12th November2010: After a hiatus of almost a year, The Joinery reopended under its new management of Nick Tilsley and Leanne Battersby. The previous enterprise, run by Leanne and Peter Barlow, had failed due to the latter's alcoholism. On the (re)opening night, Nick toasted in glowing words the hard work that Leanne had put into the bar. Flattered, she found herself feeling jealous as she watched Nick and Maria Connor together. The opening was a success and Nick and Leanne found themselves alone together in the empty bar afterwards. He told her of his regrets that their teenage marriage had finished and they soon found themselves on the sofa having sex. At the same time, Leanne's partner, Peter Barlow was helping Carla Connor out after she had been arrested for drink-driving and she made a move on him but she pulled away. That night, Leanne was consumed with guilt.
Bethany Platt is the daughter of Sarah Platt and half-sister of Harry. Sarah gave birth to Bethany in 2000 at age thirteen, following a brief sexual encounter with classmate Neil Fearns. Bethany's infancy had plenty of drama; in 2004 she was kidnapped by her unstable paternal grandmother Brenda Fearns, and when she was seven she almost died after taking an ecstasy tablet her uncle David Platt had hidden inside her doll. That same year, Sarah and Bethany left Weatherfield for a new life in Milan, returning in 2015 after Bethany was expelled from her school in Italy. Now a teenager, Bethany was very close to Sarah and at times they behaved more like sisters than mother and daughter. However, she had grown rebellious and difficult to control. In 2016, Bethany was the victim of school bullying which led to self-esteem issues. She then met 35-year-old Nathan Curtis, who was part of a gang in involved in grooming young girls in order to be pimped. Bethany was coerced into having sex with random men and was on the verge of being sold into prostitution abroad when she found the courage to report Nathan and his cohorts to the police. The experience has haunted her ever since.