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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.


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  • This special Thursday episode was transmitted at 8.00pm.
  • The end credits of this episode roll over Curly Watts and Emma Taylor in the yard of 7 Coronation Street instead of the usual ITV corporate sequence. However, it appears the episode was produced with both sequences, as the ITV3 repeat of this episode on 13th May 2022 used the latter instead.
  • 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).
  • The aforementioned ITV3 repeat was also edited to remove a brief shot of Dean Sykes's bloodied hand and later a close-up of him going into cardiac arrest in the ambulance, as well as Lenny Larkin calling Fred Elliott "fat man".
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