THIS WEEK IN SPOILERS
Coronation Street: Jason and Phil clean up the trashed community center and Todd remains convinced that Phil is behind the whole thing. Todd hopes the CCTV camera would reveal the culprit, but Phil says the camera was unplugged, only increasing Todd’s suspicions.
Todd and Jason go back to the house where Eileen informs them that Jason’s father Tony has died of a heart attack. Jason is devastated. Todd doesn’t buy it when Phil is sympathetic about Tony’s death. Todd then announces he’s moving back in to support Jason through this tough time. Phil isn’t happy about Todd’s return to the family fold. Phil later manipulates Eileen into letting him move in as well and the war is on.
Elsewhere, Billy has been getting phone calls from someone named Lee and he’s determined to hide them from Sean. His distraction however, has Billy snapping at his boyfriend. Billy apologizes though and puts his bad mood down to work. Later, Eva spots Billy giving money to Lee, but Billy claims the young man was just a stranger in need. But that proves to be a lie when the mysterious man shows up to see Billy again, demanding more money.
EastEnders: Ben publicly declares his relationship with Paul by kissing him at the Vic, with Phil watching. Phil storms out in a huff. Phil uses his upset as an excuse to fall off the wagon and he gets drunk. Paul’s grandmother Pam isn’t happy about the reunion either, upset that Paul gave Ben another chance.
Johnny meets cute paramedic Tom, who flirts with Johnny and gives him his number. But Johnny’s mind is elsewhere.
Emmerdale: Ross is not happy to hear that Charity is using an unsuspecting Finn to sell her stolen action figurines, but Charity assures him it’s a low risk gig. It goes bad of course and Finn is arrested for selling stolen goods. When James and Emma hear what’s happened and that Ross knew about it, they insist Ross get Finn out of it. Finn threatens to turn Charity and Ross in to keep his record clean, but he changes his mind and keeps them out of it. He does have a condition however.
Later, Finn decides to start a taxi business so he, Pete and Ross can work on something together. But Finn quickly learns that he might not be granted a license because of his criminal record. Finn is angry at Ross, leaving Ross with wondering how to fix the situation.
Hollyoaks: James moves forward with his scheme to seduce Harry, plying him with booze and a nice dinner. James lays it on the line and offers Harry money for sex. Giving his living situation, Harry is tempted. Later Harry feels guilty though and bickers with Ste.
Meanwhile, Ste is anxious to make his kids happy while they are visiting him and steals food from Cam’s to feed them. Cam finds out and calls the cops. Amy arrives at the police station and is furious, taking the kids away. Ste finds the money that James gave Harry.
Ms. St. Claire attempts to matchmake for John Paul and Scott by hiring Scott to help JP plan the school ball. Things don’t go well and the two end up arguing over the plans. However, they come to an agreement and begin to grow closer.
Elsewhere Marnie plants the idea in Scott’s head for him to burn down the Hutch for the insurance money. Of course, Scott decides to go through with the insane plan.
Neighbors: Aaron beging to get threatening texts, saying that they know what he did to Tom. Aaron takes comfort in Nate, who thinks they should wait for the stalker to make his next move. After another message, Nate and Aaron begin to suspect that Julie, Tom’s stepmother sent the text and come up with a plan to trap her. However, they discover they are wrong.
Later, when the stalker demands $10,000 for their silence, Nate kisses Aaron to make him feel better and they have sex. The boys wonder if they’re back together or not when the blackmailer leaves a message and a place for Aaron to leave the money. Aaron and Nate make the drop and are shocked to see who showed up to pick up the money.
People of the Valley: Determined to get over Tyler, Iolo joins the local dating site ‘Volcano’ where he connects with a guy named Tom, who claims that like Iolo, he’s looking for a relationship and not just sex. Iolo is excited about the date, but it goes badly when Tom turns out not to be a nice guy and attacks Iolo. Later, Tyler finds Iolo after the assault and Iolo begs Tyler to keep it a secret. But will he and is that a good idea?
Secret Lives: Tired of the drama that Kalle and Elias keep bringing to his life, Lari decides he wants a break from both of them. Apparently, Lari has forgotten all the drama he caused for his ex-boyfriends. Anyway, without Lari around, Elias and Kalle make peace and start spending time together, drinking wine and sharing their problems. When Lari sees them together, he wonders if there’s something between them and ultimately starts spying on his ex-lovers.
TEASERS FOR NEXT WEEK
EastEnders: Kyle has to face his mother for the first time since his operation to change his gender.
Neighbours: Will the truth about the explosion be revealed after Tom is arrested?
People of the Valley: In the wake of his attack, Iolo’s OCD begins to spin out of control.
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