A game-changing week on the nation’s biggest soaps (Picture: ITV / /BBC / Lime Pictures)
It’s set to be a game changer for the nation’s biggest soaps next week, with death, destruction and devastation all on the menu.
Coronation Street reverts back to its previous timeslot for one week only, and what a week its shaping up to be, with a chaotic car crash endangering the lives of two cobbles’ favourites!
Sounds pretty epic, right?
We think so too, and therefore we’ve assembled all of the biggest spoilers from next week to tide you over until then.
1. This dramatic week of episodes starts with a flashforward of Imran leaving a chilling message for Toyah in which he reveals everything.
2. Abi is determined to clear her name and prove that Imran bribed Ben to lie in court but, feeling as though the whole world is against her, she decides that her only chance to be with her son is to flee the country with him. Unbeknown to Imran, Abi sets about making plans to kidnap Alfie and escape abroad.
3. Imran is having a crisis of conscience, driven by the fact that Kelly is holding a mirror to his behaviour and he doesn’t like the man he’s become. Aware he’s destroying Abi and unable to bear the guilt anymore, Imran makes the decision to come clean to both the court and Toyah.
Things are not looking good for Imran and Toyah! (Picture: ITV)
3. A devastating car crash ensues, and Imran and Toyah are left unconscious. Imran pulls Toyah from the wreckage, begging her not to die, as the ambulance arrives at the crash scene. Will she be okay?
4. Kevin tells Abi he wants her back in his life for good, but their attention is soon elsewhere, when they receive a visit from the police, who inform them that Imran and Toyah have been in a car crash. They’re horrified.
5. The police investigate the reason why the car didn’t brake, and thus they turn their questions to Kevin who’d worked on the car, as both he and Abi are taken in for questioning.
6. Kelly is spoken to by the police too, and she insists that Imran was on his way to the police station to confess everything.
7. The police are convinced the crash wasn’t an accident.
8. Linda is feeling good about the future, and she’s keen to use her new cash to expand The Vic’s business. Mick, however, deflates her optimism, as he implies that she cannot be trusted. Denise, meanwhile, discusses needing an investor with Kim, and Linda overhears. The landlady tells them that she’d like to invest!
9. Stacey bumps into Kheerat who picks up that something is not right with Stacey and she reveals what Jean did to her, and things take a horrifying turn when she collapses. Kheerat is worried to hear Stacey could be developing sepsis and, with her life at risk, he tells the doctor what happened between her and Jean.
10. It’s a very special day in Albert Square as Mick and Linda prepare for the surprise visitors, Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, to arrive. The residents throw themselves into the Jubilee celebrations.
11. Kathy shares her concerns about Ben to Rocky. Callum, meanwhile, shares a drink with Lola, as they discuss their life situations.
Jada leans in for a kiss with Zack (Picture: BBC/Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron)
12. Zack and Nancy continue their plans for the restaurant and as Nancy leads on décor, she asks Zack to pick-up the keys. With Jada miserable after losing her job, Zack tries to cheer her up and they bond over their childhoods. After Zack returns from taking Jada on a trip into London to visit famous sights, Nancy is furious to learn he didn’t pick-up the keys. Jada is less than impressed by Nancy’s attitude and tries to comfort Zack, but she gets the wrong end of the stick and leans in for a kiss.
13. Frankie and Nancy go to visit the unit and run into the owner who reveals he was told the letting fell through. As Linda celebrates her new investment with her family and Janine, Nancy receives a call – the estate agents never received the money. It doesn’t take Linda long to workout what happened and confronts Janine, threatening to tell Nancy the truth
14. Suki tenses as she reads a letter but covers when Dotty and Vinny arrive and they discuss Ash who is turning 30 tomorrow
15. Pollard refuses to give Noah any shifts at the B&B. Mack overhears and steps in, sticking up for Noah. Charity is grateful to see her beau publicly defending her son. Her attention returns to Noah, and she’s shocked to learn that his sentencing date is next week. Hurt by the distance between them, she tries to reassure Noah that she’ll always be there for him. Noah, however, rejects her once more.
16. Leyla searches Suzy’s bag for coke, only to be caught red-handed by Suzy herself. Leyla squirms as she struggles to explain why she was looking in her bag. Priya, meanwhile, is talking to a journalist, who insists on taking photos for the article. Conscious of her scars, she panics. Leyla, however, realises the journalist has left, and she lashes out at an embarrassed Priya. Shocked by her friend’s cold reaction, Priya is devastated.
Leyla talks to Jai – but what is she up to? (Picture: ITV)
17. Jai’s sympathetic to Leyla when she apologises. Jai opens up to Leyla about his addiction and words resonate with her. Jai admits that he still has his old dealer’s number on a piece of paper and Leyla demands that he burns the number as an act of catharsis. Is all as it seems or does Leyla have an ulterior motive?
18. A daunted Faith arrives at her chemotherapy appointment, dreading the treatment. The gulf between her and an absent Cain appears all the more painful when Faith sees another patient’s relationship with their son. Faith paints a picture of familial harmony to another patient at the hospital as she lies about Chas and Cain’s whereabouts, unaware that a hovering Wendy has heard everything. Although Faith’s embarrassed to have been caught out, Wendy reassures her that she finds herself doing the same with Lee
19. Chas finds a half-naked Nate chatting to Moira. Moira insists its all innocent, but Chas is suspicious, convinced that she’s walked in on the resumption of their affair. Later in the week, she finds Moira in her robe, and bursts into the bedroom – but is stunned to find Faith inside as opposed to Nate! Desperately hiding her illness, Faith stuns both Moira and Chas when she flounders and explains Moira’s state of undress.
20. Sam’s gutted to hear an oblivious Lydia slating the caravan he secretly been working on and covers the fact that he bought it for her.
21. Nadira and Juliet, both unsure about their relationships, find themselves in each other’s company, but they’re saved by a text message, which ultimately interrupts a charged moment between them. Later, however, Nadira panics about her future, and Juliet proves supportive, and soon enough, sparks fly once more, before Jules urges Nadira to be open about what it is that she wants.
Matters are complicated for Sienna and Ethan (Picture: Lime Pictures)
22. A police station open day gives Sienna an idea to get her hands on incriminating evidence, and Ste and Ethan reluctantly assist her. Sam is on duty, and he demands to know why his uncle Ethan is wearing a police uniform. Ethan manages to talk his way out of it with some assistance from Leela. Sienna, meanwhile, has problems of her own to deal with, as she realises that part of her heist has gone terribly awry!
23. The open day gives Sid a good opportunity to consider his options for his future career but he is left feeling disheartened when a fire alarm interrupts his plans.
24. There is panic for Tom and Shaq when James breaks the heart-breaking news that their investment didn’t pay off, and Tom reveals just how much was at stake
25. Vicky and Scott help with the boxing match preparations, a blast from Vicky’s past lurks around the village.
Coronation Street airs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm on ITV. EastEnders airs Mondays to Thursdays at 7:30pm on BBC One. Emmerdale airs Mondays to Fridays at 7:30pm on ITV. Hollyoaks airs Mondays to Fridays at 7pm on E4.
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