Episode 5397
Episode 5397
Production code P694/5397
ITV transmission date 9th December 2002 (Monday - Part 2)
Script editor Gareth Philips
Story editor Nick West
Story associates Mark Bickerton
Josie Burke
Nazrin Choudhury
Jane Pearson
Bryan Kirkwood
Writer John Stevenson
Designer Julian Perkins
Director John Anderson
Executive Producer Carolyn Reynolds
Producer Kieran Roberts
Previous episode 9th December 2002
Next episode 11th December 2002


Vik tells Steve that he's only borrowed the £2,000 from Street Cars and he'll pay it back soon. Sally finally decides to choose Kevin over Alex but only for the sake of the girls. Sally and Kevin are married again. Joe agrees to let the factory girls have a Christmas Party on Friday. Vik assures Steve that he's given up gambling. Katy and Craig overhear Doreen slagging off the Nelson family. They tell Tommy and Angela about it who admit that they also got a frosty reception from people at Sally and Kevin's wedding do. Emma asks Sally for the name of her decorator but Sally quickly tells her that he's left the area. Kevin overhears this. Maria asks Shelley for her job back but Shelley tells her that she's given it to someone else. Jason is fed-up with having no money. Even his mates are on at him to get a job. Vik delivers the package to Damian Rodd, the debt collector thug, thinking that his debt is now cleared. Damian tells him that he's only half way there and will have to do another drugs run to Tenerife.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Vik escapes a furious Steve and then faces a bigger threat. Sally realises her decision is one she'll have to live with forever.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 14,470,000 viewers (2nd place).
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