MONDAY 19TH OCTOBER– 1st Episode
WILL EILEEN’S SECRET BE UNCOVERED Eileen only makes matters worse when she decides to call Mick at home, using the Streetcars number, and threaten him with the police. It’s Mick’s husband Erik who answers and is soon on the street accusing a dumbfounded Tim of calling his house and having an affair with his husband! Meanwhile convinced the noises coming from the attic are the ghost of Pat Phelan, Mary gets Billy to perform an exorcism. When Todd suddenly appears at the top of the stairs, Mary and Billy stare open mouthed.
DAVID FEARS FOR HIS FUTURE WITH SHONA When Aaron announces he’s reducing his hours with Shona, David wonders how he’ll cope. Aaron encourages them to be upfront and honest with each other. But when Shona casually refers to David’s rape, David’s horrified.
GARY SELLS OUT Fed up with their neighbours, Maria urges Gary to take the job with Ray. Gary sets out his stall to Ray and points out that with him on side, he’ll have an easier task persuading the locals to sell him their houses. Ray’s quietly impressed.
ELSEWHERE Gemma urges Chesney and Bernie to find more work as she’s sick of living hand to mouth. Bernie asks Roy for shifts at the cafe while Ches persuades Kirk to give him a part-time job in packing.
MONDAY 19TH OCTOBER – 2ND Episode
EILEEN PLAYS A BLINDER Eileen finds Erik and Tim rowing over Mick in the street. Back at home a furious Billy is berating Todd for abandoning Summer and letting her think he was dead. Eileen diffuses the situation and explains to Erik that it was she who called him, not Tim. As the commotion escalates Paul heads over and Todd seizes the opportunity to cause trouble between Paul and Billy. Billy assures Paul that he loves him with all his heart, Todd’s bad news and he’s well rid. Having had enough of Mick and Erik, Eileen reads Mick the riot act, stating that Todd isn’t worth his time or energy. Will Mick agree to call an end to their feud?
CHESNEY TAKES ONE FOR THE TEAM Gemma begs Jenny for a few shifts in the Rovers but when they realise they’ve all taken on extra jobs and there’ll be no one to look after the quads, Chesney agrees to turn down the job at the factory.
STEVE AND LEANNE CONTINUE TO FIGHT With the final hearing date set, Leanne suggests they need to get the German doctors on side and call them as medical experts. Steve says he’ll fly to Germany in a bid to persuade the doctors to lend their weight to Oliver’s case.
ELSEWHERE When Shona gets upset David assures her that they’ll find the old Shona eventually. Ray tells Gary that the contract is his and his first job is to get the Platts to sell up.
WEDNESDAY 21ST OCTOBER– 1st Episode
TODD MAKES HIS PRESENCE FELT Despite Eileen’s warning that a lot of folk won’t be pleased to see him back, Todd heads out with a spring in his step. Billy meanwhile confides in Paul that he’s getting cold feet about the archdeacon position. Paul worries he’s changed his mind because Todd is back on the scene. Todd takes great delight in winding Paul up. Billy implores Todd to stop causing trouble but when Todd admits he still has feelings for him how will Billy react?
NICK FEELS LEANNE’S WRATH A besotted Gail helps Sam set up his fundraising stall in Victoria Garden. But when she warns Natasha to keep her hands off Nick, Natasha’s fuming. Wendy introduces herself to Leanne and explains that she’s been elected as Oliver’s Guardian. Leanne’s hostile and accuses Wendy of siding with the doctors. Embarrassed Nick apologises for her tone but Leanne rounds on Nick, furious that he should apologise for her.
DAVID’S IN TROUBLE David finds Hugo taking pictures of the barber’s, threatening to put him out of business. Overhearing, Gary’s ears prick up.
ELSEWHERE As Gemma gets ready to leave for work, Bernie’s pleased to see her so upbeat.
WEDNESDAY 21ST OCTOBER – 2ND Episode
TODD GIVES BILLY A HEADACHE Todd reminds Billy how good they were together and suggests he doesn’t really want to be with Paul. Billy refuses to be swayed, but as he heads out, his eyes fill with tears. Todd offers Paul a hollow apology but when he intimates Billy’s told him what a tough time he’s had Paul’s furious. Billy assures him he hasn’t said a word about Kel. How will Todd react to being turned down and is Billy as sure as he says he is?
GARY STARTS RAY’S DIRTY WORK David tells Gary how he’s had an offer on the house from Ray’s property mate which would sort his financial problems, but he doesn’t want to uproot Shona and the kids. Gary reckons he should take the money but see if he can rent the house back from her. When Ray reveals he plans to turf David out of the house Gary has a pang of guilt. Shona assures David she’s not bothered if he sells the house so long as she’s with him.
