Mavis hopes that the Duckworths will pull out and is dismayed to hear they're having No.6 valued. Andy warns Des against getting hurt by Steph again, but Des feels sorry for her. Maxine wears a skimpy top in the hope of attracting Des's attention. Don is taken aback when Martin tells him that he's on his side and thinks he should hang onto No.5. Phyllis enjoys seeing a widower called Louis from Bramhall. She tries to make Percy jealous by talking loudly about him in the cafe to Alma but he isn't bothered. He feels that Emily has used the roof repair as an excuse to get rid of him. Gail is Nick's witness as he changes his name back to Tilsley. The solicitor tells them that Don does have a claim on the house; Gail is prepared to fight the matter in court. Maxine is upset to see Des with a pregnant woman. Andy tells her it's Des's wife. The estate agent values No.9 at £25,000. Vera is disappointed that it isn't worth more. Percy tells Curly that he is moving to a hostel on Victoria Street as Emily doesn't want him. Curly says that Percy is welcome to stay with him. Gail tells Don that she's not giving up the fight for the house. Emily is puzzled when Percy says he won't be returning. Maxine rows with Des and tells Steph that she's his girlfriend. She feels foolish when Steph explains they're divorced. Des tells Maxine he doesn't want to see her again - all they had was a one-night stand.


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  • In this episode, Nick changes his name back from Platt to Tilsley, and the end credits reflect this from hereon in.
  • TV Times synopsis: Des is worried about Steph and invites her out to dinner. A visit to the solicitor moves Nick one step closer to his inheritance.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 15,920,000 viewers (3rd place - combined figure including repeat).
  • The ITV3 repeat of this episode on 26th May 2020 was transmitted without any cuts.
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