Monday February 1st 2021

  • Writer – Chris Fewtrell
  • Director – John Anderson

TODD PLAYS ALL THE WRONG NOTES As a nervous Paul readies himself for his day in court, Todd makes a furtive call to Will. Having been handed a community order, a relieved Paul and Billy accept Todd’s offer of a drink. Meanwhile, on Todd’s instructions, Will forces his way into their flat. Summer walks in and is horrified to find Will smashing up their things.

NINA AND ASHA SEND COREY PACKING Asha sets about her first trial shift in the cafe. When Corey arrives, asking her to hear him out, Asha spells it out to Corey that he’s dumped. Nina applauds whilst Corey shoots her daggers. Aadi runs some business ideas past Dev, suggesting they offer grocery deliveries to compliment their fast food service. Dev’s quietly impressed.

PETER TRIES TO MOVE FORWARD. Peter goes to the Rovers for a hotpot but the noise and smell of the pub soon become too much for him and he hurries out.

ELSEWHERE Tyrone confides in Dev that he wishes he hadn’t asked Alina to move in as he can’t relax with a stranger in the house. Overhearing Leanne on the phone, Simon realises they’re behind with the electricity payments. Simon suggests they ask Nick but Leanne won’t hear of it. Simon admits to his mate Jacob from the chippy that they’re struggling. He’s grateful as Jacob offers to lend him £60.

Monday February 1st 2021

  • Writer – Jan McVerry
  • Director – John Anderson

BILLY LEARNS THE AWFUL TRUTH Terrified, Summer dashes out of the flat into the path of an oncoming van. As Billy, Paul and Todd return home, they’re horrified to find Summer lying in the road. Craig calls to investigate the burglary, Paul steels himself and reveals that the culprit was Will. A furious Billy reads the riot act to Paul for bringing Will into their lives. Paul feels terrible, meanwhile Todd meets Will in the ginnel and slipping him £50 makes him dispose of his incriminating phone and tells him he never wants to set eyes on him again.

PETER FEELS HE CAN FOCUS ON THE FUTURE Sweating profusely and on the brink of another seizure, Peter admits that he’s been tipping his medicinal whisky down the sink when Ken’s back is turned. The truth spelled out to him, Peter steels himself and knocks back the small measure of whisky in front of him.

NINA IS DRAWN TO ASHA LIKE A GOTH TO A FLAME As the girls tidy the cafe, Asha lists all the mistakes she’s made in her life, including Corey. Nina gazes tenderly at her friend Asha and Nina freeze when Roy enters the cafe, oblivious to the charged atmosphere, he confirms that Asha’s got the job. Nina and Asha are thrilled.

ELSEWHERE When Alina emerges from the bathroom wearing only a skimpy towel, a flustered Tyrone hurries out. When Simon enthuses about his new work mate Jacob, Kelly keeps her counsel. Simon nips home laden with shopping and tells Leanne that he’s spoken to the electricity company and sorted a pre-paid meter. Leanne’s thankful.

Wednesday February 3rd 2021

  • Writer – Damon Alexis-Rochefort
  • Director – John Anderson

BILLY PUSHES PAUL TO THE BRINK Billy orders Paul to clear up the mess in the flat while he collects Summer from hospital. When Paul reveals to Todd that Will was responsible, Todd pretends to be shocked. As Billy and Paul fuss over Summer, she senses the tension between them. Paul does his best to play it down, aware that his relationship is hanging by a thread. Billy rows with Paul for getting embroiled with Will and so endangering Summer’s life. Is their relationship over?

ASHA AND NINA ADDRESS THEIR RELATIONSHIP Asha calls in the cafe and suggests to Nina they meet up later in Victoria Garden. Nina tells her it’s a date. Dev returns home to find Asha dressed up to the nines and assumes she’s got a date with a boy. When Asha reveals that her date is actually Nina, Dev’s poleaxed.

SIMON LOSES THE POWER TO DEAL WITH THINGS ALONE Late for his shift, Simon dumps his bike outside the chippy. But after a chat with Jacob, he’s horrified to realise his bike has been stolen.

ELSEWHERE When Aadi announces that he’ll be conducting her performance review at lunchtime, Evelyn’s seriously unimpressed. Dev warns Aadi not to wind her up. Evelyn advises Tyrone to get shot of Alina as there are already too many women in the house.

Wednesday February 3rd 2021

  • Writer – Mark Burt
  • Director – John Anderson

TODD FINDS THE TASTE OF SUCCESS IS BITTER-SWEET Paul’s anger turns to despair as Billy asserts that he has to put Summer first. Surveying the damage he’s caused Todd feels a pang of guilt. Finding Paul alone in the Rovers, Todd masks his discomfort as Paul confides in him about how it looks like he’s lost everything and only has himself to blame for letting Will into their lives.

IS ASHA MOVING TOO FAST? Asha invites Nina to No.7 for tea and assures her Dev will be cool with it. When Dev tells Roy of Asha and Nina’s burgeoning relationship, Roy’s unfazed and reckons Dev should be flattered that Asha felt able to share something so personal with him. Dev does his best to make Nina feel welcome at No.7.

SIMON HOPES THINGS CAN ONLY GET BETTER A downbeat Simon confides in Jacob that without his bike he’ll lose his job and he really needs the money. When Simon shows Kelly the new bike that Jacob has lent him, Kelly’s unimpressed.

ELSEWHERE An awkward Tyrone returns home and tells Alina that he’s arranged with Debbie for her to move back into the salon flat. Alina packs her bag and whilst Fiz glares at a guilty Tyrone. At the bistro, Jenny’s flattered when a hot looking bloke checks her out. Devious Daisy nips over and asks him for his phone number.

Friday February 5th 2021

  • Writer – Jonathan Harvey
  • Director – Afia Nkrumah

THE CHIPS ARE DOWN FOR SIMON As Simon readies to leave with a chip shop delivery, Jacob takes the bag off him and tells him he’s got a delivery for him to make of a different kind. Simon’s heart sinks. Imran tentatively asks Leanne when she might return to work but the thought of it sends Leanne into panic and she resigns from her job. Simon’s inwardly gutted knowing that she now depends on him more than ever.

GAIL GETS SAD NEWS Gail’s face falls as takes a call from London. Clearly upset, Gail confides in Nick that she had a call from Ted’s partner Andrew to tell her Ted’s died and she’s going to London to help out with the funeral arrangements.

JOHNNY LAYS OUT THE BITTER TRUTH TO JENNY Jenny visits Johnny in prison where he breaks the news that the neurologist confirmed his condition has worsened and they’re increasing his MS medication. Back home Rita’s sympathetic whilst Daisy reckons she should leave him.

ELSEWHERE Bernie urges Paul not to give up on Summer as it’s clear she loves him. Paul calls at the flat with an electric piano for a thrilled Summer. Debbie invites Abi to a re-launch party at the bistro and explains that it’s women only. She then announces that she’s putting No.8 up for auction tomorrow. Tracy’s delighted whilst David worries he’ll never raise the money in time.