After weeks of watching them leering at one another over the Rovers bar and kissing on street corners, it seems the honeymoon period may now be finally over for Sunita and Karl.
Following his brief spell as a packer and delivery driver at the factory ( just how many people does it take to box up the four pairs of knickers Underworld produces every week?) Karl is, once again, out of work and broke. Yes, times are hard, but you can’t help feeling he might stand more chance of finding gainful employment if he ever extended his search further than the end of his road. Got a job for me, Steve? No? Never mind; back to the sofa.
On Monday, Karl is offered the chance to buy a batch of smoke detectors. There’s only one problem – he needs cash for the purchase, and he asks Sunita to take it out of her and Dev’s joint account.
Michelle may not be the quickest to catch on (it took her 18 years to discover the hospital had given her the wrong baby), but on Thursday she finally realises the extent of Ryan’s drug use. It’s a chance for her and Steve – played with such lovely comic subtlety by Simon Gregson – to grow closer together.
Elsewhere, Rob agrees to give it another go with Eva but only because it’s an excuse to spend more time with Stella... who isn’t exactly beating him off with a stick. Poor Eva. She’s already lost one boyfriend to her sister; she’s not going to lose another to her mum, is she?
Psycho Kirsty’s back on the Street, and it isn’t long before she’s kicking off again. On Monday, she learns that Tina and Tommy know all about her Mike Tyson tendencies and orders Tyrone to cut them out of his life.
Now completely under her control, Tyrone goes one step further and sacks Tommy from the garage. You need to get in there