In the first of a double-bill of episodes of Coronation Street that air on Monday, 6 January, while on his way to a business meeting, Peter bumps into Tina and, vowing to leave her alone, urges her to stay in Weatherfield.
Not wanting to have the conversation in full view of everyone, they head to Tina’s flat. Full of frustration and anger, Tina smashes a glass and cuts her hand but when Peter gently tends to her cut, Tina feels her resolve wavering and they go to kiss.
Meanwhile, Peter’s client has turned up at the factory after Peter failed to turn up. Carla rings Peter but how will he explain his no show??
Elsewhere, a bad-tempered Michelle lays into a perplexed Steve and Liz. Complaining that she feels tired and has put on weight, Maria jokes that Michelle might be pregnant. The joke clearly hits a nerve with Michelle. Could she be pregnant?
Meanwhile, Kylie and David feel awkward around each other as he moves his belongings back into No.8. Kylie wants to get her life back on track but feels she’s unemployable. Does David have an idea that could help her get a job?
Also, arriving back from a stressful time at Hayley’s, Carla is furious to find a row erupting on the factory floor and sacks Beth. And finally, to Lloyd’s delight, Andrea pops into the Rovers to discuss coursework with Steve.
In the second episode, Tina’s sickened by how easily Peter lied to Carla, and so she turfs him out of the flat.
Returning to Underworld, Peter realises his alibi has been blown when Carla demands to know why Peter stood up his client. Peter lies that he’s been desperate to start drinking again and went to his support group.
Carla later confides her worries about Peter’s drinking to Tina. Feeling awful about Carla, she gives Peter an ultimatum. She will stay if he tells Carla the truth…
Elsewhere, unsure of whether she wants a baby, Michelle asks Liz not to say anything to Steve, but when she sees him doing a celebratory dance she realises Liz has blabbed.
Meanwhile, Roy is worried about Hayley’s deterioration when she admits she has no appetite anymore. Fiz and Tyrone bring round a platter of different foods for Hayley to try.
And finally, Gail’s constant presence at No.8 hampers David and Kylie’s reunion, and Beth asks Carla for her job back.
Here’s a look at what’s coming up…