Monday 27th June 2022

MARIA GETS MORE EXPOSURE THAN SHE BARGAINED FOR A stressed Maria bites Max’s head off in the barbers as she worries about the video, while coming under fire from her neighbours over their unemptied bins. When Liam gets into a fight at school it becomes clear there’s now another viral video doing the rounds where Maria’s head has been placed on a naked woman to make it look like she’s in a porn film. Gary’s raging as a devastated Maria’s shaken by how convincing the deep-fake video is.

PETER CONTEMPLATES A DEAL WITH THE DEVIL Carla warns Peter to think carefully about rejecting the life-changing sum of money on offer from Thorne. Simon also points out to his dad that a hundred grand could change their lives forever. As Peter begins to waver, Thorne clocks their exchange. Meanwhile Peter meets up with Tricia the nurse and, realising she can’t offer any new evidence, confides he’s thinking of giving up the fight.

STEPHEN PLAYS PEACEMAKER Stephen apologises for blaming Gail for Audrey’s accident and offers to broker peace between mother and daughter. At Audrey’s bedside, with Gail in tow, Stephen firmly warns her that if they don’t patch things up, he’ll be on the first plane home. Will Audrey thaw towards Gail? There’s a frisson of attraction between Stephen and Elaine as he thanks her for her help.

ELSEWHERE Todd tells George today’s the day to expose Frank’s bullying ways. When George reveals Frank once flushed his head down the loo for spilling water on him, Todd forms a plan and sloshes a drink down Frank’s shirt. How will Frank react? Ed’s not happy to hear Tim talking to Ronnie about how Aggie is feeling neglected by her husband and accuses Tim of meddling in their relationship.

Wednesday 29th June 2022

GARY TAKES MATTERS INTO HIS OWN HANDS Maria reckons the police need informing about the threats she’s receiving. Despite Gary’s misgivings, Maria refuses to hide away and hosts a press conference. As she’s heckled by Jimmy, the refuse team leader, Gary decides that he’s behind the online alias making threats and aggressively pins him against the wall. Maria decides that being on the council isn’t worth all the strife it’s putting their family through. Sally’s shocked to hear that Maria’s withdrawing from local politics and, explaining that she’s been in her position, implores her not to be beaten in her quest to make a difference. Will Maria be swayed?

PETER IS DISILLUSIONED BY HIS ORDEAL WITH THORNE As they await the verdict on Thorne from the GMC, Carla urges Peter to be grateful for his health and focus on their future. Thorne meets Peter in the pub and orders him not to undo all his skilled work and embrace the second chance he has to live. As Thorne gets into his car Peter can no longer contain his rage and angrily confronts him.

TOYAH TRIES TO STAND ON HER OWN TWO FEET Telling Leanne she intends to repay her the money for her legal bills, Toyah returns to work at Underworld. But with Toyah snapping at customers on the phone, Jo Lafoe warns Sarah that employing someone charged with murder isn’t a good look.

FRANK SHOWS SEAN HIS TRUE COLOURS When George overhears Frank threatening someone over the phone, he makes a decision and finally explains to Sean how Frank made his school days a misery by humiliating him at every turn. Despite Frank’s insistence that he’s changed, Sean finishes with him.

ELSEWHERE Fiz gets worked up ahead of a pre-wedding visit from Mimi as Hope kicks off about her bridesmaid dress and Fiz worries her veil is frayed. As Fiz asserts that everything needs to be perfect, Hope earwigs from the hallway.

Friday 1st July 2022

TOYAH PROTESTS HER INNOCENCE AS SPIDER CRAWLS BACK INTO HER LIFE Trying to distract herself from her troubles and Leanne’s lack of faith in her Toyah mounts a protest against waste incineration. Leanne refuses to back off and insists she wants to help. Toyah invites her to join the protest. Leanne, Mary, Brian, Nina and Asha join Toyah and the gang of seasoned protestors she’s mobilised, and successfully block in the council bin wagon on Victoria Street. Toyah leaps into the cab of the bin wagon much to Leanne’s dismay. A man picks his way through the protest group and clambers into the cab next to her. Toyah’s gobsmacked to see it’s her ex-boyfriend, Spider Nugent. As the pair catch up and reminisce, Toyah breaks down about Imran’s death. She invites Spider to stay over.

MIMI TAKES A TUMBLE BUT EVELYN THINKS IT’S ALL MIMI-MI Much to Evelyn’s dismay Fiz is forced to ask Phill’s mum Mimi to stay when she tells them no hotel will take Coco her dog. But when Mimi is knocked flying by Cerberus and sustains a sprained hip it is evident that Evelyn and Mimi living under the same roof is going to be a strain for everyone!

PETER AND CARLA DON’T SEE EYE TO EYE BUT PETER AND NICKY BOND As Peter refuses to forgive Simon for falling for Thorne’s trick a frustrated Carla lectures Peter about being bitter. Heading to the police station to pick up a fair Peter is surprised to see it is Nicky who has been arrested for no reason. The pair bond over their shared contempt for authority trampling over the little man. Peter tells Daniel and Carla about his encounter with Nicky but he is shocked by Daniel’s response.

SUMMER STRUGGLES WITH BEING BEACH READY Aaron and Summer plan their holiday in Spain. Summer admits she’d rather focus on tourist attractions as she’s not confident enough to sunbathe in a bikini. Aaron’s sympathetic.Aaron clocks Summer’s unease when he reveals they have been given a free water sports session with their holiday booking. Summer admits a skintight wetsuit isn’t for her. Feeling bad about the holiday, Summer tells Aaron she intends to look on the water sports as a personal challenge for herself. Aaron’s pleased by her positivity. Summer runs her hands down her body and, hating her shape, tips away her insulin.

ELSEWHERE Liam has a Star Trek themed birthday party at the bistro. Gary pulls him, Maria, Kelly and Jake in for a family selfie but the happy moment is short-lived when Maria orders him not to share it online for fear of another backlash. Maria’s upset that she chose to censor herself by not sharing the family selfie, and tells Gary that her trolls are winning by making her scared. Gary comforts her.

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