Shelley makes steps both mentally and physically when, joined by Zack, she ventures outside of the confines of Rovers in order to take Charlie his dinner. Although the journey is only short, it takes Shelley a great deal of courage to make the trip to the builders’ yard. She even overcomes a chance meeting with her mother in which the pair exchange pleasantries and Bev is forced to reluctantly congratulate Shelley on her recent engagement. However, Shelley’s confidence takes a dent when Charlie cruelly criticises her culinary efforts. The crushing put down is witnessed by a concerned Zack. Is the psychotherapist becoming wise to Charlie’s manipulations?
Elsewhere, Audrey, Sarah and David are horrified to hear Gail recount her previous evening’s encounter with Phil. They are stunned to hear about his passion for criminal psychology and subsequent fascination in events concerning Richard Hillman.
Meanwhile, Sally struggles to combine teaching Sophie at home, her work at Underworld and dealing with eldest daughter Rosie’s latest crush on lodger Nathan.
Also, Diggory Compton’s daughter, Molly, arrives on the street and quickly comes to the aid of a stressed out Maria.