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On Monday at 7:30pm, having handed baby Liam over to Helen, Maria’s convinced herself that she’s not fit to be a mother. She’s a broken woman and can’t forgive herself for inviting a murderer into her home. Desperate to help, the Connors suggest that she should move to Ireland with them.
At first, Maria refuses, but when Audrey urges her to pull herself together for Liam’s sake, she agrees. Helen’s relieved as Maria takes baby Liam in her arms, but their relief is short-lived when a surprise visitor turns up; it’s Carla!
Audrey’s shocked to see a ‘For Sale’ board outside No. 8 and is further surprised when Gail reveals that she and Joe are engaged. Audrey warns her that she’s making a mistake, but Gail’s adamant that she knows what she’s doing.
Gail, however, has no idea what she’s got herself into, and when Rick turns up masquerading as a potential buyer, Joe panics.
Meanwhile, when Sally tells Kevin that she wants to go over the garage accounts, he panics as he’s worried she’ll spot his motel expenses and the decrease in breakdown call-outs. How will he talk his way out of this one?
Elsewhere, after a successful golf lesson with club pro Bernie, Dev tries his luck and asks her out for a drink.
At 8:30pm, when Maria tells Carla that Tony confessed to Liam’s murder, Carla feigns ignorance and pretends that she didn’t know. Desperate to cover her own back – and still believing that she murdered Jimmy – Carla tells Maria that the reason she left Weatherfield was because she was still in love with Liam and couldn’t live a lie with Tony.
Maria buys it but the police aren’t so sure, and as they question Carla about the last time she saw Tony, she’s forced to lie. Can Carla extricate herself or is Tony taking her down with him?
Sally’s furious as the garage books appear to show that profits are down and list all kind of miscellaneous expense claims. Tyrone can’t make sense of it either and as Kevin and Molly meet in the motel, Kevin receives a message on his phone saying that he has a lot of explaining to do.
Heading back to the Street, Kevin and Molly fear the worst. Has their affair been rumbled?
Meanwhile, Dev’s smug as he takes Bernie for a drink in The Rovers, but when Steve realises that Dev’s also having secret golf lessons, he makes Bernie promise not to say anything. But where do her loyalties lie?
Elsewhere, Audrey receives an invitation to the Weatherfield Council Christmas party and she wonders who she can ask to accompany her.
On Thursday, the factory girls are stunned to see Carla back at the helm at Underworld. Both Sally and Rosie are quick to crawl for the number two’s job, but with her contempt for the pair evident, Carla hands the position to Hayley.
Meanwhile, Tony’s been charged with Liam’s murder and is due to appear in court the following day. Admitting that she can’t face him, Maria leaves for Ireland with the Connors.
But while Maria has accepted Carla’s story, the police haven’t and they’re back on the Street to question her. Carla attempts to play dumb as they quiz her about Tony’s accomplice, but is she off the hook?
Sally’s gutted when Carla calls her to the factory only to tell her she she’s no longer supervisor. Returning home in tears, she’s desperate for some support from Kevin.
Unable to resist the danger though, Kevin and Molly have taken advantage of Sally’s absence. Raising the stakes with their affair, they’ve taken it to the Websters’ bed! Is Sally about to make a shocking discovery on her return home?
Elsewhere, Claire accuses Amy of teaching Joshua swear words, resulting in Claire falling out with Becky. Steve however isn’t on hand to help, having disappeared for another expensive golf lesson. He covers his tracks though, lying to Becky that he’s been Christmas shopping.
On Friday at 7:30pm, it’s the day of Tony’s first court appearance and as Michelle and Ryan prepare to face Liam’s killer, they’re dreading it but are determined to see him sent down.
Carla also needs closure and as she slides into the back of the courtroom, she locks eyes with Tony. Her face registers nothing but when Tony’s charged with murder, she’s clearly shaken.
As Tony’s led away, Michelle jumps to her feet and launches a blistering attack.
Meanwhile, at Underworld, Hayley starts her new job as manager and Janice enjoys rubbing Sally’s nose in the fact that she’s been demoted. As the girls bicker, Carla takes control and announces that from now on, she’ll be in charge. After weeks of gossip about Underworld’s future, the girls are left in no doubt that the bitch is back.
Pam urges Molly to work on her marriage to Tyrone but it soon becomes clear that she has no such intention as she heads over to see Kevin for some afternoon delight.
Getting off on the risk, the pair get steamy in the Websters’ bed, but when they hear noises downstairs, they freeze in a state of panic. As Sophie heads upstairs, it looks like they’re about to be caught in the act…
Elsewhere, Gail and Audrey finally sit down for a heart-to-heart. As Audrey goes back over Gail’s terrible track record with men, she hopes that she can make her change her mind about marrying Joe. Gail however is adamant that she loves Joe and intends to marry him. Is there anything Audrey can do to open Gail’s eyes?
At 8:30pm, as Sophie climbs the stairs, Kevin and Molly freeze in terror. Kevin’s petrified at the thought of his daughter catching him with his best mate’s wife but at the last minute, Sian calls up to Sophie that she’s found the book she was looking for downstairs.
As the girls leave, Kevin and Molly breathe a sigh of relief. But with time to reflect on their predicament, Molly admits that if they’d been caught, it would’ve forced them to come clean about their affair. Is Kevin really prepared to leave his wife?
As Carla leaves court, Michelle corners her and demands to know if she knew that Tony killed Liam. Carla denies it but back at the factory, she’s clearly shaken. How long can Carla keep spinning her web of lies?
Meanwhile, at The Rovers, Becky’s stunned when Claire calls a truce, before suggesting that they should go to drama classes together. Lloyd, meanwhile, begs Teresa to try and get on with Liz for his sake. It’s not long, though, before the women are trading insults again.
Elsewhere, John’s pleased when Rosie tells him that she’s thinking of returning to college. But does Rosie have an ulterior motive?