MONDAY 28TH OCTOBER 1st Episode
CHESNEY DECIDES LIFE’S TOO SHORT TO HESITATE Gemma and Chesney are horrified to see that in her magazine interview Bernie has painted Chesney as a love rat, claiming it made a better story. Chesney tells Gemma that Sinead’s death has made him realise they should try and make a go of things properly.
BETH DOUBTS DANIEL Daniel is struggling with all the funeral plans and asks everyone to leave. Later in the corner shop he defends Bethany who is being baited by Evelyn. Beth is furious when she hears about this and when she finds Bethany comforting Daniel in Victoria Garden she accuses them of having an affair before Sinead is even cold.
GAIL TRIES TO MEND BROKEN BRIDGES Sarah apologises to Adam for Bethany’s behaviour and tells him if it’s any consolation, Bethany deeply regrets her actions. Adam tells Sarah to stop worrying. Gail tells Shona that she thinks of her as a second daughter and that now she’s back she’ll do everything she can to ease the burden. Shona’s touched.
MONDAY 28TH OCTOBER 2nd Episode
CHESNEY DECIDES TO PUT A RING ON IT Chesney arranges for Fiz to babysit so he can take Gemma to Speed Daal but she gets more twinges and ends up in A&E again meaning the date is off. Chesney tells Fiz he is going to propose tomorrow.
DANIEL VOWS TO FOCUS ON BERTIE Daniel calls at No.1 and announces that he’s taking Bertie on holiday to Scotland as it’ll do them good to get away. Adam and Peter are concerned for him but Daniel insists it’s best for everyone. As Daniel and Bertie set off for Scotland, Beth watches, distraught that he’s taking her Godson away and fearing he may never come back.
AUDREY GIVES GAIL SOME HOME TRUTHS When Gail finds out from Audrey that Max has been failing to take his meds and instead, selling them at school, she’s horrified and resolves to get the whole family back on track.
ELSEWHERE Liz suggests that Tracy should join her for a break in Spain as she’s clearly struggling with Sinead’s death. Steve reckons it’s a crazy idea and they’ll kill each other. Despite her initial reservations, Tracy realises that Liz means well and agrees to a break in Spain.
The police question David about the attack on Josh showing him first the video footage in which David is clearly visible and then the scissors which were used as a weapon. David maintains his innocence but he’s clearly worried.
WEDNESDAY 30TH OCTOBER 1st Episode
CHESNEY PUTS THE BRAKES ON Sick of the constant press presence outside the house Gemma says she wishes she could just get away for the day. Using Bernie as a decoy with a blanket over her head they get rid of the press and Chsney says they are going out for the day to Llandudno. In a cable car he seizes the opportunity and proposes – and Gemma goes into labour and Chesney pulls the emergency brake!
FIZ MAKES A CONFESSION Fiz takes a call from her Mum who reveals she’s had an accident and is currently in hospital. Jade assures Fiz that she’ll look after the girls while she goes to see to her Mum. However when Hope hears Fiz’s plans to go away, she becomes upset and angry. Fiz confides in Jade that she suspects Hope was responsible for the recent factory fire, she’s clearly back to her old ways and she can’t possibly leave her like this.
GAIL FORCES NICK TO FACE UP TO HIS ACTIONS Having taken a phone call from the wedding venue, Shona tells Gail and Sarah that the balance of money is due today but there’s no guarantee David will be out of prison in time. Shona reads a text from Imran informing her that David has been charged with attempted murder. Shona begs Nick to bury the hatchet and help his brother.
ELSEWHERE Yasmeen and an overly excited Geoff announce that they’ve bought Zeedan’s share of Speed Daal. Tim’s impressed to learn that his Dad now owns a business. Yasmeen assures Alya that Geoff will be an asset to the business. Alya’s sceptical.
WEDNESDAY 30TH OCTOBER 2nd Episode
GEMMA’S PREGNANCY IS HANGING BY A CABLE As the cable car swings in the breeze Gemma panics whilst Chesney calls an ambulance. Is Gemma about to give birth up in the clouds?
JADE HAS HER FEET FIRMLY UNDER THE TABLE Jade persuades Fiz that it’s her duty to go and look after her Mum and Hope will be in safe hands with her and Tyrone. Fiz gives Jade a grateful hug. Jade cooks a lovely meal for Tyrone and Evelyn. Afterwards she hands Tyrone a present. Tyrone’s thrilled to find it’s a dart board. Evelyn challenges them both to a game.
GAIL IS THE YIN TO THE PLATTS YANG Gail calls the family together at No.8 and tells them she’s sick of all the infighting and it’s time they pulled together.
