Izzy persuades Katy that her offer to be a surrogate mum is ridiculous and they should all book in to see Dr Carter, who tells them about the pitfalls and the cost of the IVF.
Although Gary reckons they’ll find the money somehow it once again gives Izzy cause to question the idea. Later at the christening Owen, who spotted Gary earlier going in to the surgery, senses something’s up. He tackles Gary. Owen’s reaction to Katy’s offer leads to Joseph’s christening grinding to a halt.
Deirdre brings Tracy home. She puts on a brave front and claims she wants to go out. It’s clear she’s looking for an excuse to make her anger felt. And it arrives sooner than she hoped. Michelle, who’s blissfully unaware of the animosity, asks her how she is and swiftly regrets her show of concern.
Also, while Karl is in Rob’s, Eva sabotages the order he’s about to deliver. When this results in a tirade of abuse from an irate customer Rob is fuming. Eva’s thrilled… She’s got a result.
*Second episode, 8.30pm*
Owen’s anger reaches a new peak as Anna holds him back from planting Gary. Meanwhile Chesney’s stunned. This is the first he’s heard of Katy’s plans. The christening party is promptly cancelled. As Katy looks forlornly at the wasted buffet Izzy announces Owen’s reaction has helped her make her mind up. She wants to go ahead with the surrogacy. Katy’s thrilled, but Chesney’s clearly concerned. He tells Katy that she should have talked the decision through with him first. Later after a talking to from Anna, Owen comes round to apologise for ruining the christening. Izzy won’t accept his apologies and what she has to tell him leaves him reeling.
After surviving her bashing from Tracy Michelle’s in no mood for Steve being weak. She tells him emphatically that they have to forget about the mother of his child. She’s not part of their future.
Eva’s ecstatic when Rob tears a strip off Karl for the mucked up order and sacks him on the spot. As Karl leaves he knows it was Eva who set him up. He heads home dreading how Sunita will react to the news.
Also, Kevin’s DIY at No 13 drives his new neighbour Paul up the wall.