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Derek worries about his performance review at work. Percy and Randy move into Curly's house as the builders start work on No.3. Gail apologises to Don for shouting at him. He tells her that he doesn't want them to fall out over Ivy's will. Nick tells Melanie Hesketh that he doesn't want the house if it's going to cause problems between him and Don. Mavis is thrilled when Des tells her that he's found a nice couple to buy his house. Jack and Vera view No.6 with a view to buying it. Mike is astonished when Jim tells him that he's having a vasectomy. Jim is embarrassed when Mike spreads the word, thinking Jim's an idiot. Curly is touched when Percy cooks for him. Emily is put out to see them getting on so well and that she now has no one with whom to have a drink or eat a meal. Maxine sends Des a card making it clear she fancies him. Don is upset when Josie refuses to move in with him as planned and suggests that he moves into her house instead so Nick can have the house. Don refuses as it would mean Ivy has won. Josie feels excluded as Don grows determined to break Ivy's will.


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  • TV Times synopsis: The Duckworths consider buying another property after deciding against the corner shop.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 15,720,000 viewers (2nd place - combined figure including repeat).
  • The ITV3 repeat of this episode on 20th May 2020 contained a brief edit to the first shot after the opening title card, where Nick Platt crosses with an acquaintance before posting a newspaper through the door of No.9.

Notable dialogue[]

Vera Duckworth: “Do you know what would really put the icing on the cake - if my mother could see us now…Jack?”
Jack Duckworth: “What? Yeah, it’s a shame the old sow popped her clogs, wan’t it?”


Don Brennan (about Ivy Brennan): "That woman made my life a misery while she was alive and she’s still at it now she’s six feet under."

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