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Jack tries to get Hilda to return to work and is stunned when she tells him that she doesn't think she will ever return. Ivy invites Don to have his Christmas dinner with her as she's going to have to cook for the Tilsleys. Don tells her that he feels lonely as his girls are married and his son's in France. Hilda gets Kevin to put new bolts and locks on her doors. Percy is upset when Amy Burton keeps accusing him of being lecherous and undressing her with his eyes. Derek is outraged to discover the mystery man is a detective Angela has hired to follow him. He tells Mavis that Angela is suing him for divorce, on the grounds of adultery and citing Mavis as co-respondent.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Mavis Riley's little world is about to fall apart as the web of intrigue is unravelled. Meanwhile, Hilda’s brutal ordeal has left her with scars that won't heal. Nothing's the same. Will it ever be?
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 16,800,000 viewers (3rd place).
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