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Norris and Rita give Eileen a hard time when they see Ed on her doorstep. Eileen realises how difficult things are going to be but remains defiant. Fred and Bev arrive back in the butcher's van all loved-up. Shelley and Ashley are shocked to learn Fred and Bev have got engaged but Claire's pleased for them. Rita moves into No.3 and Norris moves into Rita's flat. Eileen insists that she and Ed go to the Rovers rather than hiding away. The locals are cool towards them and Ed feels awkward. Shelley and Ashley try but fail to talk Bev and Fred out of their engagement. Leanne takes Janice for a spin in her classic car. The brakes fail and they crash into the garden wall of No.8. Leanne sustains broken ribs and a sprained foot. Eileen's determined not to let people get to them and she and Ed go to bed together. Danny's guilt-ridden about the car and glad nobody was killed. Leanne enjoys milking the situation and gets Danny to wait on her hand and foot. Norris finds he's bored in Rita's flat by himself and calls round to No.3 for teabags to both Emily and Rita's amusement. Janice storms into No.13 accusing Kevin of shoddy workmanship. Kevin explains Danny only asked him to spruce the car up a bit and didn't want him to check it over properly to save some money. Sally defends her husband and Janice and Sally end up fighting.


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  • Richard Hammatt was credited as the Stunt Co-ordinator, with Tina Maskell and Tracy Caudle as Stunt Doubles on this episode.
  • TV Times synopsis: Fred and Bev announce their engagement, but Shelley and Ashley try to persuade them that marriage would be a disaster. The brakes on Leanne's new car fail, prompting a shouting match between Sally and Janice, who blames Kevin for the accident. Meanwhile, Eileen takes a reluctant Ed out to the Rovers.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 11,060,000 viewers (3rd place).
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