Charlie asks Maria is she fancies a quick drink in the Rovers over lunch but she has already promised to spend it with David in the café so declines his offer. But manipulative Charlie takes fate into his own hands and when the coast is clear, he lets himself into Maria flat and takes the washer off the cold tap and pockets it! Later, when an unsuspecting Maria comes home and pours herself a glass of water, a stream of water erupts from the tap. She panics and calls Charlie to come over and fix the problem so he rushes over, playing the dutiful landlord, and fixes it. It’s not long before some major flirting ensues and the two are kissing passionately on the couch. Does Maria ask Charlie to stay the night? Claire goes into the cab office and can’t help herself by getting stuck in as Eileen has not come into work. As the baby sleeps quietly in his buggy in the corner, Claire happily works the switch but Ashley is shocked when he comes in by chance and finds her. Back at the Peacocks’, Claire rows with Ashley and angrily tells him that plenty of women go back to work - so why can’t she?And in the Rovers, Sean spies Steve giving Michelle the eye, but Vernon tries to put Steve off by warning him that him that her scary older brothers put the Sopranos to shame!
Writer: Jonathan Harvey