Stella and Eva are unimpressed as they clear up the debris from Becky McDonald 's Katherine Kelly lock-in the night before. Eva misunderstands a conversation with Nick about moving out, so she begins looking at flats for them. Nick later tells her that it is too soon for them to live together.
Eva plans a speed dating night at the Bistro, which ends when Eileen Grimshaw Sue Cleaver pushes her date into the fire alarm. Nick and Eva continue dating but Stella warns Eva that Nick may break her heart. Nick finds Kylie Platt Paula Lane in a strip club and helps by booking a hotel room for the night as she cannot collect her son, Max, until the morning.
When the pair return the next day, Eva finds a receipt from the hotel. Upon reading a text from Kylie, thanking him for the previous night, Eva announces publicly that Nick is cheating on her after ruining a big occasion in the Bistro and costing him a lot of business. Nick proves her wrong and dumps Eva for doubting him but allows to keep her job.
She believes that he is still interested but learns that he is in love with Leanne. The sisters have a vicious row and Leanne leaves The Rovers. When the health inspector arrives, Eva and Sunita distract him and The Rovers passes. Eva's suspicions are confirmed when returning from a night out with Stella and Leanne, they catch Karl and Sunita together.
Eva begins dating Rob Donovan Marc Baylis. The couple separate briefly but reconcile after Rob tries flirting with Stella but Eva suspects that Rob is cheating on her with Michelle Connor Kym Marsh.
She and Steve, Michelle's boyfriend , visit the hotel that they are staying in on a business trip and finds Rob with a waitress at the hotel, not Michelle. The couple split up and Eva sets her sights on her ex-boyfriend, Nick. Eva and Kylie, who also dislikes Leanne, plan to split Nick and Leanne up by getting Nick to propose, the day after her divorce from Peter Barlow Chris Gascoyne has come through.
Unfortunately for Eva, Leanne accepts. He becomes paranoid about Peter and Leanne, causing an argument between him and Leanne after he has a fight with Peter at the school. On Christmas Day, Eva is Leanne's bridesmaid. At the wedding, she tells Nick that Leanne visited Peter that morning. Nick calls the wedding off and Eva hopes for a reconciliation with Nick, only for him to reject her. Nick and Leanne reconcile in January. Eva initially turns him down, but after a fight with Tracy Barlow Kate Ford , she reconsiders.
Stella discovers Eric's plan and is disgusted by his betrayal. She persuades Eva not to go and finds Eric dead in the bar. Gloria is devastated by Eric's death and Eva and Gloria temporarily fall out.
In March , Eva and Gloria attend Eric's funeral and make up. When they hear about the fire, Eva, Leanne and Gloria rush to the scene and the pub explodes. Karl rushes in to save Stella and they escape but fire fighter, Toni Griffiths Tara Moran , is killed. Stella, Sunita and Karl are all rushed to hospital and the Price family are told that Sunita is a prime suspect as the arsonist.
Sunita dies after Karl pulls her life support machine tubes out and Eva and Gloria are dismayed at Karl and Stella for attending Sunita's funeral, believing her to be guilty. In May, Eva goes to Ibiza to stay with an old school friend, Mitch. Eva returns to Weatherfield later that month, and is shocked to discover that The Rovers is up for sale, and Stella is now a cleaner at the Bistro, and is angry at Leanne for letting her do this. Eva comforts her mother. The next day, Gloria visits Owen and pays Stella's bill.
Eva is furious when Leanne refuses to be Stella's bridesmaid. The next day, David Platt Jack P. Shepherd overhears Eva saying that Leanne is very selfish and tells Leanne and Nick, causing Leanne and Eva to argue at Underworld and accidentally knocks Hayley Cropper Julie Hesmondhalgh , recently been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
Eva's boss Carla Connor Alison King throws Leanne out and Leanne gets a mysterious letter, asking if she knows who Nick was with - and what he was doing - on Christmas night, she confides in Stella and Eva shows little sympathy. When she sees Eva talking to Nick, Leanne suspects that they are having an affair, which Eva denies. After Nick and David are involved in a horrific car accident, Eva and Leanne finally make amends and eventually become close.
During a karaoke night at The Rovers to celebrate Roy Cropper 's David Neilson birthday, Eva goes to Jason's house for a drink and they sleep together. The following day, Eva feels guilty as Jason is Stella's ex-boyfriend and Stella catches them kissing. Gloria shouts at them but Stella insists she is fine with the blossoming romance before telling Eva and Gloria that she wants to sell The Rovers. Eva follows Kylie when she storms into The Rovers and starts a fight with Tina.
Eva is present when Kylie finds Lily 's DNA results and Kylie lies about the contents of the envelope when she realizes what it is. Eva attends Lily's christening with Stella and Gloria and the family comfort Leanne when she discovers that Kylie and Nick slept together on Christmas Day Eva is angry that Kylie didn't come clean when Leanne had accused her of sleeping with Nick.
