Tony stands on the canal tow-path as Roy fights for his life in the water. At the café flat, Maria tries to convince herself that Tony is innocent but Hayley firmly insists upon calling the police. Tony cannot watch Roy's suffering any longer and dives into the canal and drags him to safety. Roy is shaken and bewildered by Tony's actions. Tony walks away into the night. Hayley calls for Becky and they head to the canal to search for Roy. Maria tells an incredulous Michelle about her suspicions of Tony. Hayley and Becky discover Roy, soaking wet on the tow-path. Roy tells them that Tony tried to kill him. Tony marches up to the desk at the police station and confesses to murder. Becky takes care of Roy back at the flat, while Hayley calls the police to report Tony's attack. She is stunned to hear that Tony is at the station after handing himself in and phones Maria with the news. Tony is interviewed by DS Smith. He confesses to paying Jimmy to run over Liam out of jealousy and revenge, and admits to trying to kill Roy at the canal. Maria arrives at the police station. DS Smith explains about Tony's confession. Maria is horrified to have her worst fears confirmed. Police officers take a statement from Roy. Hayley hugs him, relieved to have him home safe. DS Smith allows Maria to speak to Tony. She demands answers. Tony explains that his feelings for her were genuine and that he has tried to make amends for his evil deeds. Maria feels sickened and stupid. She tells Tony she would like him to hang, and departs in tears, leaving Tony a broken man.
- Roy Cropper - David Neilson
- Tony Gordon - Gray O'Brien
- Hayley Cropper - Julie Hesmondhalgh
- Maria Connor - Samia Smith
- Michelle Connor - Kym Marsh
- Becky McDonald - Katherine Kelly
- Audrey Roberts - Sue Nicholls (Uncredited)
- Desk Clerk - Darryl Clark
- DS Smith - James Midgley
- DC Coogan - Simon McLinden (Credited as "Dr Coogan")
- DC Morgan - Joe Simpson
- Coronation Street exterior
- 7 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- 16a Victoria Street - Living room/kitchen
- Weatherfield Canal
- Weatherfield General - A & E department
- Weatherfield Police Station - Front desk, cells, interview room and exterior
- Richard Hammatt was credited as the Stunt Co-ordinator with Nick Hobbs and Mark Lisbon as Stunt Doubles on this episode.
- TV Times synopsis: Hayley and Becky frantically search for Roy, who Tony has left to drown in the canal. Terrified for her own life, Maria informs Michelle of the factory boss's crimes - as he realises the moment has come to atone for his misdeeds and calmly makes the decision to face up to his actions
- Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 9,770,000 viewers (9th place).
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