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Summary[]

Pat and Ricky begin to worry as Frank has disappeared. Sharon continues to be scared by Dougie. Kathy senses something is up with Phil and is determined to find out what is going on.

Pat is calling around some of Frank's friends to see if he is with them. It has been a day or two since he disappeared, and Ricky is also worried.

At the Vic, Dougie is getting creepier, playing mind games with Sharon such as standing in the doorway of her bedroom as she is sat at the dressing table, thus Dougie appearing in the reflection of the table mirror then suddenly walking away from the doorway as Sharon turns round. That night he drinks a punter's pint after the punter asks for his seat back and his drink. Grant confronts him about the gun that he has but he says it is not loaded, they will just use it to scare the security guard.

Phil explains to Kathy that he went looking for Willmott-Brown and found he is in prison again. This upsets Kathy and brings the bad memories of her rape back to her.

Grant goes to visit an old army friend Terry hoping to get some info on Dougie. He asks Terry if he knew Dougie Briggs and Terry says he knew Briggsy. He explains that after Grant left the army, Dougie tried to join the SAS but was turned down on medical grounds, and was certified as a nutter by the MO and that Dougie shot him dead and then raped his wife. Grant, realising he has left Sharon and Michelle back at the pub after closing time alone with Dougie quickly storms out of the nightclub. He tries to ring Sharon but the phone is not working so runs out into the street and summons a taxi to take him back to Walford. Dougie catches Sharon alone in the upstairs lounge.

Credits[]

Main cast[]

Guest cast[]

Locations[]

  • The Queen Victoria - Public, hallway and upstairs flat
  • 41 Albert Square - Living room and hallway
  • 43A Albert Square - Living room
  • 45 Albert Square - Kitchen and backroom
  • Bridge Street Market
  • Turpin Road
  • Mitchell Bros. Auto Repairs
  • Unknown street
  • Unknown snooker hall [actual location - 65-73 The Parade, Watford WD17 1LJ]

Notes[]

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EastEnders third episode trailer 1994

  • This episode marked the start of the transmission of 3 episodes per week instead of the usual 2. A trailer was shown to advertise this.
  • This episode saw the first time the current theme tune was used, with the famous "doof doofs" at the start of the opening credits. The title sequence of the birds eye view over the East End of London remained the same. The theme tune has remained to this day but the title sequence has been updated numerous times.
  • Grant phones the Vic via a payphone and can be seen dialling 503 6203.
  • With a thrice weekly broadcast pattern now in place, EastEnders chose re-establish it production code by completely renumbering episodes, starting with a new count from one.
  • This episode saw the debut of the programme's third and longest-lived theme tune. However, with the end theme now shortened to around 40 seconds on average, only the writer, producer(s) and director were credited at the end of an episode. This practice continued until around 1998, when a greater number crew gradually began to be credited again.
  • Radio Times synopsis: Tension at the Queen Vic is mounting as Grant discovers that Dougie has altered the arrangements for their planned supermarket robbery and he has serious doubts about his involvement. Sharon is also increasing the pressure on Grant. Meanwhile Phil's attempts at helping Kathy to come to terms with the past only infuriate her.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 16,090,000 viewers (chart placing unknown).

Dialogue[]

PHIL MITCHELL (to Kathy): Look Kath, I'm sorry I'm not Mr. Sensitive, but I was brought up to kick the crap out of anyone who even looked looked at his bird in the wrong way...

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