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EastEnders w/e April 18
This is the week the Stacey (Lacey Turner), Steven (Aaron Sidwell) and Christian (John Partridge) triangle goes into full flow so if you ain’t got the stomach for it, you know where to go. Hey, that rhymes! As we all know, actor Aaron Sidwell is leaving soon and we’re on countdown to his departure. So what else is going on in Albert Square?
Bianca awaits the return of her kids. Steven is frustrated because he wants to take things to the next level with Stacey. Gus stands up to Sean in the Vic and Heather needs a favour from Shirley. Jack collects his daughter Penny from the airport and, in an attempt to get back at Sean, Gus loses both his flat and Wellard. Sean’s mood darkens when he finds all his stuff outside in bin bags and the locks changed. Stacey and Bradley fight and Steven prepares for his first time but isn’t sure of the best protection to choose. Ian ‘Squeal’ attempts to give him some man-to-man advice, but ends up scaring him off. The last thing I’d take from Ian is a lesson in lurrrrrrve! How to fry chips maybe, but nothing else. Pat and Ricky reminisce about Frank and Gus is stupid enough to sit down to a dinner that Sean has prepared. Steven is humiliated in R&R when the truth about his night with Stacey is revealed. Livid at first with Christian, Steven’s anger and confusion takes another direction…
Also on EastEnders this week:
Jack is feeling sidelined by Ronnie
Bradley is floundering at work
Gus and Mickey pluck up the courage to speak to Sean
Hollyoaks w/e April 18
It’s time to find out what’s going on in the soap with the beautiful people. ‘Hollywoodoaks’ fans should enjoy actor Kavin Sacre (who plays Jake) while they still can – he’s quitting after almost six years. Apparently Jake’s mental health issues will play a big part in his downfall. On to the action and Amy finally tells the truth about Leah. Hannah is thrilled by the picnic Danny sets up for her in Drive ‘N’ Buy and the sexual tension mounts…until Neville arrives. Jacqui is ecstatic over her bingo win but the euphoria doesn’t last long. The Ashworths celebrate Gilly and Beth’s engagement. Beth and Rhys are horrified when Gilly launches himself at Rhys. Myra receives a lawyer’s letter demanding Val’s share of the bingo winnings; it’s war between the McQueens and the Valentines. Sasha is desperate for more drugs.
Rhys and Beth decide to run away together; Sasha and Fletch become even more isolated from their friends. Hannah tries to offer Gilly the support he needs, but she’s uncertain whether she’ll be able to cope. She’s terrified that her eating disorder will dominate her life again. Fletch attempts to apologise to Josh and Max is worried about the escalating cost of the wedding.
Also on Hollyoaks this week:
Michaela feels rejected by her family and friends
Gilly has a surprise for Beth
Fletch desperately tries to avoid the pull of heroin
Coronation Street w/e April 18
Contracts are up for renewal again in Corrie and so far the news is mixed. The boring bookies will be around for a while longer, but with the news that Harry’s wife is set to turn up, they might not be a drag much longer. I’ve said for ages now that the dynamic between father and son wasn’t enough. Craig Charles will also be around for the next three years – come on Corrie! Make him and Kelly Crabtree (played by Tupele Dorgu) the new Jack and Vera; you know it makes sense. Anyway, back t’cobbles and there’s a possible spoiler with regard to ‘Damien’ David’s storyline. If you don’t want to know what happens to him, watch out for the spoiler.
Roy’s furious with Tony – it’s a wildlife thing. Baby swap rubbish drags on with Michelle, Alex and Ryan. ‘Damien’ David apologises to the Barlows. Tina apologises to Gail about lying and leaves David heartbroken – if he ends up in prison, will he cope knowing he’s lost her? More yawn-some baby swap nonsense. Corrie writers, take the hint please – we really don’t care! Stop writing this rubbish baby swap idiotic storyline please! It’s Gail’s 50th birthday and the morning of David’s sentencing. Is he really going to prison? There’s some stuff with the builders and Roy and more yawn-inducing baby swap baloney (Michelle – Ireland – both sons – her parents). Maria suggests she and Liam start decorating the nursery.
‘DAMIEN’ DAVID SPOILER: Action in the Young Offenders Institute – David’s introduced to his room-mate Graeme. Back at the house, Gail has been drowning her sorrows…
Also on Coronation Street this week:
Dan makes a suggestion to Leanne
Sinbad/Jerry makes Darryl sit through a formal interview
Becky’s heart gets broken again
Emmerdale w/e April 18
They’re in, they’re out, they’re shaking it all about. Not so long ago, it was reported that actresses Verity Rushworth and Jenna-Louise Coleman, who play Donna Windsor-Dingle and Jasmine Thomas, would be quitting. Now it seems they’re not. Apparently there are exciting storylines planned for them. Hmmmm. I say, watch this space. To the soap itself and brace yourself for another baby swap saga. Hilary returns home and is both surprised and moved to see Laurel holding baby Arthur. However, the poor woman has to deal with another shattering blow. Chas discovers that Lexi wants the job as Carl’s PA and gets suited and booted and applies for the job herself – well she would, wouldn’t she?
Pollard is stunned when he opens an envelope containing a blackmail letter and photos of him with Rosalind. He sets up a surveillance camera and angrily accuses David of extortion. How long before the true blackmailer reveals their identity? Well if it’s anything like the Tom King murder, we’re in for a long wait…Is romance finally in the air for Miles and Jasmine? He tells her the truth about his naughty ruse. Paddy talks to Gennie about his court date and she admits that her statement to the police is probably going to sound pretty bad. Over at the Woolpack, Lexi confronts Chas and it all gets out of hand.
Also on Emmerdale this week:
Val wants to organise another speed dating event
Paddy receives a summons to appear in court
Ashley questions Hilary’s state of mind
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