Norris feels that Emily and Rita are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and need to talk about their experience. Blanche reconstructs the incident for Deirdre and then fakes weakness to win sympathy from Archie. Emily relates her ordeal back to losing Ernest. Mike tells her that he wished he could have done something different, and if there's anything she ever needs he'll be there. Emily tells him not to blame himself. Maria tells Vik that Bobbi's gone to Tenerife. Rita, Blanche, Betty and Emily make front page news in the Gazette. Les cleans the house to the sound of Tom Jones. Audrey tells Maria that she can do far better than Tyrone and Jason. Les gets Toyah to come round and collect her mail while Sandra Milligan is there. They both meet, although the atmosphere is rather awkward. Vik gets annoyed with Eileen and Vernon Bradshaw poking their noses into his business, saying he wants to keep his private life private. Betty becomes upset and Fred arranges a few days away with Gordon. Craig Rowe, the reporter from the Gazette turns up at the Rovers wanting to write a follow-up story on Weatherfield's battling grannies. Blanche and company force him out of the pub. Archie sees Blanche's true colours, announcing to Deirdre that he likes them feisty. Sandra tells Les that she wants to take things slowly, as she too has been hurt. Les feels as though the relationship may be going somewhere.


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  • This episode was transmitted at 8.00pm on a Tuesday to make way for Champions League football coverage in the programme's usual Wednesday slot.
  • TV Times synopsis: Les and Sandra grow closer. Rita, Blanche and Emily get another nasty shock.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 9,770,000 viewers (11th place).
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