Monday 23rd November (episode 2)
Ken, Nessa and Tracy enter No.1 to find Amy fending off Simon. Amy reveals that Simon hit her. Tracy’s incensed and goes looking for Leanne. Leanne arrives to question Simon but he shows no remorse and Eva forces Leanne to admit how Simon’s physically abused her for months. Ken, Tracy and Robert are stunned as Leanne breaks down, pouring her heart out to the Barlows. Ken’s full of sympathy but how will Tracy respond to Leanne’s revelation? As Simon moves back home, Leanne vows she won’t give up on him. But is Simon as determined to turn a corner?
Trackside Steph watches Luke in anguish. He wins the race and Jamie rejoices as he collects his winnings but Steph’s furious. Driving home Luke confesses he only raced because Jamie blackmailed him using nude photos of her. Steph’s sickened. She confronts Jamie, ordering him to delete the photos, but Jamie has more debts and wants Luke to continue. Luke urges Steph to tell Andy about Jamie but she’s too afraid of losing him. Will Luke be forced to race again?
Yasmeen’s annoyed as Sharif continues to give Alya the silent treatment. But when Alya bursts into tears upon learning that Gary’s coming home, Sharif’s hostility evaporates as he comforts her.
Mary looks on disapprovingly as Dev flirts with Erica over a drink in the Rovers. When Mary explains her concern for Aadi and Asha, will Erica allay her fears?
Wednesday 25th November
Leanne calls at No.1 and reveals she’s taking Simon to a therapist. Tracy’s scornful, clearly jealous of Robert’s friendship with Leanne and Robert’s disgusted. Tracy gets dolled up to sit in the Bistro, hoping to win Robert’s forgiveness. But when Tracy spots Leanne talking to Robert she flies into a jealous rage, laying into Leanne and calling Simon a thug. Robert’s furious and, telling her she’s gone too far, throws her out. Is it the end for Robert and Tracy?
Gary arrives back on the street. Zeedan and Sharif are shocked when he turns up in the gym and makes it clear he’s still a partner in the business and intends to stay involved. Sharif points out that Gary’s share of the gym was a wedding present, but Gary argues he signed on the dotted line and needs the income to provide for Jake.
Andy suspects that Steph and Luke are hiding something from him concerning the race. Luke urges Steph to come clean. Meanwhile Steph summons Jamie and implores him not to tarnish their past relationship by publishing the photos. Spotting them together Luke steams in and threatens Jamie, how will he respond?
Mary goes UFO spotting with Brendan for the night, so Dev invites Erica round to watch TV. Erica mistrusts Dev’s motives but Dev assures her he’s not planning a seduction. As Dev ribs Erica for assuming he fancied her, Erica teases Dev about his own vanity and they begin to warm to each other.
Thursday 26th November
Eva bumps into Gary and commiserates over Jason and Alya’s betrayal. Jason walks in as Eva gives Gary a hug and warns Gary off Eva. Jason’s pleased when Eva agrees to join him for a night out in town, just as friends. But when Jason warns Eva that Gary’s using her to get back at him, Eva accuses Jason of paranoia. Will she change her mind about going out with him?
Tracy’s angry when Robert stays out all night and switches off his phone. Tracy calls in the Bistro and apologises to Robert and begs him to come home. Will Robert agree? Meanwhile Simon apologises to Amy but Tracy’s unimpressed and insults Leanne. As Leanne bites back, Robert gives Tracy a piece of his mind. Humiliated Tracy collars Leanne in the street and orders her to stay away from Robert – or else. Leanne’s taken aback.
When Andy catches Steph and Luke in a heated exchange with Jamie, he angrily demands an explanation from Steph. How will Andy react when Steph reveals Jamie’s blackmail? Steph meets Jamie in the Rovers, when he refuses to back down and let Luke off the race, Steph challenges him to do his worst. Fixing her with a stare, will Jamie call her bluff?
Alya feels guilty as Sharif faces an awkward day working with Gary. Sharif offers to buy back Gary’s stake but Gary declines. Alya begs Gary not to punish her family for her mistake. Gary bluntly replies that he only cares about his own family now. Fiz helps the girls write wish lists for Santa, Tyrone’s moved and vows to make it the best Christmas ever for Hope.
Friday 27th November (episode 1)
When No.9’s TV subscription gets cancelled, Tyrone panics and assures Fiz he paid it. Convincing her there’s been a mix-up, Tyrone phones the TV provider and pays on another credit card. Meanwhile a mate of Tyrone’s delivers an inflatable Santa. Tyrone’s perturbed when Baz says he’ll need paying for it. Tyrone leaves Roy in charge of putting Santa on the roof while they take Hope to hospital. But when they arrive home they find Santa totally deflated on the roof. Tyrone’s furious that Hope’s big surprise has been spoiled and confronts Roy. Roy’s astonished by the onslaught.
Steph’s upset by messages from friends who have seen her naked photos and distraught when look reveals their parents know. When some rowdy blokes in the Bistro snigger over their phones, paranoid Steph assumes they are looking at the photos of her and angrily confronts them. Realising she’s got the wrong end of the stick, Steph flees mortified. Luke and Andy agree that Jamie needs punishing for what he’s put Steph through.
Mary and Brendan hold court in the Rovers. Mary roars with laughter at Brendan’s boring stories while Eva, Norris, Rita and Emily are nonplussed.
Chesney’s annoyed at Sinead’s reluctance to take up Linda’s offer of a free trip to Portugal to see Joseph. How will Simon’s first counselling session go? Zeedan’s impressed with Gary’s plans for the gym and offers him tips to win round Sharif. Gary’s surprised. Meanwhile Gary’s suspicious when he spots a muscly punter passing a bottle of pills to somebody in the gym.
Friday 27th November (episode 2)
Having accidentally unplugged Santa, Sinead restores the power and Hope’s delighted. A calmer Tyrone apologises to Roy for overreacting. Roy senses a deeper problem but Tyrone insists there’s nothing else. Fiz tells Tyrone that once Hope’s chemo is over, they can look forward to Christmas, thanks to him. A guilty Tyrone bottles out of mentioning his debts. Roy calls at No.9 and offers Tyrone money, guessing he may be struggling financially. Will Tyrone open up to Roy and accept his help?
When a devastated Steph confides in Leanne how her naked image is all over the Internet, Leanne makes her see Jamie’s the one in the wrong. Luke and Andy track down Jamie to his local. Pinning him to the floor, Andy reveals to Jamie’s girlfriend what he did to Steph. How will she respond? Steph then turns up with Leanne and the police in tow. Will Jamie be arrested?
Brendan invites Mary to an Inexplicable convention. Mary’s thrilled until he casually mentions that his wife refuses to go. Mary scurries into the toilets, crushed. Brendan’s oblivious to Mary’s upset as she puts on a brave face in front of him. But Mary remains utterly confused by the revelation that he’s married.
Gary tackles the muscly bloke in the gym and finds he’s dealing steroids. Gary throws him out as Zeedan and Sharif watch in admiration. Will it be enough to convince Sharif to give him a chance at managing the gym? Sinead admits to Fiz that she doesn’t want to go to Portugal because Katy makes her feel uncomfortable. Can Fiz convince her to go for Chesney’s sake? Leanne confides to Eva and Robert that Simon refused to speak throughout the counselling session.
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