Brief Encounters

It's Dawn's wedding day. Can she make it a special one, against all the odds?

Dawn and Russell’s big day finally arrives and the bride has, perhaps misguidedly, had a perm that she hopes makes her look like Cher – well, it is the 1980s! But when her vile dad threatens to spoil proceedings, she and little Stanley have, thankfully, surrogate parents Pauline and Brian to give them some TLC. At least it’s one outlet for Pauline’s long-buried maternal feelings – after last week’s revelation, things are still hideously painful for both her and Johnny. This leaves Steph in a very awkward position but she’s soon distracted when she gets some life-changing news of her own that makes her think carefully about her future… Meanwhile, Nita is on tenterhooks as son Richie is still AWOL.