin isn't happy about it, he agreed to go out. While Kelly talk things through with the police, Justin decides that he's going to make another attempt to get rid of the squatters. He hires some young lads to fool around with Alex's bike and when he comes out to defend it, Justin nips inside the house! Later, Liza returns to find her home is no longer under her occupation! She screams at Alex, telling him to "run home to daddy". Then Justin gets an earful, but after everything he's been through - he's not going to take it lying down. He lays into Liza and tells her to clear off once and for all! As his temper reaches it's peak, the police emerge from Justin's flat having just spoken to Kelly. They decide that they need to interview Justin in private, but from Justin's point of view, it wasn't a very good idea to interview him when he's already wound up. The police question Justin about whether or not he finds it hard looking after Suzie. Justin protests his innocence but the police draw the conclusion that Justin is a man with a temper! Meanwhile, Cat and Denise watch over Suzie in the hospital. Knowing what she knows, Denise can't keep it to herself and tells Cat about the abuse allegations. Cat is outraged that doctors can go around accusing people of things like that. Later, Denise and Kelly talk things through. Kelly tells her mum that she can't understand what's going on and doesn't know how to make the police see that she, Justin and none of their families would ever hurt Suzie. Denise sees how upset her daughter is, but tells her that she still can't see how Suzie is in such a bad way if what the police are accusing them of never happened . . . Olly calls Sam and asks whether or not he can borrow £300. Unsurprisingly, Sam says no, even though Olly says it's for a holiday for him and Lucy. Meanwhile, Darren, Olly's mate, is putting pressure on him to come up with the cash. Olly tries to put it off and promises to get it to him next month but Darren is not impressed and gives Olly until the end of the week. Later, Olly tells Lucy that his dad is ill and says that he's going down to help take care of him. Lucy doesn't believe him and is angered when Olly won't tell her what's really going on . . . Olly leaves anyway. Lucy turns to Jake. He tells her that what he has with Katie isn't going to work out. Later, Jake offers to walk Lucy home - even though she lives just upstairs. They go into the back but Lucy tells Jake that he'd better not come upstairs - Eileen's home. Jake invites Lucy back to his place but she tells him that she doesn't think that's a very good idea. Jake kisses her. He asks her whether or not she thinks it's a good idea now. They kiss again . . .moreless
  • Episode 2041
    Episode 2041
    Episode 16
    Tanya still feeling down and nothing Babs says or does seems to cheer her up. Babs invites Tanya to lunch but Tanya says she's probably won't be up to it . . . later, Babs gets a call from Adam from the speed dating and she agrees to meet him for lunch! Later, Babs and Adam have a nice lunch together but there is a little bit of an awkward moment when Tanya comes in having decided to accept her mum's offer! That evening, Tanya comments that she didn't realize that Adam was so young, it doesn't seem to be much of an issue for Babs who just thinks it's all wonderful! Jake tries to talk to Lucy about what happened between them the other night, but Lucy isn't up for talking. She tells Jake that she's with Olly and he's with Katie so nothing can ever happen between them. Olly tells Lucy that he'll leave Katie for her, but Lucy tells him it's not that simple. Later, Mel tells Lucy that she agrees with Jake, she says that Lucy and Jake belong together but Lucy says she's not so sure. Things seem to perk up with Olly when he brings Lucy a bunch of flowers and an apology for dumping her the other night. The moment is soon ruined however when Olly tells Lucy that he's going out again that night shortly followed by Sadie who grabs the flowers off Olly and points out that he forgot to pay for them! Olly is in the dog house! Later, he makes it up to Lucy again telling her that he really likes her and really doesn't want to lose her, he even threatens to use the L word! Lucy is almost convinced and as she leans in to kiss him, his phone goes off. He says he has to take it . . . also, Olly meets up with an old friend of his who tries to persuade him back into a life of crime! Olly isn't convinced and tells his mate that he'll get the money he owes him some other way. Later, Olly talks to Justin and asks for an advance on his wages but Justin tells him that he's got a few too many problems of his own right now . . . Justin