There are pregnancy problems with the Platts too, although theirs are down to the fact that David wants a child and Kylie doesn’t. She’s more excited by the prospect of advancing her career and, after seeing how well she’s coped with the demands of a bustling Bistro, Nick is impressed:
“I thought I could handle it,” she says, to which he replies, “You thought right” before making her assistant manager.
Back home, David wants to take advantage of every baby-making opportunity, but Kylie knows that she’s never going to get pregnant: unbeknownst to David, she’s still on the pill.
Later in the week, Gail accidentally discovers Kylie’s deception after knocking over the handbag in which her contraceptive pills are stashed. A sympathetic Gail advises her daughter-in-law to tell David the truth, but the confession leaves David in a state of turmoil.
He heads to the Rovers but gets a pint in his face from Tina, who’s angered by the fact that he told Tommy about the abortion. However, following an apology, the pair end up commiserating back at Tina’s flat as she explains about the original financial incentive behind the surrogacy and the fact that she’s now going through with it because she genuinely wants to help Gary and Izzy.
Kylie, though, is waiting up at home for David’s return – so will he head back or make her sweat?