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David reacts to Kylie's death

Sarah is determined to leave hospital

Jenny's left out in the cold

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Monday 18th July (1st episode)

David busies himself with Max and Lily, determined to stay strong for them. Gail and Audrey watch, concerned. Gail assures Michael that her feelings haven’t changed but suggests they put their relationship on hold for the time being as she needs to concentrate on David and the kids. Michael’s understanding. Leanne offers a sympathetic ear to Nick. The rest of the residents are left reeling as news of Kylie’s untimely death travels around the street.

Leanne meets up with Steph for a drink in the bistro but she’s suddenly overcome by a wave of nausea. Steph guesses she’s pregnant.

Caz approaches Kate, hoping to talk but Kate gives her the cold shoulder. Maria’s sympathetic and assures Caz that she’ll come round given time. When Maria invites Caz to move in with her while she tries to build bridges with Kate, Caz is touched and accepts.

With the factory short-staffed, Jenny suggests Johnny gives her a trial as a machinist. Sally’s sceptical about her sewing skills but Jenny sets about proving her wrong.

 
   
 
 
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Monday 18th July (episode 2)

The David Platt of old rears his head as David is determined to point the finger of blame at someone for Kylie’s death. Like a man possessed he turns into a one man vigilante.

Leanne pours her heart out to Steph and admits she’s pregnant but refuses to reveal who the father is. Steph promises not to breathe a word.

Kate confides in Sophie how stupid she feels for believing Caz’s lies. Sophie’s sympathetic and agrees to meet her for a drink after work. Luke is put out to find Caz has moved into the flat. Maria’s irritated by his attitude and assures Caz she’s welcome for as long as she likes. As Kate and Sophie head to the pub arm in arm, Caz watches from a distance, consumed with jealousy.

The factory girls gather round Jenny’s machine and cheer her on but Jenny’s disappointed when the material snags and realises she’s failed the test. Johnny assures Jenny that he was impressed with her first attempt and she mustn’t give up. Jenny’s cheered by his words.

Wednesday 20th July

David stares at Kylie’s empty chair across the breakfast table, his heart breaking that she has gone forever. Gail’s worried for him. David and Bethany visit Sarah in hospital and break the news to her of Kylie’s death. Sarah becomes jittery, convinced Callum is in some way connected to it. David visits Kylie in the Chapel of Rest and tells her how much he loves her and misses her.

Simon confides in Amy that Leanne’s behaving strangely and he’s worried she might have cancer. Leanne arrives home and sets about preparing tea for Simon and Amy. While Leanne’s distracted, Simon checks her phone. When he sees a text confirming a doctor’s appointment, worried Simon shows it to Amy.

Sally’s delighted when she receives some parcels from Rosie in London including a lovely throw. When Tim suggests they invite the Nazirs round for drinks and bury the hatchet, Sally reckons it’s a terrible idea. Yasmeen calls at No.4 and showing Sally a delivery card from the Post Office, asks her if she’s taken delivery of her new throw. Sally denies all knowledge and the two women bicker. Dragging Sally back inside, Tim tells Yasmeen and Sharif they’ll see them later for drinks.

Jenny meets up with Johnny for an after hours sewing lesson and the chemistry between them is evident. Soon they kiss passionately.

Thursday 21st July

While David wants justice Gail’s more worried about Max who’s clearly upset. In the hospital, Sarah picks up a newspaper and is shocked to read the details of Kylie’s death. Bethany arrives at the hospital to find Sarah packing her bag. Sarah explains that she’s read the awful news about Kylie and David needs her. Bethany begs Sarah to unpack her bag and stay in hospital until she’s better for her and Harry’s sake. Sarah reluctantly agrees.

As Leanne does her best to disguise her morning sickness, Simon secretly panics, suspecting her to be terminally ill. As Leanne waits nervously with Steph for her doctor’s appointment, they’re interrupted by the arrival of Simon who tearfully demands to know what’s wrong with her. Leanne assures him it’s nothing life-threatening. Having been assured by the doctor that all is fine with her pregnancy, Leanne’s relieved but worried how Simon will take the news. Leanne plucks up the courage and breaks the news to Simon that she’s pregnant. Simon’s stunned.

