Nick, finally, meets his son. When Nick opens a letter from Sam he tells Natasha he has changed his mind and would like to meet his son. At Nick's flat Sam reveals his passion for astronomy. Meanwhile at the local medical facility the consultant breaks the news to Steve and Leanne that after discussions with the clinic in Germany they’ve reached the decision that Oliver's condition is so severe they’re unable to offer him treatment. Leanne's furious. As she tells Nick how the medical team have completely abandoned Oliver, Nick surreptitiously reads a text from his son.
Billy gets the truth from Paul. When Billy discovers that Paul has lied to him about spending the day with Rita he confronts him. Paul reveals he was actually training for voluntary work at a helpline for teenagers.
Grace pleads her case with Michael. Grace tells Michael how sorry she is for all the hurt she has caused him. Insisting she loves him, Grace suggests they should move to Spain together and start afresh. Will Michael be swayed?
Meanwhile, having heard the terrible news from Leanne, Toyah and Imran decide to postpone their meeting with the Social Services’ fostering panel.
Elsewhere, Gary is horrified to find Maria and Sarah together at Speed Daal, part of an impromptu girls' night organised by Shona. Sarah assures him she’s not going to say anything.
Sally Dynevor as Sally Metcalfe
Joe Duttine as Tim Metcalfe
Charlie De Melo as Imran Habeeb
Ben Price as Nick Tilsley
Alison King as Carla Connor
Daniel Brocklebank as Rev. Billy Mayhew
Peter Ash as Paul Foreman
Julia Goulding as Shona Platt
Samuel Robertson as Adam Barlow
Tina O'Brien as Sarah Barlow
Jane Danson as Leanne Battersby
Georgia Taylor as Toyah Battersby
Trevor Michael Georges as Edison "Ed" Bailey
Ryan Russell as Michael Bailey
Kate Spencer as Grace Vickers
Mikey North as Gary Windass
Samia Longchambon as Maria Windass
Kate Ford as Tracy McDonald
Simon Gregson as Steve McDonald
Rachel Leskovac as Natasha Blakeman
Jude Riordan as Sam Blakeman
Sally Ann Matthews as Jenny Connor
Colson Smith as PC Craig Tinker
Caroline Harding as Dr. Howarth
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