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Plot

The Baileys celebrate when James is offered £30,000 for the magazine interview. James offers the sum to his parents to go towards a bigger house but Aggie insists it's his money to spend. Grace thinks about selling Michael's baby-grow designs online. Emma and Curtis agree to start afresh. Tyrone buys an expensive bouquet of flowers by way of apology to Alina, making himself unable to afford new trainers for Hope. Laura sees an opportunity when she hears how much James is being paid. Aadi awkwardly tries to flirt with Summer in the cafe. James and Michael spend the day test driving sports cars. James shows off the one he intends to buy to Craig and Daniel. As they pull into Victoria Street, they're flagged down by a police car. The officer, PC Brody, asks to see James's licence. The brothers argue with him when he refuses to state why he stopped them. Laura offers Chris Golding £30,000 for Kelly's story. She's told that, because of Kelly's age, they can't publish until the trial and she won't be paid until then. Michael calls the dealership to prove the car isn't stolen. The situation escalates as the brothers fail to obey PC Brody's commands. James is arrested and handcuffed for obstructing an officer. As the argument continues, the footballer trips over the kerb and hurts his knee. Curtis and Emma arrange a launch party for the calendar at Victoria Gardens, at which they will present a behind-the-scenes video and a screening of The Full Monty. Steve is entrusted with making sure the participants all attend. Michael accuses Brody of stopping him and James as they're black but the officer claims that James was driving erratically. Craig arrives at the scene and vouches for the brothers. Brody becomes more amenable when he hears that James plays for County, saying he wouldn't have stopped them if he'd known. Daniel advises Chris to steer clear of Laura. Hope demands that Tyrone and Fiz stop rowing and help her with her school project. Daniel warns Toyah and Imran that Laura is trying to sell her daughter out for money. Imran realises why she's been so interested in Kelly lately. James's knee is checked over in hospital. He fears the fall could cost him his football career.

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Notes

  • Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this episode was made with social distancing rules being observed by both cast and production crew, even when they were playing family members or people who shared residences.
  • Nrinder Dhudwar was credited as the stunt co-ordinator for the scene where James Bailey trips and injures his leg.
  • TV Times synopsis: James and Michael's fun ends in arrest; Tyrone's jealousy of Fiz's new man annoys Alina; and Daniel receives a tip-off concerning Laura.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast: 5,615,112 viewers (2nd place).
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