On its launch night (30th March 1997), Channel 5 broadcast the first episode of its original soap opera: Family Affairs. The series was Britain's first 5-days-a-week soap and has been broadcast every weekday since its launch. Family Affairs: The Hart Years (From Pilot to Episode 480)
The show followed the lives of the Hart family from Charnham, Kent, story lines surrounded Chris, Annie and their children Duncan, Holly, Melanie and Jamie Hart as well as Chris's father Angus, Annie's parents Elsa and Jack Gates and their friends and neighbours for 2 years. Friends and neighbours included Roy Farmer, Nick Trip and Maria Simons.
However, ratings were low and it wasn't long before Channel 5 threatened to axe Family Affairs. Drastic action was needed if the show was to survive, and so drastic action was taken: Brian Park, then producer of Britain's no. 1 soap Coronation Street, was hired at the end of 1998. In the next couple of months the Gates' were killed-off and early the follow
Eileen told Dave how the fire came about. She told him that she couldn't stand Pete for what he'd done to her and her family. Dave told her that she'd put him in a very awkward position but she argued that he must have thought about doing something like this to Pete. When she mentions Josh, Dave tells her that this fire had nothing to do with Josh. Eileen broke down. She asked Dave if he would go to the police. He told her that he didn't know what to do. Lucy interrupted them to ask them both for help in the pub before Dave could make up his mind. Lucy told Dave to go; she could take care of her mum now. As Dave left, Eileen thanked him. He said not to. Tanya was embarrassed at her mum's behaviour towards Nick. She jokingly said that perhaps she should meet his family so that they could embarrass him. He agreed that it was about time she met his family. Later, Nick tells Tanya that he agrees with her mum as far as the baby's concerned. He thinks that her having a baby with Sean is a
Tanya snapped at her mum for going on about her and Sean having a baby together. Sean guessed that it was because she and Nick were going through a rough patch. Tanya told Sean that the reason she and Nick had fallen out had nothing to do with her having a baby with him when in fact that's the reason he left. Cat was upset after Doug left her the night before. She worried about it all day but everything was made OK when she saw Doug. He told her that he didn't want to rush into anything - he wanted to spend some time with her first. Cat admitted that she wasn't really used to that approach to dating. Brendan came round to dinner at the Costellos. Mel was really embarrassed that her family wouldn't shut up about her previous boyfriend. Chrissy was very disappointed to hear that Brendan wasn't seeking a career, until Mel pointed out that Chrissy herself worked as a receptionist at a beauty salon. The pair argued a little. Brendan left early. Cameron and Lewis convinced Justin that
Lucy is worried about Eileen who tells her that she's worried and missing Pete. Lucy doesn't seem to believe her. Eileen tells Lucy that Pete ahs put all his assets in her name. Meanwhile, Pete gets frustrated in prison and winds up a prison officer. The officer gets too much for Pete and he attacks him which gets him into trouble. Later, the prison won't allow Lucy to see Pete because of his poor behaviour. Later, Dave tells Eileen that she'd better play it cool otherwise she's going to give the whole game away. Chrissy swallows her pride and asks Cat back to work. She agrees, but won't be pushed around. Later Cat jumps at the chance to leave work and go to the pub with Tanya. Cat is frustrated with Doug. He doesn't seem interested in her. Meanwhile, he confides in Babs. He tells her that he doesn't really know what he's supposed to be doing. He takes Cat a magazine and some flowers and agrees to have dinner with her. At dinner, the two got comfortable on the couch but everything
Cat was disappointed with the lack of action from Doug. So disappointed she thought she'd tell all of the customers at the salon! Chrissy was so frustrated with it all by the end of the day that when she saw Doug in the pub she asked him to give Cat what she wanted to shut her up. Meanwhile, Cat enters the pub and sees the pair talking. When Chrissy leaves, Doug tells Cat that she's putting too much pressure on him and that they need to slow down. She guesses that Chrissy has said something but Doug denies it. Cameron completes his first day at the fitness centre. Sean is still upset that Tanya didn't tell him Nick's opinion. Later, Babs tells Tanya that she has to do what she wants to do, but tells her that things can't really go well with Nick if she decides to have the baby with Sean. Babs also points out that Tanya may not have to make a decision, she may be pregnant already. Later, Tanya takes a pregnancy test - it comes out negative. Out of frustration she tells Nick that she
The prison tells Eileen that Pete has been moved into a more secure unit after he smashed up his cell. Later, Eileen is in a meeting with her accountant, Sadie sees the accountant go upstairs with Eileen and asks Lucy why Eileen needs to be talking to Pete's accountant. Lucy tells her that Pete has signed over his assets to Eileen. Sadie is shocked. Mike turns up at the pub to stir up trouble. Lucy tells him that Eileen isn't there and that he should just get lost! She also lets slip to him that the pub now belongs to Eileen. He pushes his way through to the back room. When Eileen comes down Lucy tells her about Mike. Eileen talks to Mike in private. She tells him that she can't get all the money he wants. He tells her that he knows about the pub; Eileen figures out that Lucy told him. He tells her he wants all his money; she tells him that he'll get his next payment tomorrow. Later again, Mike texts Eileen and tells her to meet him outside and bring money. She takes him £1000. He tell
Gary wakes up late; Chloe has gone to school early for ""some music thing"". Gary and Myra worry that Chloe is over doing it. Chrissy tells them not to worry but Gary starts searching for the hospital's contact details so that he can call them about Chloe's condition. Chrissy tells him that she's filed all that stuff together and that she'll call the hospital later. Later, while Gary and Myra are out, Chrissy researches Hodgkin's disease on the internet. When Gary and Myra return she tells them that the hospital told her that Chloe's appointment was next Friday. Gary and Myra said that they would go along with Chrissy, as much as she tried to persuade them otherwise they decided that they would definitely go. Kelly has an ultrasound. Denise offers to go with her but Kelly tells her that it'll be fine. Meanwhile, Cameron tells Doug about Kelly's miscarriage. He's surprised that she could've only miscarries one twin but even more surprised that Justin didn't tell him about it. Later, Dou
Justin is trying to find Kelly after he spoke with Doug. He hears from Lewis that she's gone to the hospital - Justin immediately jumps to the wrong conclusions; he assumes Kelly has changed her mind about keeping the baby and has gone for a termination. In fact she has gone for an ultrasound. Justin rushes to the hospital to beg Kelly not to go through with the termination. Later, at the hospital, Justin catches up with Kelly while she's in the examination room. They argue at first but then Justin sees the screen with their baby . . . they watch it together . . . Nick was upset that Tanya didn't tell him about the baby sooner. She told him she's only just found out. She also told Sean to tell Doug and Justin not to spread the word. Later, when Sean asks Justin to keep the baby thing quiet, Justin thinks Sean's talking about Kelly's baby and tells him that he has a right to know because he's the father . . . meanwhile, Nick tells Tanya that he's happy for her and Sean but when Tanya
Gary and Chrissy began with a quiet night in. Gary tells Chrissy that he worried about Chloe; he doesn't think he's doing enough for her. Chrissy tries to persuade him not to come to the hospital with her but he says that he hasn't been to any of Chloe's hospital appointments and she's going to start thinking that he doesn't care. Mel goes out with Brendan for the evening. Not long after, Gary tells Chrissy that he's covering a mate's shift on the cabs - he could be back late. Later, Mel returns early. She tells Chrissy that Brendan wanted an early night. Right behind her, Gary comes in. The girls comment that he stinks of cheap perfume. He tells them it's because of the Essex girls he's just had in the back of his cab. He quickly goes to bed leaving Chrissy alone to watch TV. The next morning, Chrissy tells Mel that they could go shopping together at lunch time if she'd like. They can buy some new clothes and put it on the credit card. Later, they do so. Gary catches them and tells th
While Melanie thinks things are going really well with Brendan, Kelly thinks that he's cheating on her. Kelly overhears Brendan on the phone; he tells the person on the other end that he's got plans that night. Kelly tells him that she didn't know he was seeing Mel that night. He tells her he's not. Later, Brendan comes round to the Costello's place. When Gary hears they've been left alone he bursts in but he's embarrassed to find them sitting apart reading magazines on the couch. Brendan leaves. After an argument with Gary and Chrissy, Mel decides to go and see Brendan. Kelly tells her that he's gone out for the evening. Mel finds Brendan at the Davenport's. She asks if he'll spend the evening with her, he reluctantly agrees pointing out that he did have other plans. She tells him that nobody could be as important as her surely? As Brendan and Mel leave, we see that Lewis looks jealous . . . Brendan and Mel spend the evening watching TV with the Boulters. As she goes to bed, Denise in
Yasmin and Marc return from their honeymoon. Yasmin is surprised to find Sadie running the shop. Marc carries his bride of almost 3 weeks upstairs. He tells her he wants to start as he means to go on and goes to run a hot bath for them both. Later, the presents arrive at the flat. Yasmin stops Marc from opening them all at once, she tells him that they should open them one at a time, smallest first, just like she and Benji used to do. Marc agrees and picks a small present from the top of the pile. They read the card; the gift is from Geri. They open it to find a pair of egg-cups. Yasmin comments: ""last of the big spenders . . ."", but Marc tells her not to be so harsh. The wedding wasn't supposed to be for real after all. When Yasmin goes downstairs to check that the books are in order, Geri is there. Yasmin tries to apologise. Geri asks her what she wants from her; if she wants forgiveness or a friend. Yasmin says that hopefully, in time. Geri is disgusted and storms out of the shop. Y
Yasmin and Marc finally get out of bed! But Yasmin soon goes back leaving Marc to cook breakfast. As he's about to throw something away he notices Geri's wedding gift to them in the bin. He confronts Yasmin about it. He tells her that what they did was unfair to Geri. Yasmin argued that Geri's attitude towards her was not acceptable and she'd got caught up in the heat of the moment. The couple make amends and decide to throw a dinner party for the Mackenzie's so that Yasmin can get to know Doug and Justin a bit better. Later, Yasmin checks up on the salon. She's not happy to learn that Chrissy's left Melanie in charge while she goes out. Also, Yasmin bumps into Cat. The mood is very uncomfortable but Yasmin tells her that it's daft them not being friends. Cat tells Yasmin that she's still not happy about what they did to Geri; Yasmin tells Cat that she's not happy that she broadcast the fact that the wedding was a fake to the entire congregation. They call a truce and Yasmin invites Ca
From BBC Pure Soap: Cat was uncharacteristically speechless when Doug explained the reason he'd been acting weird. He wanted commitment not some fly by night relationship â€“ he popped the question. Chrissy was beside herself â€“ she couldn't contact Melanie and Gary hadn't touched her in weeks. He said he was tired from working so much and he still wanted her. They had make-up sex. Melanie wouldn't speak to her mum but told her father she was at Lewis's place and wouldn't be back. Chrissy plotted so Gary or Myra couldn't attend Chloe's â€˜scan' at the hospital. Denise snuck off to meet a mystery man, Caleb. Apparently they meet every year on the same day to commemorate an event but he had missed the previous twoâ€¦?
From BBC Pure Soap: Doug popped over to see what Cat's answer was after his proposal of marriage. Realising it wasn't a joke; Cat said she needed to think about it. After talking with Geri, she said no. Melanie was disgusted her own mother grassed her up to Yasmin. Chrissy was venting her feelings over Melanie not living at home anymore. She soon moved back in after Gary asked her to. Denise had made a huge effort to spoil Les after neglecting him. When he wondered what his wayward friend Caleb was up to, Denise had to lie and say she didn't know. Kelly caught Brendan lying over whose house he had slept over at, she was concerned for Melanie. Despite their families' feelings, Brendan and Melanie seemed very happy together.
Despite recent events, Tanya decides to go to work to take her mind off things. As she steps out of the front door, however, Nick pulls up in his car. Tanya runs for the bus while Sean holds Nick back. As the bus pulls away, Sean slams the door in Nick's face. Nick returns to his car where he goes about calling Sean and Tanya's number. He begs Sean to let him in so that he can have his say. After his 12 message, Sean finally gives in and allows Nick to come in. Sean tells Nick that he has five minutes. Nick tries to persuade Sean that he was confused. Sean was surprised that Nick didn't pretend that the girl Tanya saw was his sister or something. Nick tells Sean that he was confused and upset. He thought he and Tanya were finished and he'd got drunk, not that that was an excuse. Nick also tells Sean that it's not the idea of Tanya having a baby with Sean that upsets him; it's that fact that she's having a baby at all. He has a son and knows how much maintenance kids need. Gradually Sea
Geri and Marc are feeling uncomfortable as Marc starts work on the pub. She asks him if what they had was just a fling or whether it really meant something. He tells her that he really had feelings for her. She can't believe him. Geri believes that Marc and Yasmin were either carrying on behind her back or else what she and Marc had wasn't real. He assures her that it was. Meanwhile, Sadie's spotted Marc's van outside and asks Yasmin what he's up to. She tells Sadie that Marc's doing some work for Eileen at the pub; Sadie asks Yasmin if she's comfortable with that. Yasmin tells her that Geri's just going to have to learn to get along with her and Marc. Sadie points out that would have to work both ways . . . Later, at the Swan, Yasmin and Geri seem to make peace. Geri's going out with Sean and Tanya and invites Yasmin who agrees to come. In the club, Yasmin and Geri argue amongst themselves. Geri tells Yasmin that she needs time to get over what Yasmin and Marc have done to her. She te
Tanya's upset about her phone call to Nick last night. She wishes she hadn't made it. She tells Sean and he sympathises. Later, Nick comes to the flat after speaking to Sean earlier; he tells Tanya that he was on his way anyway. They make up. Nick tells her that he doesn't mind the baby idea. He wants to be part of Tanya and the baby's lives. Tanya worries that he won't change his mind again in another 3 months. He promises not to. Tanya invites Nick to the Boulter's house warming party. At the party, Nick tells Tanya that he wants her to meet his son, Charlie. He tells her that it's no good tonight but she should meet him soon . . . At breakfast, Chrissy asks Gary not to be late back from work because they're going to the Boulter's party. Gary doesn't want to go but Chrissy tells him that she's promised Denise they will. Later, Gary calls home and speaks to Myra. He tells her that he's got a fair to Wembley and that he'll be late back. Chrissy is very disappointed. The four ladies h
From BBC Pure Soap: Caleb told stories about his visit to Africa and handled Denise's loaded questions with charm and ease. Melanie was chuffed to be part of Brendan's life again. Kelly dreamt of going to Africa. Chrissy invited Charlie to tea with Chloe. Chloe told him how she played a secret game with her mum. Charlie wished his dad would play with him. He injured himself when Nick abandoned him at home. Sean told Brendan he had seen him in a gay club leaving with a man. Brendan denied it and left the pub with Melanie. Chrissy was out alone as Gary was working late again with Daphne. Tanya met Charlie for the first time and spoilt him with a trip to the city zoo and then the park followed by burgers. Nick dined her in the evening and told her she would make a great mum.
From BBC Pure Soap: Yasmin was her usual tactless self when she wanted Chrissy to put her make-up on. Melanie got fed up with Brendan's lack of action in the bedroom; he just made a pathetic excuse. Denise rushed to see why Les was in tears only to find it was tears of laughter he was sharing with Caleb. Caleb said to her later that she only had to say the word and he would leave. Daphne explained to Gary the reasons why the other drivers from work couldn't make the night out. Gary had a good laugh with her, Daphne enjoyed flirting with him. Eileen made a mental note. Brendan was annoyed that Sean had gone out with his family. Later that night he paid Sean a visit and told him how he was not gay and to stay away or he'd kill him.
Sean hears that there was an attack outside Radar, the club he was at the other night where he bumped into Brendan! Cheryl reveals that the police are looking for a man which matches Brendan's description . . . It's an uncomfortable working environment for Marc and Geri . . . The ladies darts team are up against the Cows!!! But there's no sign of Chrissy! I guess Daphne should stand in . . . Cheryl complains that her flat has been taken over by rats, Dave takes her in on the same day he receives some dodgy stock . . . Tanya and Nick spend the day in bed. She thinks he's a nice guy but later he leaves Charlie all alone again . . . Is Chrissy being paranoid, or is Gary having an affair? All will be revealed when a drunken Chrissy confronts Daphne in the Swan!!!