THE TRUTH HURTS LEANNE Suki, a journalist friend of Natasha’s, tells Nick and Leanne she’d like to help by telling their story in a bid to boost fundraising. Leanne talks candidly about Oliver’s condition but when Suki mentions his impending death, Leanne loses it.
ELSEWHERE Natasha assures Gail that she has no designs on Nick, only sympathy for his awful situation. Gail’s appeased.
FRIDAY 23RD OCTOBER – 1st Episode
BILLY’S ALL AT SEA Billy assures Paul that Todd was the love of his life, but not anymore. Paul remains unconvinced, worried that Billy has settled for second best. Sean arrives home with Dylan and is shocked to find Todd there. When Billy reveals he’s postponed his interview, Paul asserts that’s exactly what Todd wants and orders Billy to phone them back and tell them he’s on his way. Sean returns home in a tizz having lost Dylan.
LEANNE SUFFERS ANOTHER SETBACK Apologetic about the article in the Gazette, Natasha tells Nick she’d like to make a donation of £20k to Oliver’s appeal. Steve returns from Germany and breaks the news that Dr Schmitz remains adamant that Oliver isn’t a suitable candidate for treatment. Leanne’s devastated and when Natasha calls and tells Leanne how she’d like to donate £20k to Oliver’s fund, Leanne turns on Nick. Why has he kept this quiet?
JOHNNY’S IN TURMOIL Scott talks Johnny through his plan to rob Ray and his mates. Johnny’s sick with worry. Presuming it to be his MS Jenny books them a few days in the Lakes to rest. Scott menacingly orders Johnny to get out of it.
ELSEWHERE David thanks Gary for his advice and reveals he’s spoken to Roxy and agreed to sell the house on condition she lease it back to him. Gary masks his guilt as Gail fumes.
FRIDAY 23RD OCTOBER – 2ND Episode
LEANNE PREPARES TO FIGHT TO THE END Leanne’s outraged, suspecting Nick refused Natasha’s money because he’s given up on Oliver. Leanne orders Nick to accept as they need her money to pay the legal fees. Steve tells Leanne how sorry he is that he failed to secure the help of the German doctors. Leanne assures him he mustn’t beat himself up as he did his best. Nick confides in Gail that he fears Leanne is fighting a losing battle but he can’t tell her as she would see it as a betrayal. Gail urges him to be honest with her.
BILLY CAN’T MOVE ON FROM TODD Todd finds Dylan and assures him his Dad loves him. Sean’s grateful. Billy and Paul return after Billy’s interview for archdeacon but as Billy bangs on about Todd and how manipulative he is, Paul points out he’s clearly got under his skin.
JOHNNY IS FORCED TO REJECT JENNY Johnny feels terrible as he lets Jenny down. Scott reminds him that if he doesn’t play ball, he’ll tell Jenny how he was once involved in a robbery and left a man to die.
ELSEWHERE David explains he’s selling the house to an investor who’s prepared to rent it back to them, the sink hole will be fixed and the kids won’t be uprooted. Gail’s unconvinced.
- Alexandra Mardell as Emma Brooker
- Andrew Whyment as Kirk Sutherland
- Antony Cotton as Sean Tully
- Ben Price as Nick Tilsley
- Daniel Brocklebank as Billy Mayhew
- David Neilson as Roy Cropper
- Declan O’Connor as Hugo
- Dolly-Rose Campbell as Gemma Winter
- Ellie Leach as Faye Windass
- Gareth Pierce as Todd Grimshaw
- Georgia Taylor as Toyah Battersby
- Helen Worth as Gail Rodwell
- Jack P Shepherd as David Platt
- Jane Danson as Leanne Battersby
- Jane Hazelgrove as Bernie Winter
- Jenna Boyd as Wendy Caple
- Jimmi Harkishin as Dev Alahan
- Joe Duttine as Tim Metcalfe
- Jude Riordan as Sam Blakeman
- Julia Goulding as Shona Platt
- Laura Littlewood as Suki Waters
- Liam McCheyne as Dylan Wilson
- Mark Frost as Ray Crosby
- Mikey North as Gary Windass
- Mollie Gallagher as Nina Lucas
- Neil Bell as Mick Chaney
- Patti Clare as Mary Taylor
- Paul Joseph as Erik
- Peter Ash as Paul Foreman
- Rachel Leskovac as Natasha Blakeman
- Richard Hawley as Johnny Connor
- Sally Ann Matthews as Jenny Connor
- Sam Aston as Chesney Brown
- Samia Longchambon as Maria Connor
- Scot Williams as Aaron Faraday
- Simon Gregson as Steve McDonald
- Sue Cleaver as Eileen Grimshaw
- Tina O’Brien as Sarah Barlow
- Tom Roberts as Scott Emberton
- Tony Maudsley as George Shuttleworth
Coronation Street airs Monday, Wednesday, and Friday on ITV at 7:30 and 8:30.