Deirdre and Eileen arrange an evening at the Italian. Blanche invites herself along. Ken and Denise are awkward around each other. As Amber revises in the Corner Shop, David boasts how he's not doing any more exams. Dev's concerned and mentions it to Gail. Eileen flirts on the phone with a Street Cars customer called Pat. Lloyd takes the mickey. Ken thanks Denise for being such a good friend but tells her he's going to go back to Deirdre if she'll have him. Denise is secretly disappointed. Carla, Liam, Michelle and Ryan leave for Ireland to attend Paul's funeral. Mel quizzes Grandad about his shady past. He admits he once did time for a bank job. Blanche, Deirdre and Eileen arrive at the Italian to find Rita and Doreen already there. They decide to join forces. As Deirdre gets steadily drunk and eyes up the waiter, Blanche makes bitchy remarks about her. Gail lays the law down with David insisting he sits the rest of his exams. Deirdre, Eileen, Blanche, Doreen and Rita arrive back at No.1 intending to carry on partying. They're surprised to find Ken there. Deirdre and Ken are emotionally reunited and even Blanche is moved.
- Blanche Hunt - Maggie Jones
- Deirdre Barlow - Anne Kirkbride
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Denise Osbourne - Denise Black
- Steve McDonald - Simon Gregson
- Michelle Connor - Kym Ryder
- Ryan Connor - Ben Thompson
- Liam Connor - Rob James-Collier
- Carla Connor - Alison King
- David Platt - Jack P. Shepherd
- Eileen Grimshaw - Sue Cleaver
- Dev Alahan - Jimmi Harkishin
- Amber Kalirai - Nikki Patel
- Lloyd Mullaney - Craig Charles
- Jerry Morton - Michael Starke
- Mel Morton - Emma Edmondson
- Janice Battersby - Vicky Entwistle
- Leanne Battersby - Jane Danson
- Gail Platt - Helen Worth
- Rita Sullivan - Barbara Knox
- Doreen Fenwick - Barbara Young
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public and back room
- 1 Coronation Street - Back room, kitchen and hallway
- 8 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- Corner Shop
- 14a Victoria Street - Living room/kitchen
- Street Cars
- Jerry's Takeaway
- 4 Drapers Mill Apartments, Weatherfield Quays - Living room/kitchen
- Denise Osbourne's flat - Living room/kitchen
- This episode was transmitted at 8.00pm to allow for Grand Prix Coverage.
- Last appearance of Denise Osbourne until 30th May 2017.
- Daniel Osbourne (Dominic Holmes) is credited but doesn't appear.
- TV Times synopsis: Ken realises he made a mistake by sleeping with Denise, but Deirdre needs convincing to take him back; Steve and Leanne feel left out as the Connors prepare for Paul's funeral in Ireland; Jerry suggests Mel should take her granddad for a drink to get him to reveal more about the past; and Gail remains adamant that David must sit the rest of his exams.
- Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 8,660,000 viewers (6th place).
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