Hello and welcome to A Slice Of Soap. So what’s going on in soap-land this week? Let’s find out.
Coronation Street w/e 18 Jan.
I’ve got to admit that I’m finding it really hard to care about this baby swap story that the Corrie writers have stupidly saddled us with. There’s more drama in a wet weekend in Wigan. Anyway, it’s the morning of Ryan’s 16th birthday and Michelle continues to dodge Nick’s calls. However, Nick approaches Ryan and offers him a birthday gift. Oh dear.
Maria gets busy with wedding preparations, and leaves Liam at the house to compile his guest list for the big day. However, boredom kicks in and he decides to go into work. Carla continues to wind Maria up and will Tony put up with his girlfriend showering so much attention on Liam?
Paul starts looking for a new place to live after the Duckworths reveal Tyrone and Molly are buying number 9. Warning: another boring storyline alert.
Sean’s hurt when Lauren tells him Violet and Jamie have been picking baby names. I didn’t think it was possible for those two to become more boring but since this baby stuff…can’t wait until they go. Our beloved Jack and Vera clear out the last of their belongings ready for the move to Blackpool, but wonder if they’re doing the right thing. Vera leaves Molly and Tyrone all her furniture; Tyrone’s delighted while Molly’s gutted. We love Vera, but her taste in furniture isn’t the best! On a serious note, we will bid goodbye to Coronation Street veteran Liz Dawn on Friday and there won’t be a dry eye in the house. Make no mistake about it, this is a huge loss. Stan and Hilda Ogden’s successors are no more. I will really miss Jack and Vera as a couple. Who’s gonna nag Jack now?
Also on Coronation Street:
‘Damian’ David introduces his new girlfriend Tina to Audrey.
Ryan goes missing.
Friday’s episode will see the death of the legendary Vera Duckworth. Don’t miss it.
Emmerdale w/e 18 Jan.
So. Any Emmerdale fans watching Linda Lusardi on Dancing On Ice? Of course you are! She looked good. Back to the action and David begs Nicola to tell Donald about them and end their marriage. However, when Nicola confronts her husband, she’s horrified when he pulls out an annulment petition. Will Nicola consider her husband’s offer or side with her lover?
Meanwhile, some comic relief. Desperate to beat Terry and Diane in the dancing competition, Viv takes Bob through his paces only to discover her husband’s developed two left feet. Val fails to notice Samson in the road and reverses into him. Panic erupts. Will Val be facing police charges and will Samson make a full recovery?
Elsewhere Eli spots an estate agent waiting outside Tug Ghyll. Aware Viv really did mean business, Eli marches across to try and scupper the planned viewing. Eli introduces himself as the current occupier to the agent and his prospective clients but will he manage to scare them off before they get through the door? Surely one look at his face would scare…nah. Too cruel.
Also on Emmerdale:
Jonny accidentally blurts out Val’s secret in front of the other contestants at dance rehearsals.
Viv makes it clear she’s intent on evicting Debbie and Eli.
Debbie is frustrated at being back at the Dingles.
EastEnders w/e 18 Jan.
That club is unlike any club I’ve ever been to in my life. There aren’t enough punters to fill a toilet, never mind anything else. Anyway, there’s a corporate party at the club which is strictly for corporate professionals but Shabnam has an invite, while Dawn, Jase and Garry will be working at the event. Dawn’s furious she’s on toilet duty but her two admirers, Garry and Jase, make a move that leaves her with a dilemma.
Elsewhere Billy and Honey make a mess while staying at Pat’s house. Meanwhile Mo plays matchmaker and saleswoman on the same day and ‘squeal’ Beale opens a can of worms when he secretly contacts Jane’s brother Christian.
More comic relief with the Masood’s. It’s their silver wedding anniversary but Masood hasn’t planned anything; he hastily books a table and buys a last minute gift. Mr T’s line from Rocky III is apropos here: dead meat. That’s what Mr Masood is when his missus gets hold of him. Jay starts to run with a gang and it’s the beginning of a terrifying day for Dot. Even Phil’s birthday doesn’t stop him being at loggerheads with Jack, who’s bought the car lot.
Also on EastEnders:
Jay’s got a new set of undesirable friends.
Ian and Jane find they’ve got a new lodger.
Dawn decides to leave things in the hands of fate
Hollyoaks w/e 18 Jan.
Warren’s presence in The Dog is causing a strain on the Osbornes. Mike is worried that he made a mistake with Zoe. He’s edgy and snappy with her over breakfast and goes to the shop to avoid the awkwardness. Elsewhere Jack and Frankie are both disheartened and worried about losing the pub. Newt tries to convince Darren that he has a plan to force Warren to hand over the pub. Will Jack suffer further consequences from Newt and Darren’s actions?
Meanwhile Zoe packs up the last of her belongings at the Barnes’ while Mike unsuccessfully tries to balance babysitting Leah and convincing Zoe to stay. At the SU, the students are preparing for the ‘Mr Hollyoaks’ competition, and Kris’ suspicions are raised when Zoe coyly avoids answering questions about why she’s moved out of the Barnes’.
Overexcited by news that Tina is pregnant, Jacqui is already thinking of names and schools for the baby. Tony is terrified by the prospect of telling Dom.
Also on Hollyoaks:
Myra is annoyed with Michaela for her poor attendance at school.
Elliot’s nervous about starting his first shift in The Dog.
Jake advises Nancy to ignore Jake’s comments about the sketches
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