Jack's finding it hard to accept that Vera's gone. Paul suggests they need to start making the funeral arrangements but Jack just changes the subject. Michelle's beside herself worrying about Ryan. At Steve's suggestion she sends him a long text telling him how much he means to her. Ryan's watching Nick's house when he gets Michelle's text. He's touched by it. Roy calls to see Jack and offers his condolences. Norris and Rita also call to see Jack. Norris insensitively asks what the cause of death was and Jack tells them that Vera died of a heart attack. Alex confronts Ryan outside his house demanding to know what he wants. They end up fighting and Ryan is forced to explain how they were swapped as babies. The lads continue to fight in the road forcing a car to screech to a halt. Maria's put out when her mum phones and tells her they won't be able to make the wedding. Liam suggests they change the date. Dan tries to chat up Lauren but fails and turns his attention back to Abi and Mel. Liam lets Maria in on the family secret and explains how Michelle's found out she's not Ryan's biological mother. Maria's pleased to be included. Michelle finally receives a text from Ryan but her relief soon turns to horror as she tells Steve they need to get to the hospital as soon as possible.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Ryan gets into a scrap with Alex, before the police inform Michelle that her son has been involved in a road accident; and a devastated Jack avoids talking about Vera's funeral arrangements.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 11,870,000 viewers (1st place).
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