Ashley’s disappointed when Claire’s insistent that he should register the birth without her while she visits her mum, but when Eileen calls round hoping to take Claire out for lunch, she hides in the house. Later, as Ashley jokes about giving the baby a strange array of names, Claire becomes snappy. Her increasingly erratic behaviour is starting to worry Ashley. Charlie’s not happy after Maria ended their fling and decides to step up his pursuit of her. He installs some CCTV cameras at the builders yard then sneakily trains a camera onto Maria’s front door. It’s clear he’s not prepared to let her go, yet he ignores her in the street. What is Charlie up to? Elsewhere Kirk asks Maria to join in his holiday plans, Les and Cilla worry about paying the bills and Craig struggles to adjust to life at the Croppers’.
Writer: Patrea Smallacombe