Mel nurses her hurt feelings, and her hangover. Jeff tries to console her but to no avail. After Ian snubs her Melanie comes to a decision. She resolves to visit Steve. Sarah asks Gianni if she can delay starting work in order to visit Matthew. Gianni says no. Mark uses the visiting order instead. At work, Teresa makes Sarah's life hell. After dispatching her to clean the toilets, Teresa deliberately gives Sarah the wrong table numbers. Sarah is horrified when Terry and Irene arrive for lunch. Her first day ends in disaster. Beppe pulls strings to visit Steve in private. Steve is stunned when Beppe offers to buy a half share of E20. Beppe leaves as Mel arrives. Her feelings for Steve come back and she lets him take her hand. Mark watches them with disgust. Matthew arrives. He ignores Mark and lashes out at Steve. The guards pull Matthew away. Beppe picks up a fare in North London. It's Sam, drunk and in tears. In her confusion, Sam can't remember where she lives. She leaves the cab in a state. Beppe consoles her. The two strangers share an intimate moment, unaware of each other's past. Mel packs her things, ready to leave Walford. Jeff stops her in her tracks. Mel tells Jeff that Ian has left for Devon without her. Jeff urges her to go after Ian and tell him how she feels. Mel


Main cast

  • Tamzin Outhwaite as Melanie
  • Leslie Schofield as Jeff
  • Michael Greco as Beppe
  • Danniella Morgan as Sam
  • Marc Bannerman as Gianni
  • Leila Birch as Teresa
  • Daniela Denby-Ashe as Sarah
  • Roberta Taylor as Irene
  • Gavin Richards as Terry
  • Lindsey Coulson as Carol
  • Patsy Palmer as Bianca
  • Sid Owen as Ricky
  • Martin Kemp as Steve
  • Joe Absolom as Matthew
  • Todd Carty as Mark
  • Adam Woodyatt as Ian
  • Shaun Williamson as Barry
  • Lucy Speed as Natalie
  • David Kitchener as Greg
  • Neil Reidman as Prison Guard
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