Tracy is worried that her devious plan is at risk after Claire sees her and Charlie enjoying each other’s company in the pub. In a desperate bid to reignite Claire’s concern, she scalds herself with a hot iron. (Just watching that was painful!) Tracy screams with pain when she notices Claire and Bev in the back garden, knowing that caring Claire will hurry over to help her. Tracy’s scheming is successful as Claire instantly believes that Charlie has attacked her and insists on taking her to the medical centre.
Over at the clinic Tracy continues to make herself look like an innocent victim to Gail. Claire has mentioned to Gail that she thinks it might be the work of Charlie, Gail tells her she will get the doctor to make a note of it. Tracy sees the doctor and jokes how clumsy she is saying it was really “nothing”. Both Gail and Claire look at each other thinking about Charlie. On their return to the street, they nearly bump into Charlie and she is forced to seek refuge at Claire’s at her insistence. Tracy knows she has her right where she wants her. Claire now believes that Tracy is a victim of mental and physical abuse at the hands of Charlie. They go into Claire’s where Tracy confides after several denials, that yes, it is the work of Charlie. Tracy swears Claire to secrecy knowing full well she will tell the rest of the street.
Chesney and Sophie are walking into the Kabin singing songs of long ago behind Jack Duckworth. Jack turns around and asks what they are referring to and how Sophie knows the songs.
Inside the Kabin, Sophie mentions a woman’s name and Jack is taken aback as she utters a name of a woman used to know and insisting Vera never hear what Sophie has said.
At the Rovers, Violet has discovered that she is pregnant and decides on a termination. Michelle offers to go with Violet to the clinic and tells Liz that she has an appointment at the hospital so that Liz doesn’t suspect Violet. Violet picks up the phone and calls a taxi to Albert Street to the clinic. Michelle wants to know if it is Streetcars she has called and Violet lets her know it was a different firm. As Violet waits anxiously in the clinic, Michelle urges her to tell Jamie about the baby. Meanwhile, back at the pub, Liz becomes suspicious about Michelle’s appointment at the clinic and starts to make inquiries with Steve, just how close they have become… When the girls return from the clinic Liz takes Michelle in the back room. (Does Liz know anything about being an employer?) Liz accuses Michelle of being pregnant and implies Steve being the father. Michelle laughs this off and goes back into the pub and back to work. Violet remains uneasy all day, making slight mistakes and does not seem her normal self. Later in the back, Michelle and Violet have a chat and she decides she wants to keep the baby, thinking she might not have this opportunity again.
On the other side of the bar, Gail has joined Bill and Audrey for a drink. Despite her earlier opinions of him she begins to enjoy his company and doesn’t object when Audrey invites him to spend Christmas with them.