Previously on Coronation Street
Maria told Tracy. There was massive fight on the street. Then a big fight with Charlie. Tracy's ringtone for Charlie is "Don't Cha" by The Pussycat Dolls.
Because All Relationships Can Be Measured in Money Spent
It's breakfast at Stubbs-Barlow residence but Tracy, standing in front of her "GEMS" refrigerator, is angrily buttering some toast and is definitely not speaking to Charlie. He wants to make up but she wants to know how many other tarts he has stashed away. He says Maria was the only one but Tracey says she wants him out.
Meanwhile, at the Platts, David shocks his family by casually announcing he's going back to school. The reason why is obvious as, heading out the door, David sees Charlie and ducks behind a wheelie bin, completely terrified.
Stubbs sees Maria and tells her she blew her chance.
"Chance at what?" Maria asks. "To be lied to and humiliated like Tracy?"
"You've never had another man like me," Charlie says. "You said that more than once."
"Yeah and now I'll never want another one," Maria retorts, perhaps thinking of her last long term boyfriend Tyrone.
As Charlie leaves, David pops out from behind his wheelie bin refuge and tells Maria that he's sure Charlie is going to blame him for the trouble he caused. Maria thinks his main priority is getting back Tracy but David think otherwise, being well acquainted with nutters.
In the Salon, Audrey tries to get Maria to feel better by telling her she's not the first woman to make a mistake like that and she will likely make the same kind of mistake. Maria is certain she'll never be that stupid again but Audrey says she's made enough mistakes in her life to know that's not true.
Later, Charlie comes into the Salon and tells Maria he's evicting her from the flat. Audrey tries to protest that Charlie needs to first give notice but Maria stops her, telling her it's ok. Given the dodgy nature of tenants' rights in Weatherfield, I guess he can evict her on a whim.
Fizz says Maria can move back in with her. Audrey notes that
Meanwhile at Tracy's, Deirdre tries to convince Tracy to take Amy and come home. Ken reiterates this at the Kabin. Tracy notes that it's quite a twist, everyone feeling sorry for her.
In the Rovers, Maria sees that everyone is talking about her. Nevertheless, Liam, having finally put two and two together, asks her on a date.
In the café, Roy thinks that to today's generation, fidelity seems like such a quaint concept. Ken thinks his relationship with Hayley shows love can overcome all obstacles, what with her being transcendental and all.
Charlie arrives home to find his things in a bag outside the door. Tracy tries to keep him out but he pushes past her. He reminds her that he bought the house. Tracy agrees but counters that it is a home to her and Amy. Charlie points out that her home is across the street. Tracy says that they were once a proper couple but Charlie's ruined it all and now he has to pay.
Charlie says that he indeed paid for it all: The house, the clothing, the fake abortion. He then gets his bag, bringing it inside and tells her that she can pack her own bags because he is staying.
"Me too!" yells Tracy.
The Weatherfield Players Present: "Woody and Soon-Yi: A Love Story"
Jamie takes the letters from Frankie's mailbox and goes to the Rovers to give them to her, along with a letter of his own, spelling out his feelings for her. She goes to the very clean ladies' bog to read it but is interupted by Joanne. When she comes back out, Jamie gives her the Manson Lamps and goes outside.
She finds him in his van. She gets in. She says she's scared of her feelings. Jamie says that means she feels the same way. Then they kiss. Like, really kiss. I think I actually yelled out "Boooo!" but it's all hazy.
Then she runs out of the van and back into the Rovers. There she finds Danny and immediately suggests they move to Spain. Like right now!
Chesney the Paper Boy
On his first day of the new job, Norris nags Chesney about making sure he gets the route done in time for his classes. When he returns, he asks Norris for his money. Norris tells him that he gets his pay at the end of a full day's work, something with which the residents of Battersby-Brown manor are unfamiliar. Nothing like kicking the working classes while they're down.
Sophie's New Shoes
Sophie is complaining that her new dance teacher will have her head if she shows up wearing her worn out shoes. Rosie offers a pair of hers but Sophie rejects the offer, claiming they are minging. So Bill Webster buys a new pair for Sophie and a gift card for Rosie, just she doesn't feel left out.
Meanwhile, Bill appears to be putting the moves on Audrey, claiming she's a beautiful as ever and offering to put up a set of shelves in the back room for the price of a hair cut. Bill is, of course, still married to Maureen.