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More flashbacks reveal what Diane has been up to since she ran away, before she reunites with Frank.

Frank freezes at the doors of the railway station and turns around. He sees Diane and walks over to her, breaking into tears as he hugs her.

Through a series of further flashbacks, it transpires that Diane and Disa continue to beg together to earn money. Disa comes up with a plan for her and Diane to raise £50. Diane gets into a male's car, he gives her £50, and then Diane gets out of the car and runs away. This does not go to plan though as the man, Matthew Taylor, locks the car before Diane can escape.

A week later, Diane finds Disa. Disa learns Diane raised £100 by modelling for Matthew for an art project he was doing.

Frank drives Diane back to the Square and she gets annoyed at him for doing so, stating he does not listen to her. Frank begs her to go into the B&B so that they can talk. She does, and explains to Frank that she ran away because she felt that no one cared about her. Frank apologises to Diane. Ricky is thrilled to see his sister again. It is revealed that Diane returned to the Square because Disa was arrested by the police. Frank is overcome with emotion by Diane's return. Matthew stands by his car from across the Square, staring at the B&B.


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  • Albert Square
  • Abercorn B&B - Kitchen, front room and Diane's bedroom
  • Bridge Street Market
  • King's Cross Railway Station
  • Unknown locations in London


  • Last appearance of Disa O'Brien until 11 December 1990.
  • This episode, along with the previous, saw EastEnders break away from its traditional format, with the episode featuring flashbacks to tell the story of Diane Butcher's three months of living on the streets of London as a homeless person.
  • Radio Times synopsis: There is an emotional reunion between Frank and his daughter, but it soon becomes clear that she's a different person from the Diane who ran away.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 17,360,000 viewers (chart placing unknown).