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Quite an exciting and action packed week on the Street this week.
Finally, Gail and Don agree to a compromise over Ivy's house.
They both agree not to take the matter any further with their
solicitors and to sort things out between them. On the condition
that Don acknowledges it's Nick's house, he then buys the house
from Nick for a reduced price of 12,000 pounds. The handover of
the cheque from Don to Nick is due to take place at the solicitor's
office but Don doesn't turn up, he just leaves the cheque for
Gail and Nick at the office, glad to have it all sorted out at
last. Nick visits Don later and says "Thanks, Grandad"
and as Don closes the door on Nick when he leaves, he tells Josie
that he finally feels that Ivy has gone and accepts her as being
out of his life forever, to which Josie replies "Halle -
It's Vicky's birthday but not such a happy one for her when Steve
asks her for 3,000 pounds which he intends to use to bribe the
guy he bought the stolen whisky from. Steve thinks the guy will
change his statement to the police and let Steve off the hook
by telling them that Steve really didn't know he was buying stolen
goods. So, Vicky gets the money from her bank and then Steve sends
her in with the money to see this guy, while he waits outside
in his car. The guy asks to see Vicky's money, and she hands him
the 3,000. He tells her that he will change his statement, but
has heard that she is worth quite a bit of money and insists on
another 3,000 pounds, which will become due after the court case.
The day at court arrives, and sure enough, the guy changes his
statement and all charges against Steve are dropped. On the way
out of the court room, this guy's wife takes Vicky into the ladies
toilet and demands the second 3,000 pounds, which Vicky hands
over. Vikcy's uncle Nick, the lawyer, thinks he knows what has
happened and tells Vicky that if Steve has perverted the course
of justice, that he will be in for a much harder time from the
police, if and when they do eventually find out about it. He tells
Vicky he can't stay for a drink with her because he doesn't like
her husband and the company she keeps. Later in the Rovers, everyone
is celebrating the fact that Steve is free of all charges, with
Steve offering to buy Fiona a drink, while Vicky looks on in dismay.
Liz helps out behind the bar in the Rovers although Vera leaves
her in no doubt as to who is the boss. Watch out for some great
ear-rings that Vera is now wearing (Bet Lynch style). Now that
Racquel is no longer working evenings, Vera is looking for another
bar maid, and Percy offers Liz's help. Racquel is looking forward
to spending her evenings with Curly and she wonders what they
will be doing at night together, and Curly replies cheekily "I've
got a few ideas..." and smiles at Racquel, who says "Oh
you and your flippin' telescope!"
Tricia is in debt, she receives letters chasing overdue payments
and finds she is behind with her bills. In desperation, she sells
her TV to Ray Cropper for 30 pounds. Jamie now goes up to Ray's
flat to watch TV while Ray does Jamie's homework for him. Things
get worse for Tricia and in desperation, she sends Jamie out to
his friends house one evening, gets all dressed up... and invites
Baldwin around to her flat. When Mike gets there, he wonders what's
up and she tells him it's just a social visit and then propositions
him, telling him she needs the money. Mike walks out, telling
her that if she tries it again with him, he will put her out on
the streets, where she belongs. Tricia starts crying "What
else can I do?" Vera and Jack need a cleaner in the Rovers,
and Rita knows that Tricia is stuck for cash so lets Vera know
that Tricia is looking for a job.
Deidre finds out that Ken and Denise are getting married Gail
tells her in the cafe. Ken tells Denise he's sorry that he didn't
tell her himself, but Deidre seems ok about it all.
The Mallets are no longer barred from the Rovers, Jack tells Vera
it's a private argument, and she doesn't have the right to bar
them. The Mallets send Jack and Vera an estimate for rewiring
their house, later when they come into the pub Jack serves them,
and he offers to rewire their house for them, to keep the peace.
Andy MacDonald and Maxine are becoming "good friends",
although he admits he isn't seeing her because of her brain.
Denise's brother in law, Brian, is not giving up easily on their
affair. He lets himself into the flat above the hair salon and
waits there for Denise. When she goes up to the flat she is shocked
to find him there, but remains firm and tells Brian their affair
is over, she is determined to marry Ken. Brian storms out, telling
Denise she'll be sorry she messed with him. Then, Denise's sister
comes round to see Denise, she's in tears as she now has proof
that her husband was having an affair after reading his diary
which detailed times when he should have been at work and he wasn't!
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