Episode 178 is the 1835th episode of The Bill.
MIT are called in to investigate when the body of Cathy's fiance is discovered in the freezer of his chip shop. Brandon is shocked when he sees his children watching a video of CCTV footage showing Cathy with Tanya moments before her death. Phil's wife Cindy and ex-lover Christine Weaver are arrested for assaulting one other and Nick convinces Cindy to make Phil abandon Christine, only to dump him. New DI Neil Manson arrives at Sun Hill, and Phil can't help but gloat to Sam, as he knows Manson from a former station, but when Manson discovers Phil's warring lovers are in custody, it's clear Phil is getting no favours.