John pressures Fiz to make a decision about leaving. Frank tells Owen that he can start work but has a quiet word with Carla and tells her that he has no intention of paying him. Alan, Dorothy and Chesney are suspicious about Charlotte's death. Kylie shuts David down when he broaches the subject of Max. Alan takes a nasty fall when John releases him to use the toilet. Chesney accuses John of murdering both Charlotte and Joy Fishwick but he doesn't answer and runs upstairs. Frank and Carla tell Owen they will only pay if the drain problems aren't a result of his work. Owen accepts this as a challenge. Sally is stunned when Jeff proposes, however Jeff is gutted to be rejected by Sally. Xin tells Graeme and Tina that she has been offered a job in Edinburgh. Kevin's gobsmacked to hear that Jeff has proposed to Sally. Becky reassures Steve that everything will return to normal. Sally tells Jeff that she doesn't want to be anyone's wife. John can't believe it when Fiz tells him about the factory floor being dug out as Colin Fishwick is buried there.


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  • Richard Hammatt was credited as the Stunt Co-ordinator and Neil Finnighan as Stunt Double on this episode.
  • TV Times synopsis: Chesney and the Hoyles plan their escape, but a tussle in the basement leaves Alan fighting for his life; John postpones his midnight flit after finding the factory floor being pulled up; and Jeff asks Sally to marry him.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast: 8,380,000 viewers (9th place).
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