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Roly goes missing. Guizin has her eye on a resident, keen to hire them to work at the café. Brad meets with Mantel to discuss Den. Donna angrily confronts Simon in the Square about taking her job.

Donna asks Guizin and Sue if they have a job going. Guizin refuses to give her one because of her past with Mehmet.

Diane and Ricky panic when Roly is nowhere to be seen.

Dot decides she is no longer buying a newspaper as she is the source of all local news anyway.

Frank returns from visiting his mother and learns about Donna's firing. Pat suggests they rehire Simon for the job. Frank agrees, but also wants Pauline to work behind the bar occasionally.

A customer reclaims her newspaper from Dot when she steals it to read it.

Frank and Pat learn that Roly is missing and make Diane and Ricky go searching for him.

Guizin gives Ian a complimentary cake, before asking him if he would like to work at the café. Ian accepts the job offer.

Donna returns to the Vic to see if Pat has reconsidered her job. She is disgraced to see Simon back behind the bar.

Colin shoos Roly away from the allotments.

Dot tries to steal Big Ron's newspaper but is unsuccessful.

Michelle warns David that she will agree with whatever Doctor Legg says at their meeting as he is the boss.

Pat worries about how Den will react when he finds out Roly is missing.

Big Ron tears his newspaper in half when Dot tries to steal it again.

Pat asks Pauline about working for her and Frank. Frank wants to make changes to the Vic, but Pat wants to wait and see what other pubs do first.

Michelle and Sharon hide from Donna when she tricks the pair of them into thinking each other have invited her over.

Den gives Pat an envelope and tells her not to open it until it necessary to do so. He refuses to disclose the contents of the envelope, but tells Pat he trusts her.

Martin receives a place at nursery.

Diane makes missing posters for Roly.

Joanne tells Den that the Firm have agreed to go along with Den's plans. Den wants more involvement in the plan, but Joanne tells him everything is being taken care of, and to say his goodbyes, as he is about to run away from home.


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Recurring cast[]

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  • Albert Square
  • The Queen Victoria - Public, hallway and upstairs flat
  • Smith and Jameson
  • 43A Albert Square - Kitchen and front room
  • 45 Albert Square - Backroom
  • Bridge Street Market
  • Launderette
  • Café Osman
  • Strokes Wine Bar
  • Walford Allotments - Allotment


  • Kathy Beale (Gillian Taylforth) is credited despite not appearing in this episode.
  • A customer in the launderette is uncredited despite having dialogue.
  • Radio Times synopsis: 'Coming to something, ain't it, when not even a dog is safe on the streets of Walford!'
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 17,850,000 viewers (chart placing unknown).