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Phil and Grant chat up Sharon in the Vic. Paul is shocked to find out that Diane has gone missing. Pete says goodbye to Barbara.

Pat asks Paul about Diane's whereabouts and is shocked to learn he has only just returned from America and has not heard what has happened to her.

Rod talks with Dot about how he feels he has let Hazel down.

Barbara returns to Australia, leaving Pete behind.

Pete is shocked to learn Grant and Phil are planning on working at the Arches, believing it will be the end of Bridge Street Market. He encourages Arthur to confront the brothers over their plans.

Frank and Paul come face-to-face. Frank questions Paul about Diane and gets upset by what he hears. He kicks Paul out the B&B.

Hazel returns with a friend and tells Rod they are going travelling.

Michelle misses Danny. Pauline supports her.

Vince allows Rod to stay with him on the Square for a while, but then changes his mind. Frank wants £1000 from Vince. Rod makes a phone call to a travel agency and books a flight out to India. He tries to tell Dot that he is leaving but is unable to.

Cindy makes plans for Ian's 21st birthday.

Mandy confronts Michelle over Danny's disappearance but ends up feeling sorry for her.

Rod hands Vince a note for Dot and leaves. Dot prepares food for her and Rod.

Arthur goes to confront Grant and Phil at the Vic but gets distracted and bonds with them over football.

Dot sits at the table waiting for Rod. Vince posts Rod's note through her letterbox. She gets upset after reading it.


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  • Albert Square
  • The Queen Victoria - Public and hallway
  • Abercorn B&B - Kitchen
  • 25 Albert Square - Kitchen
  • 45 Albert Square - Backroom
  • Bridge Street
  • Bridge Street Market
  • Launderette
  • Bridge Street Café


  • Final appearance of Rod Norman.
  • This episode is a direct continuation of the previous, meaning events took place on Monday 19th February 1990, and run into the next day, Tuesday 20th February 1990.
  • Radio Times synopsis: Rod takes an exciting decision - but can he face telling Dot? Arthur tackles the Mitchell brothers, while Michelle, still missing Danny, finds an unwelcome visitor on the doorstep...
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 18,770,000 viewers (chart placing unknown).