EastEnders w/e January 25
Hello and welcome to A Slice Of Soap. So what’s going on in soap-land this week? Let’s find out.
In an attempt to be topical, EastEnders centres a storyline around youth violence – something that concerns us all. I just hope they don’t trivialise it for the sake of ratings. Jase is in for a shock when he discovers that Jay has been involved in a knife attack.
Jay has fallen in with a group of hooligans known as the ‘E20 gang’ (couldn’t they come up with a better name than that? And why can’t I stop thinking of Brian Harvey?) and poor Dot is the person terrorised as a result. However all is not lost as the little scallywag’s conscience kicks in and he refuses to play any more pranks on poor old Dot. When Jay decides to stand up to the gang he finds himself in hot water with leader Tegs and the confrontation sadly leads to Jay ending up on the receiving end of a blade. Elsewhere Christian tries to inject some excitement into Jane’s life. He must be the sort of bloke that enjoys a challenge cos we all know excitement and Ian Beale don’t quite go together, don’t we? Elsewhere, Hazel thinks Minty’s getting cold feet and Ronnie finds out a little more about the skeletons hidden in Jack’s closet.
Also on EastEnders this week:
Masood learns that his father’s in intensive care
Ian gets his hand stuck down a drain
Roxy’s stunned to see Jack with Selina
Emmerdale w/e January 25
Compton. The Bronx. Brixton. Toxteth. Unfortunately, areas that have a reputation for drugs. The Dales in Yorkshire? I don’t think so. However, Eli and Lily’s cannabis scam is exposed following Sam’s wrongful arrest for dealing. He confesses to Donna that Eli is the drugs kingpin (hahahahahhahaha!). When Eli’s arrested, Lily panics and confesses her part to Edna. Just suspend your disbelief. That’s what I’m going to do. Carl is incensed when Matthew goes over his head and cancels the order for new refuse trucks.
Eli is forced into confessing the whole story to Zak and receives his marching orders. Has Eli burnt his bridges for the last time? Somehow I don’t think so; he’s only used up seven of his nine lives. Meanwhile, under pressure from the other inmates about Jo leaving him, Andy makes a call and urges her to marry him in prison. Duke is surprised to find Ryan waiting at his door and the youngster opens up to him about the problems with his mum’s new boyfriend.
Also on Emmerdale:
A social worker warns Sam that he could lose Samson.
Donna arrests Val for assaulting a police officer.
Katie confesses to Chas how she feels about Grayson.
Coronation Street w/e January 25
Yawn, yawn, yawn – Ryan’s still missing and Michelle’s going nuts. Who cares? This baby swap story is a terrible mistake. Just a cynical ratings effort – more so than some other storylines in soaps. Way beneath Corrie. Can’t wait until it’s over. The Street pays their respects to Jack, who’s finding it hard to come to terms with Vera’s death. Tyrone is worried that he’s avoiding talking about arrangements for the funeral.
Maria is busy making preparations for the wedding. When she pops into the factory to tell Liam about the flowers, Carla winds her up again. Will Carla succeed in driving them apart? So guess what happens on the business trip? When Liam and Carla arrive at the hotel, there’s only one room booked. Under the name ‘Mr and Mrs Connor’. Jack receives a condolence card from Terry and Tyrone and Molly wonder if he should be invited to the funeral.
Also on Coronation Street:
Darryl asks Lauren to go a gig with him at the student union
‘Damian’ David becomes the Street’s latest Romeo (yuck)
Ryan tells Michelle that he wants to take a DNA test
Hollyoaks w/e January 25
It’s more baby drama as Jacqui sees Dom and Tina holding hands and worries that Tina has chosen her marriage over her surrogacy. Elsewhere Nancy and Jake return from their romantic weekend away to criticism from Sarah and trouble erupts. O.B. encourages Summer to audition for a touring theatre company, but she’s too embarrassed. Nancy and Jake are shocked to discover that Charlie has leukaemia.
Frankie warns Newt to stay away from Lauren and refuses to write a note excusing his absence from school the day before. Frankie tells Jake to stop feeling sorry for himself and go to Charlie’s bedside. O.B. defends Summer from Steph’s constant sniping. Danny is shocked when Hannah asks him when he’s taking her out.
Also on Hollyoaks:
Newt and Lauren turn Summer’s day in charge into a nightmare
Max Admits to Summer that he doesn’t trust her.
Jake tells Nancy that he wants to bring the wedding forward
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