The San Siro in Milan, AKA Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, home of AC Milan and Inter Milan.
Eileen and Jerry are in The Rovers when he gets a call on his mobile, a friend of his is inviting him to go away that weekend with the boys to Milan. He agrees straight off to go on the trip, only to be reminded by Eileen when he gets off the phone that he had promised Jodie that she could have that weekend off. Jerry, in his usual self centered manner, assures that he can make everything work out with his daughter and the shop. Eileen seems unconvinced. Kev comes in and Jerry invites him along for the trip, as there is one more spot left with the posse for ‘a bit of craic’ in the fashion capitol. Kev mulls it over for a bit and eventually agrees to the plan, as long as it is all right with Sally. Jerry suggests that Kev tell her it a football trip, as they are scheduled to take a tour of the San Siro while they are there.
Kev stops in at the factory to ask his wife if he can go on the weekend getaway. Sal seems less than enthused by the idea, wondering how much it is going to cost, when did he and Jerry become such good mates, and why Milan of all places? Kev mumbles something about is being a football trip and going to the San Siro, which Liam overhears and asks Kev who is playing, and if he might be able to tag along. Kev is forced to admit that there is no game, and it is mostly an excuse to drink beer, but it is still cheaper than those poncy english classes Sal is taking. She relents and tells Kev that he can go.
Marcus pops by the pub looking for Sean. They eventually meet up and have a chat. Sean feels that he has to spend more time with Violet, but that does not mean that he wants to end it with Marcus. Not to worry, the new boy toy tells Sean, if we were to carry drinking and debauching the way we are they would soon be dead, so slowing things down a bit would be fine. His romantic life seemingly in good shape, Sean tells Michelle that he thinks he is in love.
Liam and Carla
Carla and Tony are sat in a booth the The Rovers canoodling over a drink while Liam glowers at them from a table on the other side of the bar. Tony wonders about this odd behaviour. Carla tells him not to worry, it is ‘just business’. When Tony and Liam have left Carla confides in Michelle about what is going on with Tony and how she is unsure about what she is feeling. Michelle assures her sister-in-law that she will do the right thing in the end and not to worry too much. Back at the factory Liam finds Carla on the computer and wonders what she is up to. It turns out she is making travel arrangements to attend the buyers show they had discussed previously but she was not keen on attending. Liam, with a bit of jealousy evident, wonders if Tony has influenced her decision. Carla tells Liam that she is travelling on her own, thank you very much.
David and Sarah
The two siblings continue to bicker at the workplace. Sarah comes into the salon while David is on the phone with someone who obviously wanted to speak with Sarah. When he hangs up Sarah wonders why he didn’t just give her the phone. David says it was only the florist confirming the date of the wedding, surely he can be trusted to get that right. No, she replies, and calls the florist back to ensure everything is in order, which surprisingly it is.
David steps out ‘to get some milk’ amd while on the way drops off a letter in the post addressed to Todd Grimshaw. No good will come of this, mark my words. When he retruns to the salon Sarah asks if he has been using any of her stamps. David deflects the question with an excuse about Audrey doing her bills earlier and then volunteers to put the wedding invitations Sarah is holding in the post for her. No way, she says, not if I want anyone to show up at my wedding. David assures her, in his smarmy fashion, that there will people attending the wedding.
Cilla is waiting impatiently in the recption area of the lawyer who is reading the will from Frank. When Mrs. Battersby-Brown is eventually called in, she is shocked to discover that she is getting 500 pounds. Not to cover administrative fees or the like. Only 500 pounds total. She wonders if there has been some kind of mistake, but the lawyer assures her that everything is in order. He hints to Cilla that Frank was a very busy man, that Cilla was not the only woman he spent time with after his wife passed away. The receptionist pokes her head at this moment, to inform the lawyer that ‘another one has arrived’. On the way out Cilla tells the next woman not to get her hopes up, there will be another coachload coming after her.
Back on the street Kirk comes home with a chunk of beef to celebrate their new found wealth, only to find Cilla sitting on the sofa in a depressed state. She tells Kirk that she had finally got the end of the rainbow, only to have it piss down on her. Kirk, the eternal optimist, points out that she has 500 pounds more than she did before, and besides there are still 4 cans of lager in the cooler. Cilla is not tio be consoled though, her dreams of a better life have been taken from her, and that is the biggest betrayal of all. Now she has no job, no money, and no idea when Les might return from his job as a roadie.
In a right state, Cilla decides that she is going to sell the necklace Frank gave her, she will never want to wear it again and she may as well get some money for it. She brings the jewelery to what seems to be a fairly high market antique shop. The buyer is quite interested in the piece, but tells Cilla that they are having a bit of a difficult financial time at the moment, and could only offer her 40 for the piece. Cilla, getting a bit frustrated, tells him to make it 50 and they can both walk away happy. The buyer tells Cilla that he has to confer with his colleague first about the price. When he returns he says that 50 is too much for them to pay at that moment. Cilla asks if 45 would be doable. The buyer says yes, that was the number they had also come up with. A happy ending it would seem. Cilla asks if she can get her money and be on her way. The buyer is a bit nonplussed, telling Cilla that they do not have 45,000 pounds on hand, but they will be able to get her a bank draft, which is the same as money. Needless to say Cilla is shocked but does an admirable job of covering up her surprise.
Meanwhile back on the street Kirk is telling Chesney not to mention the money when Cilla gets back. The two lads are surprised though when Cilla returns and does a bit of singing and dancing around the flat. She tells them the good news about the 45,00 pounds. Chesney wonders if they can have a chinese. Cilla goes on about how she is loaded now. Chesney asks her if she meant that they are loaded now. Yes of course, she assures her son. Time will tell. Cilla sends Kirk off to the corner store for 2 dozen cans of beer to celebrate – and whatever he is having as well.