Steve tries to get near the burning car to rescue Amy but the flames are too fierce. Tracy, convinced that Karen's killed Amy, jumps in Steve's taxi and drives off back to Coronation Street like a woman possessed. Tracy hits a wall whilst reversing, and drives straight in Karen's direction. Karen manages to scramble up the factory steps as Tracy crashes straight into them, and Karen bangs on the door. Hayley, who's mending Claire's dress lets her in. Tracy, wielding a crook-lock forces her way in after Karen, threatening to kill her. Steve's relieved to find that Amy's safe and sound with Roy. Steve arrives at the factory and tells Tracy that Amy's safe, but Tracy doesn't believe him, thinking he's just trying to save Karen from her fate. Tracy and Karen continue to fight on the factory roof. Steve arrives just in time and forces Tracy to look down where she sees Amy in Roy's arms. Tracy, cradling Amy, goes home with Ken and Deirdre. Steve angrily tells Karen he doesn't want to see her again tonight. Kirk mixes his presents up and gives Cilla a bone and Schmeichel a pair of tights. Vera throws Jack out for giving her last year's Christmas card again. Eileen, Jason, Sean and Violet have Christmas dinner together. Steve gets Tracy to agree that they won't involve the police. It's Ashley and Claire's wedding day. Joshua refuses to wear his pageboy outfit and goes to the wedding dressed as Spiderman. The wedding car breaks down so Claire, her mother and the bridesmaids - Candice, Maria and Fiz - have to run to the church. The organist is paralysed down his left side so Norris steps in, but despite everything the day's a success and Ashley and Claire are married. They say "I do" and leave the church under an arch of meat cleavers - just as snow begins to fall. Frankie takes Jack in and gives him Christmas dinner. Steve tells Karen that although he still loves her he can't live with her; that by pretending to have killed Amy it wasn't just Tracy who suffered but him too. Katy proposes to Martin. Steve insists Karen leaves. Karen's heartbroken.


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