Fred and Orchid Pattaya take a taxi back to Coronation Street. Shelley is in the Rovers having been stood up by Charlie. Jason tells her that he is working late. Patrick announces in the Rovers that Fred has got a new girlfriend. Fred takes Orchid to meet Ashley, Claire and Joshua. Ashley is taken aback and fears the worst. Maria and Fiz arrive home to find Candice and Tim Marsden in the flat. Maria finds a wedding ring in his jacket pocket. Fred introduces Orchid to the Rovers and a hush descends. Harry asks whether he can cope or not. Kirk begins to pick up on her Lancashire accent. At parents' evening, most teachers say that Rosie could do better but Mr Cotton says she is the best in class at maths. Sally thinks that this could be a career for her. Audrey and Mike both warn Fred about his impulses. Charlie turns up at the Rovers two and a half hours late. He tries to explain to Shelley that he worked late but left messages. Shelley asks him to leave the pub and he is barred. Ashley is convinced that Orchid is only after Fred's money. Fred and Orchid enjoy hotpot together. She asks about his business interests. Fred explains that he likes sharing things. Tim is in the Rovers with Candice and offers to buy Audrey, Fiz and Maria a drink. It becomes frosty so Maria tells Candice that he is married. Tim explains why he has the ring - it's his brother's. Candice and Tim leave, feeling angry. Sally and Kevin are pleased about Rosie but Sally suggests that the school is not good enough for her. Orchid explains to Fred that she is going to stay at a friend's house in East Didsbury. Candice asks for an apology from Maria and Fiz and says they are both jealous. Audrey predicts rows in the salon the next day. Betty tells Shelley that Charlie did phone but that Bev didn't pass the messages on. Shelley wants to confront Bev on this but is advised to speak to Charlie first. Fred takes Orchid to where she is staying by taxi and they agree to meet up at 6.00pm the following day. Orchid meets up with Dennis Stokes and says that the plan is going well. Fred goes home to dream about Orchid.


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Notable dialogueEdit

Janice Battersby (about Fred Elliott): "Is he calling me rough and ready?"
Karen McDonald: "What does he know? He said you were kind-hearted an' all"

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