Coronation Street Books by Glenda Young
As the court awaits the verdict of Clayton's murder trial, what is the state of play with David?
Having overheard Sharif and Alya arguing over Alya's new lingerie venture, Yasmeen wants to know what's going on. Clearly on the back foot, Sharif makes out he's lent Alya 20k to finance her new business, a story which Yasmeen accepts. However, Sharif is the least of Ayla's worries; as she unpacks her new embroidery machine with Aidan, Sinead watches with sullen resentment and Johnny returns from his holiday furious.
When Liz inadvertently lets slip to Amy that Michelle is pregnant, Amy is thrilled at the prospect of a little brother or sister. Caz leaves, telling Kirk she's going to Nottingham to find somewhere to live and will be back to pick up her stuff - can Caz appeal to Kirk's soft nature before it's too late?
Monday 24 October 2016
Leanne takes Simon to see Ken. Tracy tells Simon that Peter caused Ken's stroke and she's sent him packing. Simon is disappointed he never said goodbye. Meanwhile, Michelle relents and reluctantly agrees that Peter can stay a few days. Peter visits Ken in hospital and asks him if he'd like him to pack his bags as Tracy's suggested. Barely audible, how will Ken reply?
When the foreman of the jury pronounces the verdict of Clayton's trial, emotions flood through the courtroom. Meanwhile, Gemma, Craig and Eva raise a toast to Kylie in the Rovers.
While Sinead struggles with the embroidery machine manual, Alya reassures Johnny they'll have it up and running in no time. Johnny is taken aback to learn that Alya paid for the machine herself.
With encouragement from Kirk, Liam asks Aidan if he can spend the night with he and Eva. Aidan reluctantly agrees. Eva enjoys having Liam to stay and texts a picture of Aidan and Liam to Maria. Aidan hides his discomfort. When Liz admits to Michelle that she let slip about her pregnancy to Amy, Michelle is furious. Gail orders Sarah to stay