It is the day after Nick Cotton's acquittal of the murder of Eddie Royle. Pete Beale is displeased. Young footballer Aidan Brosnan comes to stay at No 45 Albert Square and Pauline Fowler lays down a few ground rules. She thinks that Arthur and Aidan are just going to share their strong love of football and bore the pants off her. Jack Woodman turns up again looking for Michelle Fowler.