Gary enjoys having Paula and Warren around. She's pleased that he gets on so well with Warren. Sarah complains that her life consists purely of school work and Bethany but Gail refuses to look after Bethany twenty-four hours a day. Alma goes on holiday to Florida, wishing Mike a happy wedding. She is flustered around him. Sally and Danny leave for the Canary Islands, with Sally worrying that Kevin won't be able to manage the girls alone. Steve chats up a glamorous fare and carries her with shopping into a car park on the Rusholme Estate for her. Once there he finds Jez and his heavies waiting for him, complete with dogs. Sarah takes advantage of Hayley, getting her to babysit, so she can visit friends. Hayley loves being with Bethany. Steve realises that he's been set up and begs Jez for mercy but Jez refuses to listen. His gang surround Steve and mercilessly beat him. Linda and Geena settle into the wedding hotel, with Linda telling Geena that Mark meant nothing. Alma decides not to tell Mike about Mark and Linda when he assures her that he really loves Linda. He is touched when she wishes him well. Steve is left for dead, battered and alone.


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  • The end credits are played with no theme music.
  • Nrinder Dhudwar was credited as the Stunt Co-ordinator and Dave Roberts as the Dog Handler on this episode.
  • Location filming for De Lisle House was conducted at Arley Hall in Cheshire while the scenes in the flats' car park were recorded in a cark park on Mottram Street, Stockport, which have since been demolished.
  • TV Times synopsis: Jez exacts his revenge on Steve. Alma considers telling Mike the truth.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 13,400,000 viewers (6th place - combined figure including repeat).
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