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Joe turns up at the factory sporting a black eye. Mike sends him home. Karen is furious to find that Steve has changed the locks on the flat. She tries to talk to Steve but he is still adamant that their relationship is over. A tearful Karen bursts into the corner shop and tells Dev how she's been wrongly accused of sleeping with Joe. Dev believes her. Peter tells Fred that he paid the raffle money in to the bank with the rest of the takings. Fred realises that he's going to have to apologise to Harry. Katy arrives home from hospital. She can't bring herself to inject so Martin comes round and does it for her. Katy is very grateful. Dev talks to Steve about Karen and says that he's sure she's telling the truth. Lucy asks Peter to move in with her. He wriggles out of it saying he'd rather wait until they're married. Karen calls round to see Joe. He begs her to give up on Steve and stay the night with him. She refuses saying that she loves Steve. Steve phones her and asks her to come round to the flat. She goes and Steve apologises to her for being jealous and stupid. They kiss and make up. Shelley phones Peter and says that Sharon's funeral will be on Monday morning. Peter realises that he's supposed to be marrying Lucy on the same day as attending the funeral with Shelley in Bradford.


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  • This episode was transmitted at 8.00pm due to earlier extended news coverage on the start of the Iraq War.
  • TV Times synopsis: When Steve finds it hard to forgive Karen, she gets dangerously close to Joe; Peter realises he'll have a wedding and a funeral to attend - on the same day; and Katy fears for her future.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 13,450,000 viewers (7th place).
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