Janice, after having her road to Damascus moment, continues with her plan to become a nurse. Her colleagues express a healthy dose of skepticism to this plan. Vicky sums up their feelings by telling Janice to stop talking about it and just do it.
David returns home from the hospital to the gentle administrations of Gail and Tina. The Romeo and Juliet of the street make sure they have their stories about who started the fight straight.
Ken continues his flirtation with his potential new bit on the side. They talk over lunch about an article by Bernard Levin that deals with the importance of drinking beer out of a glass, rather than straight out of the bottle, in order to properly experience the taste. Ken, sounding quite profoundly pretentious, apologizes for being recondite. (dealing with profound, difficult or abtruse subject matter – like forgetting to mention you are still married) Martha, doing her best Blanche DuBois, tells Ken that she wants magic, not reality.
Sophie and her friend Shannon run into Rosie and Sal on the street. It turns out that a boy named Ben has caught the eye of Sophie, and he has asked her and Shannon to come to a church youth group activity. Rosie thinks this makes him a dweeb. Sal thinks this makes him a nice boy. Sophie is unsure which of the terms is more pejorative.
Mother Windass calls the police station to find out what is happening with young Gary, but to no avail. Eddie sits and flights his arrows, since there is nothing else for him to do. Anna tells him to shift it and get ready. When they all return from the court, Gary and Uncle Len go for chips and have a chat about what really happened between gary and David. Back at the house things get a bit heated regarding guilt and innocence, and they have a bit of family argy-bargy about deciding whose fault it is that Gary is in the trouble that he is.
Carla is trying on scarves at home, which of course makes her wonder about the supposed strangulation of Jed Stone. At work later Carla tells Rosie (who looks almost respectable for a change) that she has to pop out to see a client. It turns out the ‘client’ is actually Maria, and Carla wants to talk to her in order to ‘bury the hatchet’, and find out what Maria knew about the Jed Stone affair. They make a bit of progress on the topic of the nonmurder of Jed, and the possible murder of Liam, before they share an awkward farewell. Carla then goes to The Rovers and is bitchier than usual towards the serving staff, before having a chat with Leanne.
Later, back at the flat, Tony shows up and is given the cold shoulder/cheek by his darling wife. He wants to know why she has been out of contact all day. Carla tells Tony that she had a visit with Jed Stone, that she saw the marks on his neck, and wants to know what really happened. Tony, darkly lit, gives his wife an ominous glare.