Coronation Street Books by Glenda Young
Steve tells Robert that Michelle confessed to trying to kiss him but deeply regrets it and he hopes they can remains friends. Will Robert mask his hurt? Steve and Michelle head off to the seaside with Ruairi's ashes.
After spending the night at Nathan's, Bethany returns home and lies to Sarah and Gary, telling them that someone nicked her phone and she crashed on Mel's sofa. But when Rana and Kate enquire after Bethany and reveal that they found her drunk in town before heading off with some bloke whom she knew, Sarah is fuming.
Craig is annoyed to discover Liam has let Darryl escape from his cage. Brian assures Roy he'll look for alternative lodgings when they continue to rub each other up the wrong way.
Monday 20 February 2017
When Toyah fails to show at the fertility clinic, a puzzled Peter apologises and leaves. Meanwhile, upon hearing Leanne's cries, Robert sets off to get help. Leanne's contractions increase and she cries out in pain, gripping Toyah's hand. In the lobby, Rana shouts up to Leanne, offering her birthing advice. The ambulance arrives at Victoria Court, as do a panicked Nick and Eva, but will they be able to get into the lift to help Leanne before her baby is born? And will the dramatic events of the day bring about a reconciliation between the sisters?
Sarah confronts Bethany who, under pressure, admits she stayed at Nathan's flat, he's her boyfriend and he rescued her when she collapsed. When Sarah wants to know if they've had sex, Bethany assures her they haven't but is she telling the truth? As their row escalates, Sarah bans Bethany from seeing Nathan again. Will Bethany accept this or has Nathan got her just where he wants her?
At Cathy's suggestion, Brian cooks Roy's favourite meal and apologises for failing to pull his weight. Will Roy relent and agree he can stay?
Wednesday 22 February 2017
Toyah cuddles the baby. Leanne announces that they're calling him Oliver. Clearly the proud Dad, Nick reveals that he's booked them an appointment to register the baby's name tomorrow afternoon. Back at home, the Platts visit the new baby. Peter and Toyah discover they both know that Nick's not the baby's father and it must be very difficult for him. Meanwhile, alone at last with their new baby, Leanne breaks the news to Nick that she doesn't want his name on Oliver's birth certificate as it would seem wrong.
When Michelle finds out Leanne's had the baby, she's emotional but genuinely pleased for her and insists they visit. Steve is horrified at the thought but knows he must play along for her sake. Making out he's too upset as it stirs up memories of Ruairi, Steve waits outside Victoria Court whilst Michelle heads up to see Leanne's new baby.
Aidan returns from Spain and is annoyed to find Jenny ensconced in the factory office. Jenny explains how she's in the process of developing a new range of specialised bras and Richard Drake has placed an order.
Liam is desperate to see mum Maria in prison.
Friday 24 February 2017
When Michelle confides in Steve that she'd like to try for another baby, Steve admits the idea scares him but suggests they discuss it over dinner at the bistro. After talking to David, Leanne tells Nick that she's had a change of heart and she wants his name on the birth certificate. Nick is thrilled but as they're about to leave, David stops them and explains that the Register Office will have to wait because Gail has organised a party in the bistro to celebrate the birth of their baby. The Platts gather in the bistro while Michelle and Steve are forced to watch the party from their table, both struggling to mask their conflicting emotions.
Jenny resolves to try and win Richard Drake round but Johnny warns her she's wasting her time and could damage relations permanently. Jenny scrolls through some photos from the Gazette and after finding one of Richard Drake with his hand on his PA's bottom, prints it off, pleased with herself.
Eva readies herself for visiting Maria in prison while Aidan masks his guilt. In the prison visiting room, Liam spots Maria and throws himself into her arms as Maria cries tears of relief. When Yasmeen remarks that there's clearly a spark between Cathy and Brian, Cathy is bashful, admitting she finds him attractive.
Friday 24 February 2017
Baby Ollie's welcoming party continues.
Aidan stumbles across the incriminating photo of Richard Drake on his computer and realises Jenny's intentions. Jenny spells out to Richard Drake that either he reinstates his order and doubles the quantity or his wife gets a copy of the photo. Richard is fuming. Will he admit defeat and bow down to Jenny's demands?
Under pressure from Liam, Maria reluctantly agrees he can stay with Eva and Aidan. Arriving home, how will Aidan react to this? Cathy joins Brian for a drink in the Rovers.