Tanya calls Nick, Charlie answers the phone and lies to her . . . Tension's are running high between Les and Denise. He almost catches her doing her English homework on the computer . . . Dave tries to hide his dodgy merchandise from Cheryl but a slip of the toung by Geri could spoil his plans! Chrissy and Gary try to settle their differences. Also Chrissy asks Chloe to lie and she gets a visit from Daphne . . . Sean's playing detective. He chases Brendan down the street trying to uncover info about the gay-bashing at the club, Tanya says the victim is in a serious way; could this be another murder in Charnham?
The pressures getting to Brendan . . . Tanya's suspicious when she catches Charlie out of school and Nick's no where to be seen . . . Les brings the opening date of the cafe forward but it means Denise will miss one of her classes . . . Cheryl catches Dave with the counterfeit CDs, so will she do the right thing and arrest him?! The truth will out for Chrissy! When Gary and Myra go the hospital unexpectedly to sit in on Chloe's interview they find that the hospital hasn't seen Chloe for three months . . .
Brendan admits to Sean that he's bisexual. Dave finds out that Cheryl's been lying to him . . . and she has a stuffed cat! Chrissy has to think fast after Gary and Myra find out that the hospital hasn't been treating Chloe!
Sean tells Tanya about Brendan, meanwhile, the police hear take evidence from the victim of the attack - he points the finger at Brendan! Geri and Marc are forced to work in close quarters and Yasmin has to stand in on the darts team. Sadie sees the opportunity for a little match making . . . The restaurant prepares to open its doors. Eileen becomes the sole licensee at the pub and plans a slave auction to raise money for Chloe . . . Chrissy's almost caught out by Tanya and Chloe tells her mum that she doesn't like their game anymore.
From BBC Pure Soap: Brendan agreed to go to the police and help with their enquiries in a bid to solve the homophobic attack. Melanie asked him if he was seeing anyone else, he told her she was the only woman. Cat heard Doug was back and told Geri she had changed her mind and was going to agree to marry him. When they met, Doug told her to forget he ever proposed. Eileen celebrated being the new licensee at the pub by throwing a party; following the bad news about Chloe it was turned into a fund raising slave auction for her. Yasmin was the highest bidder for Marc. Eileen followed a tearful Chrissy outside. Chrissy was inconsolable and blurted how Chloe didn't need anything. Eileen told Lucy she smelt a rat!
Chrissy is caught at home with Chloe when they're supposed to be at the hospital! Doug is at Cat's bidding! They go to the gym together but Cameron and Justin are worried that Doug might be over doing it . . . Caleb's got problems with acomodation, Les invites him to stay with them but Denise persuades him that Caleb would rather have a place of his own. But while he's supposed to be flat hunting he acctually helping Eileen out at the pub! Brendan is Sean's slave . . . they get close, maybe too close . . .
From BBC Pure Soap: After a night of passion with Sean, Brendan left his bedroom swiftly and silently. By the evening Brendan had bought Melanie an engagement ring which she was delighted to accept. The opening of the Boulters' cafÃ© was a great success. Denise demonstrated that nothing could faze her management skills; when the table and chairs didn't turn up she just made it a buffet. Caleb was acting moody, Denise couldn't fathom out what was his problem. The food he made for the evening was excellent, everyone enjoyed it. Kelly and Brendan were a great support too. Doug complained of heartburn and couldn't eat his food. In the middle of Les's speech Doug collapsed in agony.
Cat, Marc and Justin wait in the hospital while the doctor's see to Doug. The wait brings back painful memories of his mum for Justin . . . Nick has a proposal for Geri! Dave and Cheryl decide to get serious. Brendan and Mel announce to everyone that they're getting married! Chrissy is furious, Denise and Les don't approve either . . . Eileen confronts Chrissy about her missing Chloe's appointments at the hospital. Caleb decides to leave, but Denise persuades him to stay and they share an intimate moment!
From BBC Pure Soap: Melanie left for her course in Essex for the week. Brendan played the happy fiancÃ© and walked her to the station. Kelly told Melanie she loved Justin. Denise refused to run off with Caleb; he couldn't stand seeing her with another man. In a bid to stop him leaving, Denise told him Brendan could be his son. Cameron and Sadie read about the fund raising slave auction in aid of Chloe in the local newspaper. Myra was there and felt very touched with everyone's kind spirit. When Eileen mentioned to Cat how she thought Chrissy had not been taking Chloe to her treatment, Cat was quick to chastise her for backstabbing.
From BBC Pure Soap: Cheryl officially moved in with Dave. Even after her cull of drainpipe jeans and Adam Ant singles she still had a mountain of belongings. Dave was happy about the commitment from her. Tanya helped out Gary and took Chloe to school for him. Chloe nearly told Tanya about the game she had to play with her mum; Chrissy turned up in the nick of time. Tanya made a mental note. Caleb challenged Denise after she told him he could be Brendan's father. She reminded him how they slept together while she was with Les. Caleb was annoyed he'd only found out now. Justin told Cameron how he thought Lewis must have a girlfriend as he was never around. Cameron gave his skint brother his wallet to buy a round with; Lewis stole £10 from it.
Caleb tells Denise about his wife . . . Also, Les asks him to move in but Denise tells him that he mustn't . . . Cameron asks Lewis if his money troubles are over a woman, he tells him that they just might be . . . Doug comes home to loving Cat. She persuades Sadie to let Doug stay after Marc and Justin said they were too busy to look after him. Chrissy can't help but blame herself for Chloe and Charlie's disappearance . . . the pair eventually turn up but later, Chrissy confronts Eileen about the rumours she's been spreading . . .
Cameron notices that Sean hasn't been at the gym much lately, he jokingly mentions it to Brendan who fails to see the funny side . . . also, Les can't say anything right as far as Brendan is concerned. Caleb lets Brendan have a go at cooking but Les puts a stop to it and makes Brendan do the dishes . . . Earlier, Caleb told Denise that he would wait for her. Cat takes care of Doug, he tells her they can't, eh hem, ""be together"" for up to 6 weeks - doctor's orders . . . also, Doug puts Justin in charge, but he has ulterior motives . . . Charlie nearly burns the flat down so Sean and Tanya take him out for dinner . . . Sean's treat! Eileen apologises to Gary, he seems to accept it but the rest of Charnham can't . . . the ring leaders are Yasmin and Sadie who organise a boycott of the Swan!!!
Gary asks Chrissy how she paid for her coat and eventually gets to the truth!!! Also, Gary's best mate from school comes to visit but he's actually there to see his old flame . . . Myra! A magazine prints an article about Yasmin's wedding with photos of Geri belting her! Nick paid a brief visit to Sean and Tanya's to pick up Charlie but said he was too busy to do anything on Valentine's day . . . Geri flirts with Cameron and earns herself a party invitation! Marc looks jealous - surly not!
It's Valentine's Day in Charnham. Yasmin and Cheryl get cards from their loved ones while Myra and Geri receive annonomous cards . . . but their senders don't stay secret for long . . . Chrissy lets Gary help more with Chloe's medication. She buys vitamins to pass off as her pills and also does her homework . . .
From the official FA site: Tanya sends Charlie to the doctor's as he has German measles. She explains to Sean that it is also known as rubella, which could be fatal for their unborn child. If she gets it too, she could be made to terminate her pregnancy. How will Cameron take the news from Geri that their fling was just a one night stand? Lewis tempts Lucy with a Class A drug, but will she succumb?
Marc and Yasmin caught a glimpse of Cameron coming out of Geri's place first thing in the morning. They both give their reactions. Funny thing is - there's nothing going on . . . even though Cameron really wants to go further! Myra finds Ashley's original itinerary - he never intended to go back to Spain. Myra confronts him! Tanya has a blood test. She and Sean fear the worst . . . Chrissy keeps Chloe up all night so that the symptoms of her treatment begin to show. Also she keeps Chloe home from school to have a makeover at the salon! All goes well for Chrissy until Eileen starts to quiz Chloe about her treatment.
Mel comes back from her week away to find a strange man in the kitchen - Ashley. Also, Myra gets in touch with Ashley's family and reminds him of how much he misses his kids . . . Yasmin gets a new car from the magazine and Marc is less than excited when he's told he's her new driving instructor! Meanwhile, Cameron asks Geri if she thinks he's taking advantage of her. He tells her how much he likes her. Tanya gets the all clear from the hospital. Also, Mel has a go at Lucy when she finds out what Eileen's been saying. But later, Mel finds the vitamins that Chrissy bought to pass off as Chloe's medication. She asks Chloe if she's getting all the treatment she should be. Chloe tells her the truth!
Mel had it out with Chrissy while Gary finds out the truth about Myra and Ashley's relationship and gets a few home truths about his father . . . Ashley is the only member of the cast mentioned above not to appear in this episode. This episode also features Doug and Brendan.
From BBC Pure Soap: Yasmin was jealous of the attention Geri got from the advert she modelled for. Yasmin bullied Marc into changing his opinion, he had to say she was nothing special. Dave thought Cheryl was planning to ask him to marry her. She laughed and said she was only planning to take him away for a couple of days to meet her mum. Gary told Melanie how her nan had been having an affair with Ashley. Later, Melanie gave Chrissy a get out clause over her lies, she suggested saying that Chloe had now been cured of her cancer. Chrissy took the time to sit down and digest the news about Myra's affair. She comforted her over Gary's adverse reaction, she thought he'd come round after a short time.
A mysterious stranger is in town he has a few drinks with Dave at the Swan and later ends up in the flat with Cheryl . . . Doug sneaks off behind Cat's back. She thinks he might be having an affair but later she finds out how wrong she was! Yasmin can't get Geri out of her mind, she wants to pass her driving test sooner than Geri did. Marc's just about had enough! Myra and Gary sort out their differences. But then some flowers arrive from Ashley . . . Meanwhile, Mel comes up with the details of the plan that will get her off the hook with Chloe but later Chrissy blows it when she treats an apology from Eileen like a confrontation!
Justin wants to build bridges with Les ""Mr Boulter"", because Kelly won't be with him if he doesn't approve. He asks for Denise's help . . . Yasmin tells Cat that if she wants to loose wait for her wedding, she's going to have to get down the gym . . . also, Marc is getting fed up of married life and Yasmin's still concerned about her weight . . . Mel tells Chrissy that the plan will work, but Chrissy can't stop the lies which could lead to the truth coming out!
The clock strikes 12 . . . Doug and Cat can't get any peace from Sadie. The alarm is set off in the salon. Justin helps out Les and Kelly. And, the story of the week begins, Gary and Chrissy's wedding anniversary arrives, Mel warns Chrissy to tell Gary the truth but she just falls deeper into the lies! But it'll all be over soon, if Tanya has her way . . .
From BBC Pure Soap: Caleb and Les had let down Cat over her engagement party venue as their oven was broken. Justin offered to fix it. He said he was Corgi trained, but was left not having a clue how to repair it. Tanya told Eileen that she was right about Chrissy. Doug overheard and they all agreed to ask for Cheryl's advice, off the record. She reported it to her DI immediately. Agonising over her looks, Yasmin thought it was bad enough having a spot on her face let alone a bump from pregnancy. She told Marc she didn't want a baby just yet. Gary arranged a surprise renewal of his wedding vows with Chrissy. Once home the police arrived; Chrissy was arrested after refusing to supply evidence of Chloe's illness and treatment.
From BBC Pure Soap: While Chrissy was being questioned she almost convinced the police she was innocent. While the police made enquiries at the hospitals Chrissy was held in the police cell. Cat was upset the engagement party ended up being held at the pub. Coupled with the shock of Eileen being right about Chrissy, it took a few vodka and tonics to get her in the party mood. Gary and Myra struggled to come to terms with the fact Chrissy had been arrested. Myra suggested looking under Chloe's plasters for the truth; Gary was furious that Myra didn't trust Chrissy. Justin struggled to fix the cooker at the Boulters cafÃ©. After muddling through he walked in to the pub with the happy news for Les that it had been repaired.
From BBC Pure Soap: Tanya organised games at the engagement party. Most party goers got drunk and played along. Geri and Marc were mistakenly put together in the â€˜guess who's kissing' game. Melanie returned home to the news of her mother's arrest. She immediately told her dad that she knew Chrissy had been lying. Gary and Myra couldn't believe what she had said. Lewis helped Lucy â€˜powder' her nose. After listening to her garbled monologue, Tanya and Sean deduced she must be on drugs. They decided they'd done enough interfering for one day. The police confirmed to Chrissy that none of the doctors they had questioned said Chloe had Hodgkin's disease. Chrissy broke down and confessed her lie!
From BBC Pure Soap: Chloe told the police that she wasn't ill. The police gathered more evidence incriminating the Costello family. Daphne popped in, Gary told her it was all true that Chrissy had been lying. After getting caught in the explosion from the faulty oven Justin said he'd fixed, Les gave him a roasting. Kelly told Justin he was a pillock. Justin was back at square one. Tanya made an announcement to the party-goers. It was good news this time; she was pregnant. Sean was very happy and proud; while Brendan was put out by the news. The Costellos were publicly humiliated when the Police took them away for questioning too. Sadie took in Chloe for the night. Everyone was in shock over the truth.
The Costellos, minus Chloe, are interviewed one by one by the police. Mel is held in custody after she admits to taking £500 out of Chloe's account for Lewis. Cat and Doug finish off their engagement party, Doug has to practically carry Cat home! Also, Justin has a confession to make. Geri tells Marc that she can't be the other woman and tells him that if they're going to be together then he's going to have to dump Yasmin . . .
Gary tries to keep Chloe's kidnapping quiet while he tries to figure out what to do, but Mel tells Brendan. Also, Brendan is given the cold shoulder by Sean who wants him to figure out what he wants. Les is called away when his father is taken ill, leaving Denise and Caleb to get up to no good!!! Geri tells Marc that she's going to dump Cameron and tells him that he's going to dump Yasmin. But while Geri lets Cameron down gently, Marc and Yasmin enjoy a romantic evening in. Also, Cat's on to Marc and Geri's relationship!
Les arrives in Liverpool to find out that his father has died. Meanwhile, Denise tells Caleb that she can't have a relationship until Kelly has had her baby; Caleb says he can't wait that long and tells Denise that they have to tell Les sooner. She considers telling him after the funeral. The next day, Les returns and tells Denise how much she means to him. He vows never to leave her, like his father left his family. She vows the same . . . Gary and Mel build bridges. Mel confesses that she's scared and tells Gary that she doesn't want to go to prison. He comforts her and tells her everything will be OK. But the next day he makes the mistake of asking for Cheryl's help. He wants her to put in a good word for Mel, but she says that if Mel's telling the truth she's got nothing to be afraid of. Sean feels he and Tanya are drifting further apart. He spends the night with a guy he met in a club, he wants to tell Tanya all about it but she's spending the evening with Nick. Also, Charlie
From BBC Pure Soap: Tanya returned home unexpected and was annoyed Sean had been using her bedroom with a young lover. Sean said he should never have given her the double room as she's always at Nick's. Caleb's plan backfired on him. When Les found out Denise had been studying English at college for the last two years instead of going to aerobics, he was proud of her. Denise told Caleb to leave. After the darts team lost they had a vote; Cat was shocked she'd been voted not to be a captain and that Cheryl would be instead. Yasmin and Geri bitched at each other all night. Tanya told Charlie she was pregnant. He instantly assumed Nick was the father and the baby would be his brother or sister. Tanya told Nick to put him straight.
It's Brendan's birthday. Caleb tells Brendan that he used to date Denise. He gets very sentimental about kids while talking to Brendan and later demands proof from Denise as to whether Brendan is in fact his son. Also, Brendan gets a brand new watch from Caleb and later gets a watch from Les that had belonged to his father. At the end of the evening, Denise subtly threw Caleb out into the street where he caught a glimpse of Brendan kissing Sean!
Gary and Myra head to Leeds in search of Chrissy and Chloe. They have no luck but we do catch a glimpse of the pair and Gary and Myra give up the search . . . also, Yasmin offers Chrissy's job at the salon to Daphne. Geri treats Yasmin as if she's being paranoid when she tells Geri to stay away from Marc. Also, Yasmin throws away her birth control pills and Geri dumps Cameron. Brendan wakes up with Sean. He gets an earache from his parents when he gets into work late. Caleb tells him that he saw him kissing Sean. Brendan tells him it was nothing. They are interrupted by Les but later, Caleb and Brendan talk. Caleb tells him that he has to make a decision about what he wants, but pushes him in Mel's direction. Also, Caleb tells Les and Brendan that he's decided to leave. He also tells them about his wife . . .
