Steph packs her bags, planning to pick them up after work. Phyllis is distraught when she says she's moving out. Nicky starts cubs. Des spent the night at the police station in Congleton for setting fire to the boat and is collected by Martin. Vicky doesn't accept that the Johnsons don't want her. Percy takes Alf's place on the WARTS carnival float and gets on with Vivian Barford. Martin is surprised that Des is resigned to Steph leaving him for Simon Beatty and urges him to fight for his marriage. Vicky disappears from the Rovers and gets a taxi to Belinda's house. Mrs Johnson lets Alec know. Des goes home and slashes Steph's cases. Alec is sick of being cast as the villain and makes Belinda's mother say, in front of Vicky, that they won't take her on. Vicky realises from Mrs Johnson's excuses that she isn't wanted and begrudgingly agrees to return to the Rovers. Bet has to hold herself back from rowing with Vicky as her bitterness upsets Alec. Des refuses to let Steph leave him. ...