Des doesn't return home and Steph worries where he is when he doesn't turn up for work. Audrey comments that the Barnes' spend more time falling out than breathing. When Steph finds the car parked at the marina, she realises she's been selfish and fears that Des has done something stupid. Alec begins to think it might be best for Vicky if she lived with the Johnson's. Victoria tells Alec she's not happy at the Rovers. Alec decides to ask the Johnson's if they want Vicky. Curly is annoyed with Reg plays golf all day. Leaving him to run the store, Reg puts him in charge of the Bettabuy float in Weatherfield Carnival.