Vicky gets Steve to persuade Andy to join them on a foursome to get Gabby out of their hair. Emily finds her old walking boots and decides to join a rambling club. She notices that Vera's car is up for sale and considers buying it for excursions. Reg is depressed as Maureen is adamant that they should finish as she can't bear to see him got at by Maud. Curly advises him to sweep Maureen off her feet and fight for her. Emily buys the Nova from Vera and books refresher lessons. She looks forward to her new freedom. Vera and Jack go to court. Vera is furious when John Hargreaves is cleared of dangerous driving. She blames Des for not changing his statement. Steve blackmails Andy into taking Gabby out. Reg tells Maureen that he intends to fight for her. She is thrilled. Bet makes Des see that Tommy will be well looked after even if he gets no compensation. Des is cheered up by his friends but Vera goes for him when she finds him laughing as he comes out of the Rovers.