Frankie is led into the viewing area, looking very solemn. The detective tells her that when she is ready the mortician will pull back the sheet, He says the body was found in the water and he had been in there a couple of days.' Frankie replies, that she wants to get on with it. The mortician pulls back the sheet. Frankie is in horror as the corpse is revealed to her.
I'm a Rock and Roll Star.
Liz has announced that all staff tips will be going towards Cilla's fund. Steve tells her she can't force them to do that. Michelle mentions that she is a single mom. Liz retorts that, she’ll have to persuade the punters to dig a little deeper. Steve mutters, 'If you ask me it's the poor dolphins we should be having a collection for.'
Clearly disappointed, she replies, 'I'll tell Vernon yes then.'
Steve approaches Michelle, who has been moaning to Sean about him not seeming bothered and mentions that he could come to the gig and go out afterwards. Sean rushes back over to Michelle, she whines that she isn’t as now, Steve will be watching her sing now. Sean replies that she said she gets a buzz out of performing. She cries that she does get a buzz, but not in front of potential ....' Sean smiles, 'Boyfriends? She sighs that he is going to be such hard work. Sean retorts, 'All the best ones are.'
Miss Cleo sees...
Vera asks, if her voices told what's going on at No 7. Sophie looks at Rita and asks her if she has lived there. Rita replies that she did a long time ago. Sophie tells her, it must have been awful for her, when Alan Bradley was borrowing money in Len Fairclough's name. Rita is taken aback, and asks is Sally has been talking and how she could know that. Sophie smiles and says, 'That's just it. I couldn't possibly, could I?'
Later in the café, Vera quizzes Sophie about her amazing powers and asks if she has had anything about her. Sophie tells her, that her name has cropped up a few times. ‘My spirit guide seems very in tune with you and Jack for some reason.' Jack looks scared and tells Vera he'd like another cuppa in the hopes of heading off any mention of Dulcie Froggat but she ignores him. She tells Sophie she would happily pay for a reading. Jack steps in and asks what currency the spirit guide deals in.
Hit the Highway
Ash and Claire catch Bev on the phone in the back garden. She gets off and mentions she is off to live with Shelley for good. Claire looks thrilled and mentions how great that is for her. Bev tells them they are right and that she'd like to make dinner tonight as a thanks. As she goes indoors Claire can barely contain her excitement. Ashley tells her he feels awful now and she replies that he better not talk her out of it.
Just like Olivia
Cilla is dismayed as she finds Chesney about to put his paper round wages in her fund jar tells him to take it back. Les arrives and tells them excitedly about the drivers at Streetcars wanting to donate their Christmas tips. Cilla looks a little uncomfortable and tells him she doesn’t want people’s sympathy. He tells her sympathy isn’t involved – just cash.
Chesney tells her that he has read that swimming with dolphins is very therapeutic. (He is such a cutie) Les adds they give pets to inmates to reform. Cilla smiles and says, 'And what did they give you? A rat?'
Later in the Rovers, Cilla is at the bar and sees Les and Yanna walk it and comments 'Here they are. My two soul mates. Where did you two bump into each other?' Yana tells her Les said Fiz would have to be getting back to work so she thought she would come and keep her company. Cilla puts her hand on Yana's and tells her, 'People are being so kind.'
Liz tells Cilla they could do a themed fund raising night at the pub if she and suggests a dart marathon. Cilla suddenly exclaims, ‘Beans. I'd like to see Les sat in a bath of baked beans!' Liz thinks it's a great idea. Cilla smiles, 'And you Yana. You'd happily squeeze into a bath with Les, wouldn't you? For me I mean.' (She is sooo good!) Yana hesitantly, agrees. Cilla gets another brainwave, and suggests that it should be outside. Les points out that it's December. Cilla retorts that it needs to be challenge or there's no point! How about Christmas Eve?