Yasmeen, Sharif and Alya attend Sally and Tim’s soiree. Although initially frosty, Yasmeen and Sally soon find a common interest in environmental issues and get on like a house on fire. Tim and Sharif are amazed. Having spotted her throw on Sally’s sofa, Yasmeen calls Sally a thief and grabbing the throw, flounces out followed by an embarrassed Sharif and Alya. Sally’s incensed.

Steve’s horrified to realise he’s missing his wedding ring and wonders where it is. Although initially awkward, Johnny and Jenny admit how much they enjoyed their tryst yesterday and kiss tenderly. As Steve searches frantically for his wedding ring, Michelle reveals that she took it away and had it engraved. As Michelle hugs him, Steve looks guiltily over her shoulder.

Friday 22nd July (episode 1)

Leanne makes Simon promise to keep the baby a secret but refuses to discuss who the dad is. Simon’s hurt and Leanne feels guilty. As Simon passes Liz and Michelle, his shopping bag splits and a babygrow falls out. Leanne rushes over and quickly covers, making out it’s for a friend of hers. Leanne confides in Steph that she’s going to break the news to the father of her baby. Leanne hugs Simon and assures him she’ll love him just as much as her new baby. Leanne heads to the Rovers, but realising her news would be best delivered without an audience, she phones the daddy and summons him outside.

An excited Sally reveals to Tim that the Mayor of Weatherfield and his partner will attending their soiree. Meanwhile Yasmeen sets about drumming up guests for her rival party. With the party in full swing, Sally enjoys playing hostess. Ken, Norris and Freddie tuck into the canapés while Craig waits on. When Martin the Mayor arrives with his partner Terence, Sally’s put out to see they’ve brought their dog with them. In contrast, Yasmeen’s soiree is a scant affair with few guests and the thumping music from next door only highlighting the downbeat mood. As Sally lights the sparklers on her croquembouche, angry Yasmeen barges her way in demanding they turn their music down. To Sally’s horror, the mayor’s dog escapes through the open front door.

When a delighted Jenny announces that Johnny’s given her a month’s trial as a machinist, Kate, Sinead and Beth are pleased for her. Touched by his kindness, Jenny thanks Johnny for giving her a chance. Johnny suggests they go out for dinner to celebrate.

Gail and Audrey gently suggest to David he needs to start thinking about Kylie’s funeral and what she would have wanted. Erica returns from her mother’s and immediately detects that Dev’s behaving strangely. Dev admits to Erica he slept with Mary at the spa hotel. Mary is as shocked by his revelation as Erica.

Friday 22nd July (episode 2)

As Leanne confronts the unsuspecting dad he is shell-shocked at the news, and rounds on her calling her irresponsible and the row escalates. She  assures him that she doesn’t want any money and doesn’t expect him to play any part in their child’s life. He’s horrified to realise she intends to keep the baby. Leanne explains to the father how this could be her last chance to have a baby. Despondent he is forced to agree.

Sally’s party guests search in vain for the Mayor’s dog. Sally blames Yasmeen, pointing out that if she hadn’t barged her way in the dog wouldn’t be missing. Sally lambasts Yasmeen, telling her that if they don’t find the Mayor’s dog she’ll be a laughing stock at the Town Hall and it’ll be the end of her career. At her wit’s end, Sally opens up to Yasmeen and explains how she came from a rough background and has only ever wanted to better herself. Yasmeen softens towards her and suggests they’re two of a kind. Sally and Yasmeen return to No.4 firm friends. They’re taken aback to find Sharif, Tim, Martin, Terence and their dog watching a DVD.

Realising she’s been stood up by Johnny and masking her disappointment, Jenny heads to the Rovers for a drink with Kevin. Still cut up over Caz, Kate asks Johnny to spend the evening in with her. Johnny hasn’t the heart to tell her he should be on a date with Jenny. Johnny finally calls for Jenny and apologising profusely explains he had a family crisis. Jenny’s sympathetic but insists they call it a night. Johnny’s disappointed.

Mary’s flattered but assures Dev that he passed out drunk at the spa hotel and nothing happened between them. Gail and Audrey arrive home to find David, Max and Lily colouring in at the table. David explains they’re making things for Kylie’s funeral. Gail’s choked with emotion.

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