Gary and Myra continue their search for Chrissy and Chloe but when they have no luck they decide to return home. They walk in to catch Mel and Brendan in a compromising position. Gary is angry and upset that all Mel can think about is boys at a time like this. In the heat of the moment, she tells him that she blames him for everything because he made a mistake. Also, Chloe asks Chrissy to take her home. But Chrissy takes her to her childhood home. There, they meet Chrissy's ""Auntie"" Jean. They talk about the past, Chrissy talks about her sister who died when she was the same age as Chloe. Chrissy seems to be slipping further into madness when she tells Jean that Gary works in finance and that he's currently out of the country on business . . . Caleb tells Denise that he wife was diagnosed HIV positive post-mortum. He tells her that he's too afraid to have the test. Sh urges him to take one. He then decides it's time to leave. Before he does so though, he bumps into Sean in the stre
Chloe tells Jean about ""the game"" she used to play with her mum. Jean quickly calls Gary who immediately sets off for Leeds with Myra . . . also, Mel has another go at Daphne for taking her mum's job and tells her that her dad would never touch her. Daphne denies that she wants to break up a marriage. Gary hears about their confrontation and accuses Mel of being selfish for putting the blame on everyone else and organising her wedding while Chrissy and Chloe are missing . . . Gary almost hits Mel but is struck with a sense of guilt when he raises his fist. He realises how bad things have got . . . meanwhile in Leeds, Chrissy overhears Jean calling Gary and decides that she and Chloe have to leave but as Chrissy and Jean argue on the street - Chloe does a disappearing act! Chrissy can't find her anywhere and things aren't made any better when a guy offers her help and then tries to ""seduce"" her! Chrissy cries for Gary and the guy cuts his loses and tosses her out of the car and abandons
The police find Chrissy's things but there's no sign of Chrissy until a police officer picks her up after she walks out in front of her. Chrissy gives her name as Chrissy Maxwell, her maiden name. The police woman eventually gets Gary's number and calls him, he heads to the police station to get Chrissy, he's disappointed to find that Chloe isn't with her . . . Meanwhile, Chloe can't get hold of her dad so she calls Mel and asks her to come and pick her up. Mel's just heading out the door with Daphne who's going to give her a lift and rings Gary to tell him the good news. He's delighted and tells Mel to stay at home. He heads off to get Chloe, leaving Chrissy with Myra and telling her that she's caused enough damage already . . . Brendan and Sean sleep together again. They're nearly caught out when Mel brings round Sean's credit card after he uses it in the salon. It's Davie's birthday. Doug buys him a huge play workshop but Sadie says that she's bought a big present and it's on th
Denise and Les interview potential candidates for Caleb's job. No one's up to Denise's standards. Also, Denise gets a call from Caleb and he asks her to come to the results of a HIV test with him. She agrees but turns up late to their meeting. Caleb was upset and asked if she'd care about him at all if it wasn't for the HIV test??? Cat spots Sadie kissing a man in the street. Later she asks Sadie about it but she tells her that it's nothing to get excited about. Sadie buys Davie something for his birthday but doesn't have £15 to spare on a manicure at the salon . . . Chrissy comes back to Charnham and so does Chloe. Chrissy overhears Gary telling Myra that he's never going to leave the girls alone with Chrissy again and later hears Chloe asking Mel not to leave her alone with her mum . . . Upset, Chrissy slips out of the house unnoticed. She observes Gary and Daphne talking in the street and then watches Daphne as she takes up her post behind the counter at the salon . . . In rage
From BBC Pure Soap: Chrissy was taken away by the police and handcuffed while Chloe watched everything. The police explained to Gary that they had to section her as it was obvious she had a mental illness. Doug heard moans and groans coming from upstairs, he thought Cat had a lover up there. She was struggling to get her electric muscle toner off. They discovered Sadie's hidden unpaid bills. After the fracas at the salon Gary returned home alone. Gary was devastated he had to leave Chrissy alone when he said he wouldn't. Chrissy had reached the pinnacle of her breakdown. Caleb met up with Denise and told her his HIV test came back negative. Les saw him kiss Denise. Caleb said they hadn't being having an affair but he was in love with Denise.
From BBC Pure Soap: Sadie's money worries only worsened. She hid yet another â€˜Final Notice' bill and rifled through her jewellery box for trinkets to sell. It was at that moment the bailiffs came knocking and Sadie hid. Les was emotionally drained after his father's death and felt he was losing his wife and family too. He broke down and admitted he'd never stopped loving her and they agreed there should be no more secrets. Gary visited his wife in the hospital and tried to brighten her day with an appeal for her release. Chrissy confessed to feeling safer in hospital away from the judgment of her community. After paying the bailiffs to leave Sadie's furniture where it was Doug and Cat forced Sadie to admit the truth. She's made some foolish investments in the past and she had no idea what to do.
From BBC Pure Soap: Illicit daytime meetings were becoming a habit for Marc and Geri. Cat discovered the affair was still in full flight and confronted her niece. Geri said she would continue to fight for Marc. Sadie was at a complete loss over her mounting debts. Doug suggested she sell the house but for Sadie, that was far too painful. An impending date with Jeff cheered her up no end. Sadie nervously introduced her â€˜new man' â€“ Jeff to Cat and Doug. Quite the opposite of shy â€“ he proceeded to use every clichÃ© in the book and didn't shut up for one second. Lewis' day went from bad to worse. He confused Melanie's friendship with lust and she rejected him. That evening he wound up agreeing to deal drugs in lieu of paying a debt to a friend.
From BBC Pure Soap: Justin bumbled his way through a â€˜getting-to-know-you chat' with Les Boulter. After the initial awkwardness he won Les over with his enthusiasm and loyalty to both his own family and to Kelly too. Justin's special new place in the Boulter's hearts was short lived. Lewis had left cocaine in Justin's bag. Denise found it and banned unsuspecting Justin from coming anywhere near Kelly. Yasmin overheard Geri planning a romantic rendezvous. Luckily she didn't realise it was with her own husband! Later Geri delivered Marc an ultimatum - tell Yasmin or else she would! Whilst Tanya was babysitting for Nick Brendan took the opportunity to visit Sean. Sean was beginning to realise Brendan only wanted one thing â€“ which didn't leave much time for talking.
From BBC Pure Soap: Cat choked on her drink when Geri told Yasmin her secret lover was married. Yasmin started to think how it would feel if it was Marc. Cat warned Geri she was playing with fire. Lewis saw the destruction his cocaine had caused and Kelly asked him how he could live with it. Later he tried to explain to Denise it was his â€˜gear' and not Justin's, she didn't believe him though. Charlie spilt his drink over Nick's negatives ruining some of his best work. Nick stopped himself from hitting Charlie when Tanya walked into the room. He acted like Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Sadie hosted a dinner party for Jeff, her new flame, with the MacKenzie clan. Jeff faked a heart attack as an April fool prank. Nobody found it funny, they just thought he was an idiot.
Kelly is upset that her parents won't support her as long as she's with Justin. Although she'd prefer to avoid it, she goes to work with her parents. Brendan wakes up with Sean who cooks him breakfast but Brendan quickly left when Sean suggested that the next time they have dinner together Tanya should be there . . . Sadie's still concerned about money and confesses to Cat that she doesn't really like Jeff any more that she does but she can't resist him because he spends so much money on her. Lewis invites Lucy for a night out with his ""friends"" from college. She agrees after Kelly tells her that one of these ""friends"" is a drug dealer . . . later, Lucy finds out that Lewis is dealing drugs and tries to persuade him that this is no way to live . . . Tanya pops round to Nicks after leaving her keys there. She finds Charlie on his own. Charlie tries to tell her that Nick will be back soon but she doesn't believe him and calls Nick. He heads back to London. Once there, he and Ta
Myra has the pleasure of meeting Jeff. She doesn't think that he's really the type of man Sadie would be seen with . . . Brendan and Sean meet again and are almost caught out when Brendan leaves his watch lying around Sean and Tanya's flat. Cat and Doug have trouble keeping their hands off each other! Cameron arrives back on his new motorbike to hear of Lewis's antics during his absence. He raids the flat and finds Lewis's cocaine. Lewis walks into the flat, which looks like a bombs hit it. He goes through everything and when he can't find the coke he asks Cameron what he's done with it. Cameron tells him that he's flushed it. Lewis looses it with Cameron who simply walks away from the conversation . . . later, Cameron seeks comfort from Geri but she's on her way to meet Marc at Doug's house. Cameron follows her and sees her kissing Marc . . . I guess their secret's out then!!!
Cameron tells Geri that he knows about her and Marc. She's annoyed that he followed her. Later, Cameron bumps into Marc and Geri on the street and can't control his temper he and Marc go at it in the street and throw each other against Yasmin's new car! Yasmin, hearing her car alarm, runs into the street to find Cameron on top of her husband! She pulls him off and asks Marc what's going on. He tells her that Cameron can't get over the fact that he and Geri are finished so he was about to attack her when Marc came in to save the day . . . also, Yasmin finds the book on Dublin that Geri bought for Marc, he tells her that it was supposed to be a surprise - Yasmin ends up apologising! Cameron's not having a good day full stop. Shane wants the money that Lewis owes him and it doesn't help matters when Cameron confesses to Shane that he flushed the coke down the loo! In revenge, Shane steals Cameron's new bike! Cameron is furious with Lewis for letting things get out of control . . .
Cameron hired Brendan to help him get his bike back off Shane. Their plan worked and Shane was not all that happy about it! He threatened to beat up Cameron so badly that he wouldn't be able to ride the bike! Cameron didn't seem to care . . . Sadie pondered over Jeff's proposal. Cat did her best to persuade Sadie that marrying Jeff was not the only way to solve her financial problems and took Sadie to look at a ""granny flat"". But Sadie was put off by the size and by the fact that her neighbor-to-be was taken away in a body bag during their visit! Sadie confessed to Doug that she didn't think that Jeff was all that great, he warned her not to tell Cat that because she wouldn't shut up about it! Meanwhile, Cat is still planning her wedding she tried asking Yasmin's opinion but all she got was a reminder of Yasmin's wedding to Marc. Also, Cheryl tells Yasmin and Cat that there's a darts match that evening. Yasmin's not too keen and backs out at the last minute leaving the team a woman
Cat told Cheryl about her fling with Dave a few months ago. Cheryl was surprised since she thought they'd split up a long time ago. Cat told Cheryl what ""got Dave going"" when they were together . . . The estate agent came round to Sadie's house to show around some potential buyers. Sadie tried her best to show them the house's faults. Also, Cat continued her one woman campaign to see that Sadie does the right thing and turns Jeff's proposal down. Sadie chooses to ignore her advice and accepts over dinner in the cafe. After dinner, Sadie lies to Cat and Doug and tells them that she turned Jeff down . . . Marc's still angry with Yasmin. She begs him to talk to her. He almost tells her the truth about his affair with Geri, but something holds him back . . . He leaves but she follows and asks Marc if he still loves her. He tells her that he's not so sure that he does! He walks off leaving Yasmin in tears on the street. Tanya walks past and Yasmin has a go at her for telling Marc.
Lewis is worried, he hasn't seem Cameron since yesterday morning. He asks Tanya and Sean if they've seen him, Tanya says that as she was leaving work she overheard that someone was coming in after a motorcycle crash. She calls work, but it wasn't Cameron. No relief to Lewis since he still has no idea where his brother's gone . . . Also, Justin tells Shane to leave when he starts pressuring Lewis in the Swan. Jeff makes a flying visit! Cat finds out that she accepted his proposal. She tells Doug, who's more interested in a house that he's found. Cat heads to the shop and tells Sadie that she can't marry Jeff for his money. Sadie seems to agree but doesn't want to let Jeff down . . . Their big day has finally arrived. Geri can't wait to get away with Marc, but he's got other things on his mind. Like the fact that Yasmin's having a baby! She's delighted and wants to ""shout it from the rooftops"", but Marc suggests that they should keep it under wraps for the time being. Still, Ya
Sean feels abandoned again when Tanya tells him she's spending the night at Nick's. He expresses his distrust of Nick. Tanya goes to Nick's despite this. At dinner, Tanya is preoccupied with what Sean said earlier. Nick suggests they invite Sean round to try and build bridges. Sean comes round, but as soon as Tanya leaves the room, he and Nick are at each other's throats. Sean leaves early. Tanya realises that Sean isn't going to make this easy for her and that, in fact, he's probably going to make her choose between him and Nick . . . then, Nick invites Tanya to come and live with him in Cornwall where he's just been offered a six month contract . . . Lewis meets Shane in the Swan. Shane tells him that he took a fancy to Cameron's bike and wants it back. Lewis tells him that's not going to happen. As Lewis leaves the pub he bumps into somebody, then leaves. The person he bumped into turns to Shane to show him that he nicked Lewis' mobile phone. Shane texts Cameron from Lewis' phone
Brendan sees Shane riding Cameron's bike. Shane tells him that he's seen Brendan in Radar, the same gay bar Sean saw him at . . . Later, Lewis and Brendan try to interrogate Shane into telling them where Cameron is but they get nowhere. Meanwhile, Cameron wakes up after being knocked out. He can't move. He calls Lewis and leaves a message on his phone that he needs his help but Shane has Lewis' phone. Later, Lewis gets his phone back, but is it too late for Cameron??? More bad news for Brendan, when Caleb returns! He tells him that his mother had been keeping something from him. The fact that Les might not be his father, but his father might be Caleb . . . the news came as Brendan was heading out to a secret dinner with Sean. Marc pressures Yasmin into having an abortion. She thinks about it and tells Marc that she wants to do it because she'd rather not lose him . . . she reminds him of the baby she lost and tells him that she thinks about her all the time . . . how old she'd be,
Yasmin goes for an abortion, against her wishes. Meanwhile, Geri tells Doug that Marc's forcing Yasmin into having an abortion. He goes to see Marc and tells him that he's called Marc's mum and the job in Ireland is off. Yasmin decides not to have an abortion, Marc tells her he's glad and that they shouldn't sacrifice the life of a child just because of their relationship. Dave confronts Cat after Cheryl told him that Cat still fancied him. Cat gets the wrong end of the stick and thought that Dave asking her out! Brendan told Caleb that there was no way that anyone other than Les was his father. But Caleb insisted they have a DNA test at which point Denise walks in and tells Caleb to get out. Later, Brendan talks things over with Sean. Sean offers to go to the DNA test with him and ""hold his hand""! Brendan tells him he's not ready for them to take a step like that. Sean gets fed up of always having to hide when he's with Brendan and since Brendan isn't easy to go out they decide
Tanya plots against Nick. She calls Sue and tries to persuade her to put pressure on Nick. Then, Tanya sees Charlie with Myra and Chloe. She offers to take him for a bit to give Myra a break. Myra thanks her. At their place, Tanya and Sean try to persuade Charlie to tell Sue the truth about Nick but he isn't comfortable about it. He tells Tanya that Nick is angry with him as it is. Tanya and Sean let him go back to the Costellos. Later, Sue comes to see Tanya but its all bad news. She tells Tanya that there's nothing they can do . . . Later, Tanya goes to see Nick. He tells her that he and Charlie have just had a visit from a social worker but that she probably already knew that. Tanya tries to explain but Nick looses his temper and tells Tanya to get out! Reduced to tears, Tanya leaves. When she's gone Nick asks Charlie if he's happy now that he's ruined that relationship too . . . Brendan wants to start planning his wedding to Mel but she's worried about the costs. Gary pays Les a
Despite Sean's objections, Tanya goes to see Nick. She lets herself in. There doesn't appear to be anybody home but there is a broken glass on the floor. Tanya clears it up and as she puts it in the bin she notices an empty bottle. As she examines it, Nick comes home. Tanya tells him that she wants to talk. At first he's upset but then he calms down. They sit for coffee but as soon as Tanya starts to ask about Charlie's whereabouts Nick realises that her only concern is with Charlie and that she doesn't trust him. Just as Nick is about to loose his temper with her, Sean knocks on the door. Tanya lets him in and he tells Nick that if he ever hurts Tanya then he'll kill him! They leave, leaving Nick crying inside while Tanya breaks down outside . . . There's something wrong with Chloe. Myra soon discovers what it is - the truth about Chrissy. Later, Gary tries to explain why Chrissy is in a mental institution and why he didn't tell her. But Chloe gets the impression that she is to bla
Tanya discovers her boyfriend, Nick, is under investiagation for child abuse in Manchester.
