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Well, it was a race to contracts to purchase the Rovers, a race
between Jim and Liz McDonald and Jack and Vera Duckworth. Jim
had taken Mike Baldwin out as a chauffer when Liz got the phone
call from the brewery to say if they got there in time, with the
cash, they would be able to have the Rovers. Liz rang Jim immediately,
he was waiting outside of a building for Mike and a colleague
but he took off in Mike's car straight away. Meanwhile, Jack and
Vera had the same telephone call, and by the time Jim drove back
it was too late, Jack and Vera had alrady signed the contract
and are now the official new owners of the Rovers Return.
More misery for Jim came when Mike Baldwin sacked him, and now
Jim has taken to drinking to console himself, Liz is distraught.
Jack and Vera have a definete buyer for their house, Mr. And Mrs.
Mallett, so we should be seeing some new faces on the street soon.
In the Rovers, the staff are confused as to whether they will
be able to keep their jobs under the new managers and Racquel
asks as spokesperson to Vera. Jack and Vera are playing their
parts very well, and they make you feel very happy for them to
have the Rovers. However, Jack is contemplating having strippers
in the bar, and Vera is thinking about holding Bingo nights! Betty
and Billy are back from their honeymoon and Betty is more than
surprised to see who her new bosses are.
Reg calls Mr. Firman to put forward the claims about his nephew
Leo sexually harrasing the girls in Firman's Freezers (and also
Racquel - Curly defends her admirably). Mr. Firman tells Reg and
Curly that this has happened before and moves Leo to a different
Deidre is still upset after the open verdict recorded on Samir's
death and visits one of the witnesses to see if he knows more
than he has told the court, but he tells Deidre that he has told
her all he knows.
The Nick/Don/Ivy's house affair is still with the solicitors,
and Don is feeling increasingly isolated from his grandchildren
as a result of this matter.
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