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David receives a letter calling him as a witness for the defence at Gail's trial. Becky's refusing to talk to Steve, and Liz is fed up of the atmosphere. Kirk tells Izzy that he applied for the trainee machinist position at Underworld. Fiz offers to give him some tips ahead of his impending interview. Kirk accepts. Gail has a meeting with her barrister who predicts the prosecution's likely line of enquiry. Gail's miserable. Liz gently asks Becky if she and Steve really ought to be thinking about adopting children when they can't stop rowing. Deirdre visits Tracy, who begs her not to allow Steve and Becky to take Amy from her. Nick and David meet with the journalist from the Gazette, but are disappointed when he explains that he cannot print anything in support of Gail until after the trial. Kirk has a practice run on the factory sewing machines. He struggles to get to grips with it and stabs his finger with the needle. Fiz and Izzy despair. Tracy gives Gail a facial to cheer her up. Gail's horrified when Tracy advises her to plead guilty to manslaughter to secure a lighter sentence. She maintains her innocence and reminds Tracy that she's the cold-blooded killer. Tracy fumes.Hayley tries on a salsa dress with Anna after their class. She's flattered by the attentions of fellow dancer Gerald. Tina waits until nightfall before agreeing to a walk with Graeme. She feels sorry for him when Rosie calls him a loser. Deirdre tells the McDonalds that Tracy wants them both to visit her to sort out their grievances. Tracy demands to see the police. She tells DS Carr and DC Glynn that Gail has confessed to murdering Joe with a rolling pin. They are dubious.


Regular cast

Guest cast



  • Joe Duttine makes one of several pre-Tim Metcalfe appearances as DS Carr.
  • Mrs Boothsby, a customer in Audrey's, is uncredited despite having a line of dialogue.
  • Renny Krupinski was credited as the Fight Arranger on this episode.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 8,100,000 viewers (7th place).
  • TV Times synopsis: Vulnerable after a meeting with her defence team, Gail inadvertently gives Tracy the basis for a story that makes her look guilty; Becky is certain her hopes of motherhood are over; and Izzy helps Kirk prepare for his interview at the factory.
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