Written by David Lane, directed by Pip Short
Claire tells Ashley what she saw last night between Sian and Sophie. Ashley figures it has nothing to do with them so Claire figures she’ll pretend they weren’t even here. Claire notices that Aadi’s very tired. She tells Sunita this and that he might be coming down with something. Aadi does NOT look well. Later at home, Aadi doesn’t even want any lunch and when Sunita comes to check in on him on the sofa, she finds him unconscious and calls an ambulance. The ambulance arrives and so does Claire and she wants to know what happens. Claire offers to take Asha while Sunita goes to the hospital with Aadi. When Dev returns from golf, Claire tells him that Aadi’s been rushed to hospital. Aadi’s neurosurgeon comes out to talk to the Alahan’s and tells them that Aadi’s suffered a brain haemorrhage and that he’s not well and they must operate.
Hayley’s string quartet is done because the cello player has been arrested for stealing someone’s laundry delicates. Sally overhears this and offers up Sophie’s church choir. Sophie buckles but her mum doesn’t make it easy for her to say no and has her ring the pastor. Sian goes over to Sophie’s later and starts freaking out about them having to sing and Roy and Hayley’s wedding. Sophie figures they could just tell Sally the truth, but she doesn’t think so. Sophie confesses to her mum later that Sian is in the choir that she’s in, and says that she hates keeping secrets from her mum. Sally forgives her but makes her promise, “no more lies.”
Becky’s got a workout machine called “Big Stevey” and that’s how she can work off all her breakfast calories. Becky introduces Kylie to Liz and Liz welcomes her. Becky also served Kylie Steve’s breakfast. I guess she doesn’t care if the machine is fuelled or not. Steve wants to know what they’re going to do with Kylie, and Becky wants her to stay with them but Steve and Becky don’t look too happy. Becky introduces Hayley and Roy to her sister, Kylie Turner, later and Roy figures that being reunited with her sister is a silver lining from the whole adoption business. Hayley’s excited about her hen night and even invites Kylie.
Back at the Rovers, it looks as though Kylie’s set her sights on Ciaran. Michelle seethes as Ciaran and Kylie flirt with each other at the bar. Kylie asks Ciaran if he’s got a woman, but he says that the women around there have better taste. Kylie says the women around there have an air of desperation. Michelle sidles up to Kylie later and tells her she should be so lucky since Ciaran is way out of her league and so is she. Kylie asks Michelle what her perfume is called, “Past It?”
Eileen is too embarrassed about how bladdered she got on her date with “Bob the Builder” and tells Sean how he left her on the doorstep. Sean laughs at how she got completely drunk and how she would have left HER on the doorstep too. Eileen tells Sean that her landlord is selling the property and she’s not sure if they’ll be able to stay or have to pack their bags. Oh. Sean wants to know why the owner of their home would want to kick them out but Eileen has no idea. Eileen spots Owen and gets embarrassed, and Sean coaxes her to go over and say “hi.” She does as much and finds that Owen’s been trying to do his “books” which are really just a bunch of receipts packed into Freshco’s bags. Owen thinks that Eileen should make an offer on her place after hearing of her landlord troubles.
Emily complains to Norris that she found a mouse in the hallway. Norris figures that Graeme must have brought through the mice, since it’s been decades they’ve been in the house and there’s been none until he moved in. Emily wants Norris to do something about them. Norris later finds that there was a gap in the skirting and that’s how the mouse got in. Norris found a letter under the skirting addressed to Ken Barlow in 1961. Norris is curious as to what it could be – obviously – all the sudden he has a sense of romance and intrigue. Norris wants to open it, but Emily takes it back to give to Ken proper.
