In the café, Roy receives a bottle of champagne from Tony. You know it’s expensive because it comes in a wooden box and everything. Later, he is sent tickets to see Oliver! in London. Janice notes that perhaps his brush with death has made him a better person as normally, Tony never gives you something unless he wants something in return.
Roy knows exactly what this means and goes to the hospital to see Tony, which is a good thing because he’d been desperate to get out of bed to find Roy, although Maria puts a stop to it.
When Roy arrives at the hospital, Tony is much more friendly with Roy. No more “Bog off back teh yer man-wife” today. Roy asks Tony if he remembers anything from the past day or so. He tells him things were said but Tony claims not to remember anything. Roy suggests it may come back to him.
Finally, Roy tells Tony what he said: “I killed Liam.”
Tony says it was his stag night and Liam was his best man. He blamed himself for Liam’s death.
This ends the conversation and Roy tells Tony he’ll leave Tony’s gifts with Maria (or me, ’cause, hey, free booze and a show). When Roy gets home he tells Hayley of their conversation and begins to theorize that Liam’s hit and run could have been arranged by Tony, which was Maria’s theory in the first place.
“What if it wasn’t the car that was the instrument of Liam’s death, but the driver as well?” he asks
Hayley thinks Roy has it all wrong as Maria admitted she was wrong.
“But what if she was right?” asks Roy, “What if the drugs lowered his defences and made him speak the truth?”
Hayley urges him to keep this quiet as everyone thought Maria was mad.
Roy tells his wife that he can’t cover up a murder.
I’m on a Boat!
Joe finished that boat and wants to take it out on the high seas, or nearest canal. Gail would love to go but she’s been afraid of water ever since she married that serial killer who drove her and the kids into the canal. Jeez, Gail, David drove himself into the canal and you don’t see him shying away from a day on the water with Joe.
Joe may also have trouble paying his docking fees as he lost his part time job.
And this happened
Grandpa George has met Simon and has made a good impression on him. They agree to get together for supper later.
Sally has some big new ideas for tea breaks at the factory. Well, she wants fewer of them.
Today is also Guy Fawkes Night on the street but while Corrie normally ties that holiday into the storylines, nobody seems bothered this year. Kelly sums up the current attitude thusly: “Only way you can get me interested in fireworks is to get half a bottle down me neck.”
Freida’s back at Emily’s after losing her job. She didn’t get along with her employer so she stole her artificial leg. Emily worries that she’ll get in trouble but Graeme doesn’t think it’ll be a problem.
“She hasn’t got a leg to stand on!”