Val has spent the night in the B&B and while Betty fishes for gossip about what's happened between her and Eric, Val continues to beg him for forgiveness to no avail. Realising she's getting nowhere with Eric, Val makes it clear to Diane that the pub is all she has left and she won’t be giving it up that easily! Lexi tells sceptical Nicola and Scarlett that they’ve decided to postpone the IVF treatment. She's touched but refuses Scarlett's offer to pay for the treatment with her trust fund. Meanwhile, Carl is getting increasingly frustrated with Nicola and snaps when she challenges him about not being able to afford the IVF. Desperate, Lexi asks Diane if she has any jobs going in the kitchen and is upset when Carl criticises her desperation. Later that day, she tells Scarlett she’d like to take her up on her offer and when they excitedly reveal the news to Carl, he's privately gutted that he's now forced to go ahead with it. Edna is furious when she finds out from Brenda that Lily has taken Alan’s place on Eddy’s bike trip and is determined to stop her.


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Guest cast



  • A customer at the Woolpack is uncredited despite a couple lines of dialogue.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 6,150,000 viewers (15th place).
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