Written by Mark Burt, directed by Pip Short
Sunita and Dev are trying to figure out how this happened to Aadi. How was he fine one day and on an operating table the next day. Well, that’s usually how these things happen. The neurosurgeon tells the Alahans that Aadi is stable and out of surgery. The neurosurgeon tells the Alahans that the injury could have been caused by a fall. He asks them if Aadi is a clumsy child since he’s trying to establish how the accident might have happened. Back on the street, Claire asks Sophie about what happened to Aadi the night before and Sophie insists that the kids were all fine when she put them to bed. Sophie gets angry at her for accusing her of something, then apologizes, since Claire knows her secret. At the hospital, the Alahan’s are interrogated by social services regarding Aadi’s injury. Dev can’t understand why any of this is necessary, but they’re told that it’s just routine and they are obliged by law to investigate. They discovered marks on Aadi’s shoulders as well as his head injury. Dev gets upset and cries as he admits that he grabbed Aadi’s shoulders since he ran in front of the car the other day and he grabbed him back. Social services tell them that they’ll be in touch and they’re glad Aadi’s okay.
Owen asks Eileen how she made out with the offer on her home to her landlord. Eileen says it went quite well and thanks him for his advice. She arrives at his builders yard to tell him she’s got her offer accepted and finds him buried in a pile of paperwork. She figures that more hands make light work and helps him out. Eileen’s got Owen sorted out and Owen offers her the job of doing his paperwork and it’s a done deal.
It’s Hayley’s hen night, and the ladies are decked out in their finest kinky nurses gear. Hayley’s completely petrified for a night on canal street since she was hoping for something a little more low key. Mary has got her SUL (stiff upper lip) on. Becky invites Mary to the hen night, but Mary declines since she’ll be eating a fish supper with it being the last Friday of the month. Plus, she’d rather just leave them to their debauchery. She then goes and chokes down a shot and scares Norris and Emily. Hayley gets blindfolded and put into a car and is taken just across the street – to Roy’s Rolls. She has no idea where she is until she’s unblindfolded to find herself in the cafe where it’s decorated like a Havana Night and and Roy is dressed up like Rico Suave. At the hen night, Anna tells Becky she’s a good person and she hopes their whole adoption competition is behind them. Suddenly, “Javier” a Cuban salsa dancer shows up to dance with Hayley. I’m sure everyone else thought it’d be a stripper too.
Back at the pub, Michelle is still giving Kylie the stink eye. Kylie tells Ciaran that Liz and Michelle are ganging up on her and she figures it’s because they can’t stand the competition. Michelle is really getting to the end of her rope with Kylie flirting with Ciaran so Liz asks for a quick word with him. Ciaran tells Liz that she’s making a mountain out of a molehill when Liz brings up the flirting with Kylie. Meanwhile, Kylie is winding Michelle up about presumably being rejected by Ciaran and Michelle gives her a “last warning.” Steve shows up and Michelle demands that he get Kylie out of there. Becky arrives back as Michelle threatens that Kylie either walk out or get carried out. Michelle takes a swing at Kylie, who ducks and Becky behind her ends up getting the smack. Michelle says she’s sorry, and Becky says she’s sacked and gets Steve to back her up. Steve says one of them has to go and it’s not going to be his wife. Michelle grabs her bag and Ciaran thinks it’s out of order so he follows her out. Liz is upset that Kylie’s cost her two barstaff.
There’s still tensions at the Barlow’s with Deirdre refusing to cook for Ken and supping alone. Just wait until he gets that “Dear Ken” letter. Speaking of which, Norris has still got that letter in his hot little hands and is only getting more and more curious. Ken finally gets over to the Rovers and receives the letter from Emily and Norris demands that he open it, so he does. Ken says that the letter is from a lady he knew a long time ago – Susan – his first love. Deirdre watches him open the letter from across the bar in disgust.
- Eileen laughing about how she got so drunk on her date with “Bob the Builder” that she’d have left her on the doorstep too!
- Hayley on her mobile: “She dances as she answers. Hayley Cropper.”
- Mary “Apparently, Roy reminds Hayley of Omar Sharif.” Hayley: “…sometimes.”
- Norris: “Any plans for the bank holiday?” Eileen: “No, why? Do you want to whisk me off somewhere exotic and confess your long-standing infatuation with me?”
- Mary: “We all have phobias Norris. Much like your aversion to touching cotton wool…and commitment.”
- Yowza! Our Corrie ladies in those nurses uniforms! Ladies, lock your men up! And Hayley for fainting after her dance with “Javier!”
- Becky and her “workout machine” Big Stevey. *shudder*
- Mary’s creepy, rude little comments injected here and there. Although, it is quite funny.
- Poor little Aadi Alahan!