and Kelly are still really worried about Suzie and they're downright annoyed about being accused of abusing her! Throughout the day, things seem to get better for Suzie but worse for her parents. Suzie starts to breathe on her own again but this is overshadowed by the fact that the doctors want to take further x-rays of her so that they can see what's going on. Later, it all gets too much for Kelly and even though she's not supposed to, she tells Denise what the whole family is now being accused off. Denise is shocked. Justin and Kelly are then called into a meeting with social worker, Sue. She tells them that there is sufficient evidence to suggest that Suzie has been shaken and she tells Justin and Kelly that this is now a police investigation!moreless
  • Episode 2040
    Episode 2040
    Episode 15
    It's speed dating time at The Black Swan but things don't get off to a great start from Katie's point of view when Myra, Sadie and Babs decide to sign up and Jake's football team aren't quite what she had in mind! But things seems to go well, not for poor Yasmin though who at the end of the night is forced to leave empty handed. Babs on the other hand did rather well, she got 4 phone numbers but she decides to give them to Yasmin because the only one she's interested in a handsome management consultant called Adam, who payed far more attention to Babs while he was supposed to be chatting up Yasmin! Also, it's not a bad day all round for Babs, having decided that she's going to stick around to support Tanya she decides she needs to get a job. She asks Sadie but she's got nothing, later Sadie mentions Babs' problem to Dave who comes up with a solution: she can have her old job back! Babs agrees but only when she gets him up to £5.50 an hour and agrees that she can have a lie in on her first day! Chloe prepares a picture for her new grandma for the next time she comes to visit but, with some prompting from Mel, Chrissy tells Chloe that Jackie won't be coming back. However, Jackie proves her wrong and shows up on the doorstep baring flowers! Chrissy lets her in and soon Jackie asks if Chrissy would allow her to take Mel and Chloe out for the day, Jackie tells her that it would be easier if she got to know Chrissy through her daughters, Chrissy is reluctant but Jackie gets up and starts to question whether she'd made the right decision coming here . . . so that she wouldn't leave, Chrissy agrees to let her take out the girls. Mel isn't so keen but when she sees how much it would mean to her mum, she agrees. As it gets dark, Chrissy begins to worry where her mother and children have got to. Gary questions why Chrissy let Jackie take the kids in the first place and she tells him. He thinks that Chrissy is being manipulated . . . everyone does return home and Mel and Chloe seem to have had a good day, although Mel would never confess to it! She rushes off to the speed-dating and Gary takes Chloe into the kitchen so that Chrissy and Jackie can talk alone. Jackie tells Chrissy how much she's enjoyed spending time with the girls and how much she's enjoyed learning about Chrissy, she's obviously been well-informed! Jackie now insists that Chrissy get to know her . . . Feeling a little bit abandoned by Olly, Lucy decides to spend the evening with Jake instead. While the rest of the locals speed date, Jake and Lucy catch up. Later, their conversation moves to the back of the house and without much warning, Jake and Lucy find themselves kissing. When Jake hears Katie in the bar he pulls back and Lucy runs off upstairs . . . Kelly insists that Justin go home and have a shower. He does so but while he's back on Stanley Street he takes Suzie's illness out on all the wrong people, including Sadie and Jake. He later tells Les that he can't stand to be be feeling so helpless . . . he spends some time crying alone in the flat, and screens a phone call from Doug. Then Justin returns to the hospital where soon he and Kelly are told that Suzie's injuries are more extensive than the doctors first realized. With that news the worried parents are left to wait but soon discover that there is evidence that Suzie has been violently shaken, before they know it Justin and Kelly have to make names of all the people who've been left alone with their daughter over the past 3 weeks or so but they're both aware that they are among the suspects!moreless
  • Episode 2039
    Episode 2039
    Episode 14
