Oi, Rickaaaaaaaay!

Hello and welcome to A Slice Of Soap. It’s time to find out what’s going on in soap-land this week….

EastEnders w/e April 4
This week sees the long awaited return of Rickaaaaaaay (Sid Owen) and Biancaaaaaahhh (Patsy Palmer) to Albert Square.
It’ll be interesting to see how the two character have moved on with their lives after years away, but one thing’s for certain; they’ve lost none of their chav appeal. I’m rubbing my hands together: Biancaaaaaahhh returns with a load of kids by different fathers and Rickaaaaaaay’s got a WAG-type for a fiancée! How did that happen?

Anyway on with the show; Peggy’s determined to get to the bottom of Pat’s move to Spain. She takes Pat on a road trip – but will Peggy get the truth out of her? Meanwhile Rickaaaaaaaay returns but Pat knows it’s not a good sign….Preparations are made for Frank’s funeral but his ex-wives disagree and it all ends up in a slap-fest. Frank gets a proper East End send off.

Bianca and her trailer load of kids, Morgan (2), Tiffany (5), Whitney (15) and Liam (9)) have been chucked out of a B&B. Frank’s last wishes are read out at the Vic as he requested. Bianca’s still struggling to find a room, she calls Ricky but then does a runner, afraid he’ll find out the truth…

Also on EastEnders this week:
Peggy plays a guessing game with Pat
Pat’s suspicious of Janine’s return to Walford
Chelsea’s on the trail of her father Lucas

Emmerdale w/e April 4

I’ve got to talk about Chas’ long-lost sister for a moment. It’s a soap staple for long-lost relatives to pop out of nowhere, of course, but to saddle her with the name Genesis? What were the Emmerdale writers thinking? I mean, do you really believe that someone with a name like that would ever come out of the Yorkshire Dales? More like one of those US soaps like ‘The Bold And The Beautiful’ or ‘The Young And The Restless’. Anyway, Shane makes a move on Donna and Paddy’s fed up because he can’t drink.

Ross is giving Paddy a lift when he almost hits a girl named Gennie who’s on a moped. He panics and asks Paddy to lie to the police for him. Will Paddy do it? Homeless Nicola hears that Rodney has had a promotion. Paddy and Gennie get on rather well at the hospital. Donna is nervous about going back to work. Carl does a bin round, making Matthew very angry. Shadrach sits in a country pub waiting for Genesis, but only Chas shows up. He informs her that he got stood up and was stupid to get his hopes up. Will Shadrach still want to meet his long-lost daughter or has he given up? Elsewhere, the village is littered with rubbish bags and Donald assures the locals that things will change once the De
Souzas take over.

Also on Emmerdale this week:
Nicola gives Donald a list of demands
Shane visits Donna claiming he’s come to make peace
Shadrach receives a mysterious phone call                

Coronation Street w/e April 4

Things are really gonna heat up on Corrie as Paul and Leanne plan to set fire to her restaurant. Frankly, I could care less. It’s yet another desperately bad storyline in a long line of desperately bad storylines from Corrie. The old soap’s in a real rut at the moment. Meanwhile at Chez Platt, ‘Damien’ David’s getting nervous as Gail’s memory of ‘the accident’ begins to return. Steve and Michelle are disappointed when they decide to take a mini-break with Amy and Ryan; he doesn’t want to go. Of course he doesn’t want to – he’s a teenager. It’s his job to be obnoxious at times. Leanne braces herself to act the role of distraught businesswoman. Will she get away with it? More baby swap yawn stuff as Michelle agrees to let Ryan go out for dinner with Nick but she’s upset about it and Steve tries to comfort her and…..ZZZZzzzzzzzz

‘Damien’ David’s horrified as Gail pieces together what happened – it’s another fine mess he’s got himself into.

Also on Coronation Street this week:
Lauren’s failure to pay her rent annoys Eileen
Vernon and his builder/musician friends get a gig on a cruise
The police question Leanne about the fire

Hollyoaks w/e April 4
It’s congrats to Hollywoodoaks as the soap with the beautiful people makes a huge impression at the inaugural Digital Spy Soap Awards. About time too, some will feel. This week, Russ, Dominic, John Paul, Kieron and Kris gear themselves up for the 10k race. Rhys is worried that his secret affair with Beth is about to be revealed now that Michaela’s hot on their trail. Newt and Lauren plan their revenge on Elliot and Sarah goes for a date with Roger. Newt and Lauren make a terrifying discovery that could change their lives forever…

Elsewhere, Katy is infuriated by Justin’s attentions while she’s trying to do an essay. Newt and Lauren have had a restless night. They feel helpless when Calvin refuses to believe them, convinced it’s just another one of their practical jokes. However when Zak says that Elliot’s still missing Calvin wonders if they might actually be telling the truth. A nervous but excited Justin’s all set to run the Las Vegas night in The Loft. Meanwhile Darren thinks of ideas to bring money into The Dog.

Also on Hollyoaks this week:
Kieron and John Paul are suffering from troubled consciences
Elliot’s excited about seeing his Dad
Sarah discovers Elliot hasn’t returned to Halls

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That’s it for now. Join me on Wednesday for more soap news and gossip. Got a comment about your favourite soap, this blog or anything else? Share it with me.

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2 Responses to Oi, Rickaaaaaaaay!

  1. Unknown says:

    HOORAY BIANCA IS BACK. I am soooo loving the fact that Bianca is back. She really does brighten up Eastenders, making the soap much more interesting to watch. Hope she sticks around for long time.  Loved her comment yesterday about Roxy and Ronnie looking like two barbie rejects. Also love the t.v. advert to the Jackson 5 song…\’Want You Back\’.

  2. Unknown says:

    Not all people in Hollyoaks are beautiful! For instance… Michaela who looks like a frog. Michaelas mates are all ugly too. The woman who plays the McQueens mother is not beautiful. Ste who is just ugh. Tony and his cousin Dom… beautiful, I think not! Max ha ha ha. The girl goth who hangs round with newt, she ain\’t beautiful or even pretty. Darren is just hideous. The tall lanky geezer who is going out with Beth (not the brother mind you, he ain\’t \’all that\’ either). Zac not my ideal of beautiful. The welsh geeky freak who believes in aliens and spaceships. Sarahs (the model?) dad & Leahs grandad he ain\’t beautiful. Frankie and her hubby Beautiful… you gotta be kidding. Thats just a few. Unless beauty is in the eyes of the beerholder then i just don\’t get it.

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