Amy made that call and went back to the cottage where she saw Rob and Tracy together. It wasn't more than 15 minute or so it seemed that the police were coming up the lane. The Peak District is a good hour to hour and a half drive away. Steve's back at home assuming Tracy did a runner because she's guilty of the assault on her father and Ken is going to have to accept it. But he's had to accept the same thing of Peter and Adam. I wonder if they'll get around to arresting every one of the family until they get the right one, whoever it is. Ken was willing to believe it was Adam but can't get his head around Tracy being guilty.
Big argument between Amy, Tracy and Rob and oh look, there's the police. Tracy tried to get Rob to run off with Amy before the cops arrive. The police did a crap job of surrounding the cottage, Rob went out the back way and they came up the front, full armed response. She confessed to attacking her father but of course she didn't. It's a diversionary tactic. Good thing she's an excellent liar, telling them she's not seen Rob at all was believable coming from her.
So...Rob took Amy off in Tracy's car but the car broke down and nobody in Weatherfield knows where the heck Amy is because she wasn't on a bus that Tracy said she was on. They now realize she must be with a convicted murderer, Rob, who wouldn't hurt Amy if his life depended on it. Mind you, his situation is precarious with thugs after him so Amy could be in danger anyway. I liked her asking him if he was sorry about Tina and his reply. He and Amy row, because she's never one to back down, is she? But she finally guessed that Tracy was arrested and stormed off on her own. She nearly came to a sticky end when a stranger tried to pick her up but Rob retrieved her. He's also discovered that Amy didn't hurt Ken like Tracy thought.
Tracy isn't really answering the police questions properly, though, fuzzy on a lot of the details. Of course...because she didn't actually do it, did she? But she's determined to keep the heat off Amy and keeps denying that she ever saw Rob. They know damn well she's lying about Rob but she's not caving in yet. Loved that Liz gave her an earful on the phone and invoking the name of Deirdre, that hurt Tracy a lot. Any other day, I'd be saying she deserved it but this time, it's a case of the girl who cried wolf. She didn't hurt her father and is only taking the blame to save her daughter.
Everyone else in the neighbourhood has Amy on their minds, too. Mary is frantic with worry and is loyal to Tracy, vowing to keep the shop up and running until such time as things get sorted. Adam is smugly crowing that he was right. Ken and Steve are both stunned that Tracy could abandon Amy, even if they aren't sure Rob is involved. We did discover one thing. Ken did redo his will and he left Tracy out because he's giving her her share now to buy the flower shop.
Ken is frantic and confused. It doesn't make sense to him that Tracy attacked him. Liz has decided to go to the court for Tracy's arraignment. So are Mary, Norris and Yasmeen who wants to see Tracy's downfall though she did put her foot in it slagging off Tracy where Ken overheard. At least Norris only brought his competition magazines. Back in the day, Blanche used to bring her sweets and some sandwiches to watch the court! Half the neighbourhood and most of her family showed up. Ken didn't end up going to court. He couldn't face it.
It doesn't solve the problem though. Who attacked Ken? I wonder how many more of the suspects from the Barlow Family the police are going to arrest before they get the right one? Who knows? But Ken went to see Tracy finally, demanding the truth. And the truth he got but did take on some of the blame. He also told her what she needed to her, calling her his daughter and told her he's giving her the money to buy the florist shop from Peter who could then buy the pub. He's starting to remember a bit more but is missing the main event.
Sinead is still harbouring a bit of resentment towards Ken isn't she? He really was pressuring her before and that's why she had the termination. I don't think Daniel knows about that does he? Terrible timing, interrupting him at work determined to have a serious talk during his 15 minute break. Like that's enough time. His solution is for them to move to Oxford, just get away together. They can go on a reccy for a week to check things out.
Speaking of resentment, Nick ended up walking a grizzly baby for a few hours overnight and ticked off that Steve was a bit late coming to pick him up and then, later, he took the opportunity for another insult because Leanne told Steve not to take the baby until later due to him wanting to focus on Amy. He's just not being reasonable, is he? Taking every opportunity to dig at Steve. Nick wants to keep Oliver for himself, doesn't want Steve to have anything to do with the baby if he had his way. He's going to push Leanne away at this rate. Then the next day, he went ahead and organized Steve to have the baby so he could make up to Leanne for being an asshole. (sorry, but he is).
Steve did take Oliver, watched by a very melancholy Michelle who's out of sorts. Oliver has a rash and is a bit under the weather but not too bad when Steve has him. Michelle is upset because Steve took Oliver to the beach. Michelle's next shot at the Rovers is to insist that Robert make hotpot, with what she remembers of Betty's recipe. Sean inherited it, I would think he'll have something to say about that and besides, hotpot hardly fits the Bistro menu, does it? She's in a snit, that's why she's done it and Robert knows it.
