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EastEnders w/e September 30:
So have we seen the last of Ian Beale then? On Friday night’s episode of ‘Enders he finally came face to face with his stalker…and as we all correctly guessed, it wasn’t his dead wife Cindy. I don’t know about you but I’m still trying to work out exactly who Ian’s stalker is. Do the EastEnders writers know? Or are they just playing for time, hoping that Ross Kemp will sign on the dotted line in order for this increasingly bizarre storyline to have some sort of credibility? It’s obviously got to be someone he knows, but who? Oh well, it’s wait and see what the writers come up with time. Whoever it is has definitely got an axe to grind…let’s hope it’s a real one too, cos I love it when Ian Squeals.
Anyway, the drama continues this week as news of Ian’s disappearance begins to spread throughout the Square. Jane is beside herself with worry and soon begins to face up to the fact that Ian might be gone for good. Also on EastEnders this week, Jay steals Roxy’s engagement ring and poor little Ben Mitchell gets the blame for it. That’s just typical of Jay – he’s got all the makings of a criminal. He really does remind me of the Artful Dodger. If he was living in Victorian times, he’d have probably been a street urchin.
Also on EastEnders this week:
A shocked Jane comes face to face with Ian’s stalker.
Bradley asks Max to be his best man (like we didn’t see that coming).
Shirley meets Heather’s vile mum, Queenie.
Coronation Street w/e September 30:
On Corrie this week, Hayley finally finds the courage to tell Christian that he’s her son and all hell breaks loose. Now that should make for some interesting viewing. She’s been less than honest by pretending to be his aunt. Anyway, as you can imagine things don’t go down too well with Christian – he reacts badly and punches Hayley in the face. Crikey! What’s he gonna do when he finds out that she’s not into indie music after all? Are we in for another Corrie funeral?
Audrey is getting a hard time from everyone for giving ‘Damien’ David a job and a roof over his head while Gail struggles with mixed emotions over her son; his presence alone might be enough to summon the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, but he’s still her son. Liz tells Steve about her wedding date and he makes a poor attempt at looking happy. He does seem to be in a permanent state of misery, doesn’t he? However with Vernon for a stepfather, who can blame him? Just when you thought it was safe to watch Corrie again, they’re back. Clurrrrrrr asks Ashley not to let himself into the house. The chances of them getting back together seem more and more slim…hurrah! Does that mean that they’re getting written out? Fingers crossed. Sally gets on her high horse over an evening at the theatre with Kevin and Fiz and Roy and Hayley’s marriage hits the rocks over Christian. There’s a filler story about Violet not being happy about the noise Sean and Marcus make – but Corrie should write her out too. She serves no purpose as a character.
Such a shame Cilla’s going – enjoy her while you can! She returns from the States armed with pressies and plans to open a British themed diner in Las Vegas! Will the residents of Coronation Street soon be bidding good riddance to Cilla? Unfortunately, yes.
Also on Corrie this week:
Violet and Jamie attend his mum’s wedding together.
Sally’s night of culture doesn’t go as planned
Tyrone finds himself framed for Paul’s crime.
Emmerdale w/e September 30:
World War II lasted from 1939-1945. Paul Newman has been married to Joanne Woodward since 1958. The Conservatives were in power from 1979 until 1997. And in all three cases, it hasn’t felt half as long as the interminable ‘who killed Tom King’ storyline that Emmerdale has been dragging on for eons. This week, Carl confesses to DCI Grace Barraclough that he killed his father Tom. About time too. Anyway, things begin to unravel when Carl’s brother Matthew discovers that he’s been having an affair with Grace. I’m not the only person who watched Dempsey and Makepeace, am I? That’s where I remember Glynis Barber, the actress playing Grace, from. She made quite an impression as the cool Sgt. Harriet Makepeace in the popular drama. That’s where she met husband, Michael Brandon, whom she married on the 18th November 1989. He played the brash American cop Dempsey. Good to see her on TV again.
Debbie (played by former page 3 girl Linda Lusardi – Emmerdale is definitely the place for 80s icons) reveals to Kelly that she has a picture of her kissing Eli and demands two grand or she’ll tell Jimmy. David sets about planning a launch party for Nicola; Is he falling under her spell? Carrie questions Kelly on how she spent two grand of Jimmy’s money on her head dress, believing that Kelly is swindling him. Paul continues to ignore his sister, but at Holdgate, Rodney and Nicola sit down and talk. Rodney is shocked to discover that Nicola’s millionaire husband was in his seventies. Well, if Catherine Zeta Jones can marry an old geezer, anyone can. Matthew reassures Jimmy as they discuss the tragedy of the previous day. The brothers unite to support one another and remain stunned by the consequences of Carl’s actions.
Also on Emmerdale:
Zak asks Debbie Dingle for a handout after his disastrous fight the night before.
DCI Grace Barraclough is on borrowed time.
Jack plans to track down Diane and sort out his marriage.
Hollyoaks w/e September 30:
More from the soap which reminds me of the classic Michael York/Jenny Agutter film Logan’s Run – where the people are beautiful and anyone over 30 is executed. Here, the Ashworths feel powerless as they struggle to know how to handle Hannah’s anorexia. Following a lover’s quarrel, Justin is desperate to get Katy back on side. Amy takes on the task of mediator to reunite the warring Sasha and Michaela. Katy is in for a shock when she arrives at college to enrol. Amy’s blissfully unaware someone’s watching her as she chats to Josh at school. Rhys and Josh are shocked by the sight of a frail Hannah. They are consumed with guilt for letting things go this far and it’s only a matter of time before they’re all blaming each other.
Jake wants a quiet romantic evening with Nancy but Russ warns him that it’s Fresher’s week and Nancy will want to party. Finding himself alone with Sarah, Danny decides to make his move. Amy is looking forward to her date with Josh. Fed up of waiting for Josh to turn up, she finds Ste and berates him for leaving her for dead in the car crash. Ste promises her that’s he’s changed and Amy begins to soften towards him. Because that’s what we’d all do in real life, isn’t it? Warren is amused by Katy’s first impression of John Paul and informs her that she’s got it wrong – he’s gay. Hannah’s family resorts to drastic measures to save her from anorexia. As the Ashworths struggle to cope with Hannah’s anorexia, her brother Josh decides to take matters into his own hands – he takes a delicious cream cake into his very own hands and starts to force-feed Hannah. Hey guys, I know that anorexia is serious illness, but I when saw the photo of Josh shoving that cream cake down Hannah’s throat, I was in stitches. I don’t know about you, but I can’t take this anorexia storyline seriously anymore…
Also on Hollyoaks this week:
Tension is rife between Jess and Zoe after Jess stole Zoe’s money..
Danny tries to cheer Justin up.
Jake’s alarmed when another bloke answers Nancy’s phone.
That’s it for now. Join me on Wednesday when I’ll be giving you my take on the annual Inside Soap Awards ceremony. Will the right awards have been won by the right people? Got a comment about your favourite soap, this blog or anything else? Share it with me.
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