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Harry admits to Eileen that Candice roped him into their date. They enjoy each other's company, although Harry is reluctant to talk about himself. Sunita is peeved when Ciaran takes seeing her again in his stride. Rita is found guilty and is ordered to pay a fine of £500, and a further £500 compensation to Chesney. Rita gives the magistrates a piece of her mind. Norris backs her up, and they're both held in contempt of court and ordered to be taken down. Maya is thrilled to hear that Dev is taking her to Morocco on holiday. Rita and Norris agree to apologise to the magistrates to avoid being locked up. Norris duly apologises, however Rita cracks and tells the magistrates that they're a bunch of numbskulls for believing an obvious put-up job. She's remanded in custody until the next day. Karen's aunt Eva phones her with the bad news that her bridesmaids have been quarantined for two weeks with chickenpox and won't make the wedding.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Rita's performance in court shocks everybody; Eileen realises that Harry is a man of mystery; and Karen receives calamitous news about the wedding.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 14,430,000 viewers (2nd place).

Notable dialogue[]

Rita Sullivan (to the magistrates): "You sit up there laying down the law - it's pathetic - you haven't a clue. You've sat there swallowing a pack of lies off a little lad who's had a trumped-up tale drummed into him by his mother and her fancy man!


Norris Cole: "I have to confess that I don't relish the thought of being some hardened criminal's plaything."

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