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Vera drives Jack to hospital with him fearing that he's going to die on the way. He is taken into cardiac care and put on monitors. He panics when he suffers a big attack which spreads up his neck. Emily starts work at Underworld but struggles with the computer system. The doctors decide to operate on Jack. Blanche accuses Deirdre of forcing Ken into working at Freshco's by being too stubborn to return to Underworld. She tells Emily that she wants to see them married. Spider and Toyah agree to watch what they can of the eclipse together. Jack talks to Staff Nurse Chambers about desperately wanting to survive the operation so he can see his grandchildren grow up.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Jack fights for his life as Vera struggles to cope, while Emily is having difficulty adjusting to working life.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 15,820,000 viewers (2nd place - combined figure including repeat).
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