Lenny Larkin grabs the gun as paramedics look after Dean Sykes. Deirdre and Linda join Maxine and Audrey outside Freshco's. Curly, Ken, Mike and Alma run free but Lenny grabs Ashley and holds him at gunpoint in Curly's office. Fred sneaks into the office, refusing to leave Ashley alone. He urges Lenny to keep him as a hostage and let Ashley go. Maxine becomes hysterical when everyone but Ashley is released. When Lenny threatens to shoot Fred, Ashley jumps him. Fred grabs the gun and the police rescue them. Ashley and Maxine have an emotional reunion. Linda is stunned to see wounded Dean being carried out of the store. Mike is horrified when she reveals that he's her brother. They sit in the ambulance with him. Emma is congratulated for shooting Dean but she feels sickened by the incident. Alma agrees to go out for a meal with Frank O'Connor. Linda is horrified when Dean goes into cardiac arrest in the ambulance. Mike comforts her as she breaks down. The next morning, Curly thanks Emma for saving his life but she is shocked to receive a call that Dean died at the hospital. Curly comforts her.
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Fred Elliott - John Savident
- Ashley Peacock - Steven Arnold
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Curly Watts - Kevin Kennedy
- Alma Halliwell - Amanda Barrie
- Emma Taylor - Angela Lonsdale
- Linda Baldwin - Jacqueline Pirie
- Audrey Roberts - Sue Nicholls
- Maxine Peacock - Tracy Shaw
- Deirdre Rachid - Anne Kirkbride
- Paramedic - Tammy Wakefield
- Dean Sykes - Ciaran Griffiths
- Frank O'Connor - Eamon Boland
- Wendy Jones - Michelle Totton
- Lenny Larkin - David Derbyshire (Credited as "David Darbyshire")
- Paul Reece - Dorian MacDonald
- Josh Cunningham - David Prosho
- Superintendent Jevons - David Fleeshman
- Paramedic Driver - Tom Charnock
- Coronation Street
- 7 Coronation Street - Yard
- Rosamund Street
- Freshco - Shop floor, manager's office and exterior
- Streets in Weatherfield
- This special Thursday episode was transmitted at 8.00pm.
- TV Times synopsis: Linda is tormented by her loss, and Emma faces the repercussions of her actions.
- Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 14,740,000 viewers (6th place - combined figure including repeat).
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