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Penny tries to let Mike down gently but he's hurt and storms out of the restaurant. Mike's scared and confused when he can't remember the way to Weatherfield Quays. Gail calls on Sally and sympathises over the problem with Rosie and Craig but points out there's nothing she can do to stop it. Ed, Emily, Rita and Norris go for a drink in the Rovers. Rita and Emily are totally enamoured with Ed but Norris is sceptical. Mike struggles to remember people's names. He asks Rita where Bet is. When Liz tells Vernon that she and Bev will be joining him on his cruise he's put out but quickly covers up when he finds out they can only afford to come for a fortnight. Bev invites Fred to join her on the cruise. Fred's delighted and accepts. Penny finds Mike in the pub and takes him home. Hayley tries to talk to Sally about Sophie but Sally gives her short shrift telling her to go and exercise her fantasies with someone else's kids. Hayley's very hurt at her response. Mike becomes angry telling Penny the reason she won't marry him is because she thinks he's losing the plot. She knows he's right but can't admit it. Jack's dyed his hair and borrows Sean's fake tan. He's bright orange and Vera accuses him of seeing another woman. Mike throws Penny out of his flat accusing her of making him think he's going mad just so she can get her hands on his money. Penny tries to defend herself but Mike refuses to listen and slams the door on her.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Mike is devastated by Penny's refusal to marry him and asks her to leave; Sally worries she losing control over her family and responds by lashing out at Hayley; and Bev invites Fred to join her on a cruise.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 10,330,000 viewers (9th place).
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