It's Jamie's birthday. Joanne gives him a present and it's obvious she fancies him. Norris asks Ken if he'll cast a professional eye over the novel he's writing but Ken refuses, saying he doesn't want to risk their friendship. Fred is furious to see Eddie Maddocks, a rival butcher has put a poster of Fred up in his shop denigrating Fred's meat. Leanne arrives in the factory with a birthday cake for Jamie. Danny's both annoyed and jealous to see Jamie and Leanne kissing and sends Jamie out on a delivery to Warrington then one in Hull. Jamie's fed up. Rita sneaks a look at Norris's novel. She tells Emily that she feels sorry for him as he obviously had a very hard life as a child with a tyrant of a mother. Sean's returning £30 he borrowed from Angela. Keith's suspicious thinking it's a charity hand-out. Sean offers to take a dead cat which Keith has just stuffed in return for the money. Frankie, Danny, Warren and Leanne are preparing Jamie's birthday meal. Sean frightens Eileen and Violet when he leaves the stuffed cat on a chair. Jamie arrives home for his birthday meal. There's a knock at the door which they assume is Candice followed by a stunned silence when Carol walks in.


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