They tried to make Peter go to rehab and he said, “I’ll go for a while and then I’ll leave.”
Peter’s back which sure has surprised Leanne who now has to put the kibosh on her girls night out with Carla. Peter claims he’s better now, although he hasn’t told George but he says he wasn’t thrown out and left of his own accord.
He asks to see Simon but is surprised to learn that Simon is in Spain with George. Is that legal? Doesn’t he need a note from Peter or something?
Peter is angry but Leanne tells him that he’s on holiday in Marbella, Spain but Peter says that she doesn’t know that. He’s angry that she didn’t tell him. Leanne tells him that there’s a lot she doesn’t tell him for fear that he’ll hit the bottle again.
Peter says that it’s always people who don’t want an alcoholic to change is the greatest stumbling block for an alcoholic to get over.
Leanne leaves in a huff, forgetting that she’s wearing her pajamas. And she’s now locked out of the apartment. So she goes over to the Rovers to borrow one of Elsie Tanner’s old coats.
Becky’s has had a miscarriage and is drowning her sorrows and, as Steve put it last night, “something’s flipped the self-destruct button”. She’s run out of the pub.
While Ciaran and Liz ride Steve about Becky, he tells Liz what happened.
He then heads over to Hayley to see if she ended up with her. She hadn’t but Steve asks Hayley if she sees Becky to tell her that he loves her.
Steve stops by the cab office to see if Becky called a cab. Lloyd says he hadn’t seen her. Steve tells him about the miscarriage and Lloyd wonders if she might have gone to see a doctor if this was the case.
He tries to the hospital but they couldn’t tell him anything. Summat about patient confidentiality but one of the midwives was dead nice about it. He tells Lloyd by phone that it’s like she’s punishing him for having his kid. He eventually finds her getting thrown out of what appears to be a really posh lesbian bar and takes her home.
When they get home, Becky wants to continue going on a tear but Steve stops her. He’s upset that she didn’t go to him first when she miscarried like most women would.
“I’m not most women,” she says. She doesn’t take her folic acid (shame her! shame her publicly!), or coo over Bugaboo strollers (can’t afford ’em anyway).
Becky says that she’s being punished for her past behaviour. Steve tells her that it’s not true. It just happened is all.
“I’ll never be a proper mum. It’s never going to happen, Steve so it won’t for you, as long as you’re with me.”
Steve assures her that she doesn’t mean that but she does. She wishes that she didn’t but she does.
And there is much crying.
And This Happened
Remember how David send a birthday text and some flowers to Tina so she’d think her dad was ok? Yeah, the cops figured out that Joe was dead when that happened so suddenly Gail and David have some asplaining to do. And Tina ain’t too happy when they fessed up (both took the fall on that one though it was 100% David).
Gail’s beating herself up thinking that if she didn’t leave Joe out there on the lake, he’d still be alive.
The cops took David’s laptop despite his pleas not to open a folder called “Precious Moments” because there is absolutely nothing of interest to them there.
They also saw that Joe and Gail (well, her forged signature anyway) took out a big life insurance policy in which she would be the sole beneficiary in the event of his death. Just after they got married “when she found out he wasn’t worth a carrot.”
Dev and Sunita have agreed to get back together but to take it slow so it looks like we’ll be seeing lots more Shobna Gulati in the near future so that’s always welcome.