    Chrissy finally gets the opportunity to interrogate her mother about locking her in the shed but she doesn't get the answer she wants - Jackie denies it! She tells Chrissy that she did shout at her and she was probably too harsh but she would never do such an awful thing as lock her daughter in the shed! Angered by her mother's denial of an event that she clearly remembers, Chrissy continues to push and both mother and daughter wind each other up until Chrissy asks the inevitable: "did you love me more than you loved Helen?" In the heat of the moment Jackie responds: "Yes!" Chrissy rushes out of the room in tears and locks herself in the kitchen. Through the door she tells Jackie to get out! Later, thinking her mother has gone, Chrissy emerges only to find Jackie still sitting in the front room. Jackie apologizes but tries to explain things to Chrissy. She tells her that Helen needed her - she was ill and finally gives Chrissy the reason for her hasty departure: she, like Chrissy, had a breakdown. She tells of how she wandered around from job to job and how she would drink in the evenings to try and forget. A few of the facts echo Chrissy's own actions in her lies about Chloe's illness last year . . . Jackie decides that it would be best if she went. Before she goes she apologizes to Chrissy for everything . . . later, Gary returns home having taken Chloe to the cinema. Chloe asks if grandma will be coming to visit again soon, Chrissy tells her "probably not". Tanya and Babs return home after Sean's funeral. Tanya says she's glad to be back but she's not sure what her next move should be. She tells Babs that she has to stay in the area until her hearing at least but after that she might leave . . . Babs offers to stay and help out with money and Harry until Tanya feels up to it again. Tanya thanks her mother and says she'd like that. Having been left alone in the cafe, Jake and Lucy start talking like they used to. They both seem to realize that there's something still between them . . . they have a brief moment but are interrupted by burning omelets! Geri finally returns home! She tells Yasmin that she's so pleased to be out of hospital. Later, a dampener is put on things when Geri hears about Suzie from Cat over the phone. Yasmin tells her that she didn't want to upset her. Also, Geri finds out that Yas is taking part in a speed-dating session in The Swan tomorrow night. At first she thinks she's joking and ashamed to tell her the truth, Yas tells her that she's just a plant so that the desperate young boys will think they have a chance with a really hot girl! Meanwhile, Mel prepares for the speed-dating. She wants to get it right! At the hospital, Kelly puts on a brave face for Justin and insists that he not blame himself but later she breaks down in front of Denise. Denise gets the impression that Kelly does blame Justin a little but Kelly insists that she doesn't, if anything it seems, she blames herself. She worries that her college work load is responsible but Denise reassures Kelly that if there's anything she's learned in the past few weeks its that there's no point talking with ifs, buts and maybes. What's happened has happened and she's just got to get on with things. Later, Denise confesses to Les that it felt nice to be the shoulder to cry on for a change. Meanwhile, Justin and Kelly get the worrying news that although Suzie's operation went well there's a possibility she could suffer brain damage! Doctor John tells them that the next 24 hours are crucial . . .moreless
  • Episode 2038
    Episode 2038
    Episode 13
    On her hasty exit from Charnham, Jackie meets Gary and then Mel and Chloe and she decides not to return to Richmond straight away . . . She decides to pay Chrissy a visit to apologies for her hasty departure. Chrissy introduces Mel and Chloe to their new grandma! Chloe is pleased to meet her but Mel is less impressed and so is Gary. When Chrissy and Jackie are left alone, Chrissy is both angry and disappointed to discover that Jackie came back out of curiosity. Jackie becomes confused over what Chrissy actually wanted from her and Chrissy tells her that she just wants answers . . . Katie tries to round up men for the speed-dating night in The Swan. When the male volunteers don't meet her standard she calls on Jake to fill in but he's not so keen! Later, Katie offers Jake a night to remember in exchange for his services. He agrees! Yasmin begins to prepare for Geri coming out of hospital. She shows off her new nurse cap to Mel and visits Dave to make sure that his cabs are clean enough! After Suzie's fall, Justin calls Cat who comes immediately. She decides they'd better take her to the hospital just in case. There, Justin is worried out of his mind when there are no doctors available to see his daughter. Soon, doctor John examines Suzie and tells Justin that he'll have to do more tests to determine what's wrong . . . while the tests are carried out, Justin contacts Kelly, Les and Denise who all come to the hospital ASAP . . . later, Justin and Kelly are told that Suzie needs surgery to fix a blood clot, when they ask if she'll be OK, they're told that the doctors will do the best they can . . .moreless
