Katy's mind is made up. She cannot take Joseph away from his dad, Chesney. She sees the two of them heading off out of the house and they look so content together. Now she must tell Linda that she will be going to Portugal alone. Clearly, Linda is disappointed, while Chesney is relieved. Katy though tells her dad Owen that she didn’t really have a choice. A depressed Katy waves her mother off, no doubt feeling she has just given up the chance of a lifetime.
That was bad but there’s more – Katy arrives at work only to be reminded that she has completely forgotten that she has her personal trainer exam. It’s too late. So what else would she do but go to The Rovers and demand that Callum, the man who insulted her, now buys her drinks. He escorts her home when she has had too many. Katy then yells at him to leave her alone. Chesney just happens to witness this and stands up to Callum and tells him to vanish. Katy tells Chesney that he could have had his head kicked in.
Chesney then helps Katy into her flat. She has had a rubbish day, she tells him. He comforts her and she tells him that he is so nice. Is there a rekindling of something here? Beth phones because they are waiting for him to arrive at the hospital, as it is time for Sinead to try to stand on her own. They can’t wait, as there are other patients to see. Sinead is almost there but not quite. Maybe she needs Chesney’s presence to give her real determination to stand unaided.
No, there is no rekindling, though Katy does say that it was her fault that they split. Later he calls in to see Katy to tell her that she must take up the opportunity to go to Portugal and to take Joseph. Chesney arrives at the hospital and Sinead is appalled that Joseph is going to Portugal. Owen doesn’t want her to go either, but we could expect that. Izzy tells him that he has no one to blame but himself. Harsh or fair?
Andy does his best to be the perfect ‘son’ but Gail, who is very much in the know, fumes with anger at Andy, because she is now complicit in the deceit. Gail seems to think that as soon as Michael is well and strong enough, Andy must disappear from his ‘father’s’ life. Andy is bereft at this idea, and is surprised at just how upset he feels at no longer being part of Michael’s life.
To add to his miseries, Steph informs Andy that now Gavin is dead, there is no way that Andy can use his deceased former flat mate’s National Insurance number. Gail decides to use the computer in the Bistro to alter Gavin’s details but Michael turns up and he will surely ask questions. Gail though thinks quickly and claims that she did a couple of extra hours for which she has not been paid. Michael tells Leanne and Nick and Nick is really apologetic, as it was him who did the wages.
What an awful position to be in. Gail has to lie to her son, casting doubt on his abilities, making him wonder if he is making progress after the head injury. She is seething with Andy and Steph, but Steph offers to take over doing the accounts, which Nick gratefully accepts.
It feels as if things are getting easier for Leanne and Simon living at the Sharif household and Kal and Zeedan, (who actually smiled) recruit Simon in the egg trick. They tell Simon that the work is an undercover operation and top secret. Sharif is no fool though, so discovery is on the cards. In fact he spots Simon with an egg box. Sharif asks, ‘Are you a lone operator or do you have accomplices?’
Sharif feigns a bad back and asks his son and grandson to read to the chickens as he is unable to bend down. Comical it is to see the two of them, Kal and Zeedan outside with the chickens. It then soon dawns on them that Sharif knows.
Emily feels guilty, as she believes she may have caused a difficulty between Sean and Billy. Talking to Billy she tells him, ‘It takes a lot more than a few cross words to shake my faith.’ She sets up a meeting between the two men at The Rovers, tells Billy to get over himself and that the two stubborn people should talk to each other. Nice work Emily – just hope they can sort it out.
It seems as if they can. What a shame it is that Billy cannot be openly gay and have a boyfriend. Maybe in time …
A butler auction(?!) is planned and a good old bring and buy. So Emily gets her way and so does Billy.
It seems as if mediation will go ahead, regarding custody of Max. Callum, who does seem serious in his bid to be a dad to Max and hasn’t yet got bored. David received a letter about the mediation last week. Callum brings Max the Manchester City away strip, which is not cheap. He explains that he wants his son to have what he didn’t have.
Callum, an irritating presence whenever he appears, suggests to Gail that his mum and Gail should have an arm wrestling competition to decide Max’s future. That just about sums up Callum.Download our App | Follow on Twitter @CoroStreetBlog | Like on Facebook
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