Kelly is upset that Ashley is trying to act macho. Claire and Becky agree to move into the bookie's flat for a month to see how they like the situation. Curly tells Raquel that the Malletts' show of affection made him feel jealous. Liz thinks that Jim's £500 was insulting. She wants to settle up but also wants a fair deal. She asks Andy to act as go-between but he refuses. Fred is annoyed by the new masterful Ashley and blames Kelly for changing him but she tells him that it's Don's fault. Sue Jeffers apologises to Ken for all that happened in Southport and thanks him for being understanding. Fred advises Ashley to show Kelly he's the boss by grabbing her for a kiss. Claire and Becky move into the bookie's flat. Kelly is pleased when Ashley kisses her passionately and apologises but he oversteps the mark when he tells her to shut up so she slams the door on him again. Liz agrees to accept £1,000 from Jim.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Jim and Liz come to an agreement. Claire makes a decision about her living arrangements.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 17,510,000 viewers (1st place - combined figure including repeat).

Notable dialogue

Andy McDonald (about Sean Skinner): "I wondered how long it'd be before he made a move on the lovely Samantha."
Betty Williams: "I hope he's doing no such thing!"
Andy McDonald: "Why? what have you got against him?"
Betty Williams: "Well he's a bookie and she's a barmaid... we've had enough bother with bookies and barmaids over the years to last us a lifetime."

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