Andrea convinces Terry to see Paul before the operation, but it is clear that Terry is unhappy to do so. Later, Vera tells Terry she is very proud of him. Geena and Dev arrange another date. Deirdre is jealous of their relationship. John Harris briefs Jim before going to court. He tells Jim that he should get no more than twelve months. Terry forces Jack to deposit £25,000 into his bank account by threatening to not go through with the operation. Although Jack calls Terry despicable for this, he still gives in. Duggie is positive about an up-and-coming deal with the council. Liz, Andy, Steve, Natalie, Deirdre and Blanche all go to see Jim in court. Jim pleads guilty. Terry disappears from his hospital bed. Vera spots him heading towards the taxi rank and questions him. Terry apologises, gets in a taxi and drives away leaving Vera confused and upset. Jack then tells her about the money and Vera, distraught, calls Terry a monster. Sylvia Monroe, for the prosecution, and John Harris, for the defence, outline their cases. The Judge sentences Jim to eight years. Liz is devastated, while Margi Quigley is angry with the sentence, as she thinks Jim should get life. Andy and Steve are shell-shocked; Jim is lost and expressionless.


Regular cast

Guest cast



December 2000 episodes
Fri 1stSat 2ndSun 3rdMon 4thWed 6thFri 8thSun 10th
Mon 11thWed 13thFri 15thSun 17thMon 18thWed 20thFri 22nd
Sun 24thMon 25thTue 26thWed 27thFri 29thSun 31st
*Disclosure: Some of the links above are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, Fandom will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.