Brendan discovers the identidy of the gym theif and his double life is threatened to exposure
Nicks abusive ways finally catch up with him and officers from the child protection team arrive to take Charlie into care.
Brendan takes part in a police line up.
Eileen tells Sam that she never wanted him and that's why she gave him up. But when she sees how much it's hurting him, she admits how hard it was for her, and how hard it's been ever since. She shows him his hospital tag that she's kept since he was born. At the end of the episode, Lucy returns from a night out with the girls to find her mum on the doorstep of the Swan looking lovingly into Sam's eyes and after he rejected her in the previous episode, she jumps to the conclusion that he and Eileen are seeing each other!
Chrissy is let off the hook and only has to attend counseling sessions. Cat, Sadie and Kelly think it's outrages that she should not be punished for what she's done to Chloe. Also, Chrissy gets the impression from Gary that he doesn't trust her. Sam and Lucy try to find out the identity of his father, but Eileen says she can't remember . . .
Gary tells Chrissy he loves her but confesses to Myra that he's not sure he means it . . . Cat worries about her wedding and asks Trevor to give a helping hand, he tells her that he's finished with that business and is concentrating on the Miss Charnham contest. He and Cat persuade Yasmin to enter, Trevor says that seeing her go up against Geri will make things interesting! Later, Geri visits the hospital and bumps into Yasmin who's in tears. Earlier, Yasmin told Chrissy that she had an appointment to find out whether or not she could have kids! Lucy and Sam are determined to discover the identity of his father. Eileen confesses to Dave that Sam's her son and he guesses that his father is Mike! Eileen calls the number she has for Mike to make sure that he's not around so that Lucy and Sam can't find him but instead she alerts Mike and he shows up at the Swan!
Justin's mistake at the cafe costs Doug £5,000. Justin makes up for it by booking Cat and Doug a wedding venue. Also, Cat isn't sure that Doug adopting Davie is such a good idea. Sam helps Mike fix his car, but neither of them now that they're related . . . meanwhile, Lucy gets close to discovering the truth. Yasmin's results from the hospital are not good, she can't have children. Chrissy tells her she has no choice but to tell Marc the truth but out of fear for what Marc will do, Yasmin simply cannot . . .
Yasmin confesses to both Chrissy and Geri that she read Marc's letter! Lucy, Mel, Tanya, Cheryl, Geri and Yasmin all entered the Miss Charnham contest! While Doug, Sadie, Sean and a special celebrity guest will judge! Justin's in the dog house after he sent the wrong invitations for Cat and Dog's wedding (**sorry, DoUg!)!
Eileen gets Chrissy to agree to host a fashion show as part of Miss Charnham while Justin and Kelly decide to document the event as part of Kelly's media project. Geri assures Yasmin that she won't tell Marc that Yasmin knew about their affair. But when Marc asks Geri to keep away from Yasmin she just can't help but tell him the truth! He confronts Yasmin, after an argument, he leaves and goes to speak with Doug. Doug reminds Marc that he's not exactly the image of honesty himself . . . Marc returns to Yasmin, she tells him she's had a miscarriage. He is devastated . . .
Everyone's very sympathetic after hearing Yasmin's awful news, but Chrissy tells her that she shouldn't have lied. Yasmin tells her that she did all she could to save her marriage and points out that after what Chrissy did to her family, she's in no position to comment! Later, after Cameron tells Yasmin she needs to end her one woman campaign against Geri,she points out that Geri and her husband were planning running away together over Easter. Cameron confronts Geri, demanding the truth, which is all she can tell him and so when asked if she loves him, she doesn't have an answer . . . he tells her it's over!
Cheryl's boss puts her in an awkward position after she planned to pull a sickie so that she could enter Miss Charnham. She's forced to work instead. The rehearsals for Miss Charnham get underway and Trevor drives all of the entrants mad with his fussing! During the proceedings, Chrissy and Yasmin get a moment alone together. Chrissy tells Yasmin that she can't go along with Marc's plan for them to try for another baby because she can't have kids, but Yasmin tells her that if she told him that she was unable to have kids she'd have to tell him the truth - that she was never pregnant in the first place! All this is going on while the Justin's video camera is still running and captures the whole conversation! Later, Geri reviews the tape to see where she went wrong during her rehearsal and sees the conversation where Yasmin confesses all!
Geri is out to get Yasmin and expose her for the fraud she really is! But when she tries to tell Marc the truth about his wife, she can't seem to get out the words, especially since he thinks he's just lost his child . . . later, after she causes a scene backstage, Trevor has words with Geri. During her talent, Geri performs a card trick that wows the audience she and Yasmin then head backstage where Geri tells Yasmin that she knows the truth, but don't realise they're both wearing mikes! Yasmin tries to explain her way out of it but Geri can't see that there's any excuse for what Yasmin has done. Meanwhile, Justin is messing with the sound system in the pub and gets it working but it plays Yasmin and Geri's conversation to everyone! They re-enter and are greeted by Marc - he now has to choose . . . will he stay with Yasmin after what she's done???
Kirkdale returns to try to persuade Eileen to give evidence against Pete in his upcoming trial. She refuses. Also, Eileen finally gives in to Lucy and agrees that they will go and see Pete tomorrow! Marc has a tough decision to make, and so did the judges at Miss Charnham but they chose . . . Mel Costello and she was crowned. So Marc had to decide, would he stay with Yasmin after her lies or would he go with Geri? He visited Geri after the Miss Charnham contest and he could sense there was something wrong with her, as could Cat. When Marc leaves, Geri admits to Cat that she's had some blood tests and it looks like she might have cancer! Geri makes Cat promise not to tell anyone but when Marc comes round, Cat tells him the truth! He wants to go and see Geri but Cat tells him that she's got enough stress without him and so he goes home where he tells Yasmin that he's going to stay with her and give their marriage another try . . .
Geri decides she needs to spend some time with her family so she heads off to see them in Wales. When Doug hears the news, he invites Marc to sleep on the couch at his and Cat's place. Cat is less than happy with the arrangement and lets her feelings be known to Doug. It's Sam's birthday. He notices how hard it is for Eileen having Mike around and worrying that Mike's only around because of him, he decides to leave for a while. Eileen makes him promise to come and see her and Lucy again soon. Pete's trial begins and Kirkdale presents some damning evidence against him. Later, Cheryl tells Dave that Kirkdale could find himself up for investigation for planting evidence in another case. Dave goes to tell Eileen who now has a tough decision to make. Will she tell Pete's defense lawyer about Kirkdale which brings his evidence against Pete into light? If she does, Pete will soon be out to get whoever set him up and he could find out the truth . . .
Pete feels things might be looking up when Eileen introduces the new evidence against Kirkdale. But it brings bad news for Cheryl when her boss finds out she's been blabbing internal matters to her boyfriend and warns her that she should lose Dave if she's really interested in that promotion . . . later, when Mike finds out that Eileen is trying so save Pete from prison he plays her the tape of her confessing to the fire and tells her that if she doesn't testify that Pete threatened her and forced her into giving him a false alibi, Mike would play the tape for Pete and Lucy!
Mike persuades Eileen to give evidence against Pete. Under pressure, she agrees and changes her statement. But when shes called to the stand she tells the court that Pete didn't do and she knows who did. Pete's lawyer asks her to reveal who really did it . . .
Pete looses his temper in court and ends up telling the jury that he's been in the dock before for manslaughter! Also, Cheryl confides in Patrick about her stalker, not realising it's him . . . Sadie reveals that she's going to be 70, Justin has to pay out on all his bets!!!
The homeless girl who Pete saw on Charnham common the night of the fire comes forward as a witness in his case. It looks like her testimony will turn the whole trial around but the prosecution lawyer tears her statement apart when it comes to light she was taking drugs on the night she saw Pete . . . Cheryl doesn't get her promotion and is furious with Patrick! He tells her they can't mix business and their personal lives but later asks for Cheryl's forgiveness. Which she gives. When she returns home, however, she finds an envelope on her kitchen table. They contain images taken by her stalker. We cut to Patrick in his car, he's looking through the same pictures and gets to one with Cheryl and Dave. He tears it in half and discards Dave's half . . .
Both sides put up a convincing closing argument as Pete's trial reaches it's climax and the judge sends the jury out to consider it's verdict. As Eileen, Lucy and Dave await the jury's return, Dave begs Eileen not to sacrifice her relationship with Lucy for Pete but she stands by what she said and repeats herself: if Pete is found guilty; she will confess! Eileen sends Dave back to the Swan. There, he gets into a conversation with Gary. Both will probably be looking for work so they decide that instead of looking for new work they'll be their own bosses and set up their own cab firm! Meanwhile, Doug decides to take Cat away from the chaos of Charnham for two weeks to a health spa with Davie. Back in court, as the jury return, Mike shows up to hear the verdict! So: guilty or not guilty?
The jury have not been able to reach a verdict so, as if to prolong Eileen's agony, the judge sends them back to deliberate further until they can reach a verdict upon which they are all agreed. Meanwhile, Dave finds the pictures from Cheryl's stalker. She tells him about Patrick's plan to catch her stalker. She agrees to go through the proper channels but Patrick is less than happy when Cheryl breaks the news to him. Although he tells her that he'll back her up if anyone at work gives her a hard time. Gary tells Dave that it'll cost them £1500 as a set up cost for their cab firm as well as rent for the premises. Dave tells Gary that's a lot of money, but Gary's optimistic. The jury returns to the court for a second time and reveal that they have indeed reached a verdict. They find Pete . . . not guilty of Roy's murder. Eileen is thrilled. Mike, who's been following the preceding is less so. Pete stays in then court to finish a few things off. Eileen and Lucy return back to the S
Dave and Eileen tell Lucy that she only killed Mike in self defense and that this isn't her fault! Dave persuades Eileen to tell the police the truth and goes to fetch Cheryl. In the meantime, Pete returns and when Eileen tells him what's happened he decides that what they need to do is keep a lid on things and dispose of the body because this is just the opportunity the police have been waiting for to get back at him. Eileen gets rid of Cheryl while Pete gets rid of Mike . . . he finds a tape in Mike's pocket and when he returns from getting rid of Mike he starts to play the tape for Eileen . . .
Eileen distracts Pete long enough to tear the tape apart. When Pete plays it he thinks the tape player has chewed up the tape . . . also, when Pete questions Eileen about what Mike was doing back in Charnham she has to tell him about Sam to convince him that there was nothing going on with her and Mike. Pete forgives but Eileen can't forget what they've done to Mike and when Sam turns up asking about the whereabouts of his dad it brings the whole thing home for Eileen and Lucy. Lucy convinces her mum to get rid of Sam for the time being and later, Pete suggests that Sam should stay away for a while, for Lucy's sake of course . . .
Eileen's annoyed when Pete tells Sam to get lost. Later, Pete tells Eileen that he dumped Mike's body in a river after weighing it down . . . Gary hurries Dave with the money for the cab firm after he hears that somebody else is in the running. This news leads Dave to make a bad decision: he agrees to sell some mobile phones that, um, ""fell off the back of the lorry""! Patrick catches Dave in the act and tels him that he won't arrest him if he tells Cheryl the truth . . .
Sadie worries about being upstaged when she hears her cousin Ursula has been invited to her birthday party but later relaxes as she catches up with her thespian friends! Eileen has a nightmare in which Mike comes back to the pub and attacks her. Her paranoia drives her to insisting that Dave take her to Mike's flat so they can retrieve the original copy of the tape on which Eileen confesses to the arson at the cafe. When they get there, they can't find it and then, as they're about to leave, Sam turns up at the door! Tanya and Charlie decide to spend a few days with Tanya's mother, they leave that evening.
Danny shows up at Sean's place and since Tanya is out of town he invites him in. They spend the early evening together and then head to Sadie's party where Danny gets to know the neighbours. Later, they head home and when Danny tells Sean he's going to miss his tube Sean offers for him to stay the night . . . in separate bedrooms of course! Eileen tells Sam that she'd some to Mike's flat looking for Mike. She wanted to make sure that Mike had kept his promise to Sam. Later, Sam shows up at the Swan and Eileen tells him how sorry she is but says that what Pete told him was true and that now wasn't the right time for him to be in Charnham. Afterward, Eileen goes into the street and finds a quiet dark corner and sobs . . . Sadie's birthday goes great, her cousin Ursula does not show up but does send a pompous e-mail that Sadie felt upstaged her. Despite that, everyone has a great time and Pete makes his speech declaring that Sadie is the best friend anyone could ever have and t
After the weekend, Cheryl is left wondering if breaking up with Dave was the right thing to do. He assures her that it was. She goes to work frustrated and ends up lashing out on a suspect who pushes her too far and she slaps him! Later, we see Patrick pay off the guy who wound up Cheryl, he tells him that he did a good job . . . Oblivious, Cheryl decides to have an after hours drinking session with Patrick. One thing leads to another and at the end of the evening they kiss. Patrick invites Cheryl back to his place; she accepts! Sean and Danny have been out every night over the weekend and Sean wants a quiet night in, so he's a little bit put our when Danny shows up at the flat. Later, Sean confirms that Danny is clear on the fact that they are just good friends. Also, Les is very quiet during Brendan and Mel's engagement party planning session. Later, he has a quiet drink with Sean and tells him about his friend who's just found out his son is gay . . . Bradley's mum shows up t
Geri returns to find Marc half naked living under Cat and Doug's roof. Needing a place to stay she turns to Dave but soon finds out that he and Cheryl have broken up and that he's now sleeping in her old room. She decides to give match making a go and talks to both Cheryl and Dave and convinces them that they need to talk to each other. Cheryl is having a rough day after the night before when she slept with Patrick. She tells him that it wasn't exactly a mistake but she didn't mean for it to happen. Later, Cheryl and Dave finally sit down and talk. They realise that neither of them wants to break up and so decide to give things another go and Dave decides to let Cheryl lend him the money for the cab firm, to avoid any other dodgy dealings. Cheryl decides not to tell Dave about her fling with Patrick so he's a little surprised when Patrick tells him what happened . . . Chrissy's plotting against Brendan and Mel, and seems to want everyone to know. She tells Les and Gary that she'
Dave decides not to believe Patrick's accusations but he does ask Cheryl about her relationship with him. She tells Dave that they're just work colleagues but later, after he speaks with Patrick, Dave gets paranoid when Cheryl's out late with the darts team. They have it out when she gets home and Dave tells Cheryl that they should never have got back together. Also, Eileen offers Gary and Dave ""Cash & Dash"" as a premises for their cab firm. Yasmin tries to bond with Geri and is concerned about her health. Geri has a bone marrow test tomorrow but Yasmin is the only one who knows and she volunteers to go with Geri. Geri decides not to take up the offer. It's a big day for Chrissy, she's organising a dinner party! Her parole officer is pleased that she and Gary are doing things as a couple but Gary isn't so keen. Chrissy and Sharon have no luck in getting Bradley and Mel back together and later, Sharon notices that Gary isn't wearing his wedding ring. Chrissy lies that he's getting i
Cheryl confronts Patrick about telling Dave about their night together, he lies and tells her that Dave pretty much knew anyway all he had to do was fill in the blanks. Also, Dave tells Cheryl to keep the money she gave him for the cab firm and later tells Eileen that he's going to have to find another way of collecting the cash. He chooses not to tell Gary until he's absolutely certain he can't get the money . . . It's a rough day for Chrissy after Gary's revelations last night. She tries to make him see sense and uses Mel and Chloe as pawns. But Gary will have none of it and is insistent that he and Chrissy should not be together. They decide to leave things until after Brendan and Mel's engagement part but when Mel asks for a family portrait it all gets too much for Chrissy and she runs to her room in tears. At first Mel has a go at her mum for being so selfish but then Chrissy tells Mel that Gary didn't love her any more . . . Les has got a bee in his bonnet and he finally l
Marc is surprised to see Geri working in the Swan, Yasmin and Geri wind him up. Later, Marc follows Geri home and she tells him to get lost. Mel is upset with Gary for how he's treating Chrissy and tells him that he can't give the toast at their engagement party. But there won't be time for speeches anyway because Les and Denise force Brendan to tell her the truth about his sexuality! She's shocked and horrified and even more so when she finds out that Lewis knew the whole time. Lewis tells Mel that he wants to be with her and they kiss but she pulls away and tells him that she doesn't want to be with him. Mel then returns to the party where she announces to everyone that she and Brendan won't be getting married since she would rather not marry somebody who would rather sleep with men . . .
