Thursday 26 January 2023
MAX REALISES THE CONSEQUENCES OF HIS ACTIONS. Max tells Gail and David how Blake made out to the police that it was his videos that inspired him to go on a stabbing spree. David calls Adam and Sarah to No.8 and orders Max to show them his videos. They’re shocked at the array of racist material on Max’s computer and warn him that he could be charged with Encouraging Terrorism which carries a 10 year sentence. Max reels David and Gail watch Max’s videos in horror, they’re interrupted by a knock at the door. DS Swain enters and tells Max that he’s arresting him on suspicion of incitement to murder.
PEANUT LOOKS LIKE A CHINCHILLA KILLER. When Kirk reveals that he and Beth are going on holiday and need someone to look after Peanut, Fiz suggests Hope can do it in return for payment. Kirk calls at No.9 and offers Hope £5 to look after Peanut for the night. Hope tells him £10 and he’s got a deal. Meanwhile Peanut growls at Cilla the chinchilla. Hope’s horrified to find the door to Cilla’s cage open. As the girls search the room, Hope lets out a scream having found Cilla dead on the carpet. Peanut watches from her basket.
CHESNEY’S GOT MEAT ON THE MIND When Gemma explains that she can no longer look after Glory as she’d be breaking the law, Michael suggests they continue on an informal basis and the authorities need never know. When Chesney reveals that he used their wedding money to fund his new ChesBurger enterprise, Gemma’s furious. When Daniel reveals that he’s looking for a new childminder, Michael recommends Gemma. Gemma explains that she’s not a qualified childminder but happy to help.
STEPHEN STEPS UP THE LIES Carla fires Stephen for lying to Dick Havisham and making out he’s a senior consultant. Stephen feeds Carla a pack of lies, telling her how Gabrielle ripped him off and when he bumped into Dick he was simply trying to save face.
DANIEL TRIES TO BUILD BRIDGES WITH DAISY AND HER MUM Christina calls at No.1 but Daisy makes it clear she wants nothing to do with her and heads out. Christina hands Daniel a necklace that belonged to her mother and tells him she’d like Daisy to wear it on her wedding day. Daniel tells Daisy he’s booked a table at the bistro to cheer her up.Daisy arrives at the bistro dressed to the nines, but is furious to discover that Daniel’s duped her into having dinner with her Mum. Will she agree to have her at the wedding? When Daisy receives yet another notification from her persistent online admirer, she deletes it and blocks them.
ELSEWHERE In the factory, Stephen rallies the troops and urges them not to give up until they’ve completed the order. Carla’s begrudgingly impressed by his team spirit.Carla thanks Stephen for all his efforts and agrees that he can keep his job.
Max faces the consequences of his recent actions, Hope’s good deed for Kirk ends in tragedy, and Daniel encourages Daisy to make peace with Christina. (Pictures: ITV)
- Alan Halsall as Tyrone Dobbs
- Alison King as Carla Barlow
- Amy Robbins as Christina Boyd
- Andrew Whyment as Kirk Sutherland
- Antony Cotton as Sean Tully
- Bill Fellows as Stu Carpenter
- Channique Sterling-Brown as Dee-Dee Bailey
- Charlotte Jordan as Daisy Midgeley
- Dolly-Rose Campbell as Gemma Winter
- Helen Worth as Gail Rodwell
- Isabella Flanagan as Hope Dobbs
- Jack P. Shepherd as David Platt
- Jennie McAlpine as Fiz Dobbs
- Jimmi Harkishin as Dev Alahan
- Lisa George as Beth Sutherland
- Lyndsay Fielding as Harriet Arnold
- Macy Alabi as Ruby Dobbs
- Maureen Lipman as Evelyn Plummer
- Mikey North as Gary Windass
- Paddy Bever as Max Turner
- Paula Wilcox as Elaine Jones
- Rob Mallard as Daniel Osbourne
- Ryan Russell as Michael Bailey
- Sair Khan as Alya Nazir
- Sally Ann Matthews as Jenny Connor
- Sam Aston as Chesney Brown
- Samia Longchambon as Maria Connor
- Samuel Robertson as Adam Barlow
- Shelley King as Yasmeen Metcalfe
- Tina O’Brien as Sarah Barlow
- Todd Boyce as Stephen Reid
- Twana Omer as Daryan Zahawi
- Vicky Myers as DS Swain
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