  • Episode 2037
    Episode 2037
    Episode 12
    Chrissy tries to fill in the gaps in her past and tries to get her mother to tell her a little about why she left. But Jackie isn't keen on opening up, but then again nor is Chrissy when the discussion of the reasons for her divorce from Gary . . . later, having gives Chrissy her full hour, Jackie decides that she must go and keep her hair appointment. Seeing that Chrissy is disappointed, Jackie tells Chrissy to give her phone number to her and she'll call. But Chrissy can see that Jackie can't get out of their fast enough. Olly discovers that Liza and two of her mates have moved into the house he and Justin are supposed to be doing up. He tries to get her to move out but it doesn't work. She tells him that since the house is empty - she has a right to be there and if anyone tries to force themselves into the house, the squatters have the right to prosecute them! All of this seems to check out. Meanwhile, Alex and Conrad get into another squabble and so Alex decides that enough is enough! He packs his bags! As Alex heads out the door, Conrad warns him not to expect to be allowed back. Alex moves into the squat with Liza. All this mess leaves Justin running around trying to solve all these problems while looking after Suzie! Justin avoids telling Doug about the squatters and later begs Cat to take care of it. Cat agrees but when Justin starts to ask whether or not she'll call the owners she tells him that conversation will be down to him! Later, Justin does indeed call the call the owners and reassures them that all the legal costs will be paid by Mackenzie & Son and that he's got nothing to worry about. Everything seems to go well but as Justin hangs up the phone he hears a "thud" behind him - Suzie has fallen face first onto the floor . . .moreless
  • Episode 2036
    Episode 2036
    Episode 11
    Kelly and Denise head off to Sean's funeral. Denise seems to want to put everything off until the last minute and they almost miss the coach . . . Things aren't going very well with Lucy and Olly. Everything he says seems to be the wrong thing. Olly decides that to gain Lucy's favour he'll offer Jake a job on the construction with him. Later, Katie isn't happy to hear that she's going to see even less of Jake than she sees already. Ella pays the Williams' a visit but tells them that she isn't going back to LA next week, she's going that afternoon! The family really don't want her to go and Conrad tries his hardest to persuade her to stay but Ella leaves anyway. After a tearful goodbye at the house, she goes to wait for a cab. Meanwhile, Conrad is fed up with Liza scrounging in his house. He tells Alex that he wants her out but after the way Conrad treated Alex yesterday, he's set against Liza leaving! Later, Liza spots an empty house down the street and tells Alex that she's moving in and offers for him to go with her . . . it happens to be the same house that Justin, Olly and Jake are working on! Chrissy can't focus and all it takes is a bunch of flowers to get her all emotional about her mum. She returns home from work and Yasmin gives her permission to spend the rest of the day off. Chrissy decides that she can't leave this situation with her mother go unresolved, so Chrissy calls her mother and using Myra's name she gets Jackie to come and meet her in the cafe. Later, Jackie arrives and seeing Chrissy is furious that she would dare break into her garden and then call her away under false pretenses. At first Jackie is under the impression that Chrissy is having an affair with her husband! Chrissy soon corrects her however and gives her mum clues as to who she is . . . she tells her her real name, tells her where she used to live and that she used to have an older sister called Helen . . . soon Jackie begins to join the dots and the Chrissy makes it very clear: Chrissy: "I'm your daughter"moreless
  • Episode 2035
    Episode 2035
    Episode 10
