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Summary[]

Jack returns to the Square with flowers and a sorry note for Number 55. Ricky catches Clyde asleep in the car lot and gets tough with him. Aidan drinks a cocktail of alcohols on the bench in the Square and tells people his football career is not over.

The doorbell rings at Number 55, but when Michelle and Shelley answer the door, no one is there. They find a cake on the wall and take it inside.

Arthur unsuccessfully tries phoning Christine again from the broken Turpin Way telephone box. He later spots her in the market.

Steve forgets Hattie's 18th birthday party and has stayed out the night before. He tries to cover up his forgetfulness by telling her he has a surprise planned for her, when really he does not.

Ricky expresses interest in cabbing, but Frank tells him that if he takes him on, he would have to fire someone else.

Michelle hands Hattie the cake she was given. Steve pretends he ordered it for her, and it went to the wrong house, but she is not fooled. A clown with a 'Sorry' note on it arrives at Number 55.

Steve tells Mark that he thinks they are sitting on a goldmine, as they can hold a rave, selling tickets at £10 ahead for a few hundred people and then only having to pay for the bouncers and DJ. Mark reminds Steve that there are no houses big enough, to which Steve tells him he is thinking of a venue instead but needs £100 in the next hour to secure it. Mark agrees to see what he can do.

Cindy and Ian tell Hattie they will take her out for a meal to celebrate her birthday.

Mark is unable to scrounge any money from his family, but Steve raises £70. He puts it to Tim to get the venue, but Tim refuses as he is £30 short. He quickly changes his mind when Steve threatens to break-in to the venue anyway.

Mark finds out Aidan has been drinking and warns him not to go off the rails, as he has before, and it is not worth it.

It emerges that Steve took Hattie's birthday money behind her back to pay for the venue. He plans to get her drunk and then cash a cheque, hoping she will never know.

Aidan admits to Mandy that he has lied, and his football career is over for good because of his knee injury.

Steve arrives late to Hattie's meal. Hattie tells him she knows what he has done and pours champagne over him.

Michelle is gobsmacked to return home and find Jack sat on her sofa with Shelley.

Credits[]

Main cast[]

Recurring cast[]

Guest cast[]

Locations[]

  • Albert Square
  • The Queen Victoria - Public
  • Frank's Autos
  • 27 Albert Square - Living/dining room
  • 45 Albert Square - Backroom
  • 47B Albert Square - Living room/kitchen and bedroom
  • Bridge Street Market
  • Kathy's Café
  • The Meal Machine
  • Turpin Way
  • 55 Victoria Road - Living room and hallway

Notes[]

  • Radio Times synopsis: Aidan reaches a decision on his football career and Ricky fancies a job change. Michelle gets unwanted attention, while Hattie tries to celebrate her 18th birthday - but Steve has other things on his mind.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 17,920,000 viewers (chart placing unknown).
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