We begin in the Rovers where Molly has put two and two together and realizes that Tyrone is going to propose to her. Jack, Pam, and Kirk all confirm this so plans are made to arrange it that Tyrone can propose properly and, as we’ll see, quite publicly. This is Corrie. You might as well bring everyone else in on your most intimate moments. They’re all going to find out anyway.
Kirk and Jack find Tyrone on a bridge, licking his wounds over his disastrous attempt to propose. Kirk, of course, thinks Ty is going to jump. They take him back to his house but Molly and Pam are there, causing Jack to exclaim, “FLAMING NORA!”, so they steer him back to the Rovers where Jack tries to keep him drinking but not too much drinking.
All the while, Ty thinks Molly probably doesn’t want to marry him anymore but Jack and Kirk set him straight. Eventually, Pam has arranged everything so they bring Ty out of the Rovers and onto the street where he sees Molly, all scrubbed up nice, sitting at a bistro set next to a chippy wagon, all decorated up.
“Who needs fancy restaurants, eh?” she asks him, reminding us of the fact that they fell in love in a chippy (that burned down and had to be driven into a lake). It’s not the original chippy. That one was kept by the ducks.
As just about everyone looks on, Tyrone brings out his Fauxbergé egg and opens it to play his recording of “Will you marry meh?”
Molly brings out an egg of her own and opens it to reveal her recording: “Of course I will you big nana!”
Auntie Pam puts on Percy Sledge’s “When a Man Loves a Woman” (thank goodness she had the decency and good taste to avoid Michael Bolton). Tyrone puts on a ring on Molly’s finger and they embrace. Everyone goes, “awwww!” And the episode ends with a Percy Sledge-inspired montage:
Vern looks at Liz with longing. Fizz looks on at the happy couple, still glad to see there is true love in this world (and forgetting that Molly and she were once sworn enemies). John Stape drives by in his cab, looking at Fizz.
And Jack appears to have something in both his eyes.
Meanwhile in the Valley of the Kings
Clarissa, in the middle of her hot/cold/yes/no/in/out/up/down/wrong/right/fight/break-up/kiss/make-up routine with Harry, is hurling insults at Liz, referring to her as mutton dressed as lamb, and the Valley of the Kings.
Harry calls her classless so he gets a drink in his face. Eventually they head back to the door to his flat when she suddenly appears to want to sleep with him…until she goes after him about Liz, whom he swears he is not sleeping with.
Fizz tells John to scram, despite his “poor me” protestations. Also, Chesney got a return ticket to Las Vegas and a
10% off coupon at the Mustang Ranch for his birthday from Cilla so she remembered after all. But he doesn’t want to go with Stape hanging about. Besides there are hours of video game fun with “Cotton Baron”, a game hailed by G4TV as “not quite as fun as Railroad Tycoon”. Fizz insists that she’s fine and he should go.
Guess who’s coming on the bromantic weekend in France with Bill, Roger, and Audrey? Janice Battersby. So…separate cottages then.