Tracy's Last Tape
Tracy is in her cell, wearing a white jump suit as her clothing has been taken away for forensics. She is told that her solicitor is here but all she wants to know is if Charlie is ok. She is taken into an interview room with her solicitor where they are met by DS Campbell and DS Other One, tapes are inserted into a cassette recorder, and the interview begins.
Over at th'hospickle, Jason is keeping watch over Charlie as he had no friends or family to speak of.
At the Barlow's, Peter wants to see Tracy and Ken and Deirdre argue over whether they should have intervened. Also, Tracy will need clothes to wear home.
In the street, Steve wonders to Liz what Amy might have seen and is hard on himself for looking the other way.
At the cop shop, Tracy starts rolling out the story she has been creating since Guy Fawkes Night:
- She wanted to leave but Charlie claimed he owned her and tried to prevent her from leaving, going at her with a knife.
- It was her fault he locked her because she made him that way.
- Claire knew what was going on and tried to help.
- Tracy felt she needed to protect Amy even though she admits he never threatened her.
- She shows the scar where Charlie burned her with an iron.
Back on the Street Peter receives sympathy from Ashley and indicates that Claire is feeling guilty for not having said anything sooner. Peter says that his dad and Dreary feel the same. Sarah stirs by referring to Jason being a loyal friend staying by the bed of his boss. Sarah also says how good Charlie was paying for the honeymoon suite (who actually used it?), Rita opines that clever people like Charlie only let people see what they want to show. Sarah nods.(courtesy corrie.net updates)
At the police station, Tracy is released on bail and told she must stay away from number 6, never speak to any prosecution witnesses, and must never, ever see Charlie. It also seems DS Campbell isn't buying Tracy's story.
At the hospital, Sarah comes to take Jason home. Jason says he's never seen Charlie hit a woman.
When Tracy arrives home, Blanche says she thought they'd locked her up and threw away the key. Tracy wants to see Charlie because she loves him.
Meanwhile, Ken has gone to the kitchen to get some sandwiches and make tea. He begins beating himself up over his inaction, saying that he gave Charlie carte blanche to do what he wants.
"Did somebody call me?" Blanche calls from the dining room. "If so, I'll have a cheese and onion."
Claire pops by to tell Deirdre that she is looking forward to telling the police what an awful man Charlie is, much to Tracy's delight. Later, Tracy convinces Deirdre against her better judgement that she needs to see Charlie in the hospital.
When they arrive, Sarah meets them, telling them that Charlie appears to be on death's door.
"Just where you wanted him," Jason adds, and congrats to him of all people for seeing through Tracy's lie. Yes, people, Thick Jason is smarter than everyone else on the street.
Tracy is left alone with Charlie (no cop on the door or anything, too) where she sees his true fragile state. Will she feel remorse for her actions? Will she see that she's gone too far?
"You're not the big man anymore are you Charlie?" she says. "You are nothing, nothing. So how does it feel to know I have won? Do everybody a favour: Hurry up and die."
In Other News
Roy and Hayley decide that some music in the café would best lighten people's moods after the previous evening's grim events. Hayley and Becky think some pop tunes would do the trick but Roy knows that the true tonic for troubled times is some classical.
Later, Becky's new fella Rob is found by Kelly and Fizz. Kelly proceeds to tell him of Becky's jailhouse rock days. Not wanting to deal, Rob drops her. Becky pretends to be unaffected but clearly is.
Poor Hayley. No more sexy text messages for her to read. I mean, poor Becky. Poor Becky.