FRIDAY 14TH FEBRUARY – 1st Episode
MARIA HAS A MOMENT OF MADNESS Planning his surprise proposal Gary tells Maria he has booked her in for a manicure. But as the day goes on her suspicions about Gary grow as first Ryan is shifty about a parcel he has for Gary (engagement ring) and then she spots Gary having a heated exchange with Ike which results in Gary handing over money. Ali finds an upset Maria in the barbers and she vices her suspicions about Gary. Ali admits he never stopped loving her and they kiss passionately.
ABI PLOTS RAY’S DOWNFALL Tim, Sally and Abi discuss the online article exposing Ray as a sex pest. In the Kabin, Abi has a dig at Ray about the online allegations. Ray plays it down and hopes that Abi is still going to attend the charity ball with him later.
EDISON HAS A BLAST FROM THE PAST As Ed sets about measuring up the bistro for a refurb, he’s thrilled to discover his old mate Danny is working there as temporary manager. Danny reveals to Ed that since they last met, he’s come out. Ed’s taken aback. James calls in the bistro and Ed introduces him to Danny. The lads share an awkward hand shake.
DANIEL’S GUILT GETS THE BETTER OF HIM Beth tears a strip of Daniel and Bethany for jumping into bed when Sinead’s only been dead for less than four months. Daniel’s ashamed and to Bethany’s disappointment, suggests they should cool things for a while. Daniel admits to Adam that he slept with Bethany and he really likes her.
FRIDAY 14TH FEBRUARY – 2nd Episode
MARIA FEARS SHE’S MADE A MISTAKE A guilty Maria returns to the flat and confronts Gary about his shady dealings. But when both Ike and Ryan back him up and explain that his money to Ike was a gift and the parcel Ryan had was an engagement ring she starts to realise she has made a huge mistake. Ali meanwhile is convinced he and Maria are an item once more.
ABI TAKES SIDES Abi turns up at the charity gala with a plan.
JAMES NEEDS MORE TIME Danny urges James to pluck up the courage and tell Ed that he’s gay, convinced that he’s more open minded than James might think. Will he pluck up the courage? Ed tells Aggie how his old mate Danny has declared himself gay.
ELSEWHERE Daniel finds Bethany in the Rovers and in front of a packed pub, announces that they’re now an item and everyone better get used to it. Sarah and Adam tentatively broach the subject of their wedding with David. David assures them they mustn’t put their lives on hold for Shona and should go ahead with their plans.
- Alison King as Carla Connor
- Ellie Leach as Faye Windass
- Mikey North as Gary Windass
- Rob Mallard as Daniel Osbourne
- Sair Khan as Alya Nazir
- Trevor Michael Georges as Ed Bailey
- Joe Duttine as Tim Metcalfe
- Samia Longchambon as Maria Connor
- Peter Gunn as Brian Packham
- Melanie Hill as Cathy Matthews
- Tina O’Brien as Sarah Platt
- Harry McDermott as Max Turner
- Jack P. Shepherd as David Platt
- Brooke Malonie as Lily Platt
- Lucy Fallon as Bethany Platt
- James Burrows as Ali Neeson
- Sally Dynevor as Sally Metcalfe
- Samuel Robertson as Adam Barlow
- Mark Frost as Ray Crosby
- Ryan Prescott as Ryan Connor
- Lorna Laidlaw as Aggie Bailey
- Sally Carman as Abi Franklin
- Mark Frost as Ray Crosby
- Lisa George as Beth Sutherland
- Nathan Graham as James Bailey
- Richard Hawley as Johnny Connor
- Michael Le Vell as Kevin Webster
- Julian Walsh as Ike Rodgers
- Dylan Brady as Danny Tomlinson
Coronation Street airs at 7.30 then 8.30pm on ITV.