Ken struggles to take Eccles for a walk and eventually gives up. Carol gets a phone call from Jamie to say he's on his way home. She lies to Frankie pretending it was someone else but Frankie's suspicious. Sunita's contractions start. Shelley goes to the hospital with her. Carol buys a bottle of vodka and drinks half of it. Fred tells Dev that Sunita's gone into labour. Dev rushes to the hospital only to be told Sunita doesn't want to see him. He pleads with the midwife but to no avail. Eileen joins Ed and Emily for a drink. She introduces Ed to Jason and Sean. Sunita gives in and lets Dev into the delivery room. Ken promises to give Eccles one more chance providing she wears a muzzle if they go for a walk. Frankie gets a call from Jamie confirming Carol was lying to her. She finds Carol drunk at home and asks her why she lied. Frankie's shocked when Carol accuses her of trying to get Jamie into bed to replace Danny. Jamie arrives home and senses the tension. Sunita gives birth to a girl and a boy. Dev and Sunita are temporarily reunited as they gaze proudly at their twins.
- Dev Alahan - Jimmi Harkishin
- Amber Kalirai - Nikki Patel
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Eileen Grimshaw - Sue Cleaver
- Sunita Alahan - Shobna Gulati
- Frankie Baldwin - Debra Stephenson
- Shelley Unwin - Sally Lindsay
- Violet Wilson - Jenny Platt
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Blanche Hunt - Maggie Jones
- Deirdre Barlow - Anne Kirkbride
- Betty Williams - Betty Driver
- Fred Elliott - John Savident
- Roy Cropper - David Neilson
- Jason Grimshaw - Ryan Thomas
- Sean Tully - Antony Cotton
- Jamie Baldwin - Rupert Hill
- Aadi & Asha Alahan - Hannah, Harris & Ria Ahmed (Uncredited)
- Carol Baldwin - Lynne Pearson
- Midwife 1 - Anji Kreft
- Midwife 2 - Catherine Tyldesley
- Ed - Chris Walker
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Back room and hallway
- 1 Coronation Street - Back room and kitchen
- 7 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- Corner Shop
- Roy's Rolls
- Weatherfield General - Maternity ward, delivery room and waiting area
- First appearances of Aadi and Asha Alahan, although they would not be credited until 10th December 2009.
- Catherine Tyldesley makes a pre-Eva Price appearance as an unnamed Midwife.
- TV Times synopsis: Sunita goes into labour and is pleased to have Shelley at her side rather than her husband, but when Dev arrives in time to see the twins' first breath, she begins to come around. Frankie is shocked by Carol's accusation; Blanche and Deirdre convince Ken that he's the one with the problem and not Eccles; and Eileen and Ed enjoy each other's company.
- Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 11,330,000 viewers (5th place).
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