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Ciaran heads to the wedding venue where he launches a charm offensive on the manager, explaining he has a temporary cash flow problem. She agrees to hold the date till Friday and he heads out to see Karl. Ciaran begs him to give his wedding deposit back, but Karl refuses, and tells him anyway he’s lost most of it in the bookies. Desperate Ciaran turns to Peter, buttering him up by asking him to be his best man he then asks him to return his money.

As Leanne refuses to tell Chris where Cheryl’s gone, word spreads about his lie. A shocked Maria confronts Chris and he admits Cheryl has always been the love of his life. When Maria asks him what he’ll do now he asks Owen for his job back. But when Owen turns him down Chris realises there’s nothing left on the street for him.

Also, Faye’s not happy when she discovers Owen has stayed the night at the Windasses; Dennis is in court for the trial of Rob and Janet, but Norris has other plans for him.

*Second Episode, 8.30pm*

After lying to Michelle about why Peter’s fallen out with him, Ciaran starts ringing loan companies. He can’t get the money in time and his mood worsens when Nick and Eva leave him to lock up the Bistro as they’re off to meet a wine supplier. However, when a customer reveals he’s looking for a caterer to cover a birthday bash tomorrow Ciaran sees a chance to cash in. Pretending he’s co-owner Ciaran does a deal, closes up and starts cooking.

Dennis is on edge when Norris reveals a woman named Norma Dixon has called looking for him after seeing his name in the paper. Rita questions a clearly shaken Dennis about what she might want.

When Stella learns that the cash she spotted Karl with was his winnings from gambling she decides to play him at his own game. So she heads out for some late night shopping, determined to have her share one way or the other.

Also, Becky‘s down after receiving her decree absolute from Steve and drowns her sorrows with Lloyd; Faye feels sidelined by Anna and Owen.