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Coronation Street

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Mary drops a bombshell

Nick's suspicions grow

Roy gets some home truths

Coronation Street catch up (what happened last week)

This week's Coronation Street episodes

Monday 5th December (episode 1)

Aidan calls at Maria’s flat and when she admits that she can’t stop thinking about him, he kisses her passionately. Aidan invites her to spend the night with him at a hotel and she’s thrilled until Aidan makes it clear he’s no intention of finishing with Eva. Hurt, Maria orders him to leave. Later, as Maria sets off to court with Kirk and Eva in tow, she tears a strip off Kate, blaming her for the whole Caz debacle. This double blow leaves Maria feeling weak and having changed her mind about Aidan’s offer, she phones for a cab to take her to the hotel but will Aidan be pleased to see her?

Mary returns from the hospital and announces she’s been given the all clear. Dev, Erica and Norris are delighted for her but Mary remains strangely downbeat. When Mary leaves a ring binder on the table, curious Erica glances through it but what does she find?

When Adam casts admiring glances at Maria, Tracy warns him she’s a bunny boiler and he’d be best to steer clear. Meanwhile a stressed Daniel admits he’s behind with his rent and his landlord is kicking him out. Insisting they’ll help him move his things, Ken and Peter are shocked at the state of Daniel’s flat, what is Daniel hiding from the Barlows?

Cathy’s concerned to notice Roy has a rash on his neck and wonders if it’s stress related. Roy does his best to play it down as a familiar face arrives at the cafe, much to Roy and Cathy’s dismay. In an attempt to build bridges, Rana invites Alya to meet her for a coffee after work. Alya’s touched but will Zeedan be just as willing to make amends?

 
   
 
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Monday 5th December (episode 2)

As Maria arrives in the hotel bar, she’s put out to find Aidan drinking champagne with Eva. Quickly covering, Maria makes out she’s meeting a friend. Oblivious to their discomfort, Eva insists Maria joins them for a drink. With Eva out of earshot, Maria tears a strip off Aidan and after pointing out that he clearly doesn’t care about either of them, slaps him round the face and storms out. Is Eva about to discover Aidan has another woman in Maria? As Maria heads home in a filthy mood, Adam approaches and insists on taking her for a drink. His evening in tatters and his nerves shot Aidan returns to the street. Spotting him Maria leans in to kiss a delighted Adam, inviting him back to her flat. Will Aidan be able to contain his jealousy?

When Erica tries to question Mary about the contents of her ring binder, Mary becomes defensive and hurries out leaving Erica’s deeply concerned for her, what could she be hiding?

Peter quizzes Daniel, convinced he’s been lying about Denise. Although Daniel had already admitted that she left six years ago, he has been keeping up the pretense that he has been in contact with her but now he finally reveals that he’s never heard from her since. Peter’s perplexed, wondering why Daniel never reported Denise’s disappearance to the police but Daniel is defensive. Will Peter reveal what he now knows to Ken?

In the café, Nessa introduces herself to Brian and offering him a swig of her duty free booze, proceeds to flirt with him. Kate invites Alya for a drink where she has a proposition for her.

Wednesday 7th December

Peter suggests they keep Denise’s disappearance a secret from Ken as it would only distress him but puts pressure on Daniel to report it to the police. With Peter’s support, Daniel reports Denise as missing. Meanwhile, Leanne, Nick and Simon ready to leave for Simon’s counselling session but there’s no sign of Peter. Later, an irate Leanne catches up with Peter and demands to know why he failed to show up. Peter apologises while a jealous Nick watches their exchange intently, his mind whirling.

As Maria sees Adam out of her flat, Aidan seethes, realising she spent the night with him. Friends encourage Maria to go out with Adam again and offer to babysit but Aidan has a plan to scupper Maria’s evening with her new love interest… how will Maria react?

Nessa’s startled to find Roy sitting on her bed, while Cathy’s concerned to realise he’s been sleepwalking. Elsewhere Yasmeen urges Cathy to confront Nessa over Alex’s parentage but Cathy refuses to rock the boat worried it could cause Roy even more stress. But reality hits Roy as his anxieties begin to spiral out of control…

Erica confides in Norris how worried she is about Mary. Finding Mary in the flower shop, Norris comforts that he only wants to help but he’s left speechless when Mary reveals a huge bombshell.

