She's petrified when businessman Frank reveals his true colours...
The week begins with Maria starting her new job at the factory as Carla's personal assistant.
Carla warns her staff that business is bad. If things don't pick up soon, they could all be heading for the dole office!
When businessman Franks turns up to discuss a possible contract, Carla spies a chance to turn things around.
Carla introduces Frank to new girl Maria, and he's instantly smitten.
As Carla pins her hopes on doing a deal with Frank, she wonders if she can use her sexy PA to sway his decision...
Carla's gutted when Frank fails to sign on the dotted line, but all is not lost...
Frank suggests a meeting the following night with Maria to go through the details of the contract. Maria's not keen, but Carla urges her to go alone and seal the deal.
Frank flirts with Maria, but she makes it clear that she's got a boyfriend, so talk turns to business.
Maria and Frank are on the verge of doing a deal, when he leans into kiss her. Will he take no for an answer?
Reeling from the events of the night before, Maria's shocked when Frank arrives at the factory to sign the contract behaving like nothing's happened. Will she tell Carla what happened? And will they lose out on a much-needed business deal? Watch the story unfold in Coronation Street on ITV1 from February 28.