Tanya thinks that Raquel's returned after an abortion so Charlie tells her about Raquel being thrown off the modeling course. Andy is put out when Curly coldly accepts his resignation. Mike is horrified when Steve rents the flat next to him. Des tells Raquel he's gone through agony since they split. He admits he was obsessed with Tanya. He offers her the £1,500 he got from Alex. She tells him to keep it for the next girl whose heart is broken. Raquel is sent a copy of the brewery calendar. She is pleased when everyone says she looks wonderful in it. Jack hangs it in the bar. Rita is impressed that Mavis drew a naked man. Gail misses Nicky and is upset to see how well he gets on with Don. Tanya tells Charlie that she's fed up of being treated as the villain in the Rovers. Samir gets a job, waiting on at a Moroccan restaurant. Derek is surprised to learn Mavis has painted a nude but assumes it was a woman. Tanya is upset when all the men say how beautiful Raquel looks and tells the customers that Raquel's been told she's useless. Raquel runs sobbing from the bar and Des leads the customers in telling Tanya she's a bitch. Bet sacks her on the spot, telling her that she's poison.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Tempers are running high at the Rover's. First, Mike finds out who his new neighbour is and then Tanya goes just too far.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 16,070,000 viewers (2nd place - combined figure including repeat).

Notable dialogue

Bet Gilroy: "Out! You're poison, Tanya, always were and always will be. I was a fool to have ever given you a second chance. I want you out of here now, and I never want to see your evil little face in my pub ever again!"

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