Martin rushes to see Sarah and is upset that Gail didn't let him know. Ken feels so guilty for not reporting Aidan's joyriding before. He goes to visit Sarah but Gail loses control and shouts at him telling him that it's his fault. Sarah's operation went well but she's still touch and go and on a ventilator. Aidan tries to persuade Candice to be his alibi but she refuses. He then lies to the Police and says that he was home watching TV when the crash happened. His father, Bob Critchley, knows he's lying. Todd rushes to the hospital, worried sick about Sarah and all thoughts of university temporarily forgotten. Candice is terribly upset about Sarah. Everyone is putting pressure on her as they're sure she's covering up for Aidan. Vik hands out another racing tip and the horse wins. However later he gives another tip and this time the horse loses. Steve and Eileen aren't so pleased this time. Curly delivers the news to Roy and Hayley that planning permission has been approved for the amusement arcade. They are shocked when Curly also tells them that Dev is the applicant. David sits by Sarah's bed and tells her that he loves her and wants her to get better.


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  • TV Times synopsis: The Hillmans struggle to come to terms with what they might lose; Ade fears the net is closing in; and Roy discovers the identity of the person behind new plans for the arcade.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 13,470,000 viewers (3rd place).
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