Kylie tries to apologize but Eva ends their friendship. Eva is promoted at work when she shows good computer skills and replaces Michelle as Carla's personal assistant.
Eva and her colleagues are devastated in January when they learn that Hayley has died. They decorate her sewing machine at Underworld with colourful pants in her memory.
Eva is upset when Gloria announces that she is going on a cruise around the world. Eva helps organize her farewell party and wave goodbye to Gloria and Dennis Tanner Philip Lowrie , as they leave.
Eva is extremely upset when she learns that Stella is also planning to leave and angry as she feels her mother is abandoning her. Eva and Stella later put their differences aside as Stella bids them a tearful farewell before leaving Weatherfield in a black cab. Eva and Jason buy a flat above the Prima Doner kebab shop. Kylie leaves on Christmas Day and Eva tries to help David find her but they are unsuccessful.
In February , Eva leaves after Jason accuses her of having an affair with his father, Tony Stewart Terence Maynard , and goes to France, where she meets someone, devastating Jason.
She gets engaged to a French man but they end it in September and she returns to Weatherfield. Eva is shocked to learn that Jason is injured after being attacked by Callum and tries to reunite with him, but he turns her down. Unknown to Eva, Leanne has been physically abused by Simon and doesn't know how much more she can take. When Simon spots Leanne and Eva looking relaxed, he gets angry again. Simon and Amy are left at Ken's house and Simon hurts Amy.
Leanne has to take Simon home and the family agree to get him some help. In February , she finds a girl named Marta Zarek Edyta Budnik , hiding in Underworld and tries to call the police. Marta begs her not to, explaining that she is a slave and if she quits, her house will be burned down. Eva allows Marta to stay with her and Leanne but hides when Aidan comes over. However, Eva is caught looking for Marta's passport at the O'Driscolls', they ask her to leave and demand she is sacked from Underworld.
Needing the work that the O'Driscolls can provide, Aidan reluctantly agrees. They tell Eva that Marta was a lodger, not a slave, but she goes missing after stealing Billy's watch. They break in and are arrested. They tell the police that Marta was kept as a slave and the O'Driscolls are arrested.
Marta gets her passport back and goes home and Eva gets her job back after impressing Aidan with a new deal. Eva rekindles her relationship with Aidan. However, he struggles to make a commitment and has a drunken one-night stand with Maria Connor Samia Ghadie and is wracked with guilt.
In October , Eva becomes close friends with Maria and help her when she is suspected of murdering Caz but Aidan and Maria begin an affair. After Maria is sentenced to twelve months imprisonment for marrying Pablo Duarte Shai Matheson so he can stay in the country, Eva looks out for her and her son, Liam Connor Jr. Aidan insists that he and Alya are not having an affair and they confront Jenny. A few days later, Eva overhears Simon and Leanne's step-sister Toyah Battersby Georgia Taylor arguing and after comforting Simon, learns that Toyah is sleeping with Peter, and blackmails them not to tell Leanne.
However, Leanne finds out and stops speaking to Eva and Toyah for their betrayals but eventually they forgive each other. While on a shift at The Rovers, Michelle throws Eva out when she objects to her staging a lock-in over Steve's infidelity with Leanne, which resulted in the birth of Leanne's son, Oliver. In June , after numerous attempts to encourage him to propose, Eva proposes to Aidan and he accepts.
A few weeks later, however, on returning from France early, Eva takes a pregnancy test as her period is late. As she is about to show Leanne the result of the test, a text message from Maria flashes on the television saying how much she wants to see Aidan again. Eva realizes that Maria and Aidan are having an affair. After kicking the television, Eva checks the test, it is positive. Just to be sure, Eva takes another test and, just as Aidan is about to end their relationship, she tells Aidan that she is pregnant.
However, she is lying, which she tells Leanne the next day. Eva tells Leanne she is going to get revenge on Aidan without telling him that she knows about him and Maria. Initially Leanne thinks Eva is going too far but after seeing Aidan and Maria together, they work together.
Especially after Aidan gives Eva his credit card, she buys a pink Range Rover to anger him. Later, Toyah finds out and helps her with her plan to expose him, making the pair closer. Eva plots her revenge on Aidan with Adam Barlow Sam Robertson after he sees them kiss, continuing the lie that she is pregnant and appoints Maria as head bridesmaid, sending her on numerous errands whilst acting as her best friend.
At her hen party, Eva covers Maria in chocolate but Maria finds the baby scan picture that Toyah found on the internet and tells Eva that she cannot come to the wedding as Liam is ill, putting Eva and Adam's plans in jeopardy. The next day, the wedding day, Eva gives Adam the factory keys which they planned to take over in revenge. However, Aidan admits that he had an affair, Eva decides she can't go through with the plan and decides to marry him after all.