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Cilla keeps calm and states that Chesney is just making it up because she threatened Schmeichel. She nevertheless manages to make it clear to Chesney that he'd better alter his story. Les asks the others to leave him and Cilla alone while they discuss the situation. Cilla smiles, thinking she's over the worst. Fred tells Dennis Stokes that he's a lucky man but he's still sharp with Mike. Tim Marsden phones Candice and says his plane has landed and he'll be round to see her tonight. Cilla tells Les that Ronnie is just a friend but he's not fooled and tells Cilla to pack her bags. Yvonne Casey calls round on Ashley, saying that she's heard that Claire is moving in and she wants to "inspect the premises". She makes it clear that her attitude to Ashley hasn't changed. Fred learns from Dennis how to find an Asian bride on the internet. Maria tells Audrey that she's hinted to Nick that she wants him to arrange something for her twenty-first birthday. Tim returns from his skiing trip and meets Candice but he quickly leaves again when she won't sleep with him. Claire finds her mother still at No.4. Yvonne tells them that their relationship will never work. Cilla is ready to leave No.5 after Les makes it clear that he won't be changing his mind. She blames Chesney for what's happened and tells him that he is not coming with her. Les is astonished at her callous attitude and Chesney is distraught as she drives off in a taxi. The next day Chesney has a go at Fiz for yesterday's events. Fred gives Ashley the day off to sort himself and Claire out. Karen has bought an expensive pair of red boots, despite Steve's refusal. Candice persuades Nick to throw a party at their flat for Maria's twenty-first. Claire meets Yvonne for lunch at a wine bar and tells her that she's not going to let her ruin her life. She walks out of the wine bar, meets Ashley and tells him that she is going home to pack, but she's not moving into No.4 yet as she's not ready. Candice agrees that Claire can move in with them but Fiz is angry at not being consulted. Chesney overhears them rowing and sneaks out with Schmeichel. Rita meets Chesney in the street who tells her that they're running off to London. Rita takes the boy and his dog back to The Kabin, ostensibly for food for the journey but once there she rings up Fiz and says that she will look after him and Schmeichel for the night.


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Location 5749 5750
Coronation Street Main street view
Rovers Return Inn Public
2a Coronation Street Living room/kitchen Living room/kitchen and bedroom
4 Coronation Street Downstairs rooms
5 Coronation Street Downstairs rooms
The Kabin N/A Shop and stockroom
Rosamund Street N/A Main street view
Street Cars N/A Cab office
Roy's Rolls N/A Cafe
Weatherfield Golf Club Clubhouse N/A
Nexus wine bar N/A Bar


Notable dialogue[]

Rita Sullivan: "Did you never run away from home, Norris?"
Norris Cole: "I most certainly did not!"
Rita Sullivan: "Well, that must have been a great disappointment to your mother!"

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