Monday 10th April 2023
SARAH CROSSES THE LINE WITH DAMON With her car blocked in, Adam working and unavailable Damon offers to give Sarah a lift to the hotel for her meeting. To Sarah’s annoyance Damon sits at a nearby table but as Lulu the buyer makes disparaging remarks about the designs Damon saunters over pretending to be a music mogul impressed by the designs. He hands Sarah his card with his room number written on the back. Lulu looks at the designs in a new light but Sarah is still angry with Damon and heads to the room where she tears a strip off him for interfering. Damon’s amused and hands her a glass of Champagne. Having finished the Champagne, Sarah throws caution to the wind and kisses Damon passionately.
RUFUS DEALS STEPHEN A BITTER BLOW Stephen is pleased that the Gazette are going to do a piece on the Nippersnapper deal and Ronnie reminds him that Michael deserves some credit. Michael suggests he join the meeting with Rufus. While Michael heads off to make the tea, Rufus tells Stephen that after some consideration he’s decided 25% of the profits isn’t enough and he’d like 50%. Stephen reels. Despite Stephen’s attempt to keep Michael away from the meeting by sending him out to take more designs to Sarah, Rufus meets Michael in the street and offers him a job in his London office.
GLENDA CAN’T QUITE REACH FOR THE STARZ Estelle tells Glenda that the Weatherfield franchise of Little Big Shotz is up for grabs and it’s hers for the knockdown price of £5k. Glenda tells George and Eileen that she’s accepted Estelle’s offer of a franchise but she needs to find £5k. George tells Eileen that he’s planning to lend Glenda the £5k she needs for her Little Big Shotz franchise. Eileen reckons it’s a scam and he’ll live to regret it.
ELSEWHERE Melvyn and his dog, Freddie, call at the café for Roy and set off to visit a local bat roost. Roy returns to the café clutching Freddie and explains to Shona and Nina how Melvyn had a funny turn, ended up in hospital and there was nobody to look after the dog.Paul calls Damon looking for more work. Damon instructs him to steal a car and call the number he gave him.
Wednesday 12th April 2023
DAMON’S RELEASE SEES SARAH GET CAUGHT Sarah and Leanne are gutted when Adam and Dee Dee’s new evidence sees Damon released. Damon assures Sarah that he’s not out to cause trouble and won’t say a word about their liaison. Dee-Dee confronts Sarah over her relationship with Damon. In a desperate bid to put thoughts of Damon behind her, Sarah kisses Adam passionately and suggests that perhaps now’s the time to try for another baby.
MICHAEL’S BLUES ARE HEADLINE NEWS Stephen is forced to agree to Rufus’s demand for 50% of the profits. As Rufus heads out, Michael shows Suki in, the reporter from the Gazette. While Stephen and Suki conduct their interview about Nippersnapper, Michael’s increasingly annoyed to be overlooked and heads out. When Stephen orders Michael back to work, Michael takes great pleasure in telling him that he can stick his job as he’s meeting Rufus later who’s offered him a far better job in London. Michael arrives at the house to see Rufus but gets no reply to the doorbell. Hearing loud music from inside, Michael calls Rufus and leaves him a voicemail.
GLENDA AND GEORGE ARE RUMBLED Eileen tells a guilty George that she is pleased he decided not to invest in Glenda’s business. But she is furious when she overhears Glenda saying only two kids have signed up and a horrified George pointing out that he can’t afford to lose £5k
ELSEWHERE Clearly exhausted, Roy admits to Shona that Freddie kept him up all night with his barking. Roy confides in Evelyn that Melvyn died and he’s inherited Freddie on a permanent basis. Roy tells Shona that he’s going to drop Freddie at the dog shelter as it’s for the best. When Roy reveals that he’s dropped Freddie at the dogs’ home, Evelyn’s horrified.
Friday 14th April 2023
MICHAEL SEARCHES FOR THE ELUSIVE RUFUS Having failed to meet up with Rufus, Michael goes cap in hand to Stephen and asks if he can remain at Underworld. Stephen snaps that he’s too late and Nina is his new Head of Design. Elaine’s shocked whilst Nina wonders what she’s let herself in for. Ronnie advises Michael to go back to Rufus’ house and do his best to smooth things over. Michael and Ronnie turn up at Rufus’s house to find it swarming with police. When the housekeeper reveals that Rufus is dead and she found his body in the swimming pool, Michael reels in shock. Michael is shocked when Stephen takes him back on as Junior manager and promises to teach him everything he knows.
DAMON MAKES THE MOST OF HIS INVESTMENT After a night of passion, Adam’s loved up whilst Sarah’s consumed with guilt. Damon tells Leanne of his plan to turn the bistro into a late night music venue to attract local students. Damon tells Nick and Leanne that he’s happy to work the late nights and it’s an opportunity to make loads of money. Despite their reservations, Nick and Leanne agree to apply for a late licence.
YOU CAN TEACH AN OLD ROY NEW TRICKS Roy confides in Evelyn and Shona that after a change of heart, Freddie will be returning to live with him on a permanent basis. Evelyn reckons he’s made the right decision.
GLENDA PROVES EILEEN WRONG George and Glenda return home to find Estelle giving Glenda some last minute tips about her new stage school. Eileen reckons it’s doomed from the off. In the community centre, a nervous Glenda psyches herself up for her first class. With the first kids’ drama class coming to an end, George smiles over at Glenda, pleased that it was such a success.
ELSEWHERE In the hospital, Ryan confides in Alya that they won’t discharge him until he’s seen his own injuries. Alya gently points out that he’s been putting it off. Ryan admits to Carla that he couldn’t manage without Alya.
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