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Don feels that Mike has turned him into a figure of fun and pity. He alarms Ashley by smashing up the house in his anger. Ray invites Tricia to have tea at his house. She is thrilled but is put out when Vera insists she takes Jamie with her. Ashley tells Jack that Don is cracking up and he fears he's going to kill himself. Mavis is upset at the thought of Angela attending the funeral but Norris assures her that only he will be present as a representative of Hawthornes. Tricia is impressed by Ray's smart house. Don is amused when Jack tells him that he's worried he's going to hurt himself. Jack is concerned when Don maintains he's dead already. Tricia takes Brad with her to spend the night at Ray's. Jack assures Vera it will be a good test for Ray to have a baby with them all night. Alec pays out for groceries for Derek's funeral tea and then tries to get the money back from the collection from the Rovers' regulars. Mavis breaks down on the eve of the funeral.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Don's behaviour is becoming more and more bizarre, and Mavis is in shock.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 12,970,000 viewers (7th place - combined figure including repeat).
  • The ITV3 repeat of this episode on 1st December 2020 was transmitted without any cuts.
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