STEPHEN’S DESPERATE TO SEAL THE DEAL WITH RUFUS Carla tells Sarah that she can finish working on her designs in return for an apology. Carla tells Stephen to resurrect the deal with Rufus and in return he’ll receive 15% commission and a permanent contract. At Rufus’s hotel, Rufus makes it clear he’s not interested but Stephen begs him to reconsider. Rufus hands Stephen a vial of LSD and heads to the bathroom where he snorts a line of coke. Suddenly, Rufus collapses clutching his chest. As the paramedics attend to Rufus, Carla calls Stephen wondering if he’s sealed the deal. Stephen assures her it’s in the bag. As the paramedics wheel Rufus out, Stephen practises Rufus’s signature on the unsigned contract when he hears a knock at the door. A sex worker called Candice barges her way in and demands her money giving Stephen an idea.
PETER’S BETRAYED ON HIS FINAL TRADE Outside the garage, Peter tells Kevin and Abi how he bet Carla he could trade up from an onion bhaji to a motorbike, the deadline is this evening. Abi hands Peter the contact details of a guy with a motorbike for sale. Benn calls at No.1 with the motorbike. Peter can’t believe his luck when Benn agrees to give him the bike in return for his tablet. Later, Jess, the police officer asks Peter why he’s in possession of a stolen bike.
ZEEDAN AND ALYA BOTH HAVE A SECRET Dee-Dee calls at No.6 hoping to persuade Alya to return to work. Yasmeen admits that trade has been very slow and she’s had to turn the heating down in an effort to save money. When Yasmeen and Zeedan suggest to Alya that she needs to tackle her victim statement, she snaps at them to leave her alone.
ELSEWHERE Sean pines for Laurence. Todd tells Sean they’re going to spend the afternoon watching a movie in a bid to cheer him up. Ed confirms that Brian’s flat needs rewiring and he’ll have to move out. Mary tells him he’s welcome to sleep on the sofa. As Mary helps Brian pack his things, she comes across the Gazette review of Roxanna and realises that Brian wrote the review himself. Feeling cheated, Mary whacks him round the head with the Gazette and tells him to find somewhere else to stay.Adam suggests to Sarah that now might be a good time to start trying for a baby. Sarah admits to Michael she doesn’t want another baby.
- Alison King as Carla Barlow
- Antony Cotton as Sean Tully
- Channique Sterling-Brown as Dee-Dee Bailey
- Chris Gascoyne as Peter Barlow
- Donnaleigh Bailey as Jess Heywood
- Elle Mulvaney as Amy Barlow
- Eve Shotton as Paramedic Fi
- Gareth Pierce as Todd Grimshaw
- Giuseppe De Martino as Barman
- Kate Kordel as Kay
- Lauren Frain as Candice
- Liam Mccheyne as Dylan Wilson
- Michael Le Vell as Kevin Webster
- Mollie Gallagher as Nina Lucas
- Patti Clare as Mary Taylor
- Peter Gunn as Brian Packham
- Qasim Akhtar as Zeedan Nazir
- Richie Bratby as Benn
- Ryan Russell as Michael Bailey
- Sair Khan as Alya Nazir
- Sally Carman-Duttine as Abi Webster
- Samuel Robertson as Adam Barlow
- Shelley King as Yasmeen Metcalfe
- Steven Meo as Rufus Donahue
- Sue Cleaver as Eileen Grimshaw
- Tina O’Brien as Sarah Barlow
- Todd Boyce as Stephen Reid
- Trevor Michael Georges as Ed Bailey
Coronation Street airs Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8pm on ITV1 and ITVX