Ryan tells Michelle that he thinks he should leave, as she'd be happier without him. However, she rightly points out that he has no money to go anywhere else. Later, Michelle shares her concerns with Steve about Ryan possibly doing a flit, but they're interrupted when Tracy turns up. Tracy explains that she has a job interview, so Steve will have to look after Amy. Impressed by Tracy's efforts, he agrees.
Soon afterwards, Michelle arrives at the factory to find Ryan semi-conscious. Rob is all for calling the police, but Steve urges him not to. Relenting, Rob instead helps Steve to get Ryan to A&E. After being checked over, Ryan claims that he wasn't breaking in - he was only looking for Michelle. Rob asserts that Ryan is lying, but Ryan retaliates by telling the doctor to call the police - he wants to report an assault. Rob is shocked by Ryan's behaviour - he's still on probation so if he's found guilty of GBH, he'll go straight back behind bars. He pleads with Michelle to open her eyes - Ryan is lying.
Later, after he's discharged, Ryan finally breaks down. He admits that he was planning to rob the factory to find cash for a fix and he hates what's happening to him. As Michelle holds him, he promises to tell the police the truth to save Rob. Deciding that he can't let Michelle cope with Ryan on her own, Steve decides to move in with her. How will Tracy, still seething at missing her job interview, react to this?
Back at home, Tommy has good news for Tina too - he's got a night job at a warehouse in Salford. They work their shifts out and realise they won't be seeing much of each other over the next few weeks, but maybe at last their run of bad luck is at an end…
Elsewhere, Paul gives pride of place to a hideous vase that once belonged to Lesley. Not wanting to hurt his feelings, Eileen can do little but accept this. Later, Eileen is cooking dinner for Jason and Maria and invites Sean. To save face in front of a passing Marcus, Sean declines and invites a hot date. Eileen then invites Marcus and Aiden instead.
Later, Sean arrives home slightly worse for wear and keeps up the pretence that he's been on a date, until an irritated Aiden calls his bluff. Sean's emotions proceed to get the better of him and in a drunken stumble, he heads towards Lesley's vase before Eileen can stop him.
Also today, Sunita is horrified when it turns out that Karl's smoke alarms are all faulty. She has no other option but to face the music and confess to Dev that she's cleared out their bank account.