Paul receives a letter offering an appointment with the palliative nurse. Paul tries to make light of it but Billy worries that he’s bottling up his feelings.
Meanwhile discussing it with Shelly, Paul realises just how ill she’s become.
Later, Paul struggles to walk, but when Billy suggests he tries the wheelchair, Paul refuses.
When Paul clocks Bertie’s new tablet he’s suspicious and catches Bernie red-handed, sorting a load of electronic goods, addressed to Shelly. Bernie explains she’s simply trying to make some money to buy all the kit that he’s going to need.
Paul tells Billy about Bernie’s scam and how although she means well, he’s going to speak to Shelly and put a stop to it.
As Paul heads for Shelley’s flat, he trips and falls. He cries out for help only to realise there’s no one around.
Coronation Street airs these scenes from Monday 11 September on ITV1