Coronation Street Books by Glenda Young
Monday 21 August 2017
When Eileen confides in Nicola that Phelan's behaving strangely, Nicola assures her she has nothing to worry about.
Shona can't believe it when a scratch card Bethany sent her to thank her for all her support wins £6k. Shona's squeals of delight in the cafe are witnessed by Zoe, who's there giving Gemma a hard time. Zoe phones Macca and tells him that Clayton's Mum has won some serious money. As Shona celebrates her win in the Rovers, Macca arrives and beckons her outside.
Clearly stressed, Norris reckons they should abandon the whole marriage charade but Mary won't hear of it, pointing out how disappointed Jude would be. Jude arrives with his wife Angie and their baby. Mary can barely contain her excitement.
Chesney looks after Hope and Ruby for the day, but as they try to leave the house for the community centre, Chesney suffers a panic attack. When Liz spots another scam leaflet in the Kabin window, she tells Norris about her plight and asks if she can take the leaflet.
Monday 21 August 2017
Intrigued by Phelan's behaviour, Nicola follows him. Phelan makes out he's working on a house conversion and is just disposing of an old mattress. Nicola's concerned to see a gash on Phelan's head. What is he hiding? Eileen and Nicola fuss over Phelan's injury. Nicola suggests he could donate the mattress to a homeless shelter. At home, a stressed Phelan takes his anger out on Nicola who's shocked by his outburst. Apologising, he later shows her a receipt for some mattresses which he's donated to a shelter. Phelan is clearly on the edge.
Macca tells Shona that Clayton is suicidal and £6k would give him the chance of an appeal and a normal life. Shona quizzes Todd, wanting to know if there's any truth in Macca's words or if he's simply trying to take her money. Todd explains that occasionally it's possible to get someone out of prison on a technicality but it's unlikely in Clayton's case.
Having found out that Chesney never showed up at the puppet workshop with the kids, Sinead and Fiz discuss Chesney's movements over the last few days and are concerned to realise he's never left the house.
Audrey and Yasmeen coo over Mary's grandson. Mary reveals that the wedding will be an intimate affair without their friends present. Angie is suspicious. Mary is thrilled when Jude agrees to walk her down the aisle. Liz shows Sean her laptop and explains how she's adopted a false name and lured the perpetrator of the scam leaflets into exchanging emails.
Wednesday 23 August 2017
Sinead frets over Chesney, convinced he hasn't been himself since the attack. Fiz suggests they check on him. Masking his nerves, Chesney tells them he's taking Ruby and Fiz into town for the afternoon. Sinead is relieved. But as they set off on the bus, Chesney suffers a panic attack and, demanding the driver opens the doors, he flees, leaving the girls on the bus.
Nicola introduces Phelan to her boyfriend Scott who's a policeman and shows him some pictures of a derelict building they've bought. Phelan reluctantly agrees to help them convert it into a youth centre. But when it becomes clear that Scott has no idea he's Nicola's father, Phelan's hurt.
Angie treats Mary to a spa day before her wedding and quizzes her about her relationship with Norris. Mary's discomfort is evident and Angie is quietly concerned. Back in the pub, Norris gives Mary a hug and assures her that her he's honoured to become her husband. Mary is thrilled whilst Angie eyes them with suspicion.
When Gemma complains about her sleeping arrangements at No.6, Cathy urges her to make up with Rita. Shona visits Clayton in prison. She is taken aback when he hugs her, saying he's pleased to see her. Clayton begs Shona to spend her winnings on helping him to get out. But when Clayton lets slip that he's running a drugs operation from prison, will she waiver? David is angry to discover Shona's been visiting Clayton but backs off when he sees how upset she is.
Friday 25 August 2017
Bethany does Mary's makeup. Mary admits she's not proud of lying to Jude about her sham wedding. Jude, Angie, George, Sean, Tracy and Dev gather for the wedding. As Jude walks Mary down the aisle, he tells her how he's thinking of tracing his father's family. Mary does her best to cover her shock. All at sea, will Mary go ahead with a marriage of convenience?
Having found out Shona's plans from Todd, Sarah breaks the news to David that she intends to fund an appeal for Clayton. David is incredulous. Fired up, David marches into the cafe and confronts Shona. Locking the cafe door, Shona turns on David telling him it's time they cleared the air.
With still no news of Chesney, Sinead and Fiz are beside themselves with worry. When Tyrone hears that Roy's allotment shed has been broken into, he finds Chesney there cowering alone.
Maria and Will welcome Robert and Michelle back from Brighton. Giving Michelle a loving kiss, Robert heads off to work. Will masks his irritation. Rita prepares for Norris and Mary's wedding but she's perplexed when she can't remember where she's going.
Friday 25 August 2017
Mary explains to Angie how she was raped as a teenager by Jude's father who was a family friend. Neither of them notices Jude who overhears every word. Norris assures Jude that Mary was only trying to protect him from the awful truth. Mary explains to Jude how he was taken from her as a baby but she's never stopped loving him. How will Jude react to Mary's revelation? Jude reveals that they're thinking of relocating to Manchester anyway. Mary is thrilled whilst Angie looks askance at Jude.
Playing the concerned friend, Will persuades Michelle to let him take her into town and take her mind off recent events. But when he starts quizzing her about Robert's relationship with Rich, Michelle becomes defensive. Has Will overstepped the mark and exposed himself? A jubilant Eileen announces she's passed her driving test. David and Shona admit how much they like each other but recognise how difficult their relationship is going to be.