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.
- Alan Halsall as Tyrone Dobbs
- Ali Briggs as Freda Burgess
- Barbara Knox as Rita Tanner
- Ben Price as Nick Tilsey
- Callum Harrison as Clayton Hibbs
- Chris Gascoyne as Peter Barlow
- Dolly-Rose Campbell as Gemma Winter
- Fen Wilson as Health Visitor
- Helen Worth as Gail Rodwell
- Ian Bartholomew as Geoff Metcalfe
- 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
- Malcolm Hebden as Norris Cole
- Maureen Lipman as Evelyn Plummer
- Michael Elwyn as Charles Moore
- Patti Clare as Mary Taylor
- Paul Copley as Arthur Medwin
- 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
- Sam Aston as Chesney Brown
- Shelley King as Yasmeen Nazir
- William Roache as Ken Barlow
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