Fiz tries to interest Kirk in doing a kick-boxing course but to no avail. Mike arrives at the factory in his pyjama jacket with shaving foam on his face. He starts messing up the paperwork and talking rubbish to clients on the phone. The girls are concerned and phone Jamie. Danny arrives to find the place in chaos. He's furious with Leanne who was supposed to be looking after him. Danny and Jamie manage to lure Mike to Roy's Rolls. Kirk has a meeting with his bank manager about a loan to buy the kennels outright but it doesn't go well. Ashley's shocked when the hospital call to say Claire's been taken in as her blood pressure's too high. He apologises to her for the horrible things he's said and they're reunited. Jamie's scathing when he discovers Danny's got power of attorney over Mike. Maria's gutted when Kirk tells her the bank manager turned him down and her dreams of owning the salon are fading rapidly. Ashley tells Claire that Matt and Sylvia can't have children and he's certain Matt will try and take Joshua away for good. He persuades Claire that they must run away to Scotland and take Joshua with them. Mike's test results come through confirming he's had a stroke but is also suffering from Alzheimer's.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Danny finds a confused Mike signing cheques at Underworld in his pyjamas. His father's mental state is explained later when he is diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Ashley rushes to be with Claire after she goes into hospital with high blood pressure; and Kirk falls to pieces in a meeting at the bank.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 11,290,000 viewers (5th place).
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