It’s the day of Kelly’s court appearance, facing theft charges for a crime that old friend Becky committed. Lloyd maintains that she should enter a guilty plea but Kelly is still unsure, fearing what her friends will think of her. Her mood lifts when Sean and Joanne turn up at court to show their support. Will Kelly take boyfriend Lloyd’s advice and if so will it be enough to stop the magistrates handing out a prison sentence? Meanwhile, Amber is still desperate to impress her father Dev in attempt to get him to change his mind and let her move in with him. She kindly offers to look after the shop whilst Dev goes to visit Sunita and the twins. However, Amber has other plans and once Dev has left, she offers Craig double pay if he takes over in the shop whilst she heads off to tidy her fathers new flat. How will Dev react to Amber’s double dealing? Elsewhere, Gail faces down the gossips. Having spotted the police car outside the Platts’ earlier in the week, a nosy Blanche and Norris quiz Gail about the nature of the police’s visit. Gail gives the pair short shrift and remains tight lipped about the identity of the Hillman hoaxer. However, when Audrey later overhears Blanche gossiping about Gail in the Rovers, she advises her daughter to reveal the true identity of the person behind the hurtful cards. Will Gail remain resolute in her belief that keeping the truth hidden is the best option? Also, Claire attempts to reassure Ashley that the courts will not give Matt Ramsden custody of Joshua.
Writer: Jayne Hollinson