This Life: Room With a Queue (1997)

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In this episode of This Life, the house tries to fill the vacancy left by Warren's departure, but the decision proves contentious. Stoned on Ferdy's famous pot cookies, Kira throws her hat into the ring, but nobody takes her seriously as a candidate. Miles (Jack Davenport) continues to object to Ferdy (Ramon Tikaram) staying, while Milly (Amita Dhiri) enlists Anna (Daniela Nardini) in her crusade against Rachel (Natasha Little). The house therefore decides to advertise instead. Meanwhile, Kira (Luisa Bradshaw-White) and Jo (Steve John Shepherd) go on another date during which Jo learns that Kira isn't "that kind of girl"; when he turns up at the office to chat with Kira, Kelly (Sacha Craise) gets a gander at him and flirts outrageously. Milly gets the chance to meet Nicki (Juliet Cowan) for the first time, but she's a bit distant and manages to hurt Nicki's feelings; Egg (Andrew Lincoln), however, proves oblivious to the friction. Milly also lunches with O'Donnell (David Mallinson), who tries to pass off his conservatism after Warren's arrest as the dictates of his professional position rather than his personal feelings. When none of the candidates for the vacant room prove suitable, Miles makes a unilateral decision to let Rachel move in. The others go ballistic, and Ferdy wins out. During the scene where the house interviews a self-righteous Hindu as a prospective roommate, it's revealed that Milly's full name is Jamila and that her parents speak Urdu. Series two, Episode eight of the cult-favorite British soap This Life: Room With a Queue first aired on BBC 2 on May 8, 1997.