Curly got as far as Stockport before realising he was chasing a mirage. He feels he has everything to live for in Weatherfield. He tells Samantha she can stay at No. 7 as his lodger and is stunned when she tells him it's her house now and he'll have to move out. Maureen tells Curly that Bill knows about their night of passion and tells him he should never have come back. The Platts have dinner at the Baldwins'. They toast for a prosperous New Year. Maxine is horrified to see Curly back in Weatherfield and confesses to Fiona that Curly was the man she slept with. Fiona thinks it's hysterical. Liz tells Andy and Jim that Fraser has warned her about Steve and Malcolm Fox. They are amazed she's getting involved with a criminal. When Mike mouths off about Don being stupid and greedy Martin breaks the news about him trying to kill himself. Mike is taken aback but still thinks he's a loser and only has himself to blame. Gail is disgusted with him and the Platts leave. Curly is relieved when Eric Firman gives him his job back. Alma tells Mike she hates his views.
- Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 15,210,000 viewers (6th place - combined figure including repeat).
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