Monday 8th March 2021 – Episode One
- Writer – Susan Oudot
- Director – Peter Rose
STEVE GIVES PETER BOTH BARRELS When Peter fails to show up for his shift on the switch, Pete’s furious to find him at No.1 slurring and stumbling all over the place. As he accuses him of drinking, Peter struggles to speak to ask Steve for help. Disgusted by his apparent drunkenness, Steve bars his exit. After a meeting at Underworld, Lucas offers Carla a sympathetic ear. His words strike a chord as he shares his experience of living with an addict.
SEAN’S LATEST SLIP UP LEAVES KIRK COLD In the factory, Kirk gives Sean the cold shoulder for his treatment of Gemma. Rhydian arrives and tells Sean he’s not willing to lose him. As he gives him the hard sell, Sean takes in Rhydian’s fancy clothes and flash car, will he be swayed? Meanwhile Kirk slips on some liquid in the packing area, injuring herself. Sean’s alarmed to realise it’s leaked out of one of his Double Glammy boxes.
SIMON’S SICK OF HIS DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY Leanne’s delight upon finding Simon knuckling down to his course work is short-lived when Jacob turns up and whisks him away. Ken takes Simon to the cafe for a chat. Will a troubled Simon open up?
ELSEWHERE Tyrone’s awkward when Alina mentions being in his yoga class in front of Fiz. Alya gently voices doubts to Yasmeen about moving Elaine into No.6. Yasmeen insists they share a unique bond and can lean on each other. Elaine arrives with Tinkerbell the dog.
Monday 8th March 2021- Episode Two
- Writer – Mark Burt
- Director – Peter Rose
STEVE REFUSES TO BELIEVE PETER’S DENIALS As Steve tears into him for drinking again, Peter weakly gasps that he’s sober but unwell. Steve refuses to believe him and locks Peter inside. Lucas convinces Carla to take some time for herself and they head into town. At the No.1 Peter looks terrible. He tries to drag himself to the door but collapses. Carla and Lucas arrive back to find Steve waiting with the news that Peter’s been rushed to hospital, drunk.
SEAN FEELS PUSHED OUT Kirk winces in pain following his fall. Realising Nick’s going to sack him for causing Kirk’s accident, Sean quits his job and asks Eileen if he can store his boxes at No.11 again. Following Todd’s comments about letting Sean walk all over her, Eileen suggests he finds a place of his own. Sean takes the huff as Eileen feels guilty.
THUG LIFE CHOSE SIMON Leanne’s heart sinks when Simon arrives home with Jacob. Simon darkly warns Leanne against throwing Jacob out. As a group of lads arrive she retreats to her room.
ELSEWHERE Tyrone’s unamused as Fiz jokes about the idea of him fancying Alina, stating that she’s too young and beautiful for him. Tyrone’s quietly miffed.
Wednesday 10th March 2021- Episode One
- Writer – Simon Crowther
- Director – Alex Browning
CARLA’S TRUST BEGINS TO PETER OUT In hospital, a groggy Peter insists he has no idea what happened but he hadn’t been drinking. Carla doesn’t believe a word. Lucas arrives asking after Peter but Carla’s stunned when he suddenly asks her to return to Devon with him. Carla can’t believe his timing but when Steve urges her to jump at the offer as Peter’s an incurable drunk, will Carla be swayed?
TODD MAKES A DISCOVERY ABOUT RHYDIAN Rhydian dazzles Sean with his swanky lifestyle and insists he’s capable of the same success. Sean’s flattered. But when Todd reveals that Rhydian’s just leased a flash car for a few days and is passing it off as his own to fool mugs like Sean, Eileen agrees to talk to him.
THE HOUNDS OF LOVE HUNT ALINA AND TYRONE Alina’s hurt by Seb’s indifference when she explains that her family dog in Romania has died. When she bursts into tears in the street, Tyrone’s sympathetic and tells Alina about his own dog Monica. When Sarah objects to her taking time off work due to the death of a pet, Tyrone sticks up for a grateful Alina.
ELSEWHERE Debbie offers to host Kevin and Abi’s wedding for free at one of her hotels. Kevin’s touched but Abi turns her down. Corey’s aghast to realise that Asha is seeing Nina.
Wednesday 10th March 2021 – Episode Two
- Writer – Chris Fewtrell
- Director – Alex Browning
PETER’S FEELINGS TOWARDS STEVE ARE SOBERING Peter begs Carla not to give up on them, but she’s adamant she can’t spend the rest of her life like this. They’re interrupted as the consultant explains that Peter hadn’t been drinking and his disorientation was caused by toxins arising from his liver failure. Carla begs Peter’s forgiveness but he orders her not to stay with him out of pity, but to do what will make her truly happy. What will Carla decide? A sheepish Steve regrets his treatment of Peter. Ken’s appalled and when Tracy tries to defend him, Ken tells them to find somewhere else to live.
SEAN REALISES HE’LL HAVE TO FAKE IT TO MAKE IT Rhydian insists he can afford to own any car he wants but prefers leasing so he can keep updating. Sean’s taken aback when Rhydian praises his talent and asks him to co-host his next recruitment seminar. As Sean shows Todd the sports car that Rhydian’s leased for him. Todd despairs.
