Charlie Stubbs is the only topic of conversation at the Barlow household. Tracy tells Ken and Deirdre that he won’t know what has hit him. Meanwhile, oblivious to the welcome awaiting him, Charlie is saying his farewells to Maria after their night of passion in Birmingham. Once back on the street he goes straight home to see Tracy and walks straight into a barrage of accusations and body blows. Over at the Rovers, Shelley has decided to leave a day early to avoid Charlie – but she doesn’t manage to give him the slip and he finds her leaving via the back door of the pub. Will he succeed where Bev failed in her bid to get her to have an abortion? Eileen jokes with Violet and Sean about the number of text messages Jamie sends Sean – oblivious to the can of worms she is opening for both Sean and Violet. When Sean is in the loo Violet takes the opportunity to have a look at his phone and is horrified at the number of texts with Jamie’s name on them. She decides the time has come to take the bull by the horns and asks Sean to find out once and for all if Jamie is really gay. Kevin’s dad calls to offer the Webster’s a surprise anniversary holiday; and Audrey can’t help but wonder what might have been if she and Fred had got together all those years ago.
Writer: Martin Allen