Abi Franklin has a terrible day on Coronation Street, after her first unsupervised visit with her children goes badly wrong.
Abi has excitedly prepared for the visit and asks Steve to pick up a present for the twins from the post office.
But Abi struggles to connect with her children when they arrive. To make matters worse, one of the twins goes missing.
When Abi finds him in the ginnel, the twins tell her that they want to go home. Shes devastated.
Steve arrives too late with the present and finds Abi in tears.
Later, Abi goes missing and a worried Seb and Emma go in search of her.
Steve admits to Eileen and Tracy that Abi overheard him tell Beth that Abi was a bad mother. Steve feels responsible for Abis sadness and joins the search.
He finds Abi drunk at the train station and challenges her when he finds that she has a bag of heroin on her.
Steve and Abi have continually sniped at each other ever since Tracy and Abi struck up a close friendship. But the two understand each other and their relationship shifts when Steve opens up to Abi about Ruairis death.
Steve urges Abi to pull herself together and to rebuild her relationship with her children. A grateful Abi then leans forward and kisses Steve – just before an oblivious Tracy arrives to take her home.
Steve has a terrible record with fidelity and is unenthusiastic as he prepares to marry Tracy for the second time. But will he confess to Tracy about the kiss? Either way, this Corrie wedding just became a lot more interesting.