Episode 8261
Production code P694/8261
ITV transmission date 20th November 2013
Script editor Jo Schofield
Story editor Martin Sterling
Story associates Lee O'Donnell
Kate Brooks
Furquan Akhtar
Gareth McLean
Stacey-Lee Eccles
Alasdair Morrison
Writer Mark Burt
Designer Alan Davis
Director Michael Lacey
Executive Producer Kieran Roberts
Producer Stuart Blackburn
Previous episode 18th November 2013
Next episode 22nd November 2013


Julie starts second-guessing herself over the fostering interview and worries she won't be able to handle children. Deirdre goes to Canada to be with Ken, missing Peter and Carla's wedding. Anna asks Sally what she thinks of Grace. Sally advises her to speak to Tim. After some kind words from Sally and Beth, Julie is feeling more upbeat and decides to decorate the spare room. Nick feels in the way at the bistro and walks out. Beth overtakes Sally in knicker production. Sally doesn't understand as she worked through her lunch hour. Sally is pleased when Carla puts her in charge while she's on her honeymoon. Tina goes to collect Simon from school but he's nowhere to be found. Peter and Leanne panic and call the police, only for Nick to turn up with Simon, having innocently picked him up from school without telling anyone. Realising the furore he's caused, Nick feels worthless. Faye and Grace witness Peter having a go at him. Grace thinks Faye feels sorry for Simon and ditches her. Faye is upset. Brian has enough of Julie getting her hopes up and tells her he spoke to Trudy Michaelson and they've been rejected on grounds of unsuitability. Julie thinks she must be the problem as Brian works with children. She feels her dreams shattering. Leanne and Peter agree that Simon should stay with Peter for a little longer and someone else should be present when Nick is with Simon. When told about their decision, Nick tells Leanne she's no longer a wife to him - she's a carer.


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