Sounds like she assumed he took the baby to the same beach where they scattered the ashes. Why would he do that? He didn't say if it was or it wasn't. Turns out that today's the due date for her baby and that's what has her in such a state. I can sympathise but Steve wasn't trying to hurt her. Maybe spending time with Oliver helped him a little. But Oliver has gone from a rash and a bit out of sorts to being what looks to be dangerously ill. Leanne discovered he was not sleeping, he's unconscious!
Leah came around looking for Gina who seems to have gone off somewhere. Sophie and Rosie are worried Gina will come after Sally and look who comes around the corner! Gina but Leah really made a big deal of getting her out of the way quickly. Sally is worried now and Rosie and Sophie aren't telling her anything that they know yet. Sally decided to skive off work and pretend she had to do to the dentist, in reality she's going to find Gina but she didn't have her most recent address. It's a worry, and she doesn't like not knowing where her sister is.
Sally spent the next few days quietly fretting about Gina. She tracked down the right address through the electoral register. Sally was appalled at the state of Gina's house, surrounded by old garbage. Leah came home and Sally found out that Gina is bipolar. Sally promised to be there for her and invited Gina to live with her and made sure by smashing the window so the landlord would fix the place up. The girls are not best pleased to see the arrival of the troll.
Even more unpleasant to the sisters is the prospect of Gina working in Underworld as a packer with Sally.
Maria couldn't get a cab and had to walk, or stalk on those heels, but Aidan found her and got her back in time. Just. The relief of it had an aphrodisiac effect on them both. I guess the affair is back on again. Or not. He was quite happy for the event but then backed off again, thinking she'd be expecting more from him but she knows he's not going to leave Eva. Maria's willing to take what she can get, accepting it's just going to be an affair without strings. She keeps making the wrong choice over and over. Over the road, Eva moaned about him but she's not really ready to chuck him in either, no matter what Sean or David say to her. When he got back, she was decked out in a sexy outfit. I guess you could say he had a two-fer.
Maria and Aidan are sexting and snogging down the ginnel and she doesn't realize he's already had a morning sub-duvet session with the lovely Eva. Talk about having it both ways! Back at the salon, David still thinks Maria's escapades at lunch were probably a laugh but Maria, now that things have moved to the next phase, is a bit more reticent. I don't think she's going to be satisfied being the secret bit on the side for long, hiding round corners and sneaking around. David's got their number, though. He's rolling his eyes when she says she thinks she loves Aidan, though. The problem is that she's still friends with Eva so her solution is to make Eva dislike her.
Crikey, her campaign started off well, letting Eva know she impersonated her and giving her a sample but Eva thought it was funny. Maria decided to slag off Leanne to Eva who shoved a cream horn in her face for it. She seems to have succeeded in offending Eva for the moment. David seems to be highly amused at the whole thing. Maria tried to break it off but Aidan wants to have it both ways so he gave her a new phone.
Sounds like Zeedan has been paying Dev back weekly. Michelle and Robert are trying to sort out a new lunch menu and Zeedan has a few good ideas, too. He hopes he can get a promotion out of it. Robert and Michelle really liked the recipes he came up with. They'll use the recipes but he doesn't get anything else out of it. Zeedan is sulking because he's not moving up the ladder at the Bistro fast enough for his liking. The ice cream van gives Rana an idea. She's bought an old food truck to get into the fast food business with Pakistani street food.
Craig has got his constable uniform and is starting on-street training. Beth is worried sick! Norris wants to do some competitions with Mary again to cheer her up. They didn't go to it lightly, they had a stack of entries for things! Then Mary told Sean the answer to a quiz question and he managed to get through to the radio station and won the weekend away! But Sean was going to give Norris the holiday anyway. Who's he going to take? Sounds like it might be Mary!
Oh gosh, look, there's Alya. Wonder what closet they dragged her out of. Lovely little scene between Yasmeen and Leanne with the baby, too. Bethany ended up having to entertain Neal and his mate, Ian at the flat until Nathan got back. Ian could barely keep his eyes in his head. Phelan is still teaching Eileen to drive apparently. Surprised he has any nerves left! Faye's still after him to take her to see Seb but he's not inclined when she wants to go during school hours. Anna still seems to be avoiding any affection from Kevin. It pops up every now and then. Shona took off after the crisis with her son leaving Anna alone in the cafe, no Roy in sight all day! Toyah's already buying pregnancy kits. I can't remember when she had the embryo implanted, must be a couple of weeks at least so it might be soon enough to tell.
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