Gail's furious with Nick for not telling her of his suspicions about Todd. Eileen overhears Les slagging off Todd to Steve and Patrick and calling him a pansy. Todd's upset that Jason's avoiding him. Ashley and Claire set Fred up and take him to Levenshulme Market where Orchid Pattaya works. Fred's devastated when he realises that she and Dennis Stokes were ripping him off, that her real name is Stacy Hilton and she's never even been to Thailand. Sarah's grateful when Katy calls. Katy feels guilty as she knew about Todd and Karl long before Sarah but she keeps quiet. Norris and Emily tell Les that Chesney's been playing truant. Chesney explains that he didn't want Schmeichel to be lonely. Les says the dog will have to go. Chesney's heartbroken. Sally declares that the garage is overstaffed and changes will have to be made. Sarah's shocked when Gail suggests she should have an HIV test. Todd tries to talk to Sarah but she pushes him away. Nick, protective of Sarah, punches Todd who punches him back. Jason wades in and punches Nick but then calls Todd a dirty queer saying he wants nothing more to do with him. Todd's humiliated.


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Guest cast



  • This episode, transmitted at 10.00pm, marks the first time that Coronation Street had three episodes broadcast on one day.
  • No episode was broadcast on Wednesday 26th May 2004 due to coverage of Champions League football.
  • TV Times synopsis: The news about Todd sends shockwaves through the Street; and Ashley tells his dad the truth about Orchid.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 12,550,000 viewers (3rd place).

Notable dialogue

Eileen Grimshaw (to Les Battersby about Todd): "You're not brave enough to be gay. Do you think it's easy doing what he's done, having to run the gauntlet of thick cavemen like you?"

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