In the past, Charity Dingle (Emma Atkins) and Gail (Rachael Gill-Davis) wagered that Charity would be able to score a date with the next person to enter the Woolpack. That individual proved to be GP Liam Cavanagh (Jonny McPherson), who had finished his romance with Wendy (Susan Cookson) and was now free and single once again.
Liam could do nothing but follow Charity’s lead. He was first a little afraid of Charity’s overt flirtation, but he soon warmed up to her and even told Cain (Jeff Hordley) that he could see himself falling for her when they went on a date at the Hide.
Charity informed Gail that Liam was not at all her type and that he was the sort of guy she would end up walking all over, demonstrating how completely non-mutual their feelings are.
However, Charity chooses to use Liam once again in the next episodes to demonstrate her indifference to Mackenzie (played by Lawrence Robb) and Chloe (played by Jessie Elland) being engaged. She insists on going on a date that evening and puts her charm back on with the GP.
Regretfully, the B&B is the location they have selected. As he brings the couple to their table, Bob (Tony Audenshaw), who has not forgiven the doctor for having an affair with Wendy, is chilly towards Liam.
Things don’t start off well for the evening, but they become worse when Bob places Mack and Chloe at the table next to Charity and Liam when they come to celebrate their engagement.
“Awkward” is hardly the right word to describe the vibe. Charity is silently fuming at having her ex—whom she just recently had a sexual relationship with on the day of his son’s baptism—playing the devoted fiancée at the next table as everyone else attempts to make the most of the circumstances.
Charity’s self control soon deserted her, and she ends up taking her fury out on him, lashing out at him for the crime of simply being him, or just being there. Poor Liam is caught in the crossfire.
What is Charity’s limit? Is she going to reveal Mackenzie’s infidelity there, in the midst of the B&B?
Could this be the point when everything falls apart in the Charity/Mack/Chloe love triangle, which is building to a huge and dramatic conclusion for Super Soap Week?