With Ken’s party in full swing, Emily announces she’s booked her flight and leaves for Peru tomorrow. Norris is disapproving whilst Audrey and Rita are pleased for her. Ken tells Audrey how much he values her friendship but the moment is broken by Nessa who quickly sweeps Ken away. Will Audrey get another opportunity to tell Ken how she feels?
In the hospital, the consultant gives Tyrone and Fiz the good news that Hope’s tumour has shrunk and is now operable. An upbeat Tyrone and Fiz share their good news with their friends in the Rovers. Kevin puts pressure on Tyrone to come clean to Fiz about his debts. Tyrone promises he will but not now as they’re celebrating Hope’s good news.
As the clock strikes midnight, Aidan and Eva kiss passionately and Kevin kisses Anna on the cheek. Caz and Kate share a tearful farewell as Caz leaves for Cyprus.
Andy does his best to reassure Steph in the wake of the revenge porn attack. Mary’s delighted when Brendan shows up for their date, but her euphoria evaporates when he says he can only stay for a quick drink as his wife is expecting him. Johnny begs Carla not to reveal all about his past to Kate and Aidan. Carla remains non-committal. In the bistro, the staff present Nick with a birthday cake. As Leanne wipes a bit of icing from Robert’s cheek, Tracy arrives and clocking their intimacy, jumps to the wrong conclusion. Realising she’s forgotten Nick’s birthday, Carla feels terrible.