Martin returns from hospital. Emma goes out shopping, but constantly worries about Ben. She gets Kevin to go and check up on Curly. Fred plans to steal Betty's hotpot recipe, but Betty, just returned from visiting Gordon, is soon wise to his idea. Sally is resentful that it was Gail that went to the hospital first, but Martin is reassuring - it is her that he loves. Sarah and Todd arrange to go for a pizza to get back at Candice. Les takes Sandra Milligan to the cafe. Jason is blown out by Maria and Candice. Everything goes wrong for Curly at the final moment just as Emma returns. Sandra spends the night with Les.


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  • This episode was transmitted at 8.00pm on a Tuesday to make way for Champions League football coverage in the programme's usual Wednesday slot.
  • TV Times synopsis: Les spends the night with Sandra. Martin comes to terms with recent events.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 9,960,000 viewers (9th place).

Notable dialogue

Eve Elliott: "Betty... Oh thank God you're back!"
Fred Elliott: "Awww Betty... if I weren't dashing off to th'abattoir I'd be over there giving yer a big hug and a kiss."
Betty Williams: "Do yer know, I've been round the block a time or two... first time I've ever come second best to an abattoir!"

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