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Keep On Running
Season 8, Episode 8
Air date 10 May 2009
Written by Susan Nickson
Directed by Nick Wood
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Waiting For Gaz

Janet and Donna give Gaz until 3pm to make his choice. Louise tells Wesley that Gaz is Corinthian's biological father; Wesley proceeds to threaten Gaz before realising the truth will only hurt everyone. Tim helps Janet and Donna to realise that Gaz doesn't deserve either of them, and Janet kicks Gaz out of the house. Gaz tells Janet that Corinthian is his son, but she misunderstands his true meaning. Meanwhile, Louise worries that Scott will abandon her for a groupie while on tour. She decides to send him a picture message, but cannot decide which pose to use until Gaz sends an explicit photo for her ,which he calls the "standing muff shot" and says that everyone loves it. Initially terrified of Scott's response, she is thrilled when he replies with a message which says "I Think I Love You". Having alienated all of his friends, Gaz finally realises who he wants to be with. He races to find her, even taking a car to make it in time, but a crash leads to the car exploding. A week later, he wakes up to find Donna at his bedside. She has been doting on him the whole time he has been unconscious, and promises that they can work through their difficulties and be happy together. Gaz agrees, saying "It's Always Been You, Donna".[26]

  • This is the last episode to feature Kathryn Drysdale as Louise

Alternative ending: The final scene of this episode was determined by an online poll, where viewers decided that Gaz should choose Donna over Janet. The other filmed ending was made available to watch online and is also available on Disc 2 of the Series 8 DVD. When Gaz wakes up, Janet is by his side and tells him that while she knows they would both choose Corinthian over each other, that is good enough for her. Gaz says "I want to be with you Janet, you"

Reception: The episode was watched by 690,000 viewers

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