MONDAY 9TH NOVEMBER
LEANNE AND STEVE HAVE THEIR DAY IN COURT Leanne and Steve are gutted to see that Wendy has taken Dr Howarth’s side. Tracy arrives at the family court for Oliver’s hearing but Leanne makes it clear that neither she nor Nick is welcome. Steve suggests she leaves them to it and Tracy’s stung. Dr Howarth tells the court that in her view, it would be an act of kindness and compassion to switch off Oliver’s life support. After a gruelling day in court, Leanne knocks back a bottle of wine and suggests Steve take her to bed.
TODD INVADES PAUL’S SPACE Billy tells Eileen and Nina that he’s expecting the bishop round to tell him whether he’s landed the position of archdeacon. Paul’s furious to discover that Todd has a job at the factory so in a bid to bolster team spirit, Sarah insists on taking the factory staff out for a curry.
ADAM HAS HIS HEAD TURNED BY ALINA In the cafe, Adam attempts to flirt with Alina but she gives him short shrift.
ELSEWHERE Determined to find a new career, Sean tells Michael he’s attending a sales seminar in Manchester and wonders if he’d like to come along too. Sean and Michael return on a high and explain to Eileen that they’ve secured the selling rights to a brand new range of beauty products.
MONDAY 9TH NOVEMBER
STEVE CAN’T KEEP THE TRUTH FROM TRACY Leanne comes to her senses and apologises for making a pass at Steve. When Steve returns home, Tracy smells a rat. Tracy quizzes Steve and when Steve reveals that Leanne came onto him but she was drunk, Tracy’s shocked. Tracy confronts Leanne in the hospital. Leanne breaks down.
ADAM AND ALINA GET QUIZZICAL Sarah, Kirk, Todd, Alina and Paul meet in Speed Daal for a team-building evening. Kirk produces a quiz that he’s written and instructs the factory gang to get into teams. Sarah’s less impressed when Adam tries to chat up Alina meanwhile Paul knocks back the wine, his dislike for Todd growing by the second. The team-building evening over, Adam wonders if Alina would like to go out sometime.
THE BISHOP CAUTIONS BILLY ON HIS NEXT MOVE The bishop offers Billy the position of archdeacon. Drunken Paul arrives at Billy’s flat, cracking lewd jokes and offers the bishop a beer. The bishop can’t escape fast enough.
ELSEWHERE Sean persuades George to let him try out the new range of beauty products on him.
WEDNESDAY 11TH NOVEMBER
LEANNE MAKES ONE FINAL STAND It’s Steve and Leanne’s turn in court. Leanne gives evidence and tells the court how Oliver reacts to certain stimuli. When the Trust barrister suggests his reactions are involuntary, Leanne is forced to admit that it’s possible. Leanne tells the court all she wants is to save her son.
CARLA RETURNS TO CHAOS Peter and Carla arrive back from their sailing holiday and quiz Johnny about the robbery and his old mate Scott. Johnny masks his discomfort. The factory girls gossip about Adam’s designs on Alina. Sarah catches Adam chatting up Alina outside the factory and launches a tirade of abuse at him. As Carla approaches with a new client, they find Sarah screeching like a fishwife.
PAUL BACKS DOWN As a hungover Paul searches the jobs pages, Billy implores him not to let Todd get to him. Having taken a call from the bishop, a relieved Billy tells Paul that despite his drunken antics, the archdeacon job is still his. Paul’s pleased for him and asserts that he’s going back to work and is determined not to let Todd get under his skin
Wednesday 11th November
STEVE AND LEANNE HAVE DONE ALL THEY CAN Nick arrives at Oliver’s bedside. Toyah reminds him that Leanne’s banned him from visiting but seeing how upset he is, relents and allows him to stay. Steve urges the Judge to give Oliver more time as one day they might find a cure. The hearing over, an emotionally drained Steve and Leanne head out. Leanne arrives at the hospital and is furious to find Nick there.
CARLA UNLEASHES HER FURY AT ADAM Carla warns Alina to steer clear of Adam as he’s only using her to get at Sarah.When Adam suggests dinner, will Alina accept?
ELSEWHERE When a reporter from the Gazette approaches Emma and Amy hoping for a scoop on Oliver’s story, Fiz wades in and sends him packing.
FRIDAY 13TH NOVEMBER
LEANNE FEELS UTTERLY BETRAYED BY STEVE Knowing that today’s the day that the Judge will announce her decision regarding Oliver, Tracy, Amy, Emma and Simon gather at No.1 and nervously await the news. Steve and Leanne sit in silence as the Judge delivers her statement regarding Oliver’s situation. She concludes that it is in Oliver’s best interests that his life support be withdrawn. In the hospital, Toyah receives a call from an anguished Leanne and Sarah fights back her tears. Leanne announces that she wants to launch an Appeal. Steve reluctantly agrees but it’s clear he’s not convinced. Natasha approaches Nick outside his flat and invites herself in for a cup of tea. Steve and Leanne return to the hospital and head straight to Oliver’s room. Steve finally tells Leanne that they have to let Oliver go and he can’t back her in her decision to Appeal.
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