The rover re­turns

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e’s an al­co­holic bigamist who’ll sleep with any­thing in a skirt and whose self­ish­ness knows no bounds. Boy, are we glad to have Peter Bar­low back!

Sport­ing a gash on his head – but still look­ing hot – he turns up unan­nounced from Portsmouth, just as Ken is pre­par­ing to head off on a Euro­pean ad­ven­ture.

And no one’s dash­ing out to buy a ‘Wel­come Home’ ban­ner.

Says Chris Gas­coyne, last on the cob­bles for Deirdre’s funeral in 2015: ‘Peter was sup­posed to come back for Si­mon’s foot­ball pre­sen­ta­tion and he didn’t. So ev­ery­one is say­ing,

“You failed to come back when you promised, yet you show up now – what are you af­ter?”

‘He says he’s back af­ter be­ing sacked from crew­ing the ships due to a fall-out with a guy. That’s pos­si­bly true, but it’s not the real rea­son.’

Ken sus­pects some­thing fishy’s go­ing on, es­pe­cially as Peter fails to give him a straight an­swer as to how he got his in­jury. Even so, he al­lows his son to stay at num­ber one while he’s away. But his sus­pi­cions are con­firmed when, as Ken’s about to leave on his trip, he catches Peter be­hav­ing shiftily.

Ex­plains Chris: ‘Ken’s cab is booked for 2am, and when he gets up, Peter isn’t in.

Peter then re­turns and Ken asks him where he’s been and accuses him of drink­ing. Peter says he’s been to see some­one about a job, and Ken calls him a liar.’

As a row breaks out, the ten­sion es­ca­lates and then ‘bam!’, dis­as­ter strikes. Shock­waves rip­ple through the Bar­low fam­ily and Tracy blames her brother for ev­ery­thing. But what, ex­actly, has hap­pened?

Peter Bar­low is back in Weather­field, but why?

It’s not just killer Clayton who’s in court this week – so’s Craig, who, as a wit­ness to Kylie’s mur­der, is called to give ev­i­dence. Beth is des­per­ate to sup­port her son, but knows it’s out of the ques­tion as she’s due to start her com­mu­nity ser­vice on the same day. That is, un­til she comes up with a plan... Cue Mary to pop on her neigh­bour’s or­ange tabard and masquerade as the bigamist knicker-stitcher. At court, Craigy’s de­lighted to see his mum in the pub­lic gallery, but as he stands in the wit­ness box, he’s not the only one fac­ing some tough ques­tions. Mary’s stopped in her tracks when the com­mu­nity su­per­vi­sor asks her to sign Beth’s work sheet. How will she get out of this one?

Peter’s reap­pear­ance gives the Bar­lows a headache

At your ser­vice: Mary agrees to step in for Beth

Ken’s shocked when Peter turns up out of the blue

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