Reminding Steve that she’s at her most fertile, Michelle suggests they meet for an afternoon lie down. Liz is disapproving and tells Steve it’s time he told Michelle the truth, that he doesn’t want another baby. Seizing the opportunity to escape, Steve grabs an airport run and heads off.
Put out to discover that Steve has done a runner, Michelle confides in Maria and Kate that she and Steve are supposed to be trying for a baby. At Kate’s suggestion, Michelle downloads a new pregnancy app and is shocked to realise she’s five days late.
Having returned from his airport run, Steve plucks up the courage to face Michelle and tell her the truth, while Maria calls in the corner shop to buy a pregnancy testing kit for Michelle. Aidan clocks her purchase with alarm, worried that Maria may be pregnant. Maria and Kate wait on tenterhooks while Michelle does her pregnancy test.
Meanwhile, with her mind made up, Leanne spells out to Liz that neither she nor Steve will have anything to do with her baby. Liz is saddened. Leanne breaks the news to Simon that they’re going to live with Toyah in Liverpool. Simon is horrified and confronts Nick, hoping he can shed some light on Leanne’s sudden decision to up sticks and move away. Nick is stunned at the news and as Leanne approaches their table, she realises she has some explaining to do.
Elsewhere, Eva enthusiastically shows Aidan some house brochures. It’s clear his heart isn’t in it, and when Mary regales them with tales of her motorhome, he’s only too glad of the distraction.
Also, Izzy tells Gary that she doesn’t want a pretend relationship and that it would probably be best all round if he moved out.
Finally, Alya orders Zeedan to get his thinking cap on as it’s their grandparents’ 45th wedding anniversary and they need to plan something special.