    After looking after Suzie all day, Denise feels she'd like to take the job on full time. Kelly is delighted but Les is skeptical since Denise used to worry she'd be lumbered with the baby . . . Cat gets an unexpected phone call from Florida to tell her that Doug's mother has had a stroke. Later, she tells Doug who rushes off to Florida. Cat offers to go with him but he says that while he'll miss her, he doesn't think she should drop everything and go. He tells her that he'll be back soon . . . Ania comes home from school early to find her mother passed out on the sofa, Ania knows what to do, showing that she's probably had to do this before. She attempts to lift her mum into an upright position but can't quite manage it alone so she goes to get Katie from the pub, Conrad is also there and so he's alerted to the fact that there's something wrong. He returns home shortly after the girls to find them carrying Ella up the stairs. When Ella's tucked away in bed, Conrad attempts to discover what's been going on that he doesn't know about. Katie tells him pretty much everything. Later, Ella emerges. Katie leaves her parents alone to talk (Ania went back to school). Ella tells Conrad that she started drinking again, after being sober for two years, when she went to LA. Conrad tells her that she doesn't have to go back and tells her that she can stay with her family - he wants to give their marriage another go! Ella goes off to think about it. She talks things through with her new best friend, Eileen. Eileen tells her that had she and Pete not moved on from the past, they wouldn't be together now and she doesn't regret a thing . . . Ella returns home where Alex is beginning to lose it with Conrad after Conrad told him that Liza was no longer welcome to stay the night. When Alex comes back blaming Conrad for Ella drinking problem it's too much for Conrad to take and he grabs his son and throws him down into a chair, but restrains himself from doing any more damage. The kids leave their parents to talk. Ella tells Conrad that she can't stay with him, not while he can't control himself. He argues that it'll never happen again but Ella reminds him that she's used that excuse herself . . . she tells him that it just wouldn't work. In Richmond, Chrissy and Myra talk things through and Chrissy finally plucks up the courage to face her mother. They return to the house only to see a car pulling away. They wonder whether they've missed her . . . Chrissy decides that it'll be now or never and so goes to knock on the door. There's no reply. They decide to come back later but Chrissy becomes obsessed with the perfection of her mother's home and her curiosity leads her into the back garden. Myra tries to hold Chrissy back telling her that she'd rather be arrested for a worthier cause! Seeing a beautiful flower that she likes Chrissy tears one away from the plant but as she does so she hears a stern voice asking what she's doing. Chrissy seems to turn into a young child again, unable to answer to the woman's authoritative tone! She runs from the garden, quickly followed by Myra. Once out of the garden, Chrissy stops to weep as Myra catches up. She asks whether or not that was her mother . . . Chrissy answers an affirmative . . .moreless
  • Episode 2034
    Episode 2034
    Episode 9
    Yasmin buys Geri some wigs to make her feel better about coming out of hospital. Geri is reluctant at first but when soon can't help but get into it when Yasmin starts to play around with the wigs! Armed with a name and a town, Myra and Chrissy hit the phone book to find Chrissy's mother. Just as they're about to give up, they find the right house and immediately set off to Richmond. Later, having walked miles, Chrissy and Myra eventually find the house but hearing Jackie's voice from within Chrissy can't go through with it and walks away. Kelly is swamped with work and Justin doesn't seem to understand. He reminds her that coursework doesn't pay the bills . . . since Justin is too busy working to take care of Suzie, Kelly's work has to come second. Later, she manages to offload Suzie onto her mum while she gets some real work done. Also, Kelly has a go at Cat for telling the neighborhood that Ben's release date had been brought forward. Cat argued that the community has a right to know who's living next door . . . After being cautioned by the police, Alex goes about telling his parents that it was no big deal. Later, he brings Liza round after she was thrown out of her squat. Conrad is very reluctant about her moving in but eventually agrees that she can stay temporarily. Meanwhile, Ella is having a rough day. Facing the prospect of returning to LA and after fighting with Cat she turns to alcohol. As she re-reads newspaper articles on Ben, she sips wine alone at the Willaims'. Later, Conrad tries to persuade Ella to stay. They even kiss briefly but Ella pulls away. Conrad realizes that she's been drinking and questions her about it. She tells him to leave her alone and storms out. Now quite drunk, Ella goes to the Swan where seeing how drunk her mum is, Katie refuses to serve her. Ella tells her that she'll find somewhere else to drink and returns to the Williams' house again. Nobody's home so Ella gets started on the stronger stuff and ends up passed out in the front room . . .moreless
