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Sarah starts to doubt Callum

Deirdre's death shatters the street

Carla plays a dangerous game

Coronation Street catch up (what happened last week)

This week's Coronation Street episodes

Monday 6th July (episode 1)

As David and Kylie make an effort to appear the perfect family unit, Callum watches on, both jealous and annoyed. While Kylie gets ready for her drug therapy session, Gemma feigns an emergency Gemma and lures Kylie round to Callum’s flat. As David frets, wondering where Kylie’s got to and worried she’s going to miss her therapy session, Audrey reckons she’s back on the drugs. Callum shows Kylie round his flat, pointing out the fabulous bedroom he’s had kitted out especially for Max. Callum puts pressure on Kylie, telling her that she, Max and Lily should move in with him and they could be a proper family. Will Kylie succumb?

When Simon opens his birthday presents, he’s disappointed that the trainers aren’t the ones he wanted. Leanne’s hurt and promises to change them. Meanwhile when Leanne threatens to tell Liz the truth about Dan, he advises her to keep her mouth shut or in turn he’ll tell Simon that she used to work as a prostitute.

In preparation for Deirdre’s return and her 60th birthday, Ken takes delivery of a new oven. But when Liz suggests a surprise birthday party in the Rovers will Ken go for it?

Roy arrives at Cathy’s bearing bin bags hoping to persuade her to start decluttering the house. Will Cathy thank Roy for his help?

 
 
           
 

Monday 6th July (episode 2)

Kylie tells Callum what she thinks of his proposition, does he still have a hold over her? Back at the Platts, Kylie tells David about Callum’s proposition. David’s scathing, his distrust in Kylie resurfacing. Deeply upset, Kylie packs her things and tells David if he can’t learn to trust her there’s no point in continuing with their charade. Will she head back into Callum’s arms or will David finally find it in his heart to forgive his wife and give their marriage another go? Meanwhile pushing thoughts of Kylie to one side, Callum spends the evening spoiling Sarah and tells her there’s no one he’d rather be with. Sarah’s thrilled, unaware that she’s second best.

Angry at finding herself blackmailed, Leanne has little choice but to agree to Dan’s request to keep quiet. Meanwhile Simon’s disappointed when Ken presents him with a computer game he’s already got, until Carla gives him the trainers he actually wanted. Simon then refuses to go for a birthday tea with Leanne, telling her that she’s a useless mum and he hates her, before heading into his room. Leanne’s shocked, frightened of what Simon is turning into.

Can Roy make Cathy accept that her hoarding is out of hand and she has a problem? Carla advises him to leave well alone but Roy is determined to help his friend.

Carla amuses herself in the café by online gambling. Excited at the prospect of Deirdre’s return, Ken writes her a birthday card.

Wednesday 8th July

Deirdre’s friends pile into the Rovers for her surprise party. At No.1 Ken readies himself for the big night as Audrey tends to Tracy’s hair. They’re interrupted by a knock at the door. Ken’s surprised to find that it’s Bev but without Deirdre. Clearly upset, Bev breaks the news that Deirdre died this afternoon. Ken, Tracy and Audrey can only look at her in stunned silence as Bev explains how she passed away. In the pub a devastated Liz and Bev break the news that Deirdre has died. Back at home Tracy and Ken break down, unable to contemplate life without Deirdre.

When Kylie tells Sarah that Callum is taking her for a ride, and that he tried it on with her yesterday, Sarah’s worried. Confronting Callum, Sarah demands to know if what Kylie said is true. How will Callum respond?

Cathy apologises to Roy and asks him if he’ll return to the house with her and make a start on clearing out all the rubbish. At Cathy’s house, Roy surveys the piles of mess and forms a plan. Cathy tries to share his enthusiasm.

Michael and Eileen enjoy a drink in the bistro, clearly fond of each other.

Thursday 9th July

Sarah admits that Callum has dumped her and she intends to move back to Italy. Bethany’s horrified and calls at Callum’s flat, desperate to sort her mum’s love life out so she doesn’t have to return to Italy. Witnessing Gemma arrive with a delivery of drugs, Bethany suggests Callum rekindles his relationship with Sarah and in return she’ll keep quiet about his line of business. Will Callum go along with Bethany or is she in way too deep attempting to blackmail Callum?

Leanne steals herself and tells Simon that Grandma Deirdre has died. Simon appears unfazed and heads to his room to play his computer game leaving Leanne worried. Meanwhile having found out about Deirdre, Amy’s inconsolable. When Roy and Carla call at No.1 to pay their respects Tracy makes her feelings for Carla clear and slams the door in her face. In the Rovers, the regulars raise their glasses in a toast to Deirdre.

Carla heads off in a taxi to a casino in town.

Gail’s unimpressed to find Eileen and Michael enjoying dinner together in the bistro. She breaks the news to them of Deirdre’s death. As Michael comforts a devastated Eileen, Gail watches, consumed with jealousy.

Friday 10th July (episode 1)

Kylie persuades David her plan to nail Callum and show Sarah his true colours is their only hope. David reluctantly agrees. Spotting Callum across the street, David and Kylie put their plan into action and stage a huge row for his benefit. Finding Callum, Kylie goes all out to convince him how unhappy she is with David and how she wishes she’d taken him up on his offer. Callum falls for her act and leads her through to the back room of the Dog & Gun. David searches in vain for Sarah, realising that time is running out. Pulling Kylie towards the sofa, Callum tells her he wants her. Wondering where on earth David has got to, Kylie tries to conceal her mounting panic.

In the factory, Carla gambles the hours away playing online poker and orders a confused Sally to cancel her meeting with the accountant. Carla later invites Nick, Erica and Lloyd for a game of poker in the café.

Ken pushes Bev as to why Deirdre stayed away so long. Bev admits that Deirdre couldn’t face coming back to the street as she was too ashamed when she found out about Tracy’s affair with Tony, knowing how much her daughter had hurt her friend. Oblivious to the tension, Tracy discusses Deirdre’s funeral arrangements whilst Ken seethes.

Cathy proudly shows Roy how she’s shifted some junk so they can actually sit down. Roy’s impressed until he spots the junk now stacked up in a different corner. Suggesting how useful it would be if Roy could drive as they could take rubbish to the tip, Cathy puts pressure on Roy to re-book his driving test.

Friday 10th July (episode 2)

When Sarah arrives back in a cab, David jumps in, ordering the driver to take them to the Dog & Gun. As Callum gets heavy Kylie tries to play for time but suspecting he’s been duped, Callum grabs Kylie and demands to know what’s going on. Realising he’s been stitched up, Callum throws Kylie on the sofa and yanks her top up. Scared he’s going to rape her, will a terrified Kylie be able to defend herself? As David and Sarah arrive Callum’s in a compromising position, can he spin a tale to explain his actions or is it all over for Callum and Sarah?

The poker game takes a more serious turn as Carla ups the stakes then starts losing money hand over fist. Nick begs Carla to quit the poker game as she’s losing a fortune but Carla doesn’t care, riding high on adrenalin. How will Roy react when he arrives back in the café to find Carla running a poker school?

Reckoning they’ve done enough junk clearing for one day, Cathy insists on taking Roy for a drink in the bistro. But Roy becomes uneasy when Yasmeen suggests he and Cathy are more than just friends.

Liz takes Dan and his daughter to the bistro for dinner. Leanne smiles at them through gritted teeth. Billy calls at No.1 offering his condolences and explaining he’ll be conducting Deirdre’s funeral. Tracy unearths a tin in which Deirdre kept her personal effects. In it she discovers a letter from Deirdre describing the kind of funeral she would like. Ken remains quietly bitter towards Tracy.


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