ELSEWHERE Clearly enjoying his new owner status, Geoff invites Sally, Tim, Abi and Faye to join him and Yasmeen for dinner at Speed Daal. When Geoff announces he’s nipping out for some wine, Yasmeen worries that Alya will disapprove.
THURSDAY 31ST OCTOBER
DAVID IS TRICKED AND IT’S NOT SUCH A TREAT As a worried David prepares for his hearing, Abe urges him to stick to the story unless he wants to end up like Josh. Gail, Sarah, Nick and Shona attend David’s hearing in the Magistrate’s Court to hear David, Abe and Tez all plead not guilty to the attempted murder of Josh. To the family’s horror, David is refused bail and remanded in custody until the trial. Imran calls at the Platts with the news that Josh has regained consciousness. Shona prays that Josh will tell the police how David actually saved his life.
MARIA’S NOT SPOOKED BY GARY Bethany quizzes Maria about her feelings for Gary. Maria insists they’re nothing more than mates but Bethany reckons she should go for it. Tyrone invites Maria and Gary to a Hallowe’en party at No.9. To Maria’s amusement, Gary arrives wearing a zentai gold bodysuit. When Gary suggests they could meet for lunch, Maria readily accepts and Gary’s pleased.
GEMMA BEGINS TO REALISE MOTHERHOOD IS FRIGHTENING Gemma eases herself out of bed and gazes at her four babies with awe and trepidation. As a tearful Gemma struggles to express her milk, Chesney and the nurse promises her she’s doing really well.
ELSEWHERE Ali assures Toyah that he’s gradually weaning himself off the diazepam and he’s in Control. The party over, Evelyn offers to clear up and suggests Michael takes Jade for a drink. But Jade declines, asserting she’s too tired. Tyrone’s baffled by Evelyn’s generosity.
FRIDAY 1ST NOVEMBER 2019
GARY GETS HIS CLAWS INTO MARIA Maria asks Ali to take a look at emma who has arrived at work with a pain in her side. Irritated to discover Maria and gary have arranged a date he tells Emma she’s probably just got food poisoning. Emma heads home to bed. Toyah urges Ali to tell Maria how he feels but is he too late?
DAVID’S HOMECOMING HOPES ARE DASHED Shona’s excitement about David being released in time for the wedding is dashed when Imran reveals that Josh has lied to the police and framed David for his attempted murder.
BERNIE CAUSES GEMMA MORE DISTRESS Gemma is worried when she is told she is being discharged but the babies must remain at the hospital in Llandudno. She is furious when she discovers Bernie has made the quads their own instagram account. Even the news that she and Chesney are booked into a hotel near the hospital does little to cheer her up.
Having bought a consignment of bouncy castles, Michael suggests Hope might like to test them out. Jade agrees on condition Hope behaves herself.
STEVE LAYS THE BLAME ON ALI Maria and Gary find Emma unconscious on the floor of the flat and call an ambulance. At the hospital, Steve is told she has a ruptured appendix and needs an emergency op. Steve is furious when he finds out Ali told her she had food poisoning and accuses him of medical negligence.
DAVID TRIES TO FORCE A CONFESSION David’s attempts to get fellow inmates Abe and Tez to come clean fall on deaf ears and any plans to go and see the governor are thwarted when they threaten Max and Lily.
THINGS ARE LOOKING UP FOR CHESNEY AND GEMMA Cathy tells a stunned Gemma that she has used the twins instagram account to get them a free room at an upmarket local hotel as long as they can use the ‘Cable Car Quads’ to promote the hotel.
ELSEWHERE Evelyn urges Jade to take Michael for a drink to thank him for giving Hope such a lovely afternoon. Michael agrees that he’ll call round later and cunning Evelyn tells him to bring his toolbox with him. Michael calls at No.9 but is disappointed when Jade feigns illness and cancels their drink. A dejected Michael gets out his toolbox and sets about Evelyn’s list of jobs that need doing.
Writer and Director information
- Monday 28th October 1st ep
- Written by Carmel Morgan and directed by Peter Rose
- Monday 28th October 2nd ep
- Written by Steven Fay and directed by Peter Rose
- Wednesday 30th October 1st ep
- Written by Damon Alexis-Rochefort and directed by Peter Rose
- Wednesday 30th October 2nd ep
- Written by Chris Fewtrell and directed by Peter Rose
- Thursday 31st October
- Written by Owen Lloyd-Fox and directed by Durno Johnston
- Friday 1st November
- Written by David Isaac and directed by Durno Johnston