Unconscious Jim is rushed to hospital. Steve worries that he's killed him. Ashley tries to keep Zoe occupied by getting her to help out at the shop. When no one's looking she steals money from the till. When Ashley finds they're down £40, Zoe suggests Maud is getting confused and she has the grace to feel guilty when he gives her £10 wages. The police investigate Jim's accident. Steve tells them Jim fell off the scaffolding whilst drunk. Liz breaks down when she hears Jim's unconscious. Jack buys a pipe to smoke but Vera refuses to let him use it. Martin suggests he tries hypnotherapy. Des tells Natalie that he's had enough with relationships. She tells him it's obvious to her that he is a very lonely person and she'd like to be his friend. Zoe and Leanne have a great time out clubbing. Doctor Cole warns Steve and Liz that Jim may never regain consciousness.
- Jim McDonald - Charles Lawson
- Steve McDonald - Simon Gregson
- Ashley Peacock - Steven Arnold
- Zoe Tattersall - Joanne Froggatt
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Jack Duckworth - William Tarmey
- Samantha Failsworth - Tina Hobley
- Maud Grimes - Elizabeth Bradley
- Des Barnes - Philip Middlemiss
- Liz McDonald - Beverley Callard
- Nick Tilsley - Adam Rickitt
- Leanne Tilsley - Jane Danson
- Gary Mallett - Ian Mercer
- Natalie Horrocks - Denise Welch
- Audrey Roberts - Sue Nicholls
- Martin Platt - Sean Wilson
- Rovers Return Inn - Public, back room and hallway
- 4 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- Corner Shop
- Natalie Horrocks' house - Kitchen and hallway
- Weatherfield General - Exterior, corridor and Intensive Care Unit
- Shaw Street
- Graeme Hawley makes a pre-John Stape appearance as a Policeman.
- In an unusual error in the credits, Story Associate Jim O'Hanlon's surname begins with the numeral "0" instead of the letter "O".
- TV Times synopsis: The doctors prepare Liz and Steve for the worst. Zoe takes advantage of Ashley’s generosity.
- Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 15,660,000 viewers (3rd place - combined figure including repeat).
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