Becky, who is delighted to hear from Roy that Hayley is staying in Weatherfield, is asked by Michelle if she can work all day Wednesday to help with an anniversary party for her parents, who are coming in from Ireland.
Becky says she isn’t sure that she can as she doesn’t want to tell her about the court date which means revealing to Michelle that she and Steve concocted an alibi that involved them having an affair during the offense in question. She later calls Steve, who is in the presence of Michelle and Liz to tell him what’s up. He then asks Michelle if this is an all-day thing and if so, he may have to take off for a spell. Michelle quashes that idea by telling him she’ll need him all day.
Later, Becky comes to see Steve to ask if he’ll make it to the trial. He says he will but Becky isn’t so sure, especially when Michelle suggests to Becky that Steve will be indisposed that day. By the time The Connors arrive, Steve is trying to get out this day but Michelle tells him that with Paul and Liam gone, they’re all they have. So it’s not looking good for ol’ Becks.
Hayley puts in an appearance at Underworld where she is met by a rather snotty Julie but is otherwise greeted warmly by her co-workers. When she meets Tony Gordon to ask for her supervisor job back, she suddenly gets cold feet and hightails it out of there (just as well – are they getting paid yet?). Fizz is eventually offered the job as Julie is bumped down to machinist.
Hayley eventually goes to Roy and tells the real reason she wanted to go back to Africa was not because of the work she was doing but because of Olaf, a dashing Swede who charmed all the ladies with his folk songs. She felt jealous of her friend Tilly who had a fling with him. Roy forgives her, saying there is probably a Swedish folk song about not throwing out the one you love.
Is it this song?
Amber is going to Finland to visit her mum for a while to punish Dev for what he did to Darryl.
Lauren Minnie, meanwhile, has asked Dev for a job in the kebab shop. And Dev is all, “Tara Who?”
Graeme is chuffed that the Windarses solved his stolen car problem by stealing the car themselves. Meanwhile, Ashley is training Graeme as an apprentice butcher.
“What’s the proper way to clean a knife?”
Fizz and Ches arrive back from South Africa. They vow to never speak of experience ever again. Or just lie and tell everyone that they had a good time.