Jack tells Vera that she's right; they should have a lodger. Hilda is depressed to hear the Lowthers are retiring to Hartington. Jack suggests to Gloria that she becomes the Duckworths' lodger but she is horrified at the thought. Vera enjoys seeing Jack lusting at the prospect of a young female lodger as she's planning to move her mother in. Bet is surprised to find she's missing Alec. Susan returns to Weatherfield but calls on the Barlows instead of going home. She tells them that she's been to London and had an abortion.