Sinead urges Daniel to stop punishing himself and smiles at him lovingly. Daniel’s deeply moved to know she’s forgiven him. In a bid to appear positive, Sinead asks Daniel to fetch her some flowers with a lovely scent so she can imagine she’s outside.

As the day progresses Sinead makes plans with Billy for her funeral. Dr Gaddas calls on Sinead and asserts that it’s too late to move her to the hospice in her fragile state. Daniel reels and Sinead realises it’s time to start saying her goodbyes. Beth confides in Tracy how she can’t help but feel angry with Daniel. Sinead wakes up to find her family gathered around her bed. She takes comfort from listening to them bicker over inconsequential nonsense. With the family gone, Sinead squeezes Daniel’s hand, aware her time is running out.

Gail returns from Thailand to find Tracy and Sally tearing a strip off Bethany. A tearful Bethany launches herself at Gail, clearly upset. Gail steers Bethany back to No.8 and parking herself on the carpet, assures her that yoga is the way forward and she needs to find herself again. Bethany’s bemused.

Sinead passes away peacefully with Daniel and Bertie on the bed with her. Daniel lies down next to her and cries silent tears as he holds her knowing he and Bertie will have to get used to life without her.

The Tinkers and the Barlows gather in the Rovers and wait nervously for news of Sinead. As the Tinkers and Barlows share fond and amusing stories of Sinead, Beth takes a call from Daniel to inform them that she has died.

CAST

Katie McGlynn as Sinead Osbourne
Rob Mallard as Daniel Osbourne
Andrew Whyment as Kirk Sutherland
Sam Aston as Chesney Brown
Lisa George as Beth Sutherland
Alison Burrows as Arlene Tinker
Colson Smith as Craig Tinker
Sally Dynevor as Sally Metcalfe
Alison King as Carla Connor
Chris Gascoyne as Peter Barlow
Lucy Fallon as Bethany Platt
Kate Fitzgerald as Nancy Tinker
Helen Worth as Gail Rodwell
Kate Ford as Tracy McDonald
William Roache as Ken Barlow
Rula Lenska as Claudia Colby
Samuel Robertson as Adam Barlow
Antony Cotton as Sean Tully
Daniel Brocklebank as Billy Mayhew
Cherylee Houston as Izzy Armstrong
Christine Mackie as Dr Gaddas
Wendy Albiston as Jessica Hadaway

The episode is written by Ellen Taylor and directed by Michael Lacey

This hour-long episode airs at 7.30 on ITV