The Carters celebrate Linda's birthday but her day takes an unexpected turn. After finding herself in dire straits, Carol is offered a risky way out. Roxy is delivered some shocking news from an unlikely source. With no other choice, a heartbroken Carol resorts to desperate measures. In her hour of need, Bianca finds herself in a surprising situation. A furious Roxy sets out to get revenge.
It's Linda's birthday so the Carters need to get her out of the way while they prepare her surprise dinner party. Dean offers to treat her to a day of pampering at his salon - but does he have an ulterior motive? Carol finds out about Bianca's money worries, so she gets her job back at the cafe, where Tina offers her a risky way of making a quick buck. Alfie realises that Roxy needs to know the truth about Aleks - but he doesn't want to be the one to tell her - and Donna takes a liking to Terry, only to be disappointed when she sees him with Nikki.
Bianca receives another visit from the bailiff, causing tension in the household and prompting Carol to resort to desperate measures. Sonia is also keen to help her family by starting up a diet class for the local women, while Bianca turns to Terry for support in her hour of need. Meanwhile, unlucky-in-love Roxy is reeling from her discovery about Aleks and sets out to get her revenge, inviting him over for a meal he won't forget in a hurry.
|Carol Jackson||Lindsey Coulson|
|Tina Carter||Luisa Bradshaw-White|
|Sonia Fowler||Natalie Cassidy|
|Bianca Butcher||Patsy Palmer|
|Terry Spraggan||Terry Alderton|
|Nikki Spraggan||Rachel Wilde|
|Alfie Moon||Shane Richie|
|Kat Moon||Jessie Wallace|
|Mo Harris||Laila Morse|
|Cora Cross||Ann Mitchell|
|Aleks Shirovs||Kristian Kiehling|
|Roxy Mitchell||Rita Simons|
|Lola Pearce||Danielle Harold|
|Whitney Dean||Shona McGarty|
|Liam Butcher||James Forde|
|Pam Coker||Lin Blakley|
|Donna Yates||Lisa Hammond|
|Morgan Butcher||Devon Higgs|
|Mr Turner||Sean Blowers|