Thursday 8th December

When Leanne tells Nick that Toyah’s invited them to Liverpool for Christmas, Nick happily agrees, knowing Peter will be disappointed. Feeling guilty for taking his son away at Christmas, Leanne offers to take Peter shopping for Simon’s present. Nick’s alarmed to learn that both Leanne and Peter are out Christmas shopping and fears they are together. Their shopping complete, Leanne and Peter find the car has been clamped in the car park. As they await release, they chat easily and listen to the radio, Leanne admitting a childhood obsession with Bros. As talk turns to their own history, Peter and Leanne have clearly put the bad times behind them...but could it be there is something more there than just nostalgia?

Yasmeen’s irritated by Nessa’s brazenness and berates Nessa for her affair with Cathy’s husband. As the women square up and Roy gets agitated, Cathy calls a halt to the row. Hearing Nessa bragging about being a magnet for men, Cathy finally unleashes her fury at her sister for her affair with Alan. Nessa’s stunned as Cathy throws her out. Cathy tells Roy she’s sure to fail him as a wife, like she did Alan, and suggests they should call off the wedding. Could this be the answer Roy needs or can he comfort Cathy when she needs him most?

Billy prepares to return to the Church. Todd admits he’d prefer him to have a normal job but has accepted his decision as Billy is pensive. However Billy informs the Bishop that his heart no longer lies with the Church, as he wants to put his relationship first. The Bishop’s shocked when Billy quits his job but has he made the right decision?

Mary tries to avoid Norris but he tracks her down. Not wishing to discuss her past, Mary orders Norris to forget she ever mentioned it. In the face of Norris’ pestering, Mary insists she made peace with what she did many years ago but is Mary being truthful?

Friday 9th December (episode 1)

Cathy wakes to find Roy cancelling the church. Disappointed, she hints at a change of heart but Roy doesn’t take the bait. Cathy’s aghast to realise that Roy’s rash has vanished and assumes he’s relieved. Roy cancels the flowers and the reception, and calls on Ken and Anna to explain that the wedding is off. Anna’s secretly relieved she won’t have to leave the flat. Alex is annoyed at Nessa for causing chaos. Unrepentant Nessa blames Roy for going back on his promise to Cathy. Roy listens, his conscience pricked. Sensing Cathy’s regret, Roy points out it was she who called off the wedding. Exasperated Cathy explains she was merely seeking comfort from him. The misunderstanding aired will Roy decide the wedding must go ahead after all?

Seeing Nick’s paranoia, Robert urges him to confront Peter to warn him off Leanne. Leanne and Peter arrange to throw an early Christmas Day celebration so that Peter can see Simon open his presents. Nick visits No.1 and tells Peter to stay away from Leanne.

Eileen’s upset by the letters flooding in from angry customers, out of pocket due to the development scam. Meanwhile Andy’s enraged as he watches Phelan cheerily going about his business.

Friday 9th December (episode 2)

Steph takes charge and leads Roy out of the Bistro where she manages to calm him down. Tyrone’s alarmed to see Roy in such distress and confiding in Brian about Roy’s panic attack they agree to take action. Meanwhile, in the café, Cathy practises her wedding vows using a dictaphone. When Nessa returns, Cathy agrees to let bygones be bygones, not wanting any further trouble ahead of her big day. Brian and Tyrone corner Roy and demand to know if he had a panic attack because he’s feeling trapped by the wedding. Brian and Tyrone follow Roy up to his flat where, faced with their badgering, he finally admits he doesn’t want to get married but won’t break his promise to Cathy. In despair, Brian and Tyrone hit Roy with some home truths but is it too little too late?

Nick accuses Peter of sniffing around Leanne. Peter’s bemused but when Nick calls him a jobless alcoholic and mocks him for dossing at his dad’s, Peter’s stung. His mind whirling, Peter puts together a plan to prove Nick wrong but he knows it will ruffle a few feathers...

Eileen assures a frosty Rita that Phelan’s working really hard to pay back everyone’s money. Meanwhile, another letter arrives at No.11 - what will Eileen do?

Todd has no luck finding a job but Billy suggests they go out on the lash while they still can. As they get merry at the Rovers, Billy’s delighted by a call offering him a job interview.

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