Leanne puts on an act and apologises to Maria and invites her and Nick to her birthday do. Maria's taken in and agrees to go. Gail's upset at the thought of Nick moving to Nottingham. Candice is excited when Audrey suggests that when Maria's gone she might be promoted. Dev arrives back from his hospital tests. Sunita's sympathetic wanting to know how it's gone but Maya makes it clear that she's just the girl who works in the Corner Shop and should keep her nose out. Frankie shows Danny the details of some big houses in Cheshire that she wants to look at. Danny pretends to be keen to keep her quiet. Shelley and Sunita realise that Liz must have been the gossip regarding Sunita's suspected pregnancy. Sunita makes dig at Liz, who's suitably embarrassed. Nick, Maria, Candice, Jason and Tyrone attend Leanne's birthday meal. Leanne spends all evening winding Maria up and driving a wedge between her and Nick. Audrey's excited about the unveiling of Alf's memorial fountain due to take place tomorrow evening at the Town Hall. Deirdre tips off Emily, Blanche, Rita and Norris about the ceremony. Leanne's delighted when her plan works and Maria finally flips and storms out.


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  • This episode was transmitted at 6.30pm to allow for coverage of the Euro 2004 football championship final.
  • Frankie Baldwin refers to Danny's ex-wife as Christine rather than the later established Carol.
  • TV Times synopsis: Leanne continues her campaign to destroy Nick and Maria's relationship; Sunita is on tenterhooks as Maya takes Dev to hospital; and Frankie realises Mike wants Danny to work rather than going house-hunting with her.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 7,080,000 viewers (25th place). This was the lowest-rated episode of the year.
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