WONDERING what’s happening in the week’s soaps? Here’s a heads-up, with a little help from Inside Soap magazine.
Joey and Lauren’s bid to run away together is cut dramatically short this week, when – after crashing into a shop – the car they’re in explodes! As Derek tries desperately to free them, will everyone survive? And if so, what will this mean for the forbidden couple now? Elsewhere in Walford, Cora is still reeling from Ava’s rejection and takes out her frustrations on Tanya and Patrick… Also on Albert Square, Bianca is finally back after being released from prison, but she struggles to fit back into work and family life. Finally, Kat is terrified when Alfie’s innocent intentions to go to Germany mean that she will be left alone. Can she fend off her secret lover as he becomes increasingly unpredictable?
Poor Tyrone is left fearing for his life this week, as Kirsty inflicts her worst attack yet on him. Desperate to escape, Tyrone plots to run away with Ruby. But Tommy and Fiz embark on a frantic dash to stop him, as they have come up with a much better plan… Across the cobbles, David is feeling broody and is keen to start a proper family with Kylie. Reluctant Kylie tries to dissuade him from the idea by volunteering him to childmind – but will she succeed? Also in Weatherfield, Rita is annoyed with Dennis when he becomes reckless with his spending. And a ceiling caving in at the Rovers soon sees Jason finding himself branching out as a builder on his own and going head-to-head with ex-boss Owen – but who will bag the Rovers contract?
The villagers of Emmerdale hold a candlelit vigil for the safe return of Katie this week, as she remains trapped, alone and severely injured in a mineshaft. As rescue teams try feverishly to save her, might it be the end for Katie? Just when things seem like they couldn’t get any worse for Declan, Megan returns. But has she returned to offer her support, or is she about to wreak revenge on her brother for ripping her off? Elsewhere, Moira finds herself no longer able to fight off the temptations of Cain. And following her dog Tootsie’s cancer diagnosis, Edna is further distressed to learn that she’s unable to afford the treatment – as she’s later forced to resign from King’s Haulage after another showdown with Charity…
Ally’s lies and manipulation of the Kane family are all exposed this week after Martha does some research into his army days – and is flabbergasted to discover ‘Ally Gorman’ is in fact dead! But all hell breaks loose after she discovers that Lacey plans to lose her virginity to the con man – can Martha stop her teenage daughter from going ahead with it? Meanwhile, Dodger lies to Texas that he has cheated on her to cover up the truth about his long-lost twin sister, Sienna. He confides in brother Will – but when Texas later seeks in Will’s arms, he neglects to inform her of the truth… and they end up sleeping together! Also, Barney takes Carmel out on a date, but does he have other intentions? And Myra goes to visit Mercedes – but is shocked by what she finds…
Toadie is delighted this week when he receives a surprise visit from former housemate Connor. As Toadie reacquaints himself with his friend, will Connor inadvertently cause a rift between Toadie and Sonya? Elsewhere, Rhys finally admits to himself that he’s still in love with Vanessa – but can he win her back now that she’s embroiled in a charade to marry Lucas? Also, Summer’s disappointed to hear that Bradley’s landed a job on the other side of the country, and makes a snap decision to quite her job at the Erinsborough news and join him! As she bids farewell to friends and engages in a showdown with Susan, it looks as though Summer has risked everything to be with Bradley… And Kyle is devastated when Jade departs for the final time, ending their relationship for good.
Home And Away
A number of relationships are put to the test this week, beginning with Romeo and Indi’s, as they struggle in the wake of Romeo’s steroid addiction. After he collapses and is rushed to hospital, Romeo vows to his estranged wife that he can quit the drugs and make it work with her – but can he stay true to his word? Elsewhere, Gina and John are still at war with one another, as Gina refuses to let up about her suspicions of Marilyn. And John doesn’t help matters when he tries to kiss his ‘other woman’! Also, Dex and April are suffering from a lack of physical intimacy in their relationship following the effects of Dex’s car accident. And finally, tragedy strikes for Heath and Bianca…
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