As Todd heads to The Rovers to inform Eileen of the scam, Phelan makes a panicked call to Vinny. Acting quickly, Vinny tips his pint over Eileen’s mobile to render it useless then whisks her to his car, claiming Phelan has got a surprise lined up for her. Todd is alarmed to find that Eileen has disappeared.
Vinny delivers Eileen to a waiting Phelan at the Calcutta Street site. Eileen is impressed by the scale of it and is also excited by the mystery when Phelan announces he’s got a further surprise planned, packing her off in Vinny’s car again.
Phelan returns to Number 11 alone and Todd demands to know where Eileen is. Assuring Todd she is safe, Phelan offers to cut him in on the deal. But before Todd can react to Phelan’s offer, the police arrive to investigate his allegation of fraud and Eileen’s disappearance. Todd is tense as an unruffled Phelan is taken away.
Meanwhile, the factory girls discuss Beth’s past. Kirk is gutted to realise that his marriage is based on lies, while Craig is adamant that she deserves to pay for all her deceit. Beth seeks comfort from Kirk but he says she’s ruined everything. Kirk turns up on Maria’s doorstep with his bags and breaks down in tears.
Elsewhere, when Roy reveals he’s ordered a new double bed for them, Cathy is troubled to realise he doesn’t want her in Hayley’s old bed or her old room. Anna tries to cheer her up, but Cathy feels she’ll always be second best to Hayley.
Also, Freddie enjoys a night out with Audrey but is shaken when his old friend Angelica rails at him for dating again so soon after Sadie’s death.