Episode 7187
Production code P694/7187
ITV transmission date 19th October 2009
(Monday - Part 1)
Script editor Kathryn Pugsley
Story editor Iain MacLeod
Story associates Lee O'Donnell
Martin Sterling
Catherine Cookson
Mark Bickerton
Writer John Kerr
Designer Alan Davis
Director Duncan Foster
Executive Producer Kieran Roberts
Producer Kim Crowther
Previous episode 16th October 2009
Next episode 19th October 2009


It's the day of baby Liam's christening. Helen and Barry decide to call an uneasy truce with Tony and Maria. Luke checks that Rosie's £90,000 has gone into his bank account and furtively packs up his belongings. Rosie's none the wiser. Pam goes debt-collecting on behalf of Bill. She turns up at the Builder's Yard with a boat and explains how it was the only way the customer could 'pay' his bill. Maria breaks the news to Michelle and Ryan about her engagement to Tony. Michelle's pleased for them. Whilst Rosie fantasises about her new role as factory boss, Luke secretly deletes all the files on his computer and gets ready to leave. Joe's quite taken with the boat. He tells Gail to meet him later as he's got a surprise for her. Maria dresses baby Liam in his dad's christening gown. Helen's touched. Tony gets a call from Carla demanding to meet him. Tony's visibly shaken but quickly covers and tells Maria he's got to go to a business meeting. Luke packs his belongings into his car and quietly leaves the Street. Tony meets up with Carla at Liam's graveside.


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  • First appearance of Carla Gordon since 6th February 2009 as actress Alison King returned from maternity leave.
  • Final appearance of Craig Kelly as Luke Strong. This was the only episode where Luke and Carla both appeared though they didn't share any scenes together.
  • This episode, plus all other episodes shown in this week, took place over a period of twenty-four hours.
  • TV Times synopsis: Tony is mysteriously called away from Liam's christening and heads for a meeting with Carla; and Luke allows Rosie to plan the future of Underworld while secretly preparing to make his escape.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 10,540,000 viewers (3rd place).
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