  • Episode 2033
    Episode 2033
    Episode 8
    Mel and Yasmin tried in vain to shut Jake up about their embarrassing "dates" last night. Soon however everyone seems to know! Later, things take a bit more of a serious note when Yas visits Geri in hospital. Geri is so pleased to see her, or in fact to see anyone since she's been in confinement for weeks. Feeling a little bit stronger, Geri decides to take a walk but struggles to cope although Yasmin is there to help her. Later, when Yasmin has gone, Geri also gets a visit from Cat. Geri tells her that she's spoken to Sam a little on the phone but he always seems really distant . . . There's a big development in Chrissy's search for her mother when Keith, her former father-in-law, has a change of heart and pays Charnham a visit. He tells Chrissy that if she decides to search for her mother, she must forget about him and not bother him anymore. Chrissy agrees and Keith tells Chrissy that her mother married a man called Lawrence and gives Chrissy the last place he knew they were. As he leaves, Keith tells Chrissy that for her sake he hopes she never finds her mother . . . It's a big day for the Williams', Ben's release date. First however, Ella has to make the decision to conceal from her kids the fact that she spent the night with their father! She pretends she slept on the sofa. Later, Ania decides to go to school and misses most of her brother's visiting day but she says it's fine since she doesn't know him as well as everybody else. Ben is soon on Stanley Street with mother Ella but when Cat spots them from across the street they get a little verbal abuse before they get inside. Katie later describes the whole day as "awkward", and she's not wrong! Everybody seems uncertain of what to say and how to act, Ella fusses too much and Alex seems to be over-excited. When Alex and Ben finally get some time alone, Ben realizes that he doesn't seem to have much in common with his brother and soon Alex seems to get on Ben's nerves by questioning him again and again about what he wants to do up until the point where Ben tells him to do what he wants! Upset, Alex leaves! Conrad and Ella are angry at him but they're too slow to catch him, anyway, Ben wants to go back to the institute! Although Conrad and Ella feel their day has been cut short, Conrad agrees to take him back but admits that it was so hard watching his disappear through the double doors . . . soon afterwords the phone rings at the Williams' household to inform them that Alex has been arrested!moreless
  • Episode 2032
    Episode 2032
    Episode 7
    Yas and Mel set out to meet their ideal men, having got their profiles from the Internet, the girls confidently headed to the cafe to meet their guise. They were disappointed however to learn that there too guise weren't exactly what they expected and they soon made a hasty exit. Tanya seems to be constantly neglecting Harry more and more. Every time Babs turns her back and Harry starts crying, Tanya's nowhere to be seen. Later, Tanya confesses to Babs that every time she looks at her baby, she doesn't see Harry - she sees Sean! Tanya and Babs head for Worcester where Sean will be buried - close to his family. When Justin finds out that Kelly took Suzie to a squat yesterday he's not at all pleased! Kelly defends it saying that it was perfectly safe and accuses Justin of over-reacting. During their argument, Kelly lets slip that Alex is going through a hard time what with his brother coming out tomorrow and everything . . . Justin doesn't ask any questions but soon lets slip to Cat that Ben's release date has been brought forward. Cat is furious that the Williams' thought they could sneak Ben in under the radar! Meanwhile, there's trouble brewing in the Williams household when Simon (Ella's "other half") calls to arrange to meet her. Later, Ella returns from her meeting with Simon annoyed that he doesn't understand where she's coming from and doesn't listen when she tries to explain why she doesn't want to live in LA. She decides to get drunk and cheer herself up but it'll probably just screw things up more when she and Conrad end up kissing!!!moreless
  • Episode 2031
    Episode 2031
    Episode 6
