Episode 4909
Episode 4909
Production code P694/4909
ITV transmission date 12th October 2000 (Thursday)
Script editor Di Burrows
Story editor Mariam Vossough
Story associates Nick West
Kathleen Beedles
Darren Fairhurst
Tony Hammond
Writer Joe Turner
Designer Julian Perkins
Director John Anderson
Producer Jane Macnaught
Previous episode 11th October 2000
Next episode 13th October 2000


Lenny Larkin grabs the gun as paramedics look after Dean Sykes. Deirdre and Linda join Maxine and Audrey outside Freshco's. Curly, Ken, Mike and Alma run free but Lenny grabs Ashley and holds him at gunpoint in Curly's office. Fred sneaks into the office, refusing to leave Ashley alone. He urges Lenny to keep him as a hostage and let Ashley go. Maxine becomes hysterical when everyone but Ashley is released. When Lenny threatens to shoot Fred, Ashley jumps him. Fred grabs the gun and the police rescue them. Ashley and Maxine have an emotional reunion. Linda is stunned to see wounded Dean being carried out of the store. Mike is horrified when she reveals that he's her brother. They go to the hospital with him. Emma is congratulated for shooting Dean but she feels sickened by the incident. Alma agrees to go out for a meal with Frank O'Connor. Linda is horrified when Dean goes into cardiac arrest in the ambulance. Mike comforts her as she breaks down, realising Dean is dead. Curly thanks Emma for saving his life but she is shocked to hear that she killed Dean.


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  • This special Thursday episode was transmitted at 8.00pm.
  • TV Times synopsis: Linda is tormented by her loss, and Emma faces the repercussions of her actions.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 14,740,000 viewers (6th place - combined figure including repeat).
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