Shoving Maria out of the way, the burglar makes a run for it. Maria falls, cracking her head on the edge of a table. Soon afterwards, Caz calls at Maria’s flat and is horrified to discover she’s been attacked. While tending to Maria’s wound, Caz phones the police to report the burglary.
The police question Maria, who breaks down as she relives her ordeal. Caz comforts her. Scared at the thought of being on her own, Maria asks Caz if she’ll stay over. Caz is only too pleased to act as Maria’s rock, but is there more to this than meets the eye?
Meanwhile, Sally explains to Phelan and Eileen how the building he intends to pull down currently houses a film club which Alex attends. Realising he needs to have Alex on side, Phelan takes him for a drink. Phelan calls at Number 4 with Alex in tow and explains to Sally that he’s had a rethink and would like to include some extra affordable housing. Tim remains sceptical.
Elsewhere, having brought in the last of Leanne’s things, Nick cracks open a bottle of fizz and tells Liz, Michelle, Steve, Leanne and Dev how happy he is that they’re back together.
Also, when Kate warns the factory girls that Johnny is on his way back, they quickly kill the film and clear up the debris. Johnny enters to find the girls working away. Grabbing a moment with Johnny, Jenny gives him the heads up on how the factory girls have been taking him for a ride. Fuming, Johnny accuses the girls of wasting work time and docks their wages. As Sean suspects someone grassed them up, Jenny squirms.
Finally, Craig explains to Bethany how Gary has asked him to keep an eye on her. Bethany is quietly chuffed at Gary’s interest in her.