Reach­ing out

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eter Bar­low’s re­turn may have gone down like a ba­con butty at a Jewish wed­ding, but that doesn’t stop him from stick­ing around and try­ing to make amends, es­pe­cially with Ken. His dad’s in hos­pi­tal fol­low­ing his stroke and is strug­gling to speak – al­though that may come as a bless­ing to those who’ve been bored to tears by him bleat­ing on about books.

Peter’s home­less at the start of the week, thanks to Tracy, but that changes when Steve in­vites him to stay at the Rover’s.

His bed and board sorted, he pays Ken a visit, who finds com­fort in his son be­ing around. ‘Ken al­ways sees the best in Peter – not that there’s much of that,’ says Wil­liam Roache, who plays Ken.

Tracy is trick­ier to build bridges with. She blames her brother for Ken’s stroke, and says as much to

PKen’s glad to see Peter – but for how long? Si­mon. Peter tries to re­deem him­self by beg­ging to help out, and fol­lows Tracy’s or­ders that he phones round the fam­ily and breaks the news of Ken’s con­di­tion.

As Peter makes in­roads, over at Weathy Gen­eral mean­while, Ken’s not far­ing so well. Be­ing un­able to com­mu­ni­cate is tough, and when Peter and Si­mon row at his bed­side in front of Au­drey, he’s frus­trated that he can’t in­ter­vene. His anger boils over when Si­mon in­sists they do a cross­word, and Ken or­ders his grand­son to leave.

To make mat­ters worse, his doc­tor tells him he has apha­sia, a brain con­di­tion which causes peo­ple to make mis­takes with words – choos­ing the wrong one, putting them in the wrong or­der and so on. Peter’s there at the time and a dev­as­tated Ken sends him pack­ing, adding that he doesn’t want any more vis­i­tors. Will he ever get back to his old self ?

Peter tries to build bridges with Ken

Wed­nes­day – she’s been of­fi­cially dis­charged from the clinic. It’s not the only thing that puts a smile on her face. She later asks Gary to meet her in the gin­nel and, af­ter apol­o­gis­ing for all her mixed mes­sages, pro­ceeds to snog the face off him. Is this the start of some­thing se­ri­ous?

Sarah makes up for lost time with Gary

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