Gail tells David that he needs to start paying rent, David gets angry. Ashley is sleeping on the sofa at the Websters' house. Sally isn't thrilled about it. David and Darryl shoot the airgun again. David deliberately winds Gail up by shooting her shopping, making a mess in the Platts' kitchen. Gail is furious. Violet and Sean go to the hospital for the scan. Sean fancies the Sonographer, Marcus. They are thrilled when they see the baby on the screen. Liam and Maria flirt while she cuts his hair. Liam asks Maria out. David is livid when he discovers that Audrey has given Gail his rent money out of his wages. Claire tells Eileen that she can't forgive Ashley's infidelity. Claire's pained. David makes Gail feel guilty for taking rent money from his wages. Ashley is scared because Claire is making arrangements for the future that don't involve them being together. David tells Gail he despises her and he's moving out. Gail is worried. Gail is anxious wondering where David is. She tells Audrey that he's capable of anything.


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  • First appearance of Marcus Dent.
  • This episode was transmitted at 7.00pm to allow for coverage of the Rugby World Cup.
  • TV Times synopsis: When Gail tells him to start paying rent, David packs his bags and declares he is leaving home; Sean accompanies Violet to the hospital for a scan, where he finds himself attracted to a sonographer; Ashley fears he's lost Claire for good and is devastated to discover she's planning their future apart; and Liam and Maria agree to go on a date after he returns from his business trip.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 6,870,000 viewers (4th place). This was the lowest-rated episode of the year.
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