The crash team manage to get John's heart going again, much to Chesney's relief. Fiz begs the prison governor to let her visit her dying husband. Chris puts pressure on Cheryl to dump Lloyd. Cheryl's torn, not wanting to hurt Lloyd. Fiz takes Hope to see John in hospital. Hope cries and John's eyes flicker with recognition as he regains consciousness. Though clearly in a lot of pain, John makes a statement to the police, telling them how Fiz had nothing to do with the death of Colin Fishwick. Mary's still seething over Sylvia knowing that the cruise should have been hers. Norris tries but fails to calm her down. Guilt-ridden over her feelings for Chris, Cheryl apologises to Lloyd for having a go at him the other evening. Initially angry with John, Fiz demands to know where he's been and why he didn't come to her rescue. He tells her that he was hiding out in Anglesey and had no idea that she'd been arrested. Mary calls Sylvia an ocean-going cheat. It's water off a duck's back with Sylvia who carries on writing out her holiday list. Fiz forgives John and tells him that despite everything he's done, she'll always love him. John, choked with emotion, holds baby Hope closely. Chris tells Russ that he and Cheryl are getting back together and soon they'll be a family again. Russ is thrilled. John finally dies and Fiz sobs uncontrollably.
- John Stape - Graeme Hawley
- Fiz Stape - Jennie McAlpine
- Lloyd Mullaney - Craig Charles
- Cheryl Gray - Holly Quin-Ankrah
- Chris Gray - Will Thorp
- Nick Tilsley - Ben Price
- Roy Cropper - David Neilson
- Chesney Brown - Sam Aston
- Sylvia Goodwin - Stephanie Cole
- Norris Cole - Malcolm Hebden
- Mary Taylor - Patti Clare
- Karl Munro - John Michie
- Russ Gray - Finton Flynn
- Hope Stape - Harriet Atkins and Sadie Pilbury (Uncredited)
- Nurse - Jo Cowen
- Prison Officer - Sian Polhill-Thomas
- DS Redfern - Paul Warriner
- Police Officer - Clifford Barry
- Doctor - Ralph Birtwell
- Governor - Dystin Johnson
- Coronation Street exterior
- 13 Coronation Street - Back room and kitchen
- The Kabin
- Nick's Bistro
- Street Cars
- Roy's Rolls
- Weatherfield General - Intensive Care Unit and corridor
- Norcross Prison - Mother and baby unit and Governor's office
- Final appearance of Graeme Hawley as John Stape.
- Final appearance of Harriet Atkins and Sadie Pilbury as Hope Stape. In the character’s next appearance on 7th November 2011, she was played by an unknown set of twins.
- TV Times synopsis: Fiz arrives at the hospital with baby Hope as John regains consciousness and admits she will always love him, despite everything; and Chris puts pressure on Cheryl to leave Lloyd.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast: 8,780,000 viewers (13th place).
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