Ricky prepares for Bianca's birthday party. She's not impressed by his efforts. Bianca repeats her ultimatum to Dan: leave Carol or the truth will come out. Dan struggles to confess to Carol. The conversation takes an unexpected turn. Ricky takes Bianca to a kebab shop for their romantic dinner! His joke backfires when Bianca bursts into tears. The atmosphere is chill as they drive back to Walford. Ricky and Bianca return home. Bianca stumbles into the surprise party. She hides her anger and joins in the fun. Dan gives Bianca a lavish birthday present, a silver necklace. She throws it back at him. Dan decides to call her bluff. In high spirits, Carol tells Bianca that Dan has proposed. Bianca is devastated. Everyone gathers to cut the cake. Bianca rudely interrupts Carol's announcement. Harsh words are spoken. The party ends in disarray. Ricky's corners Bianca, demanding she apologise. When she refuses Ricky makes a dramatic decision. Ricky licks his wounds in the Arches. Natalie consoles him. Bianca and Carol row furiously. Dan looks on anxiously, waiting for the secret to slip. Bianca tells Carol some home truths. Carol exits, warning Bianca to leave before she gets back. Dan decides to act. He leaves Carol in the Vic and returns home. Dan and Bianca face off in the kitchen. Her assurance crumbles and her long buried feelings pour out. Dan is stunned. His resolve vanishes: they kiss passionately. A noise from the kitchen ensures things will never be the same.


Main cast

  • Patsy Palmer as Bianca
  • Craig Fairbrass as Dan
  • Lindsey Coulson as Carol
  • Sid Owen as Ricky
  • Natalie Cassidy as Sonia
  • Dean Gaffney as Robbie
  • Mike Reid as Frank
  • Barbara Windsor as Peggy
  • Charlie Brooks as Janine
  • Lucy Speed as Natalie
  • Shaun Williamson as Barry
  • Tony Caunter as Roy
  • Pam St. Clement as Pat
  • Lucy Benjamin as Lisa
  • Todd Carty as Mark
  • Roberta Taylor as Irene
  • Gavin Richards as Terry
  • Adam Woodyatt as Ian
  • Tamzin Outhwaite as Melanie
  • Marc Bannerman as Gianni
  • Steve McFadden as Phil
  • Jack Ryder as Jamie
  • Ross Kemp as Grant
  • June Brown as Dot
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