Denise tries to come to terms with her son's sexuality but Brendan tells Sean that he is not gay and that he's put all that stuff behind him now. Despite this, Mel still refuses to talk to him. Also, when Chloe asks what's going on with Mel and Brendan her parents are surprised to hear that she's more understanding and less sexist than any of them because she's been spending time talking to Charlie and Sean. Dave confesses to Eileen that he doesn't want to break up with Cheryl but he doesn't really have another option. Also, he's struggling to raise the funds for Cash and Dash. Geri heads to the hospital to get her test results but only Yasmin knows. Yasmin gives Geri a rabbit's foot that used to belong to her grandmother who used it as a source of good luck! At the hospital, Geri nearly leaves without hearing her results but seeing the rabbit's foot makes her stick around until her name is called out at least . . .
Cheryl gets drunk and throws a darts match which her teammates are less than impressed with! Dave looses his patience with her and pushes her to move out of the flat ASAP. Geri finds out that she's got leukemia. Yasmin is devastated by the news and Cat (who has just returns from her break with Doug in the health spa) is deeply concerned. Geri seems pretty calm about the whole thing until her consultation where the doctor informs her that the treatment she has may disable her ability to have children. Lewis has a very bad day; firstly, on Justin's advice, he goes to see Mel to see if anything of their relationship can be salvaged but she's not interested because he turns up high and when she calls him on it, he offers Mel drugs! Later, Lewis has a go at Brendan at the cafe in front of Les and Denise which costs him his job and then, later when Cameron goes round to see Mel she tells him that Lewis is using again! Cameron goes home and tells Lewis that he doesn't want anything more
Cameron persuades Mel to talk to Lewis about his drugs, she reluctantly agrees but when she goes to talk to Lewis he blows her off and reminds her that she told him that she didn't like him . . . also, Brendan approaches Mel and tells her that he only told her about the guys because he thought she deserved to know the truth and tells her that he still wants to be with her. He gives her a gift that he says he bought before their engagement party, she doesn't want to open it so Lucy does instead. Inside there are two tickets to New York! Meanwhile, Chloe reminds Gary and Chrissy that it's Mel's 18th birthday the next day! They hurry to buy her useless presents and find unused balloon from Christmas but when Mel gets home she catches everybody in the act and tells them that she's not all that bothered about her birthday after everything. Tanya and Charlie return home and Tanya tells Sean that Charlie and Babs got on like a house on fire much to Sean's surprise. Sean tells Tanya that a
Cheryl confronts Patrick about the file she found. He threatens to get Dave arrested if Cheryl doesn't take the job away from London and Dave . . . Later, Cheryl tells Dave all that she knows about Patrick but he's not sure that he believes her . . . he heads to the Swan where he runs into Patrick who pushes him just far enough so that Dave snaps and swings for Patrick. Patrick arrests Dave for assaulting a police officer . . . Chrissy and Gary get Mel separate cards on her birthday. Later, Myra goes to see Chrissy at work because she's concerned about Mel and Chloe. Chrissy tells Myra that she's surprised that Gary can't forgive her but Myra asks does Chrissy really think that's possible after what she's done? Chrissy realises that she might loose everything . . . Tanya finds out from Lucy what's been going on while she was away. She hears all about Brendan's new sexuality and about Danny and Sean!
Chrissy and Gary finally find the time to sit down and talk. Chrissy tells Gary that if he wants she will move out. He agrees and she goes home to pack her things but cries as she does so . . . Justin tries to find out about fatherhood but asks the wrong people: Gary and Pete. Cheryl's worried about how Patrick's treating Dave but Geri and Eileen persuade her that she'll only make matters worse if she goes to the station. But after a quick comment from Pete, Cheryl decides that she can't go any longer and heads off to the station. Lewis is having another bad day. He tries to find any drugs that may have been stashed around the flat but Cameron tells him there's no chance of him finding anything. Lewis tries to make up with his brother but Cameron tells him that he doesn't trust drug addicts. Cameron runs into Justin and warns him not to give any money to Lewis so when Lewis tries to get money off Justin later, he gets nothing . . . having exhausted all of his sources of cash, L
As Pete and Eileen head away for a few days, Sam shows up. Eileen and Lucy agree to let him work in the pub while Pete and Eileen are away but Pete is less than happy with the arrangement. Later, Sam and Lucy gets talking and Lucy tells Sam that Mike has got some really dodgy connections. Sam is convinced that something has happened to Mike and tells Lucy that he's going to report him as a missing person . . . Justin and Kelly's baby is given a clean bill of health the new parents are delighted. Meanwhile, Doug and Cat haven't had the opportunity to consummate their marriage after more than three days . . . with the burden of the baby lifted the almost-newlyweds head for an early night . . . Sean voices his concerns to Danny that the flat won't be big enough for himself, Tanya, Charlie and the baby and also there's no room for Danny to stay over! Lewis tells Cameron that he doesn't want to move to France.
Eileen tells Dave about the flowers. Pete already knows but Eileen managed to get the card out of sight. Pete is suspicious that there was no card. Eileen and Dave wonder who could be doing this and name Sam as their prime suspect. Yasmin continues to act strangely around baby Susan. Chrissy asks Chloe to pretend that she still lives at home when her probation officer comes round. Chloe agrees only because Chrissy tells her that it will help Gary and Chrissy get back together. When Greg, the probation officer comes round, Chloe says a quick ""hello"", acts bored and asks if she can go and play with Charlie. Chrissy agrees. Chloe runs over the road and runs into Myra who asks why Chloe isn't with Chrissy. Chloe tells her that the probation officer is round at the house. Myra goes to see what's going on. Chloe goes to see Charlie. Sean asks them if they would take a video back to Dusty's, so that he and Tanya can talk after she's spoken to Sarah again. Chloe then persuades Charlie to
It's the day of Mike's funeral and Lucy wants no part of it but then Sam insists that she go with him and she agrees. Trish, an old friend of Eileen's, turns up. They catch up at the Swan after the funeral. Meanwhile, the police find no evidence in Pete's car but after hearing Lucy mention the ""poison pen letters"" that Eileen had been receiving the chief investigator decides to close the Swan to conduct forensic tests. Tanya and Charlie return from vacation to find a strange man sleeping on the sofa. He introduces himself as Danny's father and tells Tanya that Danny never told him that his girlfriend was pregnant. They all head to the Swan and meet up with Sean and Danny. Tanya jokingly plays along with the whole thing but afterwords tries to convince Danny to tell his father the truth. As a matter of encouragement, Sean comes out to Danny's father who doesn't believe it. Chrissy gets a postcard from Chloe with no mention of or from Gary. Later, Chrissy visits Geri who's in a good
The police find nothing in the search of the pub. Chrissy tells Eileen that she's not going to go to the police. Eileen seems grateful. Trish is still hanging around Charnham; she asks Eileen to lunch so that they can catch up. Eileen reluctantly accepts. At lunch, when Eileen asks Trish when she's going back home, Trish confesses that her landlord has thrown her out because she hasn't payed her rent for the past six months. Eileen tells her that all the rooms are filled at the pub what with Sam staying, Trish says she'll settle for a couch so Eileen agrees. Meanwhile, Kirkdale pays Pete a visit and announces to the whole pub that Pete is a murderer. Pete hits him and Kirkdale tells him that Pete will live to regret that. Later, Pete is arrested for assault. Also, Sam receives a package, it contains a tape and tape player. He listens - it's the tape upon which Eileen confesses to her involvement in the fire at the cafe! Sean and Tanya tell Danny that the lying has to stop and so he a
The police talk to Pete informally. He tells them almost all of the truth - leaving out the bit where Mike dies in his flat and that he throws the body in the river of course. The police don't have enough evidence to hold him for questioning on the murder and since Kirkdale doesn't want to press charges over the assault they're forced to let him go. As he leaves, the detective tells Pete that she won't rest until she finds out the truth . . . Meanwhile, Sam is in the process of doing just that but can't seem to get a minute's peace to listen to the tape. When he finally gets a minute, Eileen overhears but is unable to turn the tape player off in time and so Sam discovers the truth about Roy's death. However, Sam starts putting 2 and 2 together and getting 5 so Eileen is forced to tell her son the truth. She tells Sam that she killed Mike, instead of Lucy though. Sam can't believe what he's hearing and tells Eileen she's sick. He picks up the phone, calls the police and tells them he's
Sam asks the police over the phone to come to the pub to meet with him. When he hangs up, Eileen begs him not to tell them anything or at least not to show them the tape and tells him how she fears for her life when Pete discovers the truth. Dave comes to the flat to tell Eileen that no one in managing the bar and Eileen asks him to take care of it. As he heads downstairs he overhears Eileen begging Sam and figures out that Sam must know. He gets downstairs to find Pete and tells him that Sam knows about Mike. Pete rushes upstairs and has it out with Sam. Pete ends up beating Sam, leaving him with a scar across his face and a cut on his lip. Sam runs. Pete decides that he, Eileen and Lucy have to escape. They start packing . . . meanwhile, Sam heads to the Cafe to find Lucy. She bandages him up. They start to bicker when Sam doesn't tell Lucy why he and Pete got into a fight. Denise suggests that Lucy should take her break. Leaving Sam in the cafe, Lucy goes into the street where Dave
Sam can't decide whether or not telling the police what he knows will help Eileen or not. But the detective doesn't accept his silence, she reminds him that he contacted them and that wasting police time is an offense. Eventually, Sam gives up what he knows about Mike's death and tells the detective that Eileen had confessed to the murder and Pete had disposed of the body. But the detective doesn't buy it and puts it down to Sam just having been beaten by Pete and he's out for revenge. He almost tries to prove his point by showing the detective the tape but decides not to. She lets Sam go and goes to the Swan to confirm his story. Pete is out, he's gone to Dave's flat where Trish is staying. Upstairs at the pub, Eileen tells the detective that the police can't keep interfering with their lives, they are trying to run a business after all. Eileen acts surprised when the detective tells her that Sam has told her what he has. Eileen says that Sam seems to blame her and Pete for Mike's dea
Lucy tells Sam the whole story. He's surprised to hear that Dave was in on the whole thing. Sam asks Lucy why she went along with Pete's plan. She tells him that he doesn't understand - Pete will always be there for her like nobody else . . . Sam is speechless at Lucy's revelations. She tells him she can't take this anymore and tells him that she's going to go to the police. She goes to climb on a bus to the police station and Sam hurries off to tell Eileen. But Lucy doesn't get on the bus. Instead, she runs into Bradley. He sees that she's upset and invites her back to his place for a beer and a chat. Meanwhile, Eileen has told the detective about her past with Mike. Eileen tells her that he showed up out of nowhere a few months ago and confessed his love for her and said that he wanted her to run away with him. She told him that it was a ridiculous idea and that she was with Pete. She says that on the day he died, Mike came to the pub and tries to rape her but she found the strength
Lucy comes home after spending a few days away from Charnham. Eileen is worried that she's going to tell the police at which point, the police enter and want to talk to Lucy down at the station . . . Also, Sam changes his statement and tells the police that he doesn't believe that Eileen and Pete had anything to do with the fire - the detective doesn't like it. Sean has lunch with his ex-boyfriend, Nate. We discover that Tanya doesn't like him. Dave gets the good news that the licence for the cab company has come through.
At the police station Lucy starts to tell the detective exactly what happened in the flat when Mike died. She gets too emotional and has to stop so the detective tells Lucy how she think it happened. But in her version of events, she sees Pete entering at the last minute and killing Mike. Lucy tells her that she's got it all wrong and changes her mind to repeat Eileen's version of events and then says that she'd prefer to leave. The detective warns Lucy that if she is hiding something then she will find it and says that she knows something happened in that pub, she can tell that everybody is lying - it's only a matter of time . . . Lucy returns to Stanley Street and sees Eileen. Eileen tries to defend her actions and tells Lucy that it was for her. Lucy tells Eileen that because she hasn't told the police everything doesn't mean that she agrees with her mum and tells her that her relationship with Pete is built on lies so Lucy warns Eileen: tell Pete the truth or else she will . . .
Eileen tries to keep Lucy away from Pete, Tanya tries to keep Sean away from ex-boyfriend Nate and Chrissy samples the single's life!
Gary decides to play dirty and Dave decides to take it easy with Trish.
Chrissy goes to tell Gary that she will fight him all the way for custody over Chloe. Gary can't believe that she's going to contest. Chloe overhears their argument and runs out of the house where Myra sees her. Myra goes to tell Gary and Chrissy that they shouldn't be so concerned with getting at each other, instead they should be doing everything for Chloe's sake. Also, Gary's under so much pressure from the divorce that he doesn't seem to have enough time for the cab business . . . Cat and Doug proudly announce that the market stall rates have been dropped back to their original amount. Everyone is very pleased . . . later, Denise is horrified to learn that the library will be closing on Wednesday afternoons and asks Cat to look things over with Doug but Cat tells her there's nothing she can do. Also, Cat seems to be the only one who is getting excited about the darts match. She has to get a team together at the last minute because most people can't play. They loose the game. De
Tanya and Sean make up and agree not to fight again. But the peace doesn't last long . . . Sean storms out after Tanya has a go at him for ignoring Danny which leads to an argument between Sean and Danny. Sean goes to the cafe where Tanya soon follows. She wants to talk about Charlie but Sean isn't in the mood for talking and tells Tanya that he doesn't know if they're doing the right thing with Charlie. Meanwhile, Charlie and Chloe discuss how they will miss each other if he goes back to live with his mum. Later, Sean goes to Nate and tells him that he feels like everyone is treating him like he's doing something wrong and so he may as well be doing something wrong . . . back on Stanley Street, Sue shows up and informs Tanya that Sarah wants Charlie back. Tanya tells her that's a ridiculous idea because Sarah isn't stable. Sue tells her that Sarah has reached a stage where she is stable and able to care for Charlie and if he wants to, he will go and live with his mum. Sue sits down to
Charlie leaves and Sean never gets the chance to say goodbye because he's been spending the night with Nate. Nate tells Sean that he doesn't want to get involved with somebody with so much going on in his life. Later, Sean returns home and encounters Danny who promptly dumps him after learning Sean was with Nate last night. Sean returns to the flat to find a tearful Tanya. Sean tells Tanya that he's sorry that Charlie's gone but he had no interest in being his dad. Soon, Sean begins to question whether or not he wants to be a dad. Tanya tells him he's being selfish and says that she's lucky that she found out the truth about him just in time. She throws him out of the flat and then collapses in tears. Eileen tries to build bridges with Trish who subtly comes on to Pete. Also, Eileen tries to make amends with Lucy but she's having none of it. Gary and Dave toast the opening of their new cab firm. Later, Gary and Chrissy meet with a specialist who helps them start talking again. Afte
Despite Pete's best efforts, tensions increase between Eileen and Lucy. A surprise visitor is in need of Chrissy's support. Tanya's birthday doesn't go quite as expected.
Eileen has some bad news from the doctors. Pete finds a shoulder to cry on in Trish. Lucy's makeover has surprising results.
Lucy's behavior gets increasingly out of control. Eileen breaks her bad news to Pete. Davie has his first day at school.
Trish subtly winds Pete up about Eileen and Dave's relationship. Lucy's irrational behavior provokes much gossip. Despite Doug's concerns, Cat is determined to march against the library cuts.
Eileen and Dave wait anxiously at the hospital for news on Davie. Myra is gob smacked when she finds out the truth behind the library cuts. Chrissy and Sharon get an embarrassing shock when they decide to play detective.
