Steve the spendaholic has money on his mind
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teve’s erratic behaviour gives his friends and family cause for concern. His kit car has turned into a money pit, while he also spends a packet on a Rovers party. The trouble is he’s been using Streetcars cash to pay for his indulgences, leaving the cab company £10,000 in the red.
Little wonder Eileen and Michael are wondering why they haven’t been paid. Steve thinks the best option is to hide in his bedroom, and promises he’ll sort the financial problems, though it’s up to Liz to bail him out, with the aid of Rovers cash.
Meanwhile, Gary takes his son out for the afternoon. However, when Jake suffers a slight injury, Izzy immediately blames him for his lack of care.
The former soldier’s problems are compounded after buying Jake the same present as Anna. Gary blows his top when Owen and Katy have a go at him for wasting Faye’s money on booze, but he hatches a plan to get the cash needed to replace Faye’s headphones and uses Anna’s keys to get access to Roy’s Rolls.
Alas, after finding the till empty, Roy proceeds to beat him senseless with a cricket bat, terrified that Gary is one of the hoodlums who’s been plaguing him.
Cropper is arrested for the assault, and eventually goes to court; little wonder he feels so awful as his friends give him the cold shoulder.
It looks like Tony and Tracy’s moment of passion will come back to haunt them. And although they agree to keep quiet about it, Todd wonders what they’re up to.
Elsewhere, Kylie is haunted by Callum, who’s hanging around the street like a bad smell.
On Christmas Day he plays with fire at the Platts’. While Gail, Michael and David call in at the Bistro to see Nick, Kylie stays at home to prepare Christmas dinner, and is horrified when Callum lets himself in and refuses to go. Later, when Kylie does a disappearing act, David attempts to track her down.