Violet is concerned that Jamie did not come home after his night out with Sean. She has spent half the night texting him with no response. Meanwhile, Jamie is sleeping off his bad head on Eileen’s sofa, oblivious to Violet's worry. Sean however is starting to think that Violet's concerns about her relationship with Jamie may have some foundation - especially after Jamie opened up to him the night before. Violet decides not to give Jamie a hard time about staying out and decides instead to enlist Sean's help in some detective work. Could Jamie be gay? Fred and Audrey are in reflective moods. Fred is counting how many more Sundays he will be spending on one side of the Rovers' bar or another, and Audrey tells Gail that her neighbours are moving away and that she is starting to feel that everyone she knows is disappearing. Is Fred's departure having more impact on her than she thought it would? Anxious to escape her growing feelings she makes her excuses and leaves the pub heading for home. But she's in for a nasty shock when an intruder gets into the house - leaving her no option but to call upon Fred for assistance. Maria feels a pang of jealousy when she spots Charlie playing happy families with Amy but her spirits are lifted when Charlie tells her he might just be able to manage both nights at the hotel with her. Rita and Norris are still squabbling over the trip to Hungary and Emily for one is heartily sick of their bickering. She comes up with the ideal solution - why don't they both go? How will Rita react to the idea of spending her holiday with Norris?
Writer: Patrea Smallacombe