    Chrissy decides to continue the search for her mother, despite Gary's objections. However, things don't start well when Keith, Chrissy's only lead refuses to take her calls and later contacts her to tell her to stop harassing him. It's Myra to the rescue though! She offers to speak to Keith for Chrissy. At the salon, Yasmin and Mel are fed up with the search for Mr Right so they decide to hand over the difficult part to the Internet! Mel fills in their application and their away! Tanya worries about the conclusion of the review into her conduct and on several occasions Babs notices her ignoring baby Harry. Later, Tanya's mood takes another turn for the worst when she hears from Sean's parents that they want the funeral close to them, rather than in London! Tanya asks Babs to go with her to help with arrangements . . . Babs agrees. After Conrad pestering the Institute, they agree to release Ben a few days early, so that the locals won't be expecting him! Meanwhile, Alex and Kelly meet Liza in The Swan. Liza catches Alex's eye when she tries to tell Pete Callan to recycle! Later, Liza takes Alex, Kelly and Suzie back to her place which turns out to be a squat! Alex also lets slip to Kelly that Ben will be out a few days early - Kelly promises not to tell anyone. Back at the Williams' house, feeling harassed by the neighbors (Cat in particular), Ella finds comfort in talking to Conrad. She admits that she doesn't like living in LA and that her "new man" (Simon) doesn't understand. Later, she hears that Simon is planning a trip to London tomorrow! She tells Conrad that she doesn't want to go back to LA!moreless
  • Episode 2030
    Episode 2030
    Episode 5
    Denise is angered that a big deal isn't being made about the attempted rape of another woman. She tells Les that she wants to speak to that other woman and maybe they can figure out who this guy is . . . she also wants to know how the other woman escaped . . . Les tells Denise that if the two were to meet then it would compromise the case. Chrissy has a go at Mel after she stays out all night with Owen. Chrissy tells her that she must tell Yasmin but Mel decides to put it off. Later, Mel does tell Yasmin and tells her that she's really sorry. Together they formulate a plan to get Owen back. When Owen comes by later to rub Yasmin's nose in it, he gets the cold shoulder from Mel, she also announces that Owen is no good in bed! Katie can't stand to see Ania going to LA for the wrong reasons so against Alex's wishes, she tells Conrad and Ella the real reason. They decide to sit down and talk things through with Ania who changes her mind and tells Ella that she wants to stay with her dad in Charnham. Later, the family are brought together by the realisation that it won't be long before Ben's home . . . Babs begs Tanya to reconsider telling John about Liam . . . But Tanya feels so guilty that she has to go through with it. John is shocked and surprised. He tells her he'll consider what to do with the information. Later, Tanya tries to write Sean's eulogy but she worries that she can't remember anything! She finally breaks down in tears at the realisation that Sean has gone and that she'll never see him again . . . When Tanya recovers a little, Babs talks her into going to see John and tell him her version of events - not the cold matter-of-fact way she'd told him before. However, at the hospital, John tells Tanya that the case is out of hands!moreless
  • Episode 2029
    Episode 2029
    Episode 4
    Denise is blaming herself for an attempted rape on another woman. She thinks she should have gone to the police but instead she washed away any evidence on her body and burnt her clothes. Ella and Ania come home from visiting Ella's parents. When prompted, Ania tells everyone that she's decided to move to LA rather than stay with her dad. Later however, Ania confesses to Katie and Alex that she doesn't really want to go to LA - she just said that after she heard Ella telling someone that she's having a hard time there and not really getting along with her husband. Katie and Alex both agree that Ania should tell Conrad and Ella the truth, but Ania makes them promise not to. Tanya confesses to Babs that she knew Liam was having a heart attack when she left him alone in the corridor! Babs begs Tanya to keep it between them but Tanya's not sure she can. Eventually she agrees to do so but later she goes into work and bumps into Liam's mum. Hearing how hurt she was by the death of her son, Tanya feels guiltier than ever. She returns home and tells Babs that she has no choice but to tell John the truth!moreless
  • Episode 2028
    Episode 2028
    Episode 3
