Over at Number 6, Gary is overwhelmed when Izzy agrees to take Tina up on her offer. Their joy is interrupted, however, when Tommy barges in accusing them of taking advantage of a vulnerable Tina. They insist it was her idea, but he rails at the fact that he was left in the dark and had to find out from Faye.
Back at home, Tina makes a desperate attempt to make Tommy see what she's doing. He's sticking to his guns, however. He doesn't want her to go ahead with the surrogacy and he gives her an ultimatum…
Meanwhile, Gail takes the nuisance customer for a bacon barm, eager to find out who he really is. He turns out to be Cliff, who tells Gail all about his relationship with Gloria and how they worked together in dry cleaning. Gail uses this information to poke fun at her rival, before blackmailing her into returning to The Rovers. Gloria has no choice but to agree, but will Stella forgive her interfering ways?
Elsewhere, Lloyd is thrilled as he greets his old mate Mandy. They haven't seen each other for years, and he can't wait to catch up with her and her husband Johnny. When she tells him that Johnny died, he's devastated. They chat a bit about old times. He tells her that he's stayed single, but not through want of trying. Mandy explains that she and Johnny never had children, so she's alone now too. The night goes well, but what will Mandy say when Lloyd asks to see her again?
Also, Beth discusses her plans for a date with someone from the internet with Kirk, unaware that he might be holding a torch for her.