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When finalising Pat's birthday dinner plans, Helen makes it clear she'd like Rob to join them. Pat eventually agrees he can, but when Tony remarks on her generosity, Pat replies that her birthday is ruined anyway.

Tom and Kirsty discuss their wedding. Tom feels they need to increase the number of guests. Kirsty worries that costs are stacking up but Tom points out all his hard work over Christmas paid off, so why not put it into the wedding?

Tom and Kirsty are horrified to discover Rob will be joining them for the meal. However, Helen is still smitten and delighted when Rob hands her a big bouquet of flowers. Rob presents Pat with a book she's been wanting. Although it's thoughtful, Pat doesn't soften.

Over dinner the atmosphere is strained. Everyone tries to keep conversation diplomatic but it's too awkward for Kirsty who decides they should leave. Pat is sympathetic and hopes it might encourage Rob to leave too. Helen and Rob notice the tension but console each other, hoping it will just take time.

At the end of the night, Helen admits she's upset with Tony and Pat's attitude. She wants them to see that she's never been happier. Pat feels the situation is hopeless - Helen is besotted.

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13 minutes

Last on

Fri 10 Jan 2014 19:00


Role Contributor
Jill ArcherPatricia Greene
Elizabeth PargetterAlison Dowling
Pat ArcherPatricia Gallimore
Helen ArcherLouiza Patikas
Tom ArcherTom Graham
Jennifer AldridgeAngela Piper
Peggy WoolleyJune Spencer
Joe GrundyEdward Kelsey
Eddie GrundyTrevor Harrison
Emma GrundyEmerald O'Hanrahan
Edward GrundyBarry Farrimond
Neil CarterBrian Hewlett
Susan CarterCharlotte Martin
Robert SnellGraham Blockey
Lynda SnellCarole Boyd
Kirsty MillerAnnabelle Dowler
Alan FranksJohn Telfer
Jim LloydJohn Rowe
Rob TitchenerTimothy Watson
WriterJoanna Toye
EditorSean O'Connor
DirectorRosemary Watts

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