Dave takes Eileen by surprise with a heartfelt announcement. Cat and Pete are not prepared for the doctor's news on Davie's condition.
Trish sinks to new depths to drive a wedge between Eileen and Pete. Lucy violently lashes out after a confrontation with Sam. Justin and Kelly grow tired of Lucy's destructive behavior. Chloe is convinced that the house next door is haunted.
Trish continues to scheme, leading Pete to make an angry decision about his marriage. Lucy is crushed when Sam makes his feelings clear. Bradley is shocked when Sharon reveals some family secrets. A new arrival in Charnham makes a bad first impression on the Costellos.
Trish is gutted to learn that Eileen and Pete have reconciled. Lucy attempts to open up to Kelly but ends up insulting her. Bradley is feeling low and finds a friend in Chloe. Tanya struggles with the frightening realisation of single motherhood.
Trish pretends to comfort Eileen while subtly pushing her to confess to her crimes. Pete vows to find the culprit behind the intimidation campaign. Sharon is unsympathetic to a tired Geri until Chrissy explains about her leukaemia. The welcome return of Babs allows Tanya to see a light at the end of the tunnel.
Eileen gets another surprise - a package from Mike. Trish swears to make Eileen pay. Babs makes Tanya a surprise offer.
Lucy's breakdown takes a dramatic turn. Babs tears a few strips of Sean. The Charnham Book Club gets off to a rocky beginning. Trish organises a dinner party - with a mystery guest.
Eileen is driven too far by Trish, but will it backfire on her? Lucy runs away when she learns the police are looking for her. Tanya is devastated when Sean tells her he can't return to the way things were.
Trish sets her sights on Sam. Tanya agrees to move to Southampton with her mother. Sam convinces Lucy to talk to the police.
Sam tells Trish the truth about what happened to Mike. Tensions loom between the Boulters and the Mackenzies. Sharon winds Chrissy up about the hunky new neighbour.
Trish confronts Dave and Lucy and they both confront Sam! Later, Trish throws her weight around in the bar, much to Geri's dislike! There's more conflict between the Boulters and the Mackenzies when they can't agree on who should cater the Christening.
Sam's brother, Olly, shows up and Trish makes him feel very at home. Sam tells him he can stay for one night but when he catches him stealing some money he throws him out and warns him not to come back. Also, Trish continues to make Geri's life hell in the Swan. Lucy finds out that she's got to do comunity service. Cat wants the christening to be the party of the year.
Olly comes back, despite his brother's warnings. As Sam orders him out, Pete and Eileen return home. They also find Lucy in the flat with Olly after she lied to the police that he wasn't there. Lucy starts talking about secrets and lies and eventually convinces Eileen that it wouldn'd be that bad if Olly stayed at the Swan . . . Eileen is more concerned when she learns that Trish has been sleeping in her bed and that Trish and Sam have been getting close! Also, Lucy gets an invitation to Sunday lunch at the Boulter's. Tanya, Sean and Babs are still waiting for the baby and try to hurry things along with all sorts of potions!
It's Sunday, Cat panics when she can't remember where she left Doug's Chain of Office after a heavy night with the alcohol! Luckily, Denise has picked them up and she helps Cat clean them in time for church. Later, everyone returns to the Boulter's for Sunday dinner. Doug and Les head straight to the pub while Lucy and Cat have pre-dinner drinks at the house. Unfortunately Lucy doesn't get as far as dinner because she gets too drunk, gets into a fight with Kelly and ends up leaving. Back at the flat, Lucy struggles to open the door to the flat (because she's too drunk to find the key hole). Eileen comes along to see if she's OK and when he hears something going on, Pete turns up too. Lucy ends up mentioning to Pete that Eileen's a murderer. Eileen tells him that Lucy's just drunk and blames Eileen for Mike's death. Then, Eileen heads up to Dave's flat after she receives a text telling her to meet him there. But when Eileen gets to the flat she finds Trish who tells her to sit down, t
The Sunday lunch goes well until Kelly tells the vicar that she and Justin aren't married! Luckily, the vicar thinks that Kelly's desires are honourable enough to grant a Christening for baby Suzy. Eileen can smell burning but Trish won't let her go and see if Lucy's OK. Meanwhile, Sam rescues Lucy before she dies from smoke inhalation . . .
Eileen tells Trish about her time on the run in Hastings. Starting from when she left Pete until her Halloween return! Trish fills in a few gaps and tells Eileen that she was seeing Mike at that time. Meanwhile, Sam tells Lucy about the time leading up to his mother's death and tells her how he handed his brother over to the police because he thought it was the right thing to do. As Olly's story develops, Sam's relationship with Jenny is beginning to fall apart . . .
From the official Family Affairs website: Eileen and Trish piece together the events of the past. Will Eileen have a better chance getting blood out of a stone than making Trish understand the event that lead to Mike's death? Mike gave Trish a ""ring of confidence"" and Eileen is about to find out more than she intended! Lucy hears all about Olly's history from Sam and why he's on the run. Is Olly really such a scum bag?
While Sam finds out he's adopted, the Trish and Eileen saga moves closer to the present day with a different perspective on some of the events previously seen. Including Trish's visit to Stanley Street during The Black Swan boycott. Also, after Sam discovers his past he searches for Eileen and Mike and shares some great moments with his biological father before his death. Meanwhile, a confused Mike asks Trish to go away with him to Spain, but learning of his son's identity, he asks Sam to go but later he asks Eileen, whom he really wants to go with him. Later, when Eileen refuses him, Mike tries to rape her and Eileen and Trish relive his death . . .
Sam tells Lucy about when he went back home while Trish tells Eileen how she found out the truth about Roy's death and how Mike dumping her led to her loosing her unborn daughter . . . Back in the present, Sam gets a call from Olly who asks to meet with him. Sam goes along and Olly tells him that he needs a place to stay. They talk through their issues and Sam eventually agrees to see what he can do about finding Olly a place to stay. Meanwhile, Trish tells Eileen that all she wants is for Eileen to suffer as much as she's been made to suffer. She gives Eileen half an hour to tell Pete the truth! Eileen goes to the Swan but, unable to find Pete, she decides to pack a bag instead. Then, Eileen goes to see Lucy who tells her that she can't leave her, that she promised she wouldn't leave Lucy again. Eileen promises to stay which means that she must tell Pete the truth. Eileen finds Pete, just in time, but all she tells him is how much she loves him and reminds him how much she wanted
The police and paramedics arrive at the scene of the accident. While Eileen is rushed to hospital, Dave is questioned about his involvement. The officer eventually charges him with driving without due care and attention. Trish and Lucy face off in Stanley Street! Also, Olly gets a place to stay at Kelly and Justin's. Later, Trish pays Pete a visit. She takes her time and takes great pleasure in helping him work out who set him up for the fire. When she tells him that it's Eileen he refuses to believe her. He tells her that if Eileen had set him up for the fire she wouldn't have testified against him in court but Trish tells him that she probably felt a bit guilty, after all it was only supposed to be arson. When the truth finally sets in the phone rings, it's the hospital who tell Pete that Eileen has been taken into surgery after being hit by a car. In disbelief, Pete heads to the hospital, warning Trish to ""keep it shut"" as he goes. At the hospital, Dave shows up and confesses to P
Eileen worries about how much Pete knows. She shares her concerns with Lucy and Sam. Lucy can't imagine that Pete doesn't know. Meanwhile, Pete's over the moon about the news that Eileen's pregnant. He even calls in to the cab office to let Dave know - and to get Trish's phone number . . . later, as Pete phones Trish and arranges to meet her tomorrow, Dave visits Eileen in hospital to apologise. Dave warns Eileen that she'll never be able to get away from Pete if she keeps his child he also tells Eileen that he gave Trish's number to Pete! Tanya's baby is showing no signs of arriving. Sean comes to visit and Tanya tells him that she's decided to move to Southampton so that she can have full time help with the baby. Sean is devastated and reveals that things aren't going great with Nate, who seems to be spending most of his time out clubbing. Meanwhile, Babs can't get a cab to save her life. She heads to the cab office to complain but all she finds is a dazed Dave and a notice adverti
Pete meets with Trish and tells her that neither he nor she can tell Eileen what he knows. She's carrying his child after all and he doesn't want to rink loosing it. He promises to Trish, however that Eileen will pay fully for what she's done (after the birth of his child). In the meantime, Pete says he can make her suffer. Later, Pete attacks Sam from behind and beats him . . . Chrissy is concerned that Chloe's not happy. She talks to Bradley about it. Later, Bradley arranges a get together between Chloe and one of her school friends Vicky. When they're alone Vicky tells Chloe that she didn't want to come, two of her other friends were invited but their parents got them out of it! Vicky tells Chloe that the reason nobody likes her anymore is because she goes on about Bradley all the time as if he's her boyfriend. Denise enjoys her first day at college but she later tells Kelly that she's not so sure whether or not she should go to a freshers party that evening. Kelly asks her 'why
As Tanya goes into labor and Sean is left to consider what a huge deal this is, unfortunately Nate just doesn't get it and he and Sean break up.
Lucy persuades Kelly to leave Suzy in her care, but later Kelly regrets her decision when she returns home to find the baby crying while Lucy listens to music in her room oblivious. Kelly and Lucy row and Kelly tells Lucy that she wants her out of the flat - she's had enough! Tanya catches on that Babs fancies Dave. Babs insists it isn't true but later admits her true feelings. Also, Babs tries to attract Dave's attention with afternoon tea! Olly is on top of the world after his night with Geri. Later, as Olly and Sam clear out Geri's room for decorating, Olly finds a bag of pills. Sam is forced to admit that Geri has cancer. Olly can't believe it and later tells Geri that he has no interest in pursuing a relationship with her. Geri asks him if he'd known about her cancer whether or not he would have slept with her the previous night. Olly says 'yes', but he's obviously lying. Meanwhile, Cat persuades Sam to tell Geri how he really feels and later he tells her! She's so overcome an
Eileen tells Lucy and Pete that she didn't go through with the abortion. Eileen tells Pete that she realised that this baby would be different because she had him to help her . . . At Yasmin's flat, Sam overhears Olly and Geri talking about their night of passion and loses it with Geri. The fight continues to the pub but having chased Sam from the flat, Geri is out of breath and unable to catch it. She heads off to an appointment with her consultant who tells her that she may have contracted pneumonia! Babs tells Dave that she's noticed that they've became closer recently and starts chatting him up! When Dave figures out what's going on he politely turns Babs down, thanking her for afternoon tea!
Myra and Gary discuss Chloe's current mood swings. Myra suggests that Chloe should see a child psychologist, Gary agrees and pitches the idea to Chrissy who doesn't seem too happy about it. Lucy's looking for a place to live and Les is looking for an apprentice, he gives Lucy first refusal and she accepts the offer as well as the offer of Kelly's old room from Les and Denise. Trish pays a visit to the Swan to further torment Eileen. While Trish drinks to a marriage made in heaven with Pete, Eileen is stuck with no alcohol and no cigarettes! The doctor tells Geri that it could be too late for a bone-marrow transplant! Also, Sam and Geri make up after their argument and Sam tells her that he doesn't mind that she slept with Olly.
Chrissy asks Gary to pick Chloe up from school, he says yes but when a job comes up (taking Pete and Eileen to the airport as is happens), Gary has to ask Bradley to cover for him. Bradley is very reluctant but agrees and asks Lucy if she'll babysit with him. Later, Lucy lets Bradley down and he's left alone with Chloe! Seeing he has an opportunity, Bradley approaches Chloe, she asks him if they're going to play their game, he says no and she says that she doesn't want to . . . despite this, Bradley still gets closer to Chloe and starts to run his fingers through her hair! Chrissy comes into the house just in time and Bradley jumps back! Seeing Bradley and Chloe alone together prompts Chrissy to tell Gary that Chloe's been lying again and tells him what Chloe's told her. Gary blames Chrissy and tells her that it's her fault that Chloe is so messed up and in spite of the fact that they've been getting on better and better recently, as far as he's concerned their marriage is over! Shar
Yasmin returns to find the salon empty and her flat very very full of people! Yasmin eventually catches Cat having a quick snooze in the back of the salon. Later, Yasmin reveals that she and Benji have decided to sell the the shop and the flat so that Benji can buy a house in Cyprus and so that Yas can concentrate on Cutilicious! On Chloe's birthday Bradley wonders whether or not to give her an expensive piece of jewelry. Meanwhile, the party's hardly getting started with Chloe seeming really sad. Later, social workers visit the Costello's house and say that because of information that they received from the child psychologist they believe that Chloe could be being abused and their Gary believes that he's their prime suspect!
Sam tells Olly that he's proud of him for standing up in court but then Olly reveals that he lied and said he was framed! Sam is disgusted and all Olly can do is tell Sam that he can't really talk having snogged his own sister in front of everybody! And as if Sam wasn't annoyed enough already, Olly asks Sam whether or not he should ask Lucy out. Despite Sam telling Olly that it would be weird to see his brother date his sister Olly later goes to see Lucy to ask her out but she says she's too busy with Bradley. The social workers learn what Chloe said about Bradley from Gary and Chrissy's points of view and then they talk to Chloe alone and slowly discover the truth! As Gary and Chrissy are invited back into the kitchen, where the conversation is taking place, Mel and Myra stay in the front room while Myra tells Mel what's going on. Mel can't believe it and is horrified that Chloe would say such a thing about Bradley. Meanwhile, Gary and Chrissy hear in detail exactly what Bradley did
Gary struggles to come to terms with what Bradley has done and when the child protection unit turn up to talk to Chloe he acts overprotective but eventually lets them interview Chloe alone. Later, Gary says he'll pick Chloe up from school but gets a call from Dave who asks him to come into the office where he informs Gary that he's loosing his cab license. Meanwhile, Gary is late picking Chloe up from school and Bradley shows up and tells Chloe that he's picking her up today. Chloe goes with him . . .
Kelly tells the vicar how important it is that Suzie be welcomed into Christianity, Justin tells the vicar that God's cool and just as the vicar is about to give up, Justin asks if Suzie's twin who was miscarried could be blessed. The vicar agrees to baptise Suzie. Gary learns that Chloe has been taken away from school by Bradley after he as late picking her up. Shortly afterwords, he calls the police and returns home to tell Myra what's happened and tells her that he doesn't plan to tell Chrissy but Myra tells him that he must. Later, Gary confesses to Chrissy and this time it's her chance to blame Gary for messing up. While they argue, the police inquire about Bradley at the cafe and learn that Lucy saw him earlier in the park. Meanwhile, Chloe makes sure that Bradley isn't angry with her because of what she said. He says he's not and she tells him that they're still friends. Together they come up with a plan to get Bradley off the hook. Chloe says that she'll tell the police that
Babs seems to be trying to set Tanya up with Dave! But Dave really isn't interested. Also, Tanya wants to call the baby Harry but Sean isn't keen. He suggests that the baby be called Orson (after Orson Wells), Tanya seems to like it too . . . Yasmin continues to drop very strong hints that she'd like to be the godmother to Justin and Kelly's baby but they're not so sure. Kelly is more worried about the fact that the vicar wants them to get married before he Christens Suzy. It's not compulsory but Kelly drops very strong hints at Justin that a proposal wouldn't go a miss! Later, Justin tells Olly that he's not so sure . . . Rumours about Bradley are making their way through Charnham faster than wild fire. Nobody is really sure what's going on though: Gary struggles to come to terms with what Bradley has done and feels like he can't so much as look at Chloe without feeling guilty. Chrissy doesn't have as much of a problem. Together they reassure Chloe that she won't have to see Bra
Tanya moans at Sean that Babs is really not helping, Sean says that she should do something about it but Tanya doesn't seem to able to. Sean has a go at hinting to Babs that Tanya would like some time alone with the baby but all he gets is grief that Babs no longer trusts him to always be around for the baby. Later, Dave has a go and he's a little more frank with Babs, she returns to the flat and announces that she's resigned from her job and that she's returning to Southampton tomorrow! Justin tells Doug that he's not really ready to get married but he really thinks that Kelly wants to. Meanwhile, Kelly tells Cat that she thinks that Justin's going to ask her to marry him but Kelly says that she doesn't want to get married. Later, when Cat and Doug get together they realise what's going on and Doug goes to see the happy couple just to let them know! Also, Cat manages to convince Kelly that Yasmin wouldn't be that bad as Suzy's godmother. Yasmin is delighted when Justin and Kelly ask
The same day from different points of view: The Williams family's day: Conrad is awoken by the sound of Gary's car alarm and he really isn't impressed. Conrad goes back inside and tells his daughter that Gary probably set the car alarm off on purpose to wind him up! Then he has a fight with Katie when he learns that she's broken up with her boyfriend and is looking for a place to stay. They take their argument out into the street just in time to meet Sharon and Bradley's cab. Conrad is surprised to see them back so soon and Sharon questions whether or not they're welcome. Seeing that Bradley's back, Gary approaches Sharon from the other side of the street. Conrad hurries Bradley inside while Sharon talks to Gary. Bradley tells Conrad that he has to see the police today and that's the only reason they came back. Sharon comes in and slags off Gary, she says she doesn't know what Chrissy thinks she's playing at and so she goes to see her to ask her to stop. Conrad can't seem to stop her.
