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Curly is bemused when his car is again moved in the night and blocks the entrance to the shop. Vik tells Steve he's setting up his own mini-cab firm. Debs encourages Natalie to think of Tony as he was as a child, when he needed his mum. The police question Natalie over the last time she saw Tony. She has to admit they rowed and is stunned when the police know she gave him £4,000. Vinny is frustrated as Natalie won't let him comfort her. Gwen is uncomfortable when Janice questions her about her motives for moving in with Jim. She tries to convince her she wants the security. Natalie breaks down when the police question her about why she paid off Tony and if she blamed him for Des's death. Curly buys a clamp to put on his car. The residents think he's gone mad. Gail is surprised when Sarah takes it for granted that she'll bring up the baby for her. Gail tells her that her problems are only just starting. Gwen tells Jim she's going back to using her maiden name, "Davies". He is delighted, thinking she's making a great commitment to him.


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  • Transmission of this episode was delayed by ten minutes to 7.40pm due to an overrun of football coverage earlier in the day.
  • TV Times synopsis: Mother's Day makes Sarah Lou think hard about the future and Gwen attempts to invent a new life with Jim.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 15,550,000 viewers (4th place - combined figure including repeat).
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