THIS WEEK IN SPOILERS
American Crime: Anne is desperate to save Taylor, who is in jail following the murder at Leyland. Taylor has given up, but Anne teams up with Sebastian and they concoct a plan to get revenge on everyone who hurt Taylor.
Meanwhile, Carl struggles to hold on to his family after Eric’s mother takes off with Eric’s younger brother, blaming Carl for Eric turning out gay. At Leyland, the students react to Wes’s death. And Becca has a stunning revelation for Dan about what happened that fateful night between Taylor and Eric.
EastEnders: Now that Ben has committed to her and the baby Abi claims she is carrying, Abi realizes she has to get herself pregnant quick. The problem is getting Ben to have sex with her, which Ben is avoiding. Ben reveals the reason why he’s avoiding intimacy is because he thinks he’s got an STD from his recent one nighter. Ew.
While Ben sweats out the results of his test, Abi wonders how she’s going to get herself pregnant if the prospective daddy won’t have sex with her. Babe has a shocking suggestion for Abi, but will she go through with it?
After Abi agrees, Babe puts her plan into action. But what does it have to do with Paul’s birthday party?
Emmerdale: Chas is upset that the police have gotten nowhere in the rape charges against Gordon and vandalizes his car. Robert is furious, insisting Chas is only making things worse for Aaron.
The police show up to question Chas about her actions and the entire village finds out about Aaron has accused his father of rape. When Aaron returns from his vacation, he’s angry that everybody knows what happened to him and wants to retract his statement.
Robert makes Aaron realize it’s for the best that the truth is out. Aaron thinks his case is hopeless unless they find his stepmother Sandra. Robert uses his connections to track down Sandra. Upon hearing the news, Robert and Aaron have a heart to heart and Aaron thanks Robert for all he’s done for him.
Things heat up between the ex-lovers and Aaron moves in for a kiss, but Robert pulls away, telling Aaron now isn’t the time for them to be intimate. The two of them have a serious chat about their past, which leaves them both hopeful for a future together.
Aaron and Robert then go to visit Sandra, where Aaron meets his half-sister Liv. Aaron tells Saundra what Gordon has done, but Sandra insists she’s knows nothing and can’t help Aaron.
But Aaron quickly realizes Sandra was aware of the sexual abuse and lashes out at her. Seeing things getting out of control, Robert forces Aaron to leave.
The next day, Aaron and Chas learn that Sandra told the police she doesn’t know anything. Aaron is certain his case is doomed. Aaron gets a surprise when the police show up again, this time to tell Aaron that a second victim has come forward against Gordon.
Hit The Floor: Zero faces the professional ramifications of his stunning decision to come out. Can Zero and Jude’s relationship survive the pressure?
Hollyoaks: Scott continues his efforts to help the Hutch get into the red, but thanks to James’ scheming, Diane finds out just how poorly the restaurant is doing. Diane confronts Tony, but he tells her he was just trying to keep her from worrying. Scott comes up with a new plan to save the business, but James plots against them, using a smitten Scott in his efforts.
Secret Lives: Even though they’re back together, things are still tense between Kalle and Lari because of Kalle’s family woes. Elias encourages Lari to cut Kalle a break. Kalle and Lari have an honest conversation and end up spending the night together.
The next morning, Kalle confesses to Lari that it bothers him that Lari and Elias are spending so much time together, but both Lari and Elias convince Kalle there’s nothing for him to worry about.
Later though, after noticing Elias’ odd behavior, Eva tells Lari that she thinks Elias still has feelings for him.
Shades of Blue: Sap’s death makes a guilty Harlee realize just how vicious Woz is and she goes all in with the FBI scheme to expose her boss. Meanwhile, with the team one man down, Woz looks to bring Loman into the fold.
Shadowhunters: Alec, Jace and Clary team up to find the Mortal Cup now that Clary has remembered where it is. But they quickly find they aren’t the only ones looking for it.
And Alec is shocked when he hears his parents’ plans for his future. Will Alec agree to an arranged marriage to make a peaceful accord between the warring factions in the world of the Shadowhunters?
TEASERS FOR NEXT WEEK
American Crime: Leaked information implicates others in the night of Taylor’s attack — as well as Wes’ shooting.
Emmerdale: Robert’s actions put Aaron’s rape case in jeopardy.
Hit The Floor: Zero throws an unforgettable party.
Hollyoaks: James manipulates Scott.
Shadowhunters: Alec is forced to make a difficult choice.
Shades of Blue: Woz and Donnie’s gay affair is revealed.
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