Monday 16th March (episode 2)
As Katy pours her heart out, Chesney realises he’s the only thing standing in the way of her new life in Portugal. Chesney tells her she and Joseph can move to Portugal with his blessing as he knows they’ll have a better life. Katy’s deeply touched. Meanwhile when Chesney visits Sinead, explaining that he missed her physio session as he was making the decision to let Katy take Joseph to Portugal, Sinead’s horrified. Chesney’s adamant that it’s best for Joseph but as he watches Joseph sleep will his emotions get the better of him?
In a panic Gail lies to Michael, telling him she was checking the payroll as she’s been underpaid. Nick blames himself, admitting he did the pay roll. Gail feels terrible. With Nick no longer trusting himself, Steph seizes the opportunity and offers to look after the payroll. Nick’s grateful. Furious at being forced to lie to her own son, Gail snaps at Andy. Will she still be prepared to cover for him?
Billy and Sean try to iron out their differences. Billy explains to Sean that because of his position as vicar, their relationship must remain under wraps. Will Sean accept this or feel forced to give Billy up?
Sharif pretends he’s put his back out and asks Kal and Zeedan to read the chickens their bedtime story. Will they realise Sharif is winding them up?
Wednesday 18th March
Sinead begs Chesney to reconsider, pointing out that Joseph should be with his Dad and not hundreds of miles away but Chesney’s resolute. In desperation Sinead insists on Kirk taking her home. She explains how she intends to have a last ditch attempt at changing Chesney’s mind about letting Joseph go. But when Beth finds Sinead sprawled across the kitchen floor, having fallen out of her wheelchair, she phones for an ambulance. Back in hospital, Sinead tells Chesney to dump her and focus on Joseph. How will Ches respond to this?
David and Callum attend their first mediation session. Callum loses his temper in front of the mediator and David’s quietly pleased. But in the waiting room David’s unimpressed to find Gail getting on well with Callum’s Mum and ushers her out.
Andrea and Michelle cajole Lloyd into taking Steve to a northern soul night but it’s clear the old mates are awkward in each other’s company and making excuses, Steve bails out. Back at the Rovers, Steve’s downbeat as he explains to Michelle how he feels his friendship with Lloyd is a thing of the past and he doesn’t know how to fix it.
Having had a call from Tony to say she can move back into her flat, Leanne suggests to Kal he should move in with her. Will Kal agree? With his family seemingly falling apart can Owen salvage his relationship with Anna and his girls? When Gail hands Sharif a bowl of eggs, explains she found them under the hedge, Sharif’s thrilled.
Friday 20th March (episode 1)
When Gail spots Gavin’s obituary in the paper, she quickly throws it in the bin, leaving Michael oblivious. At the bistro Gail shows Andy the obituary. Telling Steph he can’t handle the stress, Andy walks out leaving Steph to cope on her own. As he heads to the pub he’s approached by Bethany, who’s just arrived from Milan. Bethany cheekily persuades him to buy her a drink in the Rovers. Intrigued, Andy agrees. Meanwhile Michael’s Aunty Barbara calls at No.8 to break the news of Gavin’s death. Gail lies, making out Michael is in hospital and won’t be able to attend the funeral. When Barbara reveals that Gavin actually died of a heart attack, Gail’s shocked. Desperate to get Barbara out of the house, Gail hustles her out but she freezes as she sees Michael approaching.
As Anna, Owen and Izzy bid farewell to Katy, a tearful Chesney clings to Joseph. Will he be able to let Katy leave for Portugal with his son?
Andrea calls in the cab office and parks herself on Steve and Lloyd’s favourite chair. She’s horrified when the chair collapses and nervously shows Lloyd the broken chair.
When Kevin’s childminder lets him down reluctantly agrees to look after Jack for the day. Sophie tears a strip off Kevin for leaving Jack with Jenny but to Kevin’s surprise, Rita defends him, telling Sophie it’s up to Kevin who he spends time with.
Friday 20th March (episode 2)
Gail sprints across the road and heads Michael off, insisting he goes for a drink with Steph and promising to join him shortly. Back at the house Gail ushers Barbara out, promising that as Michael is too ill, she will attend Gavin’s funeral in his place. As Barbara leaves Gail breathes a sigh of relief but in the Rovers she’s stunned to find Steph and Andy at odds as he’s been entertaining Bethany. Pointing out that Bethany is only 14 and shouldn’t be drinking, Gail drags her home. Bethany explains how Sarah’s too busy with work to care about her so she thought she’d visit her Gran. Gail’s touched until she speaks to Sarah and gets a very different story. What is Bethany’s game? Meanwhile when David reminds Gail that his next mediation session with Callum is on Monday, Gail quietly despairs, realising it’ll clash with Gavin’s funeral. Gail tells a horrified Andy how Gavin died of a heart attack.
On her way to the airport, Katy calls at the hospital to see Sinead. As she hugs Joseph will Sinead and Chesney be able to say goodbye to Joseph?
Steve and Lloyd set about rebuilding the cab office chair. Andrea’s pleased to see them getting on so well again.
When Roy’s allotment application is turned down, Sharif offers to share his plot with Roy. Jenny cooks a meal for Kevin, Sophie, Maddie and Jack. But when Kevin is called away on a breakdown and Jack picks up a shallot from his plate, Jenny goes berserk, worried he’ll choke on it. Sophie and Maddie are taken aback as an agitated Jenny leaves. Kevin returns home and Sophie tells him about Jenny’s weird behaviour.
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