Norris and Rita give Eileen a hard time when they see Ed on her doorstep. Eileen realises how difficult things are going to be but remains defiant. Fred and Bev arrive back in the butcher's van all loved up. Shelley and Ashley are shocked to learn Fred and Bev have got engaged. Claire's pleased for them. Rita moves into Emily's and Norris moves into Rita's flat. Eileen insists she and Ed go to the Rovers rather than hiding away. The locals are cool towards them and Ed feels awkward. Gail tells Eileen she knows how she feels and likens Ed to Richard Hillman. Shelley and Ashley try but fail to talk Bev and Fred out of their engagement. Leanne takes Janice for a spin in her classic car. The brakes fail and they crash into a tree. Leanne sustains broken ribs and a sprained foot. Eileen's determined not to let people get to them and she and Ed go to bed together. Danny's guilt-ridden about the car and glad nobody was killed. Leanne enjoys milking the situation and gets Danny to wait on her hand and foot. Norris finds he's bored in Rita's flat by himself and calls round to Emily's for a cup to tea to both Emily's and Rita's amusement. Janice storms into the garage accusing Kevin of shoddy workmanship. Kevin explains Danny only asked him to clean the car and didn't want Kevin to check it over properly to save some money. Sally defends her husband and Janice and Sally end up fighting.
Writer: Jayne Hollinson