Bet tries to tell Alec about Des but he is too busy to listen.When Alec is insistent on employing Des, Bet tells him about her relationship with Des and Alec thinks she's been unfaithful. Bet is forced to show Alec the bruises Des gave her. Alec is stunned and believes that she had to defend herself. He wants to sort Des out but Bet begs him to leave it alone as she wants to forget it all. Sally tires to cheer Liz up but ends up crying over Katie's picture. Liz is touched when Jim buys her a frame for Katie's picture. He makes arrangements for a plaque at the crematorium. Bettabuys is short staffed. Reg wants to take Raquel on but Curly wants Angie to have the job. Des gets Alec to employ Raquel as a barmaid at the Rovers but she isn't too keen. Gail hears that a fast food take-away is going to open in the charity shop and worries about the competition. Mike tells Alma he knows she still wants him and she throws him out. Alma tells Gail she wants to sell up and move on, away from Mike. Martin gets a job as hospital porter. He is thrilled he'll be seeing his mates again. Also He and Gail offer Sally money to look after David for them during the day and she agrees.