Kirk calls at the salon flat and is unimpressed to find Maria hungover and Adam in a state of undress after spending the night. Maria snuggles down to watch tv with Liam, but in her hungover state she falls asleep.
Later, Liam heads to the kitchen, where he switches on a gas ring. Kirk returns to the flat and immediately notices the smell of gas. He quickly orders Liam out and then follows, carrying a groggy Maria.
Later in The Rovers, Kirk tears a strip off Adam, blaming him for plying Maria with drink. When Adam makes a disparaging remark about Maria, Aidan loses it and punches Adam in the face.
As Maria arrives at the pub, she spots Aidan clutching his hand. Beth explains that he was defending her honour. Touched, Maria takes Aidan back to her flat. As Aidan gazes into Maria’s eyes, he admits he’s fallen in love with her. Will Maria reciprocate?
Meanwhile, Gary presents a hungover Faye with a list of jobs to do by way of punishment for her behaviour. When Bethany tries to apologise to Gary, he gives her short shrift. Faye thanks Bethany for taking the blame over the vodka.
Later, Luke finds Bethany clearly upset on Maxine’s bench. Realising that Bethany is missing, Sarah starts to panic and Gary heads out to find her. After a fruitless search for Bethany, Sarah tells Gary that she’s phoning the police.
Also today, having discovered the burglary, Robert suspends Steph, pointing out there’s no sign of a break-in and it was her job to lock up. An upset Steph tells Andy that she’s thinking of handing in her notice as she can’t be trusted. Andy is consumed with guilt.