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Plot

Carla arrives back from LA. Tony's surprised to see her. Carla quizzes Tony over the money he took from the joint account. He apologises and tells her that he's got a cashflow problem as the flats aren't selling. Gary and Len break into the Platts house and steal the kitchen. Becky arrives at court and tells her solicitor that she no longer has a witness. Gail and Joe arrive home and are shocked to discover the kitchen has gone. Joe, David and Tina explain to Gail about their feud with the Windasses. Helen and Barry's 40th wedding anniversary party takes place. Steve wonders how he can get out of it so he can take the witness stand for Becky. Steve pays Graeme to punch him in the face and then lies to Michelle saying he's been mugged and will have to go to casualty. Michelle's taken in. Hayley's upbeat having been to visit the youth centre for which Emily is a fundraiser. Steve rushes into court and takes the witness stand. He tells the judge how he and Becky are having an affair and she was with him on the night in question. To their horror Becky and Steve suddenly clock Blanche in the public gallery. David and Joe go looking for the Windasses only to find the house completely empty. Becky is found innocent. She can't thank Steve enough and they kiss. Their kiss becomes more passionate and they end up in bed at a hotel. Norris proudly introduces Rita and Jed to Mary Taylor, the competition winner. Mary invites Norris to attend the Cliff Richard concert with her. Carla proposes to Tony and tells him that she's booked the wedding for the following week. Tony's delighted. Steve arrives at the Rovers and joins the party. Michelle's pleased that he's back but it's clear Steve would rather be with Becky.

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Notes

  • This was a one-hour episode.
  • First appearance of Mary Taylor.
  • Dave Holland was credited as the Fight Arranger on this episode.
  • TV Times synopsis: Steve testifies at Becky's trial and delivers a heartfelt speech that surprises everyone - even himself; Gary and Len concoct a cunning plan to take revenge on the Platts without anyone getting hurt; Carla arrives home unexpectedly; Norris goes on a date with a fellow competition addict; Hayley gets an interview for a job at the youth centre; and Michelle's party for her parents proves a resounding success.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 9,820,000 viewers (8th place).
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