    Kelly and Alex discuss his brother coming out of prison. Alex expresses his worries that all will not be well, he also worries that his family is being torn apart: his dad's always out, Katie's sleeping round and Jake's and Ania will more than likely be moving to LA with Ella. Meanwhile, Katie has trouble with the new regime at the Swan! Eileen disapproves of her outfit and what Eileen wants Eileen now gets apparently . . . Les persuades Denise to get checked out after her attack. After visiting the doctor, all appears to be well but Denise worries what if there is something wrong with her. Les reassures her that they'll cross that bridge if they come to it. Later, Kelly finds an article in the local paper about another rape in the area and tells her parents that she thinks it might be the same guy! Babs feels that Tanya is moving much too quickly after Sean's death but Tanya insists that she's just trying to get through the day. Later, Tanya returns to work for the first time and knowing that Sean's killer (Liam) is out there, she can't help but pay him a visit. She doesn't go into his room but later as she walks down the corridor she passes by Liam in the corridor she can't help but talk to him. She tells him that she was one of the nurses that helped him when he came in the other night and tells him that he's very lucky. Liam thanks her but the tone of the conversation changes when Tanya tells him that her best friend was stabbed last week while trying to stop some guys stealing a car. Liam shows no remorse and when it all gets too much for him, Tanya walks away . . . later, she returns to find doctors and nurses attempting emergency procedures to revive Liam . . .moreless
  • Episode 2027
    Episode 2027
    Episode 2
    The news of Sean's stabbing puts a downer on the party at the Williams'. Alex confides in Kelly that all he can think about during this whole thing is his brother . . . meanwhile, Katie uses the situation to get out of the girls promise to strip for the lads. Eileen wakes up in the middle of the night confused. She doesn't know what she's doing . . . she talks things over with Pete. Later, Pete gives her the tape of her confessing to setting him up. He destroys it and tells her it's a fresh start. Uncertain at first, Eileen agrees to give things another go with Pete. She returns home nevertheless to clear the air with Dave but he tells her that it's over between them, he doesn't even want to be her friend anymore! Tanya persuades John to let her spend time with Sean. He reluctantly agrees. After a few minutes he has to interrupts her and drag her away. She tells him that she wants to stay with him . . . a police officer escorts Tanya back to the flat. Seeing where Sean was stabbed, Tanya goes to see. Then, refusing the officer's offer of an escort, Tanya returns to the flat and breaks the news to Babs. Later, the police come round and tell Tanya that they've picked up a guy who told them he was in a car crash with the guy who stabbed Sean. Tanya guesses that it was a man brought into the hospital earlier and she's left with the fact that while the father of her child was lying in the gutter, she was saving the life of the man that killed him!moreless
  • Episode 2026
    Episode 2026
    Episode 1
    As The Swan begins to empty, Sean is still left lying in the gutter, but he's between two parked cars and not within any body's view . . . meanwhile, Babs assumes that Sean's got lucky and run off with a fancy man so she picks up Harry from the creche and takes him home . . . Pete recruits Eileen to help him clear the glasses. As she finishes up, he greets her with a drink. They talk for a little while and they both end up confessing that they still have feelings for one and other! One thing leads to another and, despite Eileen's initial objections, they kiss! Katie, Mel, Yasmin, Kelly, Jake and Olly head back to the Williams' place with alcohol from the Swan. There they meet up with Alex who drinks along with them. When they're done with the ones they have, they send Alex out for more bottles. Then, the girls decide to play a little trick on the guys! Promising them a strip show, the girls dare Olly and Jake to streak down Stanley Street. Not wanting to look like a coward in front of Olly, Jake goes along with it! Later, the girls take great pleasure in locking the guys out of the house with no clothes! Meanwhile, Alex realises that he's out of money and turns back onto Stanley Street. As he approaches his house, he sees Sean lying on the opposite side of the street. Alex immediately calls an ambulance. The police also get involved. At work, it's a busy night for Tanya. The A&E is filled with drunks proposing to her and victims of several drink-related accidents. Later, Tanya is shocked when a stab-wound patient turns out to be Sean! John tries to comfort her and hold her back while the doctors do their job but he can hardly contain her. After more than 15 minutes of trying to revive him, the doctor in charge decides that enough is enough. He calls time of death as 2:30 . . .moreless