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Ashley opens the corner shop and is told by Fred to start making executive decisions. Judy is horrified when she sees Zoe in the street. Zoe is amazed to see how Katie has grown and assures Judy that she's not after more money. Judy is alarmed about what her motives are for returning. Gary warns Zoe to stay away from them. Des doesn't like Les harassing Samantha but she assures him she can handle it. Deirdre and Jon take possession of their new home, 9 Oak Grove in Didsbury. Deirdre can't believe she actually lives in a large four-bedroom detached house. Les enjoys himself at the shop opening, drinking the free wine. Jon takes Deirdre to choose a new bed and has a narrow escape when he bumps into Linda. Judy decides to have Katie christened, feeling that it would cement her to the Malletts. Ashley makes an executive decision and takes on Maud as his assistant. Leanne is furious when Nick snubs her in the street but when he tells her that he's missed her, she mellows and they make up. Des goes for Les, warning him to stay away from Samantha.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Des decides it's time for Les to back off. Deirdre and Jon's shopping trip turns out to be eventful.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 15,860,000 viewers (4th place - combined figure including repeat).
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