Janice is upset by the way Les takes her for granted and jokes about her needing a facelift. Fiona apologises to Maxine for blaming her over Morgan's disappearance. Jim starts to talk and eat solids again. Steve is relieved that he doesn't remember anything of the accident. Maxine tries to play things cool with Greg but isn't any good at it and agrees to whatever he says. Samantha steals Natalie's gold ring and watches as she hunts for it. Vera gets Jack to look for it in the sink U-bend and drenches him with water from the tap. Jim asks Liz and Steve to start talking to him as they always have and not as an invalid. Samantha sympathises with Natalie over the ring and suggests it may have been stolen by a customer. Natalie is upset as it's all she has left of her mother. Ashley intends to finish with Zoe but feels guilty at the thought of leaving her alone in the world. Les looks through Greg's organiser to get Moira Wood's address and number. Doctor Cole tells Liz and Steve that Jim has a fractured lumbar spine and may never walk again.


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  • TV Times synopsis: The doctors tell Liz and Steve the full extent of Jim’s injuries. Sam begins a vendetta against Natalie.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 13,760,000 viewers (2nd place - combined figure including repeat).
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