MONDAY 29TH JUNE
LEANNE IS IN DENIAL The consultant reveals to Steve and Leanne that Oliver has an incurable form of mitochondrial disease. Steve and Leanne do their best to compute the terrible news. Clearly in a state of shock, Leanne demands a second opinion, determined that there must be something they can do for Oliver. Back at home the family reel with shock at the news.
TOYAH’S PLANS ARE PUT ON HOLD A thrilled Toyah and Imran are told by the social workers that they have a good chance of being accepted as Foster parents and they excitedly plan for the panel hearing. But as news of Oliver’s diagnosis reches Toyah she has to break the news to Imran that they will have to put their own plans on hold.
SEB’S CAUGHT IN BETWEEN TWO WOMEN With Alina’s help, Emma finally manages to free her hand from the glass vase.. Emma’s desperately upset about the news re Oliver and Alina does her best to comfort her. Alina phones Seb to cancel their drink, insisting she’s not happy sneaking about behind Emma’s back and would appreciate it if he didn’t ask her out again.
ELSEWHERE Fiz is aghast to find Tyrone asleep in front of the TV in his vest. As she nags him to tidy up, Fiz realises with horror that they are turning into Jack and Vera. Amused, Tyrone suggests a romantic dinner tomorrow night.
WEDNESDAY 1ST JULY
LEANNE AND SIMON’S RELATIONSHIP IS TESTED Simon overhears a distraught Leanne tell Steve that Oliver is all she ever wanted and when he dies she will have nothing. Simon heads to school for his exam but as he approaches the exam hall he makes a decision.
JENNY ARRIVES HOME ALONE Jenny is shocked when she returns alone from France to find out the news about Oliver.
FIZ GIVES MARRIAGE GUIDANCE Chesney reports to Fiz that Gemma complains they never talk to each other anymore. Fiz suggests they do the same as her and Tyrone tonight a romantic date night at home. Chesney persuades Paul to babysit the quads so he can take Gemma out for tea.
TOYAH STICKS TO HER DECISION Imran urges Toyah to gently test the water with Leanne before ditching their fostering plans. Toyah calls on Leanne and Oliver, but seeing her sister so utterly distraught, realises she can’t possibly raise the subject of child fostering.
ELSEWHERE Evelyn and Arthur meet up for a coffee and a cake in the cafe. To Evelyn’s irritation, Roy and Arthur discover they have a shared love of steam trains. When Roy suggests they meet in the Rovers later to discuss the Carlisle to Settle line in more detail, Arthur’s delighted whilst Evelyn forces a smile. Alina confides in Michael that she’s ended her friendship with Seb as she can’t afford to hurt Emma’s feelings. Michael feels for her.
FRIDAY 3RD JULY
LEANNE AND NICK BEGIN TO UNRAVEL Simon reveals to Peter what he overheard Leanne saying. Despite Leanne apologising Simon says he is going to stay with his dad. Leanne tells Nick she feels terrible promoting Nick to square up to Peter and accuse him of taking Simon off Leanne. A drained Leanne agrees to let Oliver stay the night with Steve at No.1.
As the whole family struggle with the devastating diagnosis Nick apologies to Peter and finds himself being comforted by his nemesis.
JENNEY AND EMMA BOND OVER OLIVER Having found out the terrible news about Oliver, Jenny gets upset remembering her own son Tom. When Emma admits her fears for how Steve will cope, Jenny assures her that given time, Steve will get through it. Scott’s not best pleased when Jenny explains that Johnny was all set to return with her but changed his mind at the last minute and opted to stay in France.
FIZ AND TYRONE HAVE SURPRISE GUESTS Gemma’s chuffed when Chesney orders her to get glammed up as he’s taking her on a date night.Tyrone cooks Fiz a steak dinner for their romantic night in. They are astonished when Chesney and Gemma turn up to join them, Chesney having misinterpreted Fiz’s advice as an invitation. Seeing Chesney and Gemma’s crestfallen faces as they head back home, Fiz and Tyrone take pity and invite them to stay.
IMRAN HIDES A SECRET DISAPPOINTMENT Toyah explains to Imran that Leanne is in bits and now is the wrong time to foster a child. Toyah and Imran explain to Karen, the social worker, that given the situation with Oliver, they need to put their fostering plans on hold.
ELSEWHERE Arthur walks Evelyn home and, apologising for getting carried away talking trains with Roy, suggests they have a day out of her choosing. Evelyn agrees to think about it.
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