Hello and Welcome To A Slice Of Soap. So what’s going on in soapland this week? Let’s find out.
EastEnders w/e Friday October 31
Out of courtesy to anyone that’s been on Mars recently, I will post a spoiler notice. However, surely it’s no secret by now that by the end of a week that includes an hour-long Thursday episode, Max Branning will be left fighting for his life when he is dramatically mown down in a Halloween hit and run. An EastEnders source said: "Max has made enough enemies over the last year to last him a lifetime. So the big question will be – who tried to kill Max? Was it Bradley? Stacey? Tanya? Callum? Peter? The list could go on!"
Haven’t we been down this road before with the ‘who shot Phil?’ non-drama? The BBC soap tried, but it just didn’t get anywhere near US soap Dallas and their classic ‘who shot JR [Ewing]’ storyline. I’m not holding my breath that this twist will either. So – what else happens? Well…
Peggy is preparing for the Halloween party at the Vic. Libby is having second thoughts about going to university. Callum and Stacey spend the afternoon in the summerhouse at the allotment. Jack has some tough questions to answer from the police. Danielle realises that Callum and Stacey have spent an afternoon together in secret. It’s Halloween and there’s fun, games and competitions at The Vic. An argument with Libby re-ignites a spark between Denise and Lucas. Max tries to resolve his differences with Tanya but doesn’t make it across the Square; an unidentified driver knocks him down. Tanya, Jack and the girls rush to the hospital. Dot pushes Bradley to go but he can’t face seeing him. Who ran over Max?
Also on EastEnders this week:
Tanya, Jack and the kids look set for their move to France
Denise wants Darren to finish things with Libby
Is it finally all over for Bradley and Stacey?
Emmerdale w/e Friday October 31
Get ready for more of an Oz flavour down on the Dales this week. I’m so excited that Mark Little (best known for his much-loved role as Joe Mangel in Neighbours) is making an appearance that promises to bring more comedy to Emmerdale. I’m having a Neighbours flashback now – Kylie as Charlene, Jason Donovan as Scott, Guy Pearce as Mike Young, Annie Jones as ‘plain-Jane-superbrain’….great memories. Anyway, Mark Little will play Aussie character Jonty and says that’s he’s "a big fan of Emmerdale". I can believe it (kinda) – he did live here for years after all. To the action and Shane volunteers Ross and Donna for a training course in London. Bob and Terry are horrified as they misinterpret a welcoming kiss between Louise and Aussie newcomer Jonty. Louise decides to abandon Jamie and go to Australia. He begs Louise to marry him. Will they find their happily ever after?
Donald ensures the King’s main investor pulls out, leaving the business in turmoil. Nicola offers Marlon the catering contract at Home Farm for Christmas functions. Edna is appalled when Rodney tells her that the factory workers think Lily stole the raffle ticket. At the café, Doug gently warns Brenda off Bob and despite denying, she’s mortified her crush is so obvious. Edna confronts Lily when she returns from her trip. Brenda’s in her element arranging Halloween costumes for herself, Bob and the twins. Debbie worries about Jasmine; can she control the manipulative Shane?
Also on Emmerdale this week:
Donna confronts Ross over what Shane knows
Jasmine is determined to write her story about the MacFarlane’s
Donald refuses to share information with Anna
Coronation Street w/e Friday October 31
They say as one door closes, another one opens. Well this week in Corrie, we say the very last goodbye to one character as we welcome back another one. It’s the day of Liam’s funeral and poor Maria isn’t sure how she will get through the day. She decides to take Ozzy to help her cope. Carla doesn’t want to attend the service but realises it won’t look good if she’s absent. However, as soon as the hymns start, she breaks down and has to leave the church. Oh dear. Tony’s not going to like that. Dev’s Jeremy Kyle-like love triangle with Tara and Nina continues.
I know some people think he’s a terrible actor, but to me Jimmi Harkishin is Corrie’s comic relief – a shame he’s been saddled with this rather icky storyline which is getting really painful to watch thanks to the god-awful acting of Harvey Verdi as Nina. Becky goes to the police station to answer to her bail. Blanche is looking forward to her French trip which is more than can be said for Deirdre. Meanwhile Ken worries about Peter. Carla tells Tony that she needs to go away for a while. The police have news for Sally and Kevin. Roy gets a call from Hayley saying she is on her way home. Peter Barlow arrives with his son Simon. Deirdre and Blanche try to make Halloween exciting for the kid. A desperate Rosie hits upon an idea to try and escape. Maria makes a shocking discovery when she switches on Liam’s mobile phone.
Also on Coronation Street this week:
Emily asks Norris if he is a transsexual!
DC Hooch arrests Becky
Rosie has a terrible accident
Hollyoaks w/e Friday October 31
Ooooh things are heating up once more in Hollywoodoaks this week! Russ tries to mediate between Nancy and Ravi and the two men end up getting on so well that Ravi misreads the signals. Thinking that Russ is bisexual too, he makes a move on the horrified man! Drama! This one could run and run….It’s Newt’s birthday and a secret party is being organised. Mandy and Warren are on edge ever since Ravi walked in on them together. Justin bumps into his boss Mr Sabottini; he reveals that the husband of the client he’s been sleeping with has uncovered their sordid tryst and sacks both him and Ste. Nancy wants to get back with Ravi but he breaks up with her. Lauren goes to see Newt again, determined to prove to him that she is sorry for not believing him about Niall.
Frankie’s going to court to see Jack and Darren make their plea and Newt wants to come along. Newt is genuinely sorry to have fought with Frankie, he plays happy families to distract her from the fact that he and Lauren are planning on running away together. Rhys comes home to find Gilly and gloat that he has pulled. Hannah’s rushed off her feet trying to organise the Halloween ball. Newt’s surprised when his mum arrives to see him. He is further delighted when she tells him that she is drug-free. Sarah is experiencing some serious jealousy about how close Hannah and Elliot are getting. Carmel is full of fear about going out in the village having lost all confidence in herself.
Also on Hollyoaks this week:
Frankie desperately wants to apologise to Newt
Justin and Leila reconcile
Cindy gets a nasty surprise
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