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|ITV transmission date||13th July 1998 (Monday)|
|Story/Script editor||Ann McManus|
|Story associates|| Di Burrows|
|Previous episode||12th July 1998|
|Next episode||15th July 1998|
Rita is diagnosed with having been gassed by carbon monoxide. Alec and Sally grow upset at the hospital, wanting to be with her. Alec is in tears when the doctor asks for her next of kin. Fred panics when Spider threatens to tell the Gazette about the bribe. Greg comforts Sally as she fears that Rita will die. Maxine fears she's put Greg off by declaring her love for him. Liz is confused when Jim tells her that he can't do anything without her and needs her with him. Sally and Alec are relieved when Rita is out of danger but could have easily died. Audrey is furious when Spider tells her that Alec and Fred tried to bribe him to get him to merge with her. Alec and Sally are distraught at the sight of Rita in an oxygen tent. Jim tells Liz he can't bear for her to be near him as he wants her so much. She encourages him to tell her that he still loves her. She tells him that she loves him and doesn't care if he never comes out of the wheelchair, he's all she wants.
- Greg Kelly - Stephen Billington
- Sally Webster - Sally Whittaker
- Alec Gilroy - Roy Barraclough
- Jim McDonald - Charles Lawson
- Curly Watts - Kevin Kennedy
- Spider Nugent - Martin Hancock
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Liz McDonald - Beverley Callard
- Fred Elliott - John Savident
- Kevin Webster - Michael Le Vell
- Sophie Webster - Emma Woodward
- Rosie Webster - Emma Collinge
- Betty Williams - Betty Driver
- Lorraine Brownlow - Holly Newman
- Maud Grimes - Elizabeth Bradley
- Audrey Roberts - Sue Nicholls
- Fiona Middleton - Angela Griffin
- Maxine Heavey - Tracy Shaw
- Rita Sullivan - Barbara Knox
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 11 Coronation Street - Back room, kitchen and hallway
- 13 Coronation Street - Back room, kitchen and hallway
- Corner Shop
- Hair by Fiona Middleton
- Weatherfield General - A & E Department, waiting area and Intensive Care Unit
- TV Times synopsis: Alec and Sally keep a vigil at the hospital as Rita fights for life. Back on the Street, Curly’s still showing an interest in Lorraine.
- Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 16,660,000 viewers (1st place - combined figure including repeat).
|July 1998 episodes|
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