Hello and welcome to A Slice Of Soap. Time to find out what’s going on in soap-land this week…
EastEnders w/e April 25
So how are we feeling about the Steven-Christian thing then? Does it feel (ever so) contrived or are we buying it? Personally, it doesn’t work for me; it feels like a tacked-on storyline of convenience. But then, I can’t get past the fact that Steven has snogged his step-uncle. I know there’s no blood between them but…ewwwwwwwwwwww! I had to cover my eyes when they kissed. Yuck. It’s no surprise to see Christian trying to get Steven to open up about what happened but Steven is still in denial (‘I did not kiss my step-uncle! I did not kiss my step-uncle!’). Minty and Heather have a stag and hen do. Heather confronts her feelings for Minty, but will she be able to tell him? Sean gets under Roxy’s skin and Jack and Tanya get closer. Guess who’s back? OK I’ll tell you – Hazel!
Well it’s Minty and Heather’s wedding day so there has to be some drama, innit? A soap wedding is never ever allowed to go smoothly – it’s an unwritten law. So, who will Minty choose? Jack accompanies Tanya to the wedding rather than Ronnie. Roxy and Sean embark on a dangerous liaison. Stacey and Steven hit the duvet – but will he do the deed? Shirley is having relationship trouble. Queenie returns to moan at her daughter and Sean is still playing games with Gus. Ronnie is very concerned about Roxy’s drug taking – yawn. Meanwhile, Sean tries to teach Gus a lesson for getting involved in his business…
Also on EastEnders this week:
Dot preaches the sacrosanctity of marriage to Minty and Heather
Mo quizzes Stacey about the bedroom action with Steven
Vinnie asks Shirley to move in with him
Emmerdale w/e April 25
Heard the news? Celebrity chef Antony Worrall Thompson will play himself as part of celebrations to mark the 5,000th episode of Emmerdale. He’ll appear as a judge at the fiercely-contested Pub of the Year competition in the episode that will be broadcast in June. I’m still laughing at the memory of his Footballers’ Wives cameo…Back to the action and Paddy invites Gennie to Eli’s party. Brace yourself for baby swap saga stuff: Laurel can’t handle being in the same house as Arthur and Hilary begs Mel and Greg not to move away, but her behaviour arouses suspicion. Chas is jealous as she witnesses her father and his prodigal daughter Gennie bonding.
Shane threatens Eli when he searches his house for drugs, leaving the naughty Dingle angry. Lexi and Carl start to get close in the office and it makes her confused. Caught between two brothers, will Lexi choose her head or her heart? Vaughan informs Donna that as they can’t prove her allegations against Shane, she should withdraw her complaint. However she’s at breaking point, especially when Shane threatens her once again. Marlon, Eli and Zak wait at the barn wearing balaclavas, calling Ross with instructions to lead Shane into their trap. They’re gonna dish out their version of justice…Ross acts friendly with Shane so he can gain his trust, but will the plan work? Nah, I’m not gonna say. I won’t spoil it…
Also on Emmerdale this week:
Lily opens Pearl’s post and discovers she’s won a competition
Val is annoyed that Diane won’t agree to her plans
The Dingle clan blacklist the Woolpack
Coronation Street w/e April 25
We’re outside of the domain of the famous cobbles as we follow ‘Damien’ David struggling to adjust to the routine in the young offenders institute. Gail visits her son and is utterly relieved to find him in one piece; he’s also pleased to see his mum. Tony and Roy continue to fight over bats and I’m just gonna roll on past this batty storyline…Becky and Jason reconcile over a bacon butty. Audrey is stunned when Bill reveals that a man called Ted Page has called for her. She later tells Rita that he’s an old flame and…Gail’s father [rolls eyes]. I tell you what Corrie, you’d better make a better job of this ‘Luke, I am your father’ storyline than the previous one when Auf Wiedersehen, Pet actor Tim Healy turned up as Sean’s dad – what an anti-climax that turned out to be.
There’s more trouble and strife involving the Leanne, Dan and Paul triangle and some (non)drama with the insurance and the cheque and the police but frankly, I really don’t care so I’ll move on. Kirk returns from holiday; he met a young lady named Julie and he’s in love. Audrey has decided not to do anything about Ted and goes to visit David with Gail. Maria complains that she feels ugly and fat so Liam buys her a designer maternity dress. After too much booze, Liam ends up spending the night at Carla’s…
Also on Coronation Street this week:
Vernon loses all his money on a dud horse
Harry goes to the Rovers and has a laugh with Liz
Chesney is upset over a part in the school play
Hollyoaks w/e April 25
Apparently, Chris Fountain is overwhelmed at the support he is receiving on the Dancing on Ice live tour. He told The Daily Star: "I’m getting a massive reaction from the public on the Dancing on Ice tour we’re doing and yet that televised final was a public vote so I’m thinking: ‘Why didn’t they all vote for me?’" They did vote for you Chris – but more voted for Suzanne Shaw. Simple arithmetic really…So this week, Sasha Valentine is set to risk her life when she injects herself with heroin. When soaps do a drugs storyline, there is always a terrible consequence. Funnily enough, nothing I’ve seen on a soap has quite had the impact of Grange Hill’s Zammo being found in the toilet by Ro-land…
So this week, the Ashworths are in turmoil after Rhys and Beth’s departure, in particular Hannah, who finds herself slipping back into her old ways. Calvin is horrified by Sasha’s desperate outburst but it’s Carmel’s PCSO training that arouses her suspicions that Sasha is hiding something. Rhys gets a hostile homecoming when he returns from hospital. Louise is shocked to hear from Sean’s mum. Calvin and Carmel take a stroll through the village, but the romance of the occasion is ruined when Carmel’s worst nightmare comes true. Sasha’s desperate decision to go to Ste for help ends with disastrous consequences. Louise returns from Sean’s mother’s wracked with guilt. Warren tries to reassure her but Louise is arrested on suspicion of murder.
Also on Hollyoaks this week:
Danny bites the bullet and calls round to see Hannah
Max refuses to set an official wedding date
Amy is stressed with the lie about Leah’s leukaemia
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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