Having followed Luke outside, Maria continues to tear a strip off him. Luke storms off into the night. Telling Caz she’s creeping her out, Kate orders her to stay away in future. Caz shows Maria some concert tickets she bought for Kate and suggests that rather than waste them, they could go together. However, Maria insists she’d prefer an evening in by herself after her spat with Luke.
Aidan calls at Maria’s flat and they share a moan about Luke and Eva. Aidan explains how he visited his mum’s grave today but was constantly bombarded by texts from Eva. Maria is sympathetic. When Eva hears that Aidan was visiting his Mum’s grave, she’s mortified, realising that’s why he was ignoring her texts.
Getting stuck into the wine, Maria and Aidan reminisce about childhood memories and soon they’re kissing passionately, with Luke and Eva clearly forgotten. Later, as Aidan and Maria pull their clothes back on, Caz returns to the flat. Will they be caught in the act?
Meanwhile, in the Bistro, Leanne helps Robert set up for the speed dating night. They clearly enjoy each other’s company and Nick and Steph clock their closeness. Pleased with the successful night they’ve had, Robert suggests a celebratory drink, but Nick leaves them to it and makes a waspish remark about business and pleasure.
As Nick and Leanne head home, Nick accuses Leanne of falling for Robert. Leanne assures him that’s not the case. Nick begs Leanne to reconsider and give their relationship another go, but will Leanne relent?
Elsewhere, with her party in full swing, Izzy tells Beth how miserable she was in prison, how much she missed Jake and how good it is to be home. Having seen the last of their guests out, Izzy leads Gary to the bedroom, telling him she needs to feel his arms around her. Gary reluctantly follows.
Also, after helping Rita unload her shopping, Gemma steers her into The Rovers and orders her a drink. Rita wonders what Gemma is after. Gemma explains she’s sick of being a no mark and that’s why she’s joined the Good Neighbour Scheme. Impressed, Rita buys her a drink.
Finally, Audrey and Freddie lure Gail and Michael to The Rovers hoping to reignite their relationship, but their plan backfires when Phelan upsets Michael and Gail assumes it means he still holds a torch for Eileen.