Two soldiers, Steve Baker and Martin Downes wander round the area looking for a barmaid called Elizabeth. Gordon Clegg returns to Weatherfield to meet Ron Cooke. Annie worries how Lucille will react to Gordon's return. Mavis gives up her job after a row with the vet. Lucille beautifies herself in the hope of seeing Gordon. Maggie takes Mavis on at the shop. Martin leaves the Rovers after losing his nerve without talking to Betty or Bet but he does hear Betty's name being called. Alf tells Gordon that Ron was an alcoholic.
Final appearance of Jennifer Moss as Lucille Hewitt. The character is credited on the next episode but does not appear. As the two episodes were recorded in the same studio session (spread over two days), this infers that the actress's sacking was sudden and took place between the recording of the two episodes.
In an unusual move for the period, the Title sequence is curtailed and the programme caption appears over location shot of the "Pineapple" pub where Steve Baker is waiting for Martin Downes to appear after making enuqiries about a barmaid called Elizabeth.