MONDAY 28TH FEBRUARY 8:00pm – 9:00pm on ITV
CHESNEY LETS JOSEPH GO Linda calls at No.5 to collect Joseph for school. Chesney admits to Gemma it’s time he accepted that Linda can give Joseph a far better life in Portugal. Chesney bites the bullet and tells Joseph that he’s prepared to let him move to Portugal with Granny Linda. Joseph’s inwardly gutted. Chesney meets up with Linda in the Rovers and tells her that she can give him the life he deserves. Linda calls at No.5 and explains that owing to an emergency, she’s flying back to Portugal tonight. When Joseph asserts that he’ll go too, Chesney and Gemma reel in shock. Chesney’s adamant that he’s only got Joseph’s best interests at heart. Outside No.5, an emotional Chesney, Gemma, Bernie, Fiz, Hope and Ruby wave Joseph and Linda off in their taxi. Fiz calls at No.5 and urges Hope to tell Chesney what Joseph said. When Hope reveals that Joseph didn’t want to go to Portugal but felt they couldn’t afford to keep him, Chesney realises he’s made the worst decision of his life. A panicky Chesney and Gemma set off for the airport in pursuit of Joseph, but will they reach him in time?
EMMA REGRETS SEEKING JON OUT Emma spies on Ted’s grandson, Jon, in Freshco’s car park as he collects the trolleys. Jon calls in the Rovers looking for Emma and explains that he saw her watching him in the Freshco car park. Jon admits to Emma that he’s thought about her a lot since his Granddad’s funeral and suggests they go for a bite to eat. Over dinner in Speed Daal, Emma’s fascinated and it’s clear Jon is totally smitten. In the salon flat, Faye rails at Emma for going on a date with Jon, pointing out that Craig gave up his career for them. When Emma’s phone beeps with a text from Jon, what will she do? Jon admits to Emma that he’s thought about her a lot since his Granddad’s funeral and suggests they go for a bite to eat. Over dinner in Speed Daal, Emma’s fascinated and it’s clear Jon is totally smitten. In the salon flat, Faye rails at Emma for going on a date with Jon, pointing out that Craig gave up his career for them. When Emma’s phone beeps with a text from Jon, what will she do?
IMRAN SURPRISES TOYAH Over dinner in the bistro, Toyah discovers an engagement ring buried in her pudding. Toyah slips the ring on her finger and assures Imran she’s thrilled with it.Debbie takes Abi into the bistro office and having spoken to Kevin, gently explains that he wants her gone before he returns home. When Toyah shows off her engagement ring, Abi’s scathing and Toyah’s taken aback.
ELSEWHERE In the factory, Sarah confirms that Lydia won’t be returning to work. Brian and Cathy return from their holiday in Cornwall and Brian tells Shona how he found a shop just like the Kabin but in a Cornish village and he’s tempted to buy it. Adam assures Carla and Daniel that he hasn’t slept with Lydia since his uni days and Carla and Daniel don’t believe a word. Adam calls in the factory and does his best to convince Sarah that Lydia’s an evil fantasist, but Sarah’s disbelieving.
FRIDAY 4TH MARCH 8:00pm – 9:00pm on ITV
ADAM’S SET UP Adam assures Sarah that Lydia’s telling a pack of lies. At the flat, Sarah demands dates and times from Lydia of when she supposedly had sex with Adam. When Sarah suggests it’s all lies, Lydia shows Sarah threatening texts, making out they’re from Adam. Sarah points out they’re from a different number but when Lydia suggests she calls the number, Sarah’s shocked to find a phone ringing in Adam’s drawer. Adam arrives to find Sarah dumping his stuff outside. Can Adam talk his way out of this one? A desperate Adam calls at Lydia’s house asking to talk. Spotting a couple of passers-by, Lydia plays the victim and shouts at Adam to leave her alone, making out she’s scared. Lydia eventually opens the door but as Adam steps inside, he’s horrified to see she’s trashed her house in another elaborate bid to set him up. As he pulls out his phone to call the police, Lydia tells him it’s too late as they’re already here. Is Adam in more trouble?
ABI IS ON A SLIPPERY SLOPE At No.13, Abi tearfully packs up her things. Alone in Victoria Garden she swigs vodka and scrolls through pictures of Seb. Toyah finds Abi knocking back vodka and urges her to go to a support group. Abi agrees, just to shut her up. Abi later introduces Toyah to Dean, making out he’s her sponsor who’s agreed to help her through her addiction. Toyah’s pleased but as Dean hands Abi a bag of drugs, they share a laugh about gullible Toyah.
EMMA STRUGGLES WITH SECRET RELATIONSHIPS Amy admits to Emma that she’s still seeing Jacob and begs her not to tell anyone. Meanwhile Emma promises Faye that she won’t see Jon again, but when her phone beeps, inviting her for a drink, she’s torn. E Jon finds Emma watching film clips on her phone. When he suggests they have a night in with a movie and popcorn, Emma’s tempted.
ELSEWHERE Bernie and Linda accept that the one thing they have in common is their love for Joseph. Having read his chess book cover to cover, Sam challenges Roy to another game. Roy wins at chess and Sam offers him a reluctant handshake, declaring himself useless.