Ashley's in hospital recovering from surgery. He doesn't know yet if he's still got his sight. Diggory asks Liz to accompany him to the Weatherfield Traders' Association annual dinner dance but she refuses. Diggory tells Molly that she'll have to accompany him instead. Danny buys Frankie a huge bouquet of flowers for the twentieth anniversary of when he proposed. She's unimpressed. Tracy, unaware Ashley's in hospital, jokingly suggests that she and Claire should have a boxing match. Claire dislikes Tracy even more. Carol's completed her first shift at the bookies and managed to go without a drink. Kirk overhears Fiz apologising to Molly and realises that she's genuinely sorry. Nathan admits to Fred he wasn't wearing gloves, and they weren't in the ring when he punched Ashley. They were arguing and Ashley riled him. Ashley insists that he's as much to blame as Nathan. Fred vows to report Nathan for assault if Ashley doesn't make a full recovery. Kirk and Fiz declare their love for each other and make up. Danny surprises Frankie by hiring a balloon to fly over the factory. On it says "Frankie, I Love You. Happy Anniversary. Danny".


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  • TV Times synopsis: Claire waits anxiously beside Ashley's hospital bed as he recovers from eye surgery; Danny organises a surprise for Frankie to celebrate their wedding anniversary, despite advice from Mike that it is too soon for grand gestures; and Fiz apologises to Molly and attempts to repair her relationship with Kirk.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 12,800,000 viewers (1st place).
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