Ken is guilt-ridden and, despite Candice leading the rest of the class into agreeing that they didn't see anything, he offers his resignation to Miss Johnson. Gail takes Bethany in to the hospital to see Sarah. She cries as she realises how much Bethany means to her. Richard has another meeting with his bank manager, Keith Greenacre, who demands that Richard starts paying off his debts even sooner. Richard is feeling the pressure. Ken tells Deirdre what he's done. She tells him that hitting Aidan was understandable but Ken can't forgive himself. Peter tells Ken how he hit his ex-wife Jessica once and that you have to learn from your mistakes. Ken becomes a local hero as everyone agrees that Ade deserved a good thump. Roy is still camping outside the Corner Shop. Candice visits Sarah and they make up. Gail finds out that Richard has had another meeting with Chris Melton. She goes berserk with Richard. He breaks down and apologises for being a useless husband and father. Gail comforts him and assures him she loves him. The police turn up and arrest Ken. Aidan has made a complaint against him for assault occasioning actual bodily harm.


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  • First appearance of Jack Duckworth since 8th July 2002 as William Tarmey underwent a heart bypass operation on 26th June.
  • Beginning with this episode the end-credits switched to an ITV standardised full-screen with blue background, matching other ITV programmes of the time.
  • TV Times synopsis: Ken faces the consequences of his violent actions. Richard realises he must pursue his alternative plan to the end.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 14,270,000 viewers (2nd place).
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