MONDAY 7TH OCTOBER 1st Episode

RYAN REALISES ALI’S BEEN LYING ALL ALONG Ryan becomes suspicious as he finds Ali asleep at a table in the cafe. When Liam complains of a sore tummy Maria’s delighted when Ali offers to babysit and she heads off to work on cloud nine when he says that he has fallen in love with her. But when Claudia and Emma hear the smoke alarm going off Gary, Emma, Maria and Ryan burst into Maria’s flat to find Ali asleep on sofa and a charred pizza in the oven. Maria grabs Liam and orders Ali to leave. Ryan discovers some pills in Ali’s coat pocket and orders him to sort his life out.

ROBERT IS ON RAY’S TRAIL Robert lies to Michelle saying he’s spending the morning doing the accounts. Having found out from Liz that she had Robert in her cab earlier Michelle heads off in hot pursuit to the Chariot Hotel bar where admits that he intended to teach Ray a lesson. Michelle talks him out of it and persuades him to come home for a last minute holiday to Mallorca. Robert wonders how he’s going to break the news to Vicky.

ASHA’S FORCED TO FACE HER PROBLEMS Dev takes Asha to see Dr Gaddas who assesses her sore arms and suggests counselling is the way forward.

ELSEWHERE Ken tells Daniel and Sinead that he’s changed his mind and won’t be going to Italy after all as he can’t leave them at such a difficult time. Before Aunty Vi’s funeral, Debbie hands out cheques to Kevin and Sophie.

MONDAY 7TH OCTOBER 2nd Episode

MARIA GETS IT WRONG AGAIN Maria apologises to Ali for flying off the handle, explaining she was simply worried about Liam, but she is shocked when he tells her it isn’t working. A distraught Maria calls by Ali’s to find him spaced out. She assumes he’s been drinking and unsuccessfully begs for another chance, which abruptly ends with Ali telling her he doesn’t love her. Gary calms down a tipsy Maria as she rows with Michelle over her parenting skills, suggesting both her sons are a disaster. Ryan insists Ali should seek professional help for his addiction.

SINEAD WANTS MORE THAN A BUCKET LIST Claudia’s understanding to why Ken can’t come away so Audrey suggests celebrating Ken’s birthday here rather than Italy. Claudia mentions her plans for a party although Ken feels this may be inappropriate given Sinead’s situation but Daniel disagrees. Daniel and Sinead promise they’ll savour every day.

THERE’S NO STOPPING ASHA Dev tells Asha how much he loves her and only wants the best for her..

ELSEWHERE Vicky reluctantly gives Robert her blessing to attend a cookery course in Mallorca as he wont be able to get a refund. Kevin, Sophie, Paula and Jack bid a fond farewell to Debbie.

WEDNESDAY 9TH OCTOBER 1st Episode

KEN HAS EIGHTY REASONS TO CELEBRATE Daniel and Sinead meet with the oncologist who says her cancer isn’t responding to treatment and she only has a few weeks to live. In a state of shock Sinead’s insistent they must attend Ken’s 80th birthday party. When Daniel reveals that he and Beth have arranged a surprise 1st birthday party for Bertie too, Sinead’s touched. At the party Ken’s thrilled to see Norris there and touched when Emily skypes him from Edinburgh. At Bertie’s party in The Rovers’ back yard Sinead fights back tears as she breaks the news to family and friends that she only has weeks to live.

KEVIN AND SOPHIE’S WINDFALL HAS SURPRISE RESULTS Abi finds out about Kevin’s £50k windfall and plans to meet him for lunch. As Kevin waits in the bistro for Abi, a sassy woman in her forties approaches and reveals that she’s Martine and apologises for standing him up and that Abi tracked her down, but is Kevin interested in Martine?When Paula suggests Sophie should jack in her college course and the should go travelling in Cambodia instead, Sophie’s taken aback.

DAVID BREAKS THE RULES Sarah visits David in prison and discovers she’s missed Shona’s birthday. As a fellow inmate, slips a mobile phone inside his sock, he’s furious to clock David watching him. He is almost caught with the mobile phone, however he’s impressed when David causes a distraction so he can get rid of the phone.

ELSEWHERE Maria, Gary, Faye and Jake set about some digging in Victoria Garden. Ali watches jealously as Gary flirts with Maria.

WEDNESDAY 9TH OCTOBER 2nd Episode

IT’S SINEAD’S PARTY & NO ONE CAN CRY IF THEY WANT TO Sinead feels she’s ruined Ken’s party, but he assures that his only concern is for her and Daniel. Daniel and Sinead leave their nearest and dearest to process the news. Ken shares his terrible news about Sinead to those in the Rovers. Ken is clearly struggling to keep his emotions bottled. Liz, Sean and Eileen agree to bury the hatchet realising time is precious. Back at the flat Sinead tells Daniel how sorry she is that she has to leave him but she knows Bertie will be in safe hands. Daniel finally surrenders to the tears.

SOPHIE MAKES HER CHOICE Kevin mentions his recent windfall to Martine and realises she’s only after his cash. Paula persuades Sophie to leave for Cambodia tonight however it transpires that Paula never planned to go with her, she just used it as a way to encourage the move. Kevin, Sally, Tim and Paula bid an emotional farewell to Sophie as she leaves for Cambodia.

MAX HAS GOT A NEW BFF Making out he’s been at his friend Carl’s house, Max returns home. He smiles when he receives a text from someone called ‘M’.

ELSEWHERE David bonds with his fellow inmate over distracting the prison officer for his benefit.