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The day has arrived when Shireen gets to meet Jabbar, the man her parents want her to marry. Nick offers to cook for Dot, saying that he learnt how to cook during his recent spell in prison. Frank chooses to give the license up on the Vic and tells Wicksy of his intention.

Simon takes the alcohol over to the flat for the housewarming party in the evening.

Cindy is alone with Steven as Ian is too busy working.

Diane heads out without telling Frank where she is going. He assumes she is meeting the man who sculpted her.

The Karims prepare for Shireen to meet Jabbar Ahmed, a potential future husband for Shireen.

Dot and Nick cook together.

The man who Grant and Phil are working on a bent job for appears in the newspaper as a wanted man.

Diane vents to Michelle about Frank.

Arthur pays for Ian's van's paintwork repair. Grant and Phil give him a discount.

Ashraf sneaks away from the family to see Stella.

Ricky waits for an invite to the housewarming party.

Frank decides he must sell one of the businesses they own - he chooses to sell the Vic. Pat wonders when Frank will break the news to Simon.

Ashraf returns to the house late and Shireen realises he has been seeing Stella.

Frank tells Simon he is selling the Vic, Simon is downbeat. Sharon worries about where she and Simon will live when it has sold.

Ian gets drunk at the party.

Ashraf slaps Shireen across the face when she confronts him over Stella.

Simon visits Cindy in the bedroom during the party. Cindy hugs Simon.


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  • Albert Square
  • The Queen Victoria - Public and hallway
  • 3C Albert Square - Living room and bedroom
  • Abercorn B&B - Kitchen and Diane's bedroom
  • 45 Albert Square - Kitchen and backroom
  • Bridge Street Market
  • First Til Last
  • Mitchell Bros. Auto Repairs
  • 55 Victoria Road - Kitchen and living room
  • Stella's bedsit


  • It is mentioned by Dot and Phil that it is Good Friday, and Dot also notes it is a year to the day since Donna died, meaning the events in this episode take place in the future, on Friday 13th April 1990.
  • Radio Times synopsis: It's a big day for the Karim family as Shireen gets ready to meet the man her parents wish her to marry. Across the Square, Cindy is with the man she should have married.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 16,390,000 viewers (chart placing unknown).