Emma finds that someone has ripped open a load of bin bags and thrown rubbish all over the back yard. Ken is planning to move to Scotland with Adam. Peter says he will go too. Ken then broaches the subject with Deirdre. She is very upset that he discussed it with everyone else first. Ken tells her that he's going to move with or without her. She packs her bags and leaves. Whilst standing at the bus stop in tears, Dev sees her and takes her back to his flat. Candice tells Todd that she was about to dump Darren Michaels anyway. Todd accepts this and they are back together. Emily plans a surprise party at No.7 for Norris's sixtieth birthday. They set up a buffet and all his friends turn up and wait to surprise him. It's Anthony's job to get Norris there. It all goes wrong and Norris and Anthony end up getting drunk together and missing the party. Linda is about to tell Ryan that Emma, the girl who shot his brother, lives on the same street, but he already knows. After Deirdre has left, Ken changes his mind about going to Scotland.


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  • Although this episode features events around Norris Cole's sixtieth birthday, other sources state that he was born in 1940.
  • TV Times synopsis: Deirdre reaches the end of her tether. Norris disappears on his birthday.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 15,230,000 viewers (5th place - combined figure including repeat).
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