Cain is arrested for threatening the Sharmas and is led to a police car. Debbie can't believe his blasé attitude when he waves at Sarah as they drive off. PC Stewart arrives at the Dingles' wanting to talk to Lisa, and the family are shocked when Zak volunteers to co-operate with the police. However, Cain soon arrives back in the village as the police had no evidence. Debbie is incredulous at his high spirits and is angered it has caused Charity to lose her home. Later, Zak pleads to Cain, ashamed to be part of the same family, but Cain mocks him and shrugs it off. John is fuming when Cain enters the pub and starts taunting him, but when Cain tries to buy a drink, everybody threatens to leave if Chas serves him. Chas is apologetic but refuses Cain a drink, saying democracy rules. Cain eyeballs each customer, insulting them one by one. Meanwhile, Jai fumes when he learns that the police have released Cain. Charity enters the factory full of purpose and tells Jai that splitting up over Cain is stupid. She begs Jai not to let Cain ruin what they had. Jai is intrigued by her threat to do whatever it takes to stop Cain as she reminds him how much she loves him. Elsewhere, Amy's bond with Victoria returns but she's devastated when Belle refuses to forgive her, while Hazel visits Declan and offers her support.


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Guest cast



Notable dialogue

Cain Dingle: (to Moira Barton) "Slag." (to Holly Barton) "Junkie." (to Eric Pollard) "Con man." (to Rodney Blackstock) "Tax evader." (to Katie Sugden) "Did her husband's brother." (to Pearl Ladderbanks) "Rapist for a son." (to John Barton) "Now, you haven't done anything as such, John, except be a drip who can't satisfy his wife or control his daughter."

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