MONDAY MARCH 23RD – EPISODE ONE
GEMMA’S TRAPPED IN A NIGHTMARE Gemma has a terrible dream where she hurts Aled, rushing downstairs in a panic she’s relieved to find Chesney feeding Aled but deeply unnerved to think she might harm one of her babies. When her health visitor later tlees Gemma that Llio has lost weight and she needs to increase her formula milk, Gemma’s further shaken. The health visitor quizzes Gemma about her state of mind but Gemma insists she’s fine. As Julie leaves, Gemma fights back the tears. The babies’ crying escalates as she heads out to the yard to calm herself down but as the door closes behind her Gemma realises with horror she’s locked out.
DAVID FIGHTS FOR SHONA David visits Clayton in prison and implores him to leave Shona alone but clearly enjoying David’s misery, Clayton assures him that’s not going to happen.
YASMEEN REFUSES TO HEAR THE TRUTH Making out that something terrible has happened, Ryan drags Yasmeen to their flat where Alya introduces her to a police woman who has information about Geoff. But Yasmeen refuses to listen and rushes out. Alya later finds Yasmeen and handing her the police officer’s card, begs her to give her a call and find out the truth about Geoff.
TYRONE LOOKS OUT FOR HIS NAN Evelyn puts a brave face on after being stood up, while Tyrone gives Arthur a piece of his mind, telling him to stay away from Evelyn in future as she’s not interested. Arthur’s crushed.
ELSEWHERE Norris reluctantly agrees to join Ken for the Stillwaters’ art class.
MONDAY MARCH 23RD – EPISODE TWO
BERNIE FEARS GEMMA’S GOT MORE THAN BABY BLUES As the babies continue to cry, a panic stricken Gemma tries to break the door down. Arriving with Mother’s Day balloons, Bernie’s shocked to find Gemma in such a distressed state. Having forced the door, Bernie assures her they’re all fine but Gemma dissolves into floods of tears, branding herself an unfit mum. Gemma admits that she’s exhausted but too afraid to sleep. Bernie insists she’ll move in to lend a hand but on condition Gemma sees a doctor. Gemma agrees but makes Bernie promise not to tell Chesney. Chesney returns home and is put out to find Bernie has moved in.
NICK DROPS A BOMBSHELL ON DAVID David tells Nick and Gail how Clayton has been dripping poison into Shona’s ear. Nick attempts to go and talk to Shona but she refuses to see him, her key worker asking him to pass a message to David.
RYAN TRIES TO COMFORT ALYA Alya frets about Yasmeen, wishing there was something she could do.
EVELYN GIVES ARTHUR ANOTHER CHANCE Arthur tells Evelyn how sorry he is for letting her down and begs her to give him another chance. She agrees to think about it before tearing a strip off Tyrone for interfering, admitting she’s considering his offer of another date.
ELSEWHERE Ken and Norris sneak out to the Rovers for a treat. But when Ken hears that Eccles will be home alone for the night, he’s concerned and forms a plan to take Eccles back to Stillwaters.
WEDNESDAY 25TH MARCH – EPISODE ONE
DAVID FINDS A WAY TO MOVE ON Masking his devastation, David tells Maria that Shona’s done him a favour asking for a divorce as it’ll allow him to move on. Finding a dejected Alina in Victoria Garden, David sits down and offers her a beer. Alina takes it and it’s clear there’s a spark between them. Before she can stop him, David texts Nick claiming Alina’s ill and needs the rest of the day off. Emma confides in Seb that she’s concerned about Alina who seems to be avoiding them.
ALYA IS GIVEN HOPE FROM ZEEDAN Geoff surreptitiously makes another appointment with Rachel the escort. A despondent Alya reveals to Ryan that Zeedan is getting married but he’s not inviting the family. Ryan reckons this could be their opportunity to get Yasmeen away from Geoff and urges Alya to call Zeedan back and tell him they’re coming whether he likes it or not.
