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Jimmi ruins Cherry’s plans for his birthday morning when she comes downstairs and finds him dressed for a run. Much to her disappointment the only present he’s excited by is the running watch. He shows it off at work to Elaine who gives him a runners’ guide to Letherbridge. Daniel can’t resist teasing him about being a running bore.

Cherry is staggered that Jimmi plans to run home after work. He arrives half dead and covered in mud and heads off for a shower. Dinner is excruciating as Jimmi rattles on about running. Cherry goes off to slip into something more comfortable but her plans for a passion-filled evening are scuppered when she returns to find Jimmi fast asleep on the sofa.

Freya’s having second thoughts about putting Patti on the drugs trial so Mandy suggests she should confess all to Howard. But before she can, Patti calls full of gratitude; she feels like a new woman. Freya has a last-minute home visit and feels guilty when she realises it’s Hugh who got shunted off the list for the drugs trial because Patti got the place.

Also, Karen gets caught up in a web of deceit as she helps her friend organise a surprise birthday party for her husband who has cancer.