Coronation Street fans had worried that they had seen the last of Eileen Grimshaw when she departed for a new life in Bristol with Nicola Rubinstein but fear not, like football, she is heading home – and she is on the warpath!
Steve McDonald has been trying to keep a lid on the trouble that Abi Franklin has been bringing since inviting herself to lodge with Seb in Eileens house but when she threatened to claim to Tracy Barlow that he had been getting close to her mates at a recent party, he decided to keep quiet.
However, when Steve then sees Abi with the police, he thinks the worst and reports back to Eileen – even though Abi had actually just been reporting a customer at the garage for having a stash of drugs in his vehicle.
Abi is annoyed with Steve for going to Eileen and thinks he may have ruined her chances of getting her kids back so Steve helps her and Seb tidy the place up as Eileen arrives back – but she is stunned to return to mayhem. But the bigger shock comes when Eileen learns that Steve and Tracy are engaged – something she doesnt approve of.
As Eileen was always so grateful for people interfering with her marriage to Phelan (cough), she makes it her mission to split Steve and Tracy and thinks she is saving her friend from himself. As Steve begs Eileen not to chuck out Abi and Seb, she says she will let them stay – if he breaks off his engagement!
Staging an intervention, Eileen and Dev Alahan drag a bewildered Steve to the bistro and warn him that he is making the biggest mistake of his life. As Tracy then walks in and hears Eileen and Dev badmouthing her, she is furious to see what Eileen is trying to do.
But what will Steve say as Tracy continues to listen – will he defend his wife-to-be or give in to what Eileen and Dev are saying?