In the bathroom at the Rovers, Michelle finds Violet looking distraught, well, more so than usual. She asks if Violet has a hangover. Violet says no. She asks if she has a stomach flu. Violet says no. She jokingly asks if Violet is pregnant. Violet says "WHY DON'T YOU MIND YOUR OWN FLAMING BUSINESS?!"
Later, in the back room at the Rovers, Michelle and Violet are alone and Violet apologises for snapping at her earlier but yes, she fears she may be pregnant. Michelle asks if she knows who the father is (fair question on this show) but Violet gets a little a offended and says it's Jamie.
Michelle suggests she get a home pregnancy kit, otherwise she'll drive herself crazy until she knows for sure.
Later in the bathroom, Violet takes the test and tells Michelle it came out blue. Violet is pregnant. She says it must have happened on holiday two months ago as they only had sex the once (and worse for Violet, Jamie probably called her 'Frankie' in bed).
She's dreading telling Jamie but Michelle thinks she should as there is no reason she should go through this alone. Violet says she is considering having an abortion quickly and quietly.
I Hate Ironing, Too
At the Charlie-Tracy love nest, Charlie is getting ready to go to a job in Wigan but worries it may get scuttled if it rains. I changed trains in Wigan once. It was raining. He then notices that the house is a dump and that Tracy has let herself go. Tracy tells him to go to
He did not heed her advice as Charlie comes back later, saying that it's raining in Wigan (see?). He notices that the curtains are shut but Tracy says it's to keep the sunlight off the TV. He says she seems depressed but she denies it. He then tries to kiss her but she pulls away.
He says if she's a couch potato, won't have sex with him, and won't forgive him for Maria, then he wants out.
Tracy claims she can change and starts putting the moves on him. He says it would be too much like she was putting on an act. She says it isn't an act and they begin kissing.
Later Charlie comes down to find Tracy in a nothing but an apron and ... ironing? He says she hates ironing but she thought she'd do some of his shirts for him. They then decide to go across to the Rovers for dinner. (Have they ever turned on that stove?)
At the Rovers, they play Happy Families and Ashley notices to Claire how happy they look. Meanwhile, Violet is screwing up drink orders, thanks to that uterine parasite growing inside her. As they leave, Charlie gets a call about a lumber order and Claire catches up with Tracy and asks her how things are. Tracy pretends to look stressed out, saying things are so-so. Claire, oblivious, says that's lovely and walks off.
In the house, Tracy stares a good long time at the iron before picking it up and applying it to her forearm, where it leaves a burn mark. She later downs half a bottle of vodka and is about to burn herself again.
Amy Barlow? Still at Ken and Deirdre's.
In Other News
Bill gets a key to Audrey's. Sally thinks it's all so sordid but Kevin says, knowing his dad, it's not all that surprising and they're adults anyway, despite the fact that Bill is still married to Whatsherface. You know, Maureen.
Jamie tells Liam and Paul Connor about Danny's note, leaving all his possessions, including his share of the factory, to him. They think it's a bit of joke and suggest they'll need to see something a little more official than a note on a cocktail napkin. Jamie mentions it to Sean, who suggests that if Danny was dividing up his worldly goods, Jamie may need to consider the possibility that Danny is dead.