BERNIE FORCES GEMMA TO SEEK HELP When Gemma tries to wriggle out of seeing the doctor, Bernie threatens to tell Chesney everything. Bernie explains to Dr Gaddas that Gemma’s not sleeping and that’s only the tip of the iceberg.
ELSEWHERE Charles is outraged to discover Ken has smuggled a dog into his apartment and issues a fine. Evelyn summons Claudia for another makeover and tells her that she’s meeting Arthur later.
WEDNESDAY 25TH MARCH – EPISODE TWO
SEB CAN’T STAY OUT OF ALINA AND DAVID’S BUSINESS In the Rovers, David and Seb row. When David accuses him of being jealous over Alina Seb sees red and punches David. Emma’s horrified. Upset, Emma tells Seb that it’s clear he still has feelings for Alina and he needs to find somewhere else to stay. Nick urges David not to give up on his marriage. David breaks down in tears.
BERNIE STRUGGLES TO HELP GEMMA Gemma plays down her depression and assures Dr Gaddas she’s just overly tired. Bernie’s frustrated by her daughter’s refusal to accept help, berating Gemma for failing to tell the doctor that she’s suffering from postnatal depression. Chesney wants to know what they’re rowing about, will Bernie reveal the truth?
ALYA TRIES TO GET YASMEEN AWAY Alya and Ryan tell Yasmeen that Zeedan is getting married in Spain and has invited them to the wedding. When Geoff asserts they can’t abandon the restaurant, Alya explains he’s not on the guest list. Having summoned Alya to No.6, Geoff takes great pleasure in announcing that he too will be attending the wedding and has booked a hotel. Alya’s seething.
ELSEWHERE Arthur walks Evelyn home and telling her how much he enjoyed their date, suggests they do it again. Ken confronts Charles over the extortionate fine.
- Alan Halsall as Tyrone Dobbs
- Alexandra Mardell as Emma Brooker
- Ali Briggs as Freda Burgess
- Antony Cotton as Sean Tully
- Barbara Knox as Rita Tanner
- Ben Price as Nick Tilsey
- Callum Harrison as Clayton Hibbs
- Chris Gascoyne as Peter Barlow
- Christine Mackie as Dr Gaddas
- Daniel Brocklebank as Billy Mayhew
- Dolly-Rose Campbell as Gemma Winter
- Fen Wilson as Health Visitor
- Harry Visinoni as Seb Franklin
- Helen Worth as Gail Rodwell
- Ian Bartholomew as Geoff Metcalfe
- Isabella Flanagan as Hope Stape
- Jack P. Shepherd as David Platt
- Jane Hazlegrove as Bernie Winter
- Jennie Mcalpine as Fiz Stape
- Karen Asemper as PC Garner
- Kate Ford as Tracy McDonald
- Liam Bairstow as Alex Warner
- Macy Alabi as Ruby Dobbs
- Malcolm Hebden as Norris Cole
- Maureen Lipman as Evelyn Plummer
- Michael Elwyn as Charles Moore
- Michael Le Vell as Kevin Webster
- Mollie Gallagher as Nina Lucas
- Patti Clare as Mary Taylor
- Paul Copley as Arthur Medwin
- Peter Ash as Paul Foreman
- Peter Gunn as Brian Packham
- Richard Hawley as Johnny Connor
- Rose Akroyd as Key Worker
- Rula Lenska as Claudia Colby
- Ruxandra Porojnicu as Alina Pop
- Ryan Prescott as Ryan Connor
- Sair Khan as Alya Nazir
- Sally Carman as Abi Franklin
- Sam Aston as Chesney Brown
- Samia Longchambon as Maria Connor
- Shelley King as Yasmeen Nazir
- Sue Cleaver as Eileen Grimshaw
- William Roache as Ken Barlow
Coronation Street airs Monday and Wednesday on ITV.