Mike braces himself to confess all to Alma but is halted when she finds a lump in her breast. Janice returns the borrowed money to Leanne and is told about Nick leaving. Gail feels a failure as a mother as Nick left without saying goodbye. Martin tells her that it's not her who's a failure, it's Nick. Alma worries about her lump as her aunt died of breast cancer. Mike promises her the best treatment money can buy. Nita struggles with running the shop on her own and gets annoyed when Ravi criticises her for asking Spider to mind it for her. Leanne refuses to sit at home and mope, determined to carry on as normal. She tells the Platts that they don't have to bother with her any more. Spider is pleased when Nita invites him for a meal. Jim is pleased when Kevin agrees to employ him on an occasional basis to man the garage office. Mike fears Alma is going to die.


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  • TV Times synopsis: The Baldwins come to terms with some shocking news, and Leanne adjusts to life on her own.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 15,970,000 viewers (5th place - combined figure including repeat).
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