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Declan and Bridget enter the dangerous world of drag racing...
Fast cars and teenage boys are ofter a recipe for trouble, and this week sees the quiet streets of Erinsborough become a race track, with Declan Napier behind the wheel.
While his high-speed antics are initially designed to impress his friend, Bridget Parker, things turn serious when Declan is challenged to a contest by his high-school nemesis, Justin Hunter. "Declan's strong-willed and lives life at full throttle," explains James Sorensen, who plays the teenager. "Meanwhile, Bridget's led a very sheltered life. She's keen to try new things, and Declan is more than happy to show her the way - her folks would have a heart attack if they knew! There's definitely a real attraction between the par, though neither will admit it, of course. They're certainly an odd couple, but those combinations are sometimes the ones that work best."
When Declan takes Bridget on a joyride through the local roads, the sound of their roaring engine catches the attention of Justin. Tapping into her inner rebel, Bridget rashly encourages Declan to take on Justin in an impromptu drag race...
"Unfortunately, Declan loses," says James. "Bridget gets so annoyed that she kicks the side of the car that beat them, which happens to be owned by Justin's brother. Justin goes mad - and before long, another chase is happening across town! Justin ends up trapping Declan and Bridget down a side street. The question is: How will they escape from him?"
This article originally appeared in Inside Soap magazine dated 11th January 2008