Stella’s helping Emily, Rita and Gordon at Betty’s house but with the pub now heaving Sunita’s struggling and Karl steps into help. Returning from Betty’s, Stella lays into Karl for ignoring her orders not to go near the till. Karl later confides in Sunita but they manage to fight their feelings.
Having heard all the stories about Terry, Owen wants part payment for his work on the bar up front. Terry’s forced to agree but it’s clear money is tight. Tommy, meanwhile, is planning a round the world trip with Tina but when Terry hears about Tommy’s inheritance he has an idea. Arriving at the flat he puts on a show of contrition and Tommy seems convinced.
As Stella, Emily and Rita help Gordon sort through Betty’s belongings they find a letter from Annie Walker, bequeathing the Rovers to Betty in 1984, before her son Billy took over insisting Annie wanted him to run the pub. Stella panics, does this mean her purchase of the pub was invalid? She begs Rita and Emily not to tell Gordon.
Also, Carla struggles to manage Sally’s expectations at the factory but knows she needs to keep her onside if she’s going to invest.