RAY MAKES ABI AN INDECENT PROPOSAL Having called out Kevin and Tyrone on a bogus breakdown, Ray gets Abi alone in the garage and reveals that a friend’s dashcam footage shows her stealing his car. Ray promises not to show it to the police, provided she sleeps with him. What will she do?
TRACY PLANS A FUTURE AT NO.1 Tracy and Peter are shocked to see a ‘For Sale’ sign on No.1. Ken’s adamant he’s happy with his decision to move away with Claudia. Can Tracy persuade Steve to buy the house?
GEMMA IS NOT GETTING THE ANSWERS SHE NEEDS At Gemma’s insistence, she and Chesney return to the hospital to ask further questions about Aled’s deafness. The audiologist explains the cochlear implant procedure and recommends they consider it. Gemma’s overwhelmed.
ELSEWHERE An upbeat James looks forward to meeting Danny later. Bethany tells Sarah she believes Ray is blocking all her attempts to get restaurant jobs so Sarah offers her a short- term role setting up Underworld’s sales arm.
RAY HAS THE LAST LAUGH Sally advises Kevin that Abi seems very stressed. Kevin phones and invites her round for tea. Hanging up, Abi steels herself and knocks on Ray’s hotel room door. Will she go through with it? Later as Kevin awaits Abi’s arrival for tea he is shocked to find Ray on his doorstep. Abi’s shaken to find Ray at No.13. Ray demands Kevin sells him the garage to stay out of prison.
KEN WISHES HE COULD ‘SALE’ AWAY Peter scolds Ken for letting Tracy take advantage of him to bag herself a bargain. Peter offers Ken the full market value for No.1 and delights in telling Tracy, who insists she and Steve will match it. Ken’s faced with an impossible dilemma.
CHESNEY SENSES ALL IS NOT WELL WITH GEMMA An exhausted Gemma refuses to sleep and keeps vigil over Aled’s cot, adamant he should see her face the moment he wakes. Chesney fears she’s wearing herself out. Chesney makes a mobile to hang over Aled’s cot, with pictures of Gemma’s face dangling from it. Gemma’s moved when he shows her a few sign language phrases he’s learned.
DANNY LETS JAMES DOWN Danny tells James he doesn’t want to continue seeing him. James protests but Danny insists he can’t go back into the closet and live a lie. James is devastated, convinced Ed is behind Danny’s decision.
BETH ACCUSES BETHANY OF THEFT Bethany seeks Daniel’s blessing for her job at the factory where Sinead worked. Daniel insists it’s fine by him and they kiss. Sarah informs Beth that Bethany will be starting work at the factory tomorrow and she expects her to be made welcome. Beth scathingly accuses Bethany of trying to steal Sinead’s life. Bethany’s gutted.
- Alan Halsall as Tyrone Dobbs
- Alison King as Carla Connor
- Beverley Callard as Liz Mcdonald
- Chris Gascoyne as Peter Barlow
- Dolly-Rose Campbell as Gemma Winter
- Dylan Brady as Danny Tomlinson
- Kate Ford as Tracy McDonald
- Kyran Bowes as Jack Webster
- Lisa George as Beth Sutherland
- Lorna Laidlaw as Aggie Bailey
- Lucy Fallon as Bethany Platt
- Mark Frost as Ray Crosby
- Michael Le Vell as Kevin Webster
- Nathan Graham as James Bailey
- Rebecca Manley as Audiologist
- Rob Mallard as Daniel Osbourne
- Rula Lenska as Claudia Colby
- Ryan Russell as Michael Bailey
- Sally Ann Mattews as Jenny Connor
- Sally Carman as Abi Franklin
- Sally Dynevor as Sally Metcalfe
- Sam Aston as Chesney Brown
- Simon Gregson as Steve McDonald
- Stirling Gallacher as Paula Martin
- Tina O’Brien as Sarah Platt
- Trevor Michael Georges as Ed Bailey
- William Roache as Ken Barlow
Coronation Street airs this episode at 7:30 and 8:30pm on Monday 24th February 2020 on ITV.