DC Slouchy is trying to poke holes in John Stape’s story in the interview room. The constable wants to know why Rosie would make up the story she has. John speculates that it might be because Rosie is greedy or thick, among other things. The cop further goes on to wonder why Fiz didn’t ring all night to see how John was.
Claire is hungover and passes Michelle outside the pub. Becky comes by then and tells Claire she had awesome fun and they should do it again. Claire, who can’t keep pace with Becky and is afraid the partying will kill her, suggests amateur theatre night instead. When Claire moves along, Michelle tells Becky that Bernie rang, and Steve has gone off to meet “her”.
Peter pops by Ken Barlow’s as Ken is hanging up from scheduling a job interview. Peter asks Ken if he’d walk Simon to school the following day. Ken lies and says he has the optometrist – seemingly he doesn’t want to be interrogated about the bike he can’t afford.
Steve pulls up in front of the cab office to find Lloyd on the corner. He asks when the “big day” is. Lloyd is unamused – Theresa apparently told him they have a verbal contract. Becky comes up then and accosts Steve for being out with the “golfing tart”. Steve reveals the details of his bet with Dev, and also the cost of the membership. “No flaming way,” Becky tells him.
In the Kabin, Ken and Norris discuss John Stape’s guilt, or innocence. Eileen comes into the Kabin to hear Norris go on to say that Eddie Windass has turned over a new leaf, and has cleared grass out of Emily’s gutters.
John comes home in a taxi. Dev blanks him as he gets out. Fiz is inside and greets him with a lame, “hiya.” John is perplexed as to why she didn’t call and pissed off that she doesn’t believe him. Fiz, looking miserable, says that yes, she does believe him and they make up. John says they’ll lead their lives as normal, starting with going to the Rovers that evening.
Eddie Windass knocks on Eileen’s door to inform her that she has grass growing in her gutter and is sure to have serious structural problems. Eileen says she’ll think about having him remove it for his 10 quid fee.
Theresa comes into the Rovers and sets out engagement ring brochures. Lloyd comes in looking like he has a migraine. He asks Theresa what’s up with the brochures as he didn’t propose and there’s no way he’d spend a wad of cash on a ring. Theresa says the engagement is off because Lloyd is too tight to buy the ring. Theresa and Michelle laugh – clearly she’s been winding Lloyd up.
Jason climbs a ladder to check Eileen’s gutter sod. It becomes clear that Eddie has been shifting the same piece of sod all down the street and asking people to give him 10 quid a pop to clean it out.
George and his missus are visiting Peter. Peter gets a call and explains to the caller that the bar has fallen through. George wants to know if it’s wise to open a bar, given Peter’s “habit”. Peter assures George that he is recovered, and that Simon is his priority.
Steve comes into Dev’s and tells Dev that he can have the golf membership. Steve is too busy with the pub and cab office. Dev accuses him of being chicken. So naturally, the bet is back on.
At Peter & Leanne’s, a cozy dinner is underway. Simon sits on Peter’s lap, and is explaining how fun bunkbeds are. And that he got them after the fire. George’s ears prick up, of course, and Peter is forced to explain the circumstances of the fire and to once again give assurances that he is recovered.
At the Rovers, most of the locals are in-house. The Webster family and Bill, Dev, Norris, and the topic is John Stape. Norris offers to get Rosie a drink, as the neighbours seem to rally around her.
John and Fiz come in and are verbally bashed by the Websters. Michelle won’t serve John and Steve glares at him from behind the bar. Fiz has to order beers for both of them. Roy and Hailey are cordial, however, and say it’s nice to see John, and he can come back to work in the Cafe whenever he is ready.
“Well you won’t see me in there,” says Michelle. “Nor me,” Steve joins in. He asks Fiz and John to finish their drinks and go home.
“I’ve done nothing wrong,” John begins, “Why don’t you tell them the truth, Rosie?” John demands that Rosie explain exactly how he attacked her. “I’m not going into that,” Rosie complains.
“Since you are too demure to share the details, then explain how I locked you in?” John continues.
Rosie is getting into a flap. “With the lock on the door,” she whines. “Well, describe it. Tell everyone how, exactly, I locked you in, and how, exactly, you got out.”
“Can we go home now mum?” whimpers Rosie.
“We’re all waiting for an answer, Rosie,” Fiz states. “It’s a fair question he’s asking,” Haley chimes in.
“It was a lock with a key,” says Rosie and claims she got the key off John when he dropped it. The thing is, John says, the Cafe locks from the inside with a latch, not a key. Roy confirms this. Rosie, having been beaten at her own game, turns into snarky evil-Rosie and exits with her parents.
Fiz is tearful and furious with the neighbours for their assumptions and their treatment, but John says they weren’t to know. Steve serves John his pints, on the house.