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Karen gets a job working at the trendy furniture shop Elevation. She buys a sofa for £2,250 instead of £2,500 using her 10% staff discount but Steve is furious. Richard tells Martin that they no longer need his maintenance for the kids. Martin is offended and says that he insists on paying his dues. Richard is looking at moving house to something bigger. David tells Martin, Martin rows with Richard as he thinks he's trying to come between him and the kids. Maxine tries to talk Derek into having Doreen back. Derek refuses and he and Doreen row. He gives Doreen his wedding ring back. Rosie goes on at Sally again about not being able to go to Spain. Sally feels so guilty that she tells Gail she's almost tempted to accepts Kevin's offer and have him back. Gail tells her it would be wrong as it would be a loveless relationship. Betty visits again for a few days. She admits to Emily that she doesn't like it in Wimbledon. It's obvious Caroline doesn't want her and she misses her friends. Doreen has nowhere to live. Maxine and Ashley are forced to tell her that she's welcome to stay as long as she likes. Ashley is distraught at the idea.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Karen refuses to tell Steve about her job interview. Martin steps in to defend his relationship with his children before it's too late.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 10,790,000 viewers (5th place).
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