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Individual Episode Synopsis
NOTE: these episodes are based on the officially released synopsis. © 1999 Yorkshire Television.
However I or anyone else who wishes to offer their services, may well add to them at some future date.
Emotions run high when Paddy visits the Dingles to patch up the rift in the family. But his role as peacemaker hits a snag in the shape of Zak.
Kelly and Roy are treated to a surprise engagement party. But while Roy basks in the attention, Kelly realises that Scott has used the occasion to try to destroy her relationship.
Biff has an ulterior motive when he takes Kathy shopping - he wants to tell her how strong his feelings are for her. But, as he summons up the courage, the moment is broken when they bump into Graham and Rachel.
On hearing this news Sean bites the bullet and approaches Chris to suggest a partnership, but his efforts are futile. In this tit for tat war Sean soon hits back when he puts in a deliberately low figure for a contract, forcing him to undercut still further and operate at a loss.
Rachel arrives home to find Graham has packed away her clothes to give to charity. He says he's going to buy her a new wardrobe, but she is not amused. Graham is furious and rushes outside to his car followed closely by Rachel. But when he sets off at speed she wishes she had left him alone.
Scott charms his way to an interview at a computer firm. And before the day is through the teenager has managed to secure a two week trial as a sales executive.
Kelly receives some words of advice from Chris, who warns her that her planned marriage to Roy will not be an escape to a better life.
Zoe is the harbinger of bad news for Paddy when she tells him that his ex-girlfriend Jane has phoned with the news that his mother has become seriously ill.
Episode 2507 8
Rachel confides to Kathy that she is having problems in her relationship with Graham - it is almost as if he cares too much for her. And she is in for a shock when Graham tells her that he has put his house up for sale to prove he loves her. Sean organises a party to celebrate the merger between Tate Haulage and his own company.
While his wife's back is turned, Sean turns on the charm and introduces himself to Zoe. Little does he realise that her interest is elsewhere. But the occasion is overshadowed when Sean recognises Terry as the fake client who stole financial records form his office, and all hell breaks lose.
Biff admits to
he has strong feelings for Kathy. Since the accident he has realised
he loves her, but doesn't know what to do about it. Marlon tells
him that with Pete on the scene, he will have to her before it
is too late.
Rachel gets a huge surprise when she walks in to her living room to find Stella has set up a makeshift hair dressing salon. Graham reveals that he has organised the makeover of her dreams. But Rachel is not so sure. The transformation leaves Graham awe struck, but when Rachel finds a picture of his first wife she is disturbed to find that she has become her spitting image.
Smug Scott tries to impress Kelly with his new job. When his attempts are ignored, he resorts to insulting Roy, telling her that he isn't going to end up like some third rate car mechanic.
Zoe visits Tate Haulage hoping to see Frankie. But her attempts to engage her in conversation end in disaster.
Jane visits the Dingles and tries to persuade Paddy to make up with his mother.
Paddy receives a phone call from his mother begging him to talk to her. But the genial vet's temper has been stretched too far. He is convinced his mother is playing games in an attempt to repair their relationship. But when they later meet his anger at her turns to concern at the news she gives him.
Rachel is finding it difficult to understand
why Graham has transformed her into the spitting image of his first
wife. And her temper flares when she discovers he's given her television
away to a charity shop without her permission.
Graham persuades Rachel to stay at home and look after an ill Joseph. But when the school calls to ask her to come in Rachel asks Betty to baby-sit. Graham tackles Rachel about leaving Joseph, and when she tells him she is taking an aerobics class that night, he decides to his point by taking Joseph to the class to force her to come home.
Paddy is reeling from the news of how serious
his mother's condition is. When Mandy arrives at the vet's to find
where he spent the night, she is stunned to discover that he
was with his mother. She can't believe he has been taken in by Paddy's
new story and decides to confront her face to face - with disastrous
Episode 2511 15 April 1999
Mandy turns to Terry and Viv for advice, which Paddy will not like.
Chris is delighted to discover that Pete's relationship with Kathy is over. But Kathy reveals she is seeing Biff and Chris is crestfallen. But when he later accuses Biff of only being after her money it's a comment he may live to regret.
On returning to Tate Haulage Laura says he can find another lackey, she's going back to her old job. Graham and Rachel invite Biff and Kathy for dinner.
And there is a surprise in store when Graham reveals he is being promoted. But Rachel's blood starts to boil when Graham suggests they can now start to think about a family.
Zoe's attempt to introduce herself to Frankie ends in
Sean dominates their night out.
Episode 2512 20 April 1999
Mrs Kirk is delighted when Paddy tells her that he and Mandy have decided to split to spare her any distress. But his conniving mother - who claims she only has a short time to live - has one more trick up her sleeve. Her dying wish is to see Paddy walk up the aisle with his ex-sweetheart Jane.
Zoe has some pearls
of wisdom for her lovelorn brother Chris. If he is still so interested
in Kathy he must do something about it.
(NOTE: No episode aired on 21st due to foottball)
Rachel and Graham get the hard word from headmistress Miss Strickland for wasting her time. Graham reluctantly admits he gave her the wrong impression about Rachel wanting to leave. Later Graham interrupts an illicit meeting by the school gates and as people rush away, he finds a packet of cannabis resin on the floor. Later that evening he chats to police sergeant Angie Reynolds in the pub and persuades her to visit the school to give a talk on the dangers of drugs. She agrees and says she'll bring along a sniffer dog to give a demonstration.
And Zoe makes her party complete
when she speak to Frankie and asks her to invite all the drivers
the haulage firm along.
Episode 2514 Friday 23 April 1999 (to
make up for missing an episode on Wednesday)
Devious Graham plants the cannabis resin in Rachel's
jacket and then invites her to come along to the presentation Sgt
Reynolds is telling the kids about the dangers of taking drugs. And
demonstrates how the sniffer dog works - poor Rachel is left reeling
with embarrassment as the dog heads straight for her. Rachel is lead
away for questioning as Graham weakly protests her innocence.
Zoe's birthday party is as successful as her brother's night out. Her attempts to learn more about Frankie are hit for six when Sean informs her that she has had to stay behind and work and when Frankie does arrive, its with her partner Maggie!
Rachel is finding it difficult coming to terms with her arrest, but agrees to go to the Woolpack with Graham. The atmosphere turns frosty when Angie walks into the pub and Graham loses his temper. But the argument comes to an abrupt end when furious landlord Turner suddenly collapses clutching his chest.
Rachel's suspension over the drug allegations is sending her crazy - and she's even more distraught when Graham arrives him and says that Miss Strickland intends to make an example of her. His suggestion to move away from the village leaves her speechless.
Viv calls a family meeting and reveals that Vic's insurance money has come through. But Scott is annoyed that Viv plans to give Roy and Kelly money for the deposit on a house, while his share is to be invested in a trust fund.
And Tricia is shaken by news of her grandfather's mild heart attack.