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Leanne watches Simon leave with Peter, but tells Stella she’s here to get what she needs and go. As Leanne lets herself into the flat she’s stunned to find Carla there and an almighty row ensues. Later, Leanne‘s heading for a taxi when Simon arrives home and pleads with her to stay. When Ken reveals he’s had to bring him home from school early as his behaviour’s been intolerable, Leanne knows she has to talk to him. She explains to Simon that she can’t stay and he has to be good for Peter and Carla. But Simon drops a bombshell and accuses Carla of being drunk and hitting him!

Frank gets a mystery call then snaps at Sally for asking who it was. When he then snaps his laptop shut as she comes near Sally’s suspicions grow and with Frank out of the way she takes a look. But when Frank walks in and asks what she’s playing at Sally’s fearful.

Tracy wants to wipe the smile off Steve’s face. Admitting to Beth that she’s resigned to losing Steve as he obviously wants her, she encourages Beth to go for her man.

Also, Owen builds bridges with Anna, Faye and Katy; Lewis eats at the Bistro before his appearance in court.

*Second Episode, 8.30pm*

At the factory Leanne launches herself at Carla. An amused Frank watches as the girls separate them and Leanne goes, warning Carla to stay way from Simon. Shaken, Carla turns to drink. Back at the Rovers Leanne promises Simon she’ll never let Carla hurt him again. But when Peter arrives he and Leanne coax the truth out of Simon, who admits he made it up to get rid of Carla. As he takes his son home Leanne’s conflicted; she sees herself as Simon’s mum and he needs her.

When Frank hears about Karl’s run-in with Peter over the unstamped betting slip he calls in a mate, suggesting he investigate how the bookies is being run. Meanwhile, Sally’s been tailing Frank and he’s forced to come clean about his plans for the factory – to go international by outsourcing the work. Sally reels as she asks what this means for her and the girls!

Beth has asked Steve round to look at the broken boiler. He can’t find anything wrong with it, but the penny drops when Beth stands seductively in his path…

Also, Owen and Faye bond as they pimp out the pond; after enjoying an expensive meal at the Bistro Gail is convinced that Lewis will leg it.