Eileen's gutted when Deirdre tells her as long as she's with Ed she's no longer a friend. Sally's furious with Janice for nicking her clocking-in card. Janice is still trying to blame Kevin for Leanne's car crash. Becky tracks down Kelly and tells her she's got a job interview and needs to borrow some clothes. Kelly agrees to meet her at Lloyd's flat later. Blanche tells Ed that nobody will ever forgive him and he should leave. Eileen suggests to Ed that may be they should think about moving away. Fred and Bev throw an engagement party in the Rovers. Ashley and Shelley realise their parents are in love and give them their blessing. Emily overhears Jack talking about Ernest's murder and goes home upset. Ken arrives home to find Deirdre in tears. Deirdre tells him how she kissed a man when she was drunk and how he blackmailed her into processing his planning application and now her boss has found out and she stands to lose her job. Ken's supportive and promises to stand by her. Fred gets down on one knee and proposes again to Bev and gives her a ring in front of all their friends. She accepts. Fred also announces Claire's pregnancy. Becky thanks Kelly profusely for the clothes. Kelly tells her she can keep them, just wanting to be rid of her. Kelly confides in Lloyd she thinks Becky's too clingy. Shelley's worried when Fred makes an off the cuff remark about Bev becoming landlady of the Rovers.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Eileen and Ed are upset when they get a frosty reception from everybody on the Street; Fred and Bev ignore their children's misgivings and hold an engagement party; and Tracy ignores Deirdre's complaints about looking after her daughter - until her mother points out how selfishly she is behaving.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 11,120,000 viewers (2nd place).
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