Rosie tells the estate agents that she'll meet the prospective buyer at the flat. Chris persuades Cheryl that he wants to attend his hospital appointment alone. At Fiz's court case, Rita takes the witness stand and things seem to start going in Fiz's favour for a change. Sophie calls Kevin and Sally together and announces that she's engaged to Sian. Sally's horrified pointing out that she's only sixteen and Kevin reminds her that she was kissing Amber only the other night. Sally's stunned. Chesney takes the witness stand and although he does an admirable job of sticking up for his sister, the prosecution is quick to find flaws in his testimony. Chris's consultant gives him the good news, his tumour has shrunk and he should hopefully make a full recovery. Rosie's shocked to discover the prospective buyer is John Stape. He binds and gags Rosie and explains that he needs her to attend Fiz's trial and put forward his version of events, thus getting Fiz off the hook. Rosie's scared stiff. Despondent Sophie tells Sian and Amber how her parents refuse to give their permission for her to marry Sian at sixteen. Sian comforts her and says they'll just have to wait until they're eighteen. When Rosie demands to know why John picked her for his crazy plan, he explains that he blames her for the whole sorry chain of events. Chris lies to Cheryl and tells her that his results weren't good and he needs more treatment. Cheryl's upset and wonders how they'll break the news to Russ. John schools Rosie in the details of the deaths of Colin, Charlotte and Joy. Fiz takes the stand and protests her innocence. She breaks down blaming John for the murders. John menacingly tells Rosie if she wants to leave the flat alive she'd better concentrate on doing her bit in court tomorrow. Rosie's terrified.


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  • TV Times synopsis: John binds and gags Rosie at the flat, explaining he needs her to attend the trial and put forward his version of events to ensure his wife is not convicted; Fiz takes the stand, protesting her innocence; and the Websters are stunned by an announcement from Sophie.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast: 8,000,000 viewers (18th place).
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