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Carla‘s secretly drinking when Peter arrives at the factory and asks her to pick up Simon from school. She hesitantly agrees, but when Simon refuses to go with her she’s forced to grab him and frogmarch him from the school gates. Witnessing the incident Brian starts to gossip.

Chesney has been ringing Katy’s friends and hospitals all night so he’s relieved when Izzy reveals she’s heard from Katy and is going to meet her. Katy admits to Izzy that she’s really missing Chesney and Joseph, but she’s worried she can’t cope. Meanwhile, Owen and Chesney clash over what’s best for Joseph, but when controlling Owen pushes him too far Chesney gets angry.

When Steve tells Tracy she’ll have to pay half the mortgage she asks Peter for a job at the bookies. But when she snaps at Beth Peter admits he can’t trust her with the customers. Witnessing her hatred of Beth, Steve is struck by an idea and asks Jason to take out the partition wall at No 13.

Also, Tommy’s spent the night with Jodie but as he brags to Jason a hurt Tina walks in; jealous Kirsty gives Tyrone a grilling; Peter refuses to pay out on Karl’s unstamped betting slip; Kylie finds an unusual ally in Lewis.