Conrad does some serious thinking but eventually decides that his kids can come and live with him when his wife goes to live abroad. Katie is thrilled by the news (along with the news that she can stay in her father's house rent-free on the promise that she'll help out!). Meanwhile, Sharon's having a rough day while Bradley is questioned by the police. Bradley tells them that he's innocent and that his round the world plans were never going affect his bail rules. The police don't believe him, even though they talk to Lucy who tells them she's not so sure of things anymore, but since the police have the right to hold Bradley for 48 hours they're going to! Gary and Chrissy are very pleased that Bradley's been locked up again. They also get a visitor from the police who tells them that they've got to be really careful about what they say around Chloe, because if a defense lawyer can twist Chloe's words round to make it seem like Gary and Chrissy told her what to say then all the bother
After another chat with Chloe, the police manage to obtain a warrant to search the Williams' house for any of Bradley's stuff. On his computer they find paedophilic images. Bradley denies that they're anything to do with him, accusing Gary of planting the evidence on his computer while he wasn't there. Later, the police discover that some of the images were bought by Bradley's credit cards months before he moved in with the Costellos! Despite this is not quite enough evidence to keep him in prison and he's released on bail with the guarantee that he won't go within 5 miles of Chloe's home or school. He goes to stay with his step dad. Meanwhile, the Williams' Sunday dinner is ruined when the police invade the house searching for any incriminating evidence on Bradley. Katie tells her dad that he should dump Sharon and Bradley, especially if the allegations against him turn out to be true. Katie says that there's no way Ella will let Ania move in with Bradley hanging around . . .
From the official Family Affairs website: After hearing about the new evidence against Bradley, Chrissy struggles to stay positive. Will she see justice done? Sharon doesn't make any effort with Conrad's kids; anyone would think it's her divine right to get what she wants! Still standing by Bradley, Sharon suggests that Gary downloaded paedophilic images from the internet. Meanwhile, Mel's fed up with sharing the Boulters' home. Brendan gets it in the neck and is told to find another job so they can afford to move into a place of their own. And Sadie is set to plan a Guy Fawkes party - the best Charnham's ever seen.
From the official Family Affairs website: Gary shows up at Martin's house and goes head-to-head with Bradley! Martin's surprised to find out about the ""Chloe business"". Later, Chloe's left outside for a moment, alone, then Bradley shows up! Katie's bandages are off her nose and she's pleased as punch with the results. But Katie didn't pay through the nose for the job; her ex-boyfriend did - and now he's looking for the cash back. Meanwhile, another brick flies through the Williams's window. Melanie's feeling rejected by her husband; he'd rather go out with the boys than attend to her needs...
After seeing Bradley go into next door with Sharon, Chloe goes inside to tel her parents but she can't seem to get a word in edge ways. They think her reluctance to go is because of Bradley and tell her that there's no way he's going to come near her - what is she to believe? Meanwhile, Conrad and Alex return home to find Sharon and Bradley in the front room. Alex leaves for home promising his dad that he wouldn't give up the fact that Bradley was in the neighborhood to anyone. Then Conrad tells Sharon that he wants Bradley out of his house immediately and that she's caused him enough grief so she can go too! Conrad goes to work and says that he wants them both gone by the time he gets home. Over the road, the Costellos show up for the party at the Swan. Later, after talking with Katie about Bradley, Alex decides to do what he believes to be the right thing. He tells Gary where Bradley's hiding out! Gary heads out of the pub quietly, leaving Chrissy and Chloe wondering where he's got t
Lucy and Olly get close, much to Sam's dislike. Olly asks Lucy why she always goes for the bad boys. She tells him that Jake wasn't a bad boy and tells him Jake's story. Meanwhile, Geri has returned from the hospital very emotional and she won't talk to Sam. He eventually drags it out of her that the hospital told her that they've found a donor on the bone marrow register. Geri does not share Sam's delight at the news, she says she doesn't want to get her hopes up. Katie comes home to find Gary standing over a bleeding Bradley. She immediately reacts with some first aid and tells Gary that he should get out of their before the police arrive. But Gary says that he doesn't want to lie, that he wants to tell the police exactly what Bradley said to him and exactly what he did about it. Katie says that when the police get there it'll be his word against Bradley's. Gary reluctantly leaves. When he gets home, he's surprised to find Mel in the kitchen. He removes his blood stained shirt and
Pete and Eileen return and Sam's surprised by Pete's good mood but when everybody's back's are turned, Pete turns nasty. Receiving a call from Trish he tells her that he can's stand to be in the same room as Eileen and that he'd hated playing happy families for the past couple of weeks. Eileen tells Sam that Pete was a charmer the whole time and won round her family. Later, Pete gets nasty again when he encounters Conrad who informs him that his house is off the market. Not impressed, Pete bars Conrad! Katie tries to comfort a guilty Gary. She tells him that the police won't even think about looking for him. He's really not so sure. Later, Mel confronts her dad about the blood she found on his shirt last night. They're interrupted by the police who question Chrissy, Gary and Mel. They all confirm that they were each in the pub and that they can act as alibis to each other. When the police leave and Chrissy gets out of their way, Mel confronts Gary. At first he denies it but Mel soon
Katie and Conrad have found that Ania's missing from her bedroom. Conrad can't think of anywhere she might be which adds to his attitude that she doesn't know his kids. Katie reassures him that this isn't his fault. Later, after ringing round all of Ania's friends, they've all but given up when Alex comes home and tells them that Ania has a den out by their old house. They head off to find her . . . Pete is still playing happy families but Sam isn't buying it. Later, with Eileen lying down upstairs and Sam out on a building job, Pete is left to man the bar alone. He tells Eileen that they need to hire more staff, especially since they can't rely on Geri being around in the long term . . . he suggests Trish but Eileen tells him that she doesn't want Trish there. However, later, Trish shows up and tells Pete that a couple of 30 second phone conversations can hardly be called a relationship. She asks whether his trip to Ireland reminded him what he'd once seen in Eileen. Pete tells Tris
Pete convinces Eileen that it's a good idea for her to give up the pub license. Afterwords, he and Trish celebrate quietly but in public. Sam is suspicious of recent goings on . . . Conrad tries to buy Ania's affections with a brand new pair of trainers and a brand new school uniform, the problem with all this is that he runs out of money to buy food. Katie warns Conrad that trying to bribe Ania into loving him is not the best way to go. It's Gary's day in court. He's confident that he'll get off and promises to be home when Chloe gets home from school. After Chrissy's support throughout the past couple of weeks, Gary considers wearing his wedding ring to the hearing but decides against it and instead keeps it in his top pocket. Sharon shows up to the hearing telling Gary that she hopes they throw away the key. Chrissy almost looses it with her, but Gary restrain his wife. Gary's solicitor arrives a little late and looks worried at their allocated magistrate but says it'll be fine.
Conrad has no luck in talking Ania into letting him take her to school and later he has the same sort of luck with trying to get Alex and Katie jobs. Katie tells him that she's working all the time, method acting - preparing for her big break! While Alex suggests that he just sign on for now. After visiting Gary in prison, Chrissy decides to pay Bradley a visit and see if she can't help get him to confess to the police. Before Chrissy can finish her interrogation, Sharon storms in furious that Chrissy is intimidating her son! Chrissy leaves. Later, the police visit the Costello's and tell Chrissy that Bradley bought the porn on his computer and that they're likely to get a conviction. Chrissy is thrilled by this news but she's disappointed that they won't prosecute him for touching Chloe. In the evening, when Chrissy is home alone, Sharon pays her a visit. She tells Chrissy that she should never have come to the hospital and continually calls Chloe a liar! Then Chrissy tells Sharon t
Katie hears that her ex-boyfriend has been signed to a record label which makes her think twice about their relationship! She pays him a visit to see if she can make amends but it turns out that the reason he was signed was because of the fact he's sleeping with a woman from the management of the company - well it's not what you know! Later, Lucy and Kelly offer Katie a night out to make her feel better. Eileen is close to breaking point with Trish, Pete manages to calm her down but later he gets an earful from Trish who tells him that he spends more time with his wife than he does with her! He says he's playing it safe but Trish wants more out of their relationship . . . Sharon visits Bradley and she's in a suspicious frame of mind after her conversation with Chrissy last night. Bradley tells his mum that it's all a big mistake but agrees to plead guilty so that the judge might be lenient with him. Later, Sharon confesses to Chrissy that she thinks Bradley did it! Chrissy tells Sh
Sharon tells Chrissy that she thinks Bradley was abused by his dad. Brendan turns to Sean for marriage advice. Sean tells him he's not sure what Brendan should do and in order to comfort him a little, Sean puts his hand on Brendan's leg which Brendan takes the wrong way so he leaps up and tells Sean to get off him! Eileen has to go out to the cash and carry when Trish forgets to order tonic water and then refuses to go and get some. While she's out of the way, Trish persuades Pete to get some alone time in his and Eileen's bedroom but Eileen returns sooner than they expected and when Pete is nowhere to be found she turns to go into the bedroom . . !
Chrissy is disgusted by the fact that Sharon ignored her husband's abuse of her son. Sharon tells Chrissy that it was worse than she wanted to imagine and she couldn't bring herself to do anything about it. Chrissy reminds Sharon that she called Chloe a liar and then she gets worked up about it and throws Sharon out. Later, Sharon runs into Chrissy again on the street. Chrissy pleads with her to get Bradley to confess but Sharon says that he never will. Sharon tells Chrissy that she plans to leave Charnham, there's nothing there for her anymore. Sharon promises to get Bradley some professional help, which is little comfort to Chrissy who has to live with what Bradley did to Chloe. Justin is a little wound up over the fact that everyone seems to helping with planning the Christening except him. He's also not happy that his invitation to Marc has gone unanswered. Meanwhile, Cat bumps into Denise and tells her that they've hired outside caterers for the Christening, Denise is offended t
Yas sets up a date that Chrissy really can't refuse! When Eileen starts to bleed, she and Lucy rush to the hospital!
Chrissy's lunch with Alan goes well except that Gary walks into the cafe as they kiss goodbye! Pete finally gives in to Trish and they sleep together! Meanwhile, Eileen arrives at the hospital and everybody seems too busy to see her. Later, the doctors tell Eileen that she's lost the baby. Lucy tries to call Pete but he's too busy with Trish to answer the phone!
Gary and Chrissy both disclose their feeling for each other but not to each other! Chrissy tells Mel that her feelings for Gary have never changed while Gary admits to Dave that he still loves Chrissy. Later, Gary realises that it's too late to go back now. His divorce from Chrissy is finalised. Cat decides not to tell Yas why Marc and his girlfriend have pulled out of the Christening. Cat tells Justin that his brother's girlfriend is pregnant. He's delighted over the fidelity of the MacKenzies boys! Later, the Boulters and MacKenzies continue to argue over the Christening. Cat think that Suzie should get a new dress because Denise's family heirloom is tacky! Denise tells Cat that her outfit is far tackier than the dress. Justin sticks up for Cat and ends up insulting Denise and later gets into a fight with Kelly over just that. Eileen wonders how best to tell Pete that they've lost their child. Lucy suggests keeping the news from him briefly so that she can come to terms with it h
Kelly isn't talking to Justin after yesterday's incident and when Denise realises that it's her fault she goes to see Cat to apologise which later prompts an apology to Denise from Justin! Meanwhile, Mel spends the day looking for her husband! He didn't come home after walking out on their romantic meal for two. Later, a guy turns up on the Boulter's doorstep to return Brendan's wallet. Mel asks if he's one of Brendan's mates and the guy corrects Mel introducing himself as Brendan's boyfriend! Mel then introduces herself as Brendan's wife. Chloe seems to be getting too used to the idea that her mum and dad are living under the same roof again. Myra warns that it's not fair on her. Gary insists that Chrissy isn't going anywhere. Later however, Chrissy tells Gary that she doesn't feel very welcome at the house. Gary tells her not to let Myra get to her. Chrissy tells him that it would probably be best if she did move out. Pete's up early burning the sonogram photos of his unborn chil
Jason, Brendan's boyfriend, thinks it's best he leave but Mel invites him in! They talk for a bit and wait for Brendan but he never shows up. Mel goes to the Christening alone, she acts coldly toward Les and Denise. Later, when Brendan finally shows his face, Mel hands him her wedding rings and tells him she doesn't want to wear them anymore! Meanwhile, Justin gets a text from Marc and Yas overhears him announce that Marc's new girlfriend is pregnant! Chrissy and Gary are in a great mood as they head off to the Christening, such a great mood that Myra is afraid to leave them alone! Chrissy then gets a call from her date fro yesterday, which ruins the mod temporarily. Later, Chrissy and Gary kiss! Lucy, Sam and Dave are worried for Eileen's safety. Lucy calls Eileen's mobile. Somebody answers; Lucy thinks that it's her mum and warns her that Pete knows but it turns out that it's Pete on the other end of the phone! He tells Lucy that she's a very good liar and hangs up the phone. Luc
Mel confronts Brendan about his playing away with other men! She moves out and leaves it to Brendan to explain her departure to Denise and Les, neither of whom are very happy. Gary an Chrissy wonder what's next after their kiss. Myra seems worried about how close they're getting, but she seems like the only one. Both Doug and Yas independently show their support for the relationship! Cat tries not to let her party get ""common""! She decides against balloon games in favor of the far more proper charades! Pete leaves Eileen to drown but as he's about to drive off he gets an attack of conscience and runs back to the river to save his wife but she's no where to be seen. In a panic, Pete runs into the river screaming Eileen's name! He runs up and down the river bank until he eventually sees that she's safe and being dragged out of the water by two bystanders. Pete goes back to the pub. Meanwhile, Eileen calls Dave and tells him what's happened. As Pete arrives back at the pub, Dave rus
The rumours fly fast and furiously around Charnham about Pete and Eileen's very public break-up. Pete's giving everyone the cold shoulder, even Sadie. Pete sacks Geri because she'll be ""unreliable"" while she's being treated for cancer! Later, Eileen sees Pete and tells him that she still loves him after everything he did to her but he quickly tells her that he doesn't love her! Mel comes by to get the last of her stuff. Brendan begs her not to tell anyone why they broke up, but Mel says they'll realize eventually and tells her husband that there's no way that he's not gay!
Chloe comes home from school to find her mum and dad kissing in the kitchen . . . she's then informed that they're now officially divorced. As usual, Gary and Chrissy get an earful from Myra. Meanwhile, Dave has been comforting to Eileen and since Pete didn't like him very much to begin with, it's not doing him any favours! Later, Gary and Dave are informed that Pete still legally owns their office and he's evicting them! Katie gets a job behind the bar at the Swan. Geri is less than impressed with her replacement who hasn't quite got the job down yet! Meanwhile, Geri plans to cut her hair as she prepares for her treatment on Friday.
