ALYA GOES BEHIND STU’S BACK Stu remains set on dropping his case in the hope of connecting with his daughter and granddaughter. When Dee-Dee tells Alya she has got the funding for the test Alya keeps Stu’s wishes a secret and tells Dee-Dee everything has to go through her. When Eliza turns up at Speed Daal Stu insists on calling Bridget. When Lucy and Bridget turn up to collect Eliza Alya spots an opportunity and invites them to stay for tea. Alya collars Dee-Dee and, producing a mug that Lucy drank from earlier, insists they have it tested for DNA so they can finally know if she’s the true culprit behind Charlie’s murder.
SUMMER LEARNS THE GRASS ISN’T ALWAYS GREENER Aaron reveals to Summer that he has confiscated his dad’s wallet to stop him buying booze and has discovered a bag of cannabis. Billy and Todd find a giggly Aaron and Summer in the flat, off their faces on freshly baked weed brownies. With the bishop due to visit any minute, Billy’s appalled and sends them off to hide in the bedroom. Todd catches the bishop about to try one of the brownies and yells at him to stop but is it too late? Billy resumes lecturing Aaron on the dangers of drugs until Summer snaps that she’s sick of being told what to do.
KEN’S FORCED TO WRITE OFF WENDY Brian takes Ken aside and warns him that Mary’s on the verge of quitting the play. Keen to quash claims of bias, Ken asks Nigel to work with Wendy on her monologue. Wendy’s disappointed by Ken’s apparent snub. Nigel tells Ken that he would quite like to ask Wendy out himself and Ken tells him to go ahead and asks but Wendy is confused when she realises it was Ken’s idea. Confronting Ken she demands some answers.
MAX HAS A BAD DAY David’s bemused when Max asks to be picked up after school instead of getting the bus. In the Freshco car park, Max is accosted by Blake and Chris, who nick his lunch, break his phone and douse him in water. As the lads film his humiliation, Max fights tears. A dishevelled Max appears, upset that David failed to pick him up and left him at his bullies’ mercy.
TIM AND AGGIE JOIN FORCES AGAIN When Tim remembers his wedding anniversary, Aggie offers to go shopping with him to ensure he doesn’t buy Sally a totally unimaginative gift. When Ed enquires where she’s been, Aggie makes out she had lunch with a girlfriend.
- Adam Little as Blake
- Beth Vyse as Bridget Woodrow
- Bill Fellows as Stu Carpenter
- Channique Sterling-brown as Dee-dee Bailey
- Charlotte Jordan as Daisy Midgeley
- Daniel Brocklebank as Billy Mayhew
- Gareth Pierce as Todd Grimshaw
- Harriet Bibby as Summer Spellman
- Jack P. Shepherd as David Platt
- James Craven as Aaron Sandford
- Jimmi Harkishin as Dev Alahan
- Joe Duttine as Tim Metcalfe
- Lorna Laidlaw as Aggie Bailey
- Lynda Rooke as Lucy Woodrow
- Mollie Gallagher as Nina Lucas
- Paddy Bever as Max Turner
- Patti Clare as Mary Taylor
- Peter Gunn as Brian Packham
- Qasim Akhtar as Zeedan Nazir
- Richard Elis as Nigel Kipling
- Roberta Kerr as Wendy Papadopoulos
- Roger Bingham as Bishop Greg Townsend
- Ryan Russell as Michael Bailey
- Sair Khan as Alya Nazir
- Samia Longchambon as Maria Connor
- Savannah Kunyo as Eliza Woodrow
- Shelley King as Yasmeen Metcalfe
- Tareq Al-Jeddal as Chris
- Trevor Michael Georges as Ed Bailey
- William Roache as Ken Barlow
Coronation Street airs from 8pm on ITV