Monday July 27th
Yasmeen wakes up in hospital. Alya explains that she’s had a heart attack but assures her she’s going to be fine and the trial has been postponed. In the Kabin Elaine is sad to hear about Yasmeen’s heart attack and also that Geoff’s son Tim believes his dad’s side of the story.
IS TIME UP FOR GARY? Brian is annoyed that Bernie found a watch in the woods and sold it to Sarah for £50 without splitting the money with him. Meanwhile Gary goes to apologise to Brian and Cathy and is panicked when Brian tells him Bernie found a watch in the woods.
THE BAILEYS Ed explains to Abi that Aggie’s had to get the bus to work as their car won’t start. Abi tells Ed Aggie can use Kevin’s car until it’s fixed, since the neighbourhood is hugely grateful to her for putting herself on the front line at the hospital. Ed’s touched.
ELSEWHERE Mary gives an enthusiastic rendition of Grazie Roma from the upstairs window of No.11 until Sean yells at her to pack in her Italian balcony singing.
Wednesday July 29th
ED’S PARTY PLANS ARE PUT ON HOLD It’s the Baileys’ thirtieth wedding anniversary and Ed’s disappointed to miss out on breakfast with Aggie who’s set off early for work. Michael warns Ed that a surprise online party might not be such a good idea, but Ed won’t be deterred. At No.3, Jenny prepares the buffet whilst Ed blows up balloons for the virtual party. But Aggie phones from the hospital to explain that, due to a colleague displaying Covid symptoms, she has to isolate at a hotel for a while. Ed’s gutted.
WILL SARAH DISCOVER THE TRUTH Gary bungs Bernie a wad of cash and makes out he wants the watch back for his Dad’s birthday, begs her to do her best to buy it back from Sarah. Bernie does her best to cajole Sarah into selling the watch and offers her double what she paid for it. Sarah refuses when she realises it is Gary who wants it and she goes over to speak to him demanding to know if he killed Rick. How will Gary react? Sarah dials 99 and runs away into the path of a car. Gary pushes her out of the way and is hit by the car.
ALYA IS DELIGHTED WITH HER NEW WITNESS Elaine calls Alya and confirms that she’s prepared to give evidence against Geoff and do everything she can to help Yasmeen. Alya’s overcome with gratitude.
Friday July 31st
SARAH’S STORY DOESN’T ADD UP Gary is out cold on the cobbles, Sarah pleads with him to wake up. Having witnessed the whole incident, Tyrone phones for an ambulance. Adam and a panicky Maria arrive at the hospital. Sarah describes how she was on her phone, stepped out in front of a van and Gary saved her life. When Tyrone describes how he saw Sarah running and Gary chasing after her before the accident Sarah makes out that it was pure coincidence that Gary happened to be there. Adam senses she’s lying but keeps his counsel and tells the police she is too shaken to give a statement.
TIM IS STILL TEAM GEOFF Geoff assures Tim that everything the woman is saying is lies. Tim believes Geoff and assures him that if he sees her again, he’ll report her to the police. Geoff quietly breathes a sigh of relief. Tim tells Sally about the visit from the woman. Sally wonders if Geoff’s the one telling lies. Alya and Elaine meet up secretly in Speed Daal. Alya implores her not to leave as she’s their only hope of securing Yasmeen’s freedom. Elaine’s torn.
THE BAILEYS Ed’s miserable about being unable to celebrate his anniversary. with Aggie now she’s stuck in a hotel, isolating. James and Michael try to lift his spirits. Dressed in his best clothes, Ed sits down to a virtual anniversary dinner with Aggie via video call. Touched by his efforts, Aggie raises a glass to their next thirty years.
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