Andy is determined to show Amy that his life will be wrecked if she doesn't return. Liz is delighted to hear Amy isn't coming back but Jim knows what Andy is going through and feels for him. Vera writes to the Queen informing her of Joss Shackleton's death. Jack supports Vera as Joss is buried. Amy's best friend Alison Rathbone calls on Andy and tells him the real reason why Amy isn't returning - she's staying with Dominic's father, Errol. She asks Andy not to hate her. Vera lays on an expensive funeral tea. Joe Kay tells Jack how he and Joss were in the army together in 1937. Jack feels this proves that Joss wasn't Vera's father but she refuses to listen. Steve looks after Andy who gets drunk. Alison and Steve flirt. Curly is touched when Elaine Fenwick tells him that he's a good manager. He is pleased when she agrees to have dinner with him. Reg tells him that he's put Elaine up for the post of manager in Goole. Curly is horrified. Steve takes Alison for a Chinese meal. Liz calls on Andy but he accuses her of getting what she wanted - Amy out of his life.
- Steve McDonald - Simon Gregson
- Andy McDonald - Nicholas Cochrane
- Jim McDonald - Charles Lawson
- Liz McDonald - Beverley Callard
- Jack Duckworth - William Tarmey
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Deirdre Barlow - Anne Kirkbride
- Curly Watts - Kevin Kennedy
- Raquel Wolstenhulme - Sarah Lancashire
- Tanya Pooley - Eva Pope
- Sally Webster - Sally Whittaker
- Reg Holdsworth - Ken Morley
- Ivy Brennan - Lynne Perrie
- Tommy Duckworth - Darryl Edwards
- Elaine Fenwick - Pippa Hinchley
- Auntie Cissie - Frances Cox
- Joe Kay - Johnny Maxfield
- Archie Cox - Joe Belcher
- Alison Rathbone - Rachel Smith
- Coronation Street
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 9 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen and hallway
- 11 Coronation Street - Back room, kitchen and hallway
- Jim's Cafe flat - Living room/kitchen
- Rosamund Street
- Unknown church
- TV Times synopsis: Steve is keen to impress, even at his brother's expense, while Curly appears to be getting over Angie.
- Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 18,150,000 viewers (2nd place - combined figure including repeat).
- The Granada Plus repeat of this episode on 8th September 2004 was edited for timing reasons, omitting an entire scene of 1'14" in Part Two, where Steve McDonald and Alison Rathbone return to his car on Rosamund Street and encounter Liz McDonald en route to Andy's flat. The ITV3 repeat on 18th October 2019 contained the same edit.
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