Sally's depressed as she keeps getting job rejections. She suspects Ian's been blackening her name with all the local garages. Fred, Betty and Ciaran become increasingly suspicious about Shelley's chicken pox. Bob's stayed the night with Liz. They bump into Steve who's disapproving. Diggory chats up Sunita and offers her a job just to wind Dev up. Shelley panics when Fred tries to get into her room and Jason's fixing the guttering outside her window. Charlie sends Fred away with a flea in his ear. Deirdre's worried about Shelley and decides to tell Bev what's going on. Sally asks Diggory for a job but changes his mind when he suggests she'd be expected to work late - it reminds her of Ian. Liz is delighted to receive a bouquet of flowers from Bob. Kevin tells Sally the factory are looking for machinists. Sally's upset pointing out she used to be Supervisor at Underworld. A delighted Sunita tells Dev she's pregnant. Dev's overcome with emotion. Bev storms into the Rovers, slaps Charlie and forces her way into Shelley's bedroom. On seeing Shelley's black eye, Bev's furious with Charlie thinking he's been beating up Shelley. Shelley tries to explain how she walked into a door but no-one believes her. Bev pleads with Shelley to get rid of Charlie but Shelley refuses and instead forcibly throws Bev out of the Rovers in front of all the locals. Bev's very upset. Deirdre calms her down with a brandy and tells her she's welcome to stay on their sofa. Dev offers Sally a part-time job in the Corner Shop. Sally accepts. Dev and Sunita agree to keep her pregnancy a secret until she reaches three months. Leanne and Danny kiss passionately and are about to rip each other's clothes off when Janice arrives back. They manage to cover up their antics. Norris enthusiastically tells Ken about the book he's writing. Shelley's very upset after the row with Bev but when Charlie then accuses her of phoning Bev on the quiet and dramatising the whole situation in front of everyone she's astounded. As Shelley protests her innocence it falls on deaf ears and Charlie packs his bags. Emotionally distraught Shelley pleads with him not to go but Charlie insists he must blaming her for everything and calling her a pathetic mess.
Writer: |John Fay|Daran Little|