Hello and welcome to A Slice Of Soap. It’s Monday and that means it’s time to look forward to what the writers are treating us to this week. Let’s get to it.
EastEnders w/e June 13
How good is it to have Diane Parish back as Denise Wicks? I really like her as an actress and I think that Denise is a totally convincing character too. The poor thing has returned to find her family in a sorry state. What’s she going to do about it? An excited Dawn organises an engagement party – but who will baby-sit? Charlie meets a new woman and Lucy introduces her new love interest too. Jase and Dawn plan to let Jenny baby-sit for them – will they realise who she is in time?
To everyone’s surprise, Ian allows Olly to move in with them. Chelsea and Denise attempt to settle their differences and Chelsea tries to make amends for her previous bad behaviour. Squeal Beale is terrified Olly and Lucy will take things to the next level and Jase finds May in a bit of a predicament. The singles night at the Vic is a disaster. May makes an emotional visit to her long lost child. Bradley’s job prospects finally seem to be improving. Lucy manages to manipulate Christian into letting her use his flat – but is she as innocent as she claims to be?
Also on EastEnders this week:
Chelsea’s stash is discovered
Maggie gets her claws into a reluctant Bradley
Friday 13th proves unlucky for some
Hollyoaks w/e June 13
Lots of news regarding Hollywoodoaks. Guy Burnet, last seen on the telly kissing the latest batch of wannabe models in Britain’s Next Top Model, will reprise his role as Craig Dean for a new E4 late night version of Hollyoaks, currently entitled Late Night Hollyoaks (very imaginative name – not!). The powers that be hope the new hour-long format will give them greater scope to explore the characters. The special episodes will be begin filming in September and transmit in November. So to this week and Amy is frightened to tell Ste the truth about the pregnancy.
Rhys feels like an outsider in his own home. Niall is furious that Steph has chosen Max over him, but Max’s sister Cindy plans to scupper any reconciliation between them. Zoe prepares to take a pregnancy test. Rhys is angry when Neville employs Gilly to manage his new property. Tina collapses in agony, leaving Dominic and Jacqui worried. Frankie is appalled that Nancy is working at The Loft after everything she did to Jake. Ravi turns down a repeat of his passionate encounter with Mercedes. And Newt is worried when Eli comes up with a plan to get revenge on Warren and Louise.
Also on Hollyoaks this week:
The Ashworths do a good deed but it blows up in their faces
Fletch ends up homeless and hungry
Jacqui kicks Tony out
Coronation Street w/e June 13
No Monday Corrie thanks to the footy. What a disgrace! I could understand if any of the home nations were involved – but we’re not! Anyway, Steve does a lot of thinking in his prison cell and, believe it or not, the boring feud with the boring bookie continues when he visits Dan in hospital. Steve has a row with Michelle and while comforting an equally lovelorn Becky – they end up kissing. Oh no! Gail considers going to visit Sarah in Milan.
It’s the morning after and Steve is stranded at Roy’s. Becky is also feeling guilty and confides in Lloyd. Carla is on edge knowing that Liam is coming home with Maria. Lloyd continues to hand over money to Teresa (is it me or is she Cilla Battersby-Brown, Mark II?) for Finlay. He suggests playing a more active role in Finlay’s life but Teresa threatens him with the CSA.
Tina is worried about David’s meeting with her dad; she tries to tell him how to act but David isn’t too impressed with being told what to do. Eventually he agrees to play it her way. A relieved Tina introduces the two men in her life – will they hit it off? Tom Kerrigan arrives to help Carla with her computer problems and wheelchair bound Tony is less than impressed with how well they get on. Elsewhere Sally is annoyed when Claire books Roger to help modernise the house.
Also on Coronation Street this week:
The neighbours rally round after Sinbad/Jerry
A desperate Steve tries to hide the truth from Michelle
Gail’s dad promises to keep an eye on Tina and David
Emmerdale w/e June 13
The 5000th episode of the rural soap was pleasantly daft, silly, dramatic and funny, wasn’t it? The worst thing about it was the appearance of celebrity chef Antony Worrall Thompson. I’ve never been a big fan of his (I prefer Gordon Ramsay) so it’s a pity he didn’t end up permanently stuck in the mud somewhere. Anyway, here’s what’s going on this week. If you’re not a fan of the babyswap story, be warned that it gets a lot of airtime (yawn). Diane organises a birthday party for Sarah, but is unable to convince Debbie to attend. Ashley and Doug are worried that Laurel’s ignoring the baby. Greg tells Mel that he’s found a buyer for the house; is she ready to leave Arthur and the village behind?
Nicola is annoyed when Sharon and David turn up at the Woolpack together. Scarlett packs to spend six weeks in Canada with Carrie. Over at Butlers, Andy acknowledges that he was a little hard on Sam, but insists that they can’t afford to keep anyone on. Elsewhere, struggling to find somewhere to keep Beau, Nicola’s forced to leave him at home, against Rodney’s express wishes. Ashley decides on a family outing; Laurel is pleased to see Gabby so happy, but can’t bring herself to get close to Arthur.
Also on Emmerdale this week:
Jake starts his trial in the pub kitchen
Is Ashley fighting a losing battle with Laurel?
Andy demands that Jo sack Sam
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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