ALINA IS IN PUPPY LOVE WITH TYRONE In the pub, Seb attempts to sympathise over Alina’s dog. He’s intrigued when she lets slip to Todd and Emma that she has her eye on someone.
ELSEWHERE Corey’s sickened that Asha has replaced him with Nina. Insulting both girls he slams out. Asha’s pleased to be rid of him. Kevin tells Debbie they’d like to discuss marrying at her hotel. Abi warns Debbie she’s only keeping Kevin happy and doesn’t trust her.
Friday 12th March 2021
- Writer – Ellen Taylor/Debbie Oates
- Director – Karl Neilson
ASHA PUSHES THINGS TOO FAR Asha can feel Nina slipping away so plans to surprise her with a night away in a hotel. Presuming it’s Nina rushing things, Dev confronts Nina, letting slip Asha’s plans. Nina gently explains to Asha that she’s not ready for a sexual relationship and suggests they should revert back to being just mates. Devastated, Asha suggests to Kelly and Summer that they buy some pills and get wasted. Kelly persuades a reluctant Simon to sell her a couple of pills. Asha and Summer are horrified to find Kelly unresponsive having taken one of the pills.
SIMON GETS HIMSELF IN DEEPER Simon’s horrified when Jacob reveals how he rips off Harvey, the big boss, by stealing a few drugs and selling them separately. Bunging Simon a few quid to keep schtum, Jacob heads out. Harvey approaches Simon and reveals he knows Jacob’s ripping him off and wonders if he knew anything about it. Simon’s terrified.
TRACY FEELS CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE Steve apologises to Peter for presuming he’d been drinking and encouraging Carla to leave him. Peter points out he’s supposed to be a mate. Ken tells Tracy that one more foot wrong from Steve, they can find somewhere else to live.
ELSEWHERE Abi lays the law down and tells Kevin it’s a no to Debbie’s wedding venue.
LEANNE IS DETERMINED TO SAVE HER SON Simon assures Harvey he’s never stolen from him and knew nothing about Jacob’s scam. Harvey asserts in that case, he’s earned himself a promotion. A desperate Simon tells Harvey he wants out, but pointing out he still owes him £2k, Harvey says he’ll do as he’s told or end up in hospital like Jacob. Simon tells Leanne about Harvey. Leanne reaches a decision and says they’ve no choice but to go to the police. But as they head out they hear about Kelly. In panic, Simon insists they can’t go to the police now as he sold the pills. Appalled, Leanne tells Simon she’ll meet Harvey and sort this.
ASHA FEARS SHE’S DRIVEN NINA FURTHER AWAY The girls call an ambulance, will Kelly be ok? Dev arrives at the hospital and is horrified when Asha reveals that Kelly took a pill. Dev marches into the cafe and accuses Nina of having something to do with Kelly’s drug taking. Nina explains that she and Asha split up, she knows nothing about drugs and he should go easy on Asha as she’s clearly upset. Will Asha open up to Dev?
RONNIE BRINGS TROUBLE TO THE BAILEYS DOOR Ed arrives home drunk after his evening with Ronnie. James reveals that Aggie called and was unimpressed that he was out with Ronnie. Ed shrugs that Aggie’s always had a downer on Ronnie but he’s missed his brother.
ELSEWHERE Kevin breaks the news to Debbie that they won’t be holding their wedding at her hotel.
- Alan Halsall as Tyrone Dobbs
- Alex Bain as Simon Barlow
- Alexandra Mardell as Emma Brooker
- Alison King as Carla Connor
- Andrew Whyment as Kirk Sutherland
- Antony Cotton as Sean Tully
- Ben Price as Nick Tilsley
- Chris Gascoyne as Peter Barlow
- Daniel Brocklebank as Billy Mayhew
- David Neilson as Roy Cropper
- Dolly-Rose Campbell as Gemma Winter
- Elle Mulvaney as Amy Barlow
- Gareth Pierce as Todd Grimshaw
- Glen Wallace as Lucas Kempton
- Harriet Bibby as Summer Spellman
- Harry Visinoni as Seb Franklin
- Haydn Holden as Rhydian Chivers
- Jack James Ryan as Jacob Hay
- Jane Danson as Leanne Battersby
- Jennie McAlpine as Fiz Stape
- Jill Myers as Doctor
- Jimmi Harkishin as Dev Alahan
- Julia Nelson as Nurse
- Kate Ford as Tracy McDonald
- Maximus Evans as Corey Brent
- Michael Le Vell as Kevin Webster
- Millie Gibson as Kelly Neelan
- Mollie Gallagher as Nina Lucas
- Nathan Graham as James Bailey
- Paula Wilcox as Elaine Jones
- Ruxandra Porojnicu as Alina Pop
- Ryan Prescott as Ryan Connor
- Sair Khan as Alya Nazir
- Sally Ann Matthews as Jenny Connor
- Sally Carman as Abi Franklin
- Sam Aston as Chesney Brown
- Shelley King as Yasmeen Metcalfe
- Simon Gregson as Steve McDonald
- Sue Cleaver as Eileen Grimshaw
- Sue Devaney as Debbie Webster
- Tanisha Gorey as Asha Alahan
- Tina O’Brien as Sarah Barlow
- Tony Maudsley as George Shuttleworth
- Trevor Michael Georges as Ed Bailey
- Vinta Morgan as Ronnie Bailey
- Will Mellor as Harvey
- William Roache as Ken Barlow