As she makes her final preparations for hospital, Geri cuts her hair. Later, she fears she looks like a boy but Sam reassures her that she doesn't. Cat and Yas also come round bearing gifts to see Geri off. Pete hires Katie full time at the pub. She delighted and later she approaches Pete in the flat and tells him how she finds him sexy! They end up kissing but when Katie mentions ""Mrs Callan"", Pete orders her to stop. It's a rough day for Gary. He goes to see Pete and begs him to reconsider throwing him and Dave out onto the street. Pete replies that he really doesn't care it's just business. Gary points out that it's not business at all and Pete soon comes round to the idea of letting them keep the office but for a higher rent. Later, Gary and Dave agree that they couldn't afford the place if is was any more expensive. Meanwhile, under pressure from Chrissy, Gary tells his solicitor about Katie's role in the events of the night he beat up Bradley. His solicitor tells him that a j
After an argument with Conrad, Katie decides to go back on her decision and agrees to make a statement to the police. Later, however, Gary and Chrissy learn that because she's lied before, a statement from Katie actually won't do any good for Gary's case. Later, the mood in the Costello household isn't improved when a phone call comes to inform them that Bradley has only been given community service for downloading child porn! The family worry whether or not they should tell Chloe . . . Conrad really doesn't want Katie working at The Swan and when he hears from Alex that Katie is getting close with her boss, he's decides to pay them both a visit. Katie is later angry after Conrad humiliated her in front of Pete. Meanwhile, Pete gets a new nameplate for above he door of the pub: 'Pete Callan'. Eileen sees him putting it up and says that the reason that she won't contest the license alteration is because she wants rid of Pete once and for all! Geri and her entourage head to the hospi
Gary is still adamant that Chloe should not be told about Bradley's release but everyone else seems to want her to know so later Gary and Chrissy tell Chloe. As it happens, Chloe takes the news much better than anyone else! Meanwhile, Mel arranges for herself, Myra and Chloe to go out for the evening so that Gary and Chrissy can have the place to themselves. They take full advantage of the situation and after a few glasses of wine and a romantic movie they're in the mood for a dance and a kiss! Eileen persuades Dave to tell Lucy about Jake's imminent release. Lucy is happy at the news. Meanwhile, Eileen tells Sam about Jake and later he talks to Olly to see how serious he is about Lucy. Later, Olly tells Lucy how he hoped that their relationship was going somewhere. After Sam hears about this, he confronts Olly and accuses him of using Lucy but Olly reassures Sam that he was sincere in his feelings for Lucy. Yas starts to think to the future and when she sees a handsome young man c
Yas gets a date with Owen. Kelly makes a new friend in Alex Williams. After a visit to the psychiatrist, Chrissy decides that she should try to find her mother and resolve her childhood issues.
After hearing that Brendan has been blaming her for their break-up, Mel makes the reason they broke up very public by announcing to everyone in the cafe (including Yasmin and her date) that Brendan's been sleeping with other men! The Costellos eventually come round to the idea of Chrissy finding her mum, although Gary especially was very skeptical at first. Since she's short of cash after Pete cut her off, Dave offers Eileen a job at the taxi firm. She doesn't want to take it at first but when she sees that she doesn't really have a choice, she accepts. Also, Dave visits Jake in prison. Jake tells him that he looks forward to coming home and that he wants to give things another go with Lucy . . . Kelly and Alex continue to become close, much to Justin's dislike, Kelly even calls him boring! Katie goes on at Pete about how he clearly still loves Eileen, she hasn't seen any evidence to prove otherwise. Pete decides to give her evidence and they kiss!
Sam spoils Olly's day by telling Lucy that Olly lied in court! Lucy dumps him and Olly blames Sam. Les is jealous that his wife is spending so much time with a mystery tutor. Later, Kelly tells her dad that if she were in that tutor's class she wouldn't be able to concentrate! Katie and Pete both feel great after their night of passion - Conrad is less than pleased though. Later, Pete proves to Katie that Eileen means nothing to him and serves his wife with divorce papers. He then tells Katie that he hopes they can relive last night at some point! Yasmin breaks her three date rule and sleeps with Owen! He promises to call but after 24 hours of not hearing anything, Yas gets worried! Meanwhile, someone puts in an offer for the shop and flat. Yasmin accepts and pays a visit to Dave to give him a month's notice (since she'll be moving into his flat). After hearing that he's been evicted, Dave decides to drown his sorrows with Eileen. The cuddle up on the sofa together. Later, as E
Alex apologises to Kelly about running out on her yesterday. He tells her that all that twin talk freaked him out a bit because he's a twin himself and he then reveals that his twin is in a young offenders institute. Alex then makes Kelly promise that she won't tell anyone. This is tested later and it really annoys Justin when Kelly won't tell him what Alex said . . . Eileen and Dave wake up side by side, Dave seems far more pleased about that than Eileen. Sam comes to pick Eileen up so that she can move out but when they get to the bedsit, Sam doesn't like what he sees and brings Eileen back to Stanley Street! Eileen goes to see Chrissy and tells her about last night. Chrissy encourages Eileen to go for things with Dave. Later, Eileen does just that and they kiss. Also, Eileen signs and sends her divorce papers without having a solicitor look over them. Jake returns home to find Lucy with another man! He gets a quick word with her before Olly comes and shows her that he's learned
Les finally gets to meet the infamous Christian and he's rude to him! Sean tells Denise that Christian has a crush on her but she dismisses it and reminds Sean that she's married. Also, Denise and Les argue after he promotes Lucy over Brendan. Earlier, Brendan told Les that a friend of his in France had offered him a job . . . After Jake tells Dave what really happened between him and Olly, Dave goes to see Lucy and begs her to talk to Jake. Lucy reluctantly agrees and all she gets for her efforts is the cold shoulder from Jake. But Lucy can tell that she's not being told the whole truth and later, when Olly threatens to go to the police, Lucy tells him that she won't be waiting for him when he gets back. Olly then returns Jake's letter to him and doesn't get much in the way of gratitude. The Williams family secret finally comes out! The family are tracked down by Ray Pellow who confronts Conrad. Conrad warns him not to do the same thing to the family as he had already done after C
Chrissy continues the quest for her mother without much success. Meanwhile, Mel decides to confront Brendan and get her feelings out in the open. She does so and the conversation leaves her feeling a lot better about herself and later convinces Brendan to accept Cameron's offer of a job in France. After falling out over how little time they spend together, Les and Denise make up and later, Denise invites Christian and his girlfriend over for dinner. Les isn't keen on the idea but Denise promises him that the afters will be worth waiting for! Jake sees his parole officer about a job. Later, he tells Lucy that there's not much open for people like him. Lucy then encourages Jake to pursue a job in a career that he really cares about like football for instance. Jake says he'll look into it. Yasmin decides that she should move to the next level with Owen and decides to tell him that she can't have kids. He's a little stunned that Yasmin would bring up the idea of kids at all and tells
Chrissy returns home with disappointing news: her mother's fried dies a couple of weeks ago. She worries that her search for her mother might be over. Katie gives Owen pictures of the family but later changes her mind about selling her story. She begs Owen not to print the story but he says it's too late. Later, Owen boasts to Yasmin that he's sold his first story to a national newspaper! Jake's a man in demand! After no luck in several job interviews, he finally gets 2 big breaks at once. Both Lucy and Katie praise his work to their respective employers and they both decide to hire. Katie gets to Jake first though and gets him a job behind the bar at The Swan. Denise tells Eileen that Les cares more about the business than anything else. When Sean pops in and Christian's name comes into conversation, it's enough to wind both Les right up! Les and Denise argue and unfortunately for them, a restaurant reviewers gets involved. Les tells Denise that she spends far too much time with
Chrissy finally gets a breakthrough in the search for her mother. She heads off after hearing that her mother remarried and finding out her new step dad's name . . . Katie is horrified to see that Owen also spoke to Ray as part of his story and the whole of Charnham is horrified to discover that they've got the family of a killer living on their doorstep. At first the Williams' don't see the papers but later, it's all brought home to Ania when her new friends in school find out. When Katie shows up she can tell that she's not welcome. While Les and Denise can't get on with each other in private, they try to put on a show on unity for Brendan's farewell meal. Things are going well until Christian calls to speak to Denise. Les gets up announcing that he's lost his appetite. Brendan goes off to pack. Soon, the whole family is on the doorstep saying goodbye to Brendan. Mel spots him leaving from over in the salon. She only found out he was leaving earlier that day. She wishes him well
Katie tries to clear the family name by confronting the local gossip: Sadie. Later, Katie saves Jake's job by helping him out during his first night back on the job. Jake's so grateful that he kisses Katie goodnight - but it turns into a bit more than that! Chrissy waits and waits for her potential step-father to turn up at his shop. He eventually does but she can't find it within herself to ask him about her mother. Instead she tells him she's interested in buying a kitchen and they make an appointment for him to go to the Costello's and measure up! Chrissy returns home where Gary tells her that he doesn't think it's right for her to lure her step-father to the house under false pretenses. After Christian returns Denise's scarf to Les, Les tells Lucy all about his wife's fling with Caleb that resulted in Brendan! Angry after hearing about his wife's encounter in the park, Les returns home where he hears the message from Denise on the phone. Les immediately calls the police but the
After Jake spends the night at the Williams', he's quite keen to get out of the way before Conrad catches him! Conrad does catch him and later warns Katie to be more careful. Also, Conrad learns that the kids' mum Ella is trying to get a flight out to the UK to spend Christmas with her family and, fed up with the silent treatment, Katie decides to beg her siblings for forgiveness. Les is convinced that Denise is keeping something from him and when Christian shows up on the Boulter's doorstep, he gets a mouthful from Les. Les also pins Christian againt the wall and forces the truth about what happened in the park out of him! Christian tells Les everything. Later, Les asks Denise why she felt she couldn't tell him that Christian made a pass at her? Her answer was that she couldn't trust Les to keep calm . . . It's time for Geri's bone marrow transplant. She gets a letter from her donor and a visit from Cat, Doug, Yas and Sam. As the friends and family leave they wish Geri well. Sam s
Chrissy finally plucks up the courage to ask her step-father, Keith, about her mother. He tells her all about his awful marriage and his divorce. When Chrissy pushes him further, Keith decides to shut up all together and leaves. Denise still won't let Les get close. Later, Denise tells Kelly what's been going on and after that she gets a visit from Christian. He apologises for his actions, Denise tells him that she won't be returning to college after Christmas. Sam tells Cat about his proposal to Geri. Cat's worried that it wasn't just a gesture to give Geri something to fight for. Sam reassures Cat that he can't imagine spending his life with anyone else. Alex and Ania are on a downer after they spot Sadie staring at them in the shop. When nobody else is looking, Conrad decides to confront Sadie but instead he meets Myra who tells him that she can see his point of view and then gets him to see the good in people. His conversation with Myra persuades Conrad that hiding away in th
Ella Williams returns from LA with plenty of stories to amuse the kids, but she finds that she's a little bit behind their tastes. Conrad tells Ella about their recent encounter with the press. Ella is outraged that Conrad isn't considering moving after a thing like that, but Conrad stands his ground and tells Ella that they pretty much did their worst and the family survived it! Later, Ella decides that she doesn't want Ania putting through more ridicule when Ben comes out of prison and tells Conrad that Ania will be moving to LA with her . . . Chrissy has all but given up in the search for her mother. She talks to Myra about it though. Myra tells Chrissy about her relationship with Gary's dad and even though they'd had such a bad relationship, how Myra still has fond memories of him. The whole conversation convinces Chrissy that she must find her mother so that she can see the events of her childhood from another point of view. Later, Gary confronts Myra and tells her that an encou
After a visit from Cat, Denise is finally persuaded to leave the house and go back to work. Once she gets there however, it all becomes too much to handle and when a group of young guys get a bit rowdy, Denise cuts her losses and heads quietly out of the back door. Conrad insists that he wants Ania to stay with him, but Ella isn't so sure. When Conrad's out of the way, Ella asks Ania what she wants to do. Later, Conrad and Gary bond a little when Gary offers to decorate his neighbor's house. They later share a beer at The Swan and Gary gives Conrad some advice over custody issues. Lucy persuades Eileen to meet her for a drink in The Swan. Lucy is late and Eileen is forced to buy the drinks. She's thrown a little when Pete is actually nice to her! Eileen tells Lucy that she preferred it when she knew where she stood with Pete. Later, while Eileen and Dave enjoy the Christmas celebrations on Stanley Street, she sees Pete watching them . . . Myra tells Gary that she intends to help
Tanya returns to A&E after her maternity leave, leaving Sean with baby Harry! After getting a phone call from Nate, Sean rushes off leaving Harry with Justin and Kelly. Soon, the recently appointed babysitters start to notice that all is not right with Harry and call Sean who decides to rush his son to the hospital and into the arms of a horrified Tanya! Denise still refuses to leave the house, despite several attempts to cheer her up. Later, a gang appear on Stanley Street who make Denise think twice about going outside . . . Gary is worried that he's not had a response to his proposal. Later, Chrissy tells him that she doesn't want to say yes and get Chloe's hopes up - something might go wrong again . . . Also, Chrissy talks things over with Eileen. Eileen tells Chrissy that she's not so sure about her and Dave either. Eileen says that she doesn't love Dave and probably never will . . . Sam gets a double dose of bad news. Firstly, he hears that his father has had a fall and lat
Sean and Tanya learn that the only thing Harry had was an ear infection but Tanya's relief is short lived after she finds out that Sean left Harry to go and see Nate! Sean apologises and says he's learned from his mistakes. Later, he notices a doctor checking out Tanya! He makes a bet that the doctor will ask her out before 2005! Tanya agrees to the bet, not thinking the doctor will make a move but later it seems she's wrong when Dr. John starts to ask about her relationship with Sean! Lucy gets Jake a job at the cafe and later he steals a moment alone with Katie in The Swan while Pete watches jealously from a distance. Sam goes to see Geri after receiving the news that she doesn't want to marry him! She tells him that if she recovers she wants to live a little and having a husband in tow doesn't really fit . . . devastated, Sam decides not to stick around in Charnham. His dad needs him! Sam says his goodbyes to Eileen, Lucy and Geri. After getting a scare, Denise confides in Cat
Les has had enough of Denise's inability to cope with the cafe but after speaking with Cat, he decides that it's time to sit down and talk to his wife. After hearing that Les spoke to Cat, Denise assumes that he knows everything. But after they start to talk it's clear that Les is clueless. After she tells him what really happened, Les calls the police. Later, Denise talks to the police and tells them that the guy who attacked her tied his fleece around her neck and demanded that she tell him she loves him! She also maintains that Christian had nothing to do with it. When the police have gone, Denise tells Les that he shouldn't have gotten the police involved. They argue a little and Les admits that he had given their marriage 6 months and had it not improved, he would have left Denise! Denise blames herself for the attack. She calls it a punishment for how she treated Les. He tells her that nobody deserved what happened to her and he promises never to leave her, no matter what! He rea
At breakfast, Dave and Eileen start to talk about Sam's recent departure. Dave tells Eileen that if he didn't think there was anything in the relationship, Sam did the right thing in getting out. Eileen sees a parallel between her son's situation and her own . . . Later, Dave starts to talk to Eileen about finding a new place for when Yasmin throws them out. Eileen accuses Dave of moving too fast. They go for a drink in The Swan and there's tension between Eileen and Pete - they both seem to want to get back together! Will their pride get in the way? Denise is happier having told Les the truth. She also tells Kelly and is soon even beginning to feel like her old self again. Denise still doesn't want to be touched however and is worried as she admits this to Les. He tells her that their marriage is about more than sex. Babs is back and she and Sean have fun at Tanya's expense. Sean also wins a fiver after Dr. John asks Tanya out! Babs decides to take Tanya to Cuti-licious to prepare
The girls persuade Yasmin not to go clubbing but to spend New Year in the Swan! Later, Katie and Mel trick Yasmin into ""experimenting"". As Yasmin goes in to kiss Katie, Katie pulls away and calls her a big lezer! After a big party cancels their booking at the cafe, Les and Denise decide to close up for the night. Leaving Lucy and Jake to spend the time with their respective partners. Les and Denise plan to spend the evening at home but when Denise sees how much fun everyone seems to be having, she decides to head over to The Swan to share in the festivities. Jake tells Dave that he's trying too hard with Eileen but Dave won't listen. Eileen tells Dave that Pete asked her to work at the Swan over New Year but that she said no. Dave tells her that's good news - Pete always has an ulterior motive. Later, Dave and Eileen go to The Swan (Eileen doesn't want to be apart from Lucy). It's so hectic behind the bar that when Pete tells Eileen to get her own drink, she does! She also decides