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Michelle finds out from Doctor Legg that she isn't pregnant, and dreads telling Lofty. She spends the whole day talking it through with Kathy, Naima, Den and Magda before eventually telling him. She explains she doesn't want another baby, she wants to get on with her life, get a job, and if he wants a baby so badly he'll have to stay at home and be the mum. Rod is busy painting at the surgery, without Darren. They meet in the Dagmar at lunchtime and get drunk, much to the doctors' disgust. Donna talks to Kathy in the Vic and asks if she can get some work with her making jumpers, saying her dad was a tailor and her mum a dressmaker. Kathy looks unconvinced.

Michelle takes the day off of work to find out from Doctor Legg if she is pregnant or not - she is relieved to find out that she is not. He asks her why she is relieved and she tells him she wants to live her life, not be stuck at home with another child.

Darren leaves Rod to paint the surgery once again as he skives off.

Colin asks Barry where they stand in their relationship, Barry tells him there is nothing wrong and they are fine together.

Naima learns her eye irritation is from Asian make-up which contains lead.

Lofty worries when Michelle has not visited him and no one has seen her. Den watches Michelle walk into the launderette and follows her in - she tells him she is not pregnant, but asks him not to tell Lofty.

Rod goes searching for Darren in the Vic. Darren sneaks out before he can be found. Rod goes to The Dagmar in search of Darren and Simon tells him Darren is in the toilets. Rod waits for Darren to return and when he does, he gets mad at him. Darren offers to buy Rod a drink and a sandwich, promising to work with him afterwards.

Michelle talks to Magda about how she is relieved she is not pregnant as she does not want to be changing nappies for life. Ali overhears her and gets upset.

Doctor Legg and Dr Singh get annoyed at Darren and Rod for taking so long to complete the paintwork.

Michelle finally visits Lofty and tells him she is not pregnant. She then runs off crying and he follows her home.

Darren and Rod leave The Dagmar drunk.

Michelle tells Lofty she does not want another child, but if he does, then he must stay at home and look after it whilst she goes out and works, as she refuses to stay at home and look after it.


Main cast[]

Recurring cast[]


  • Albert Square
  • The Queen Victoria - Public and hallway
  • Walford Surgery - Consultation room
  • 1C Albert Square - Living room
  • 45 Albert Square - Backroom
  • Launderette
  • Turpin Road
  • The Dagmar - Bar


  • Radio Times synopsis: 'Do you think it's a good idea to have a baby just for someone else's sake?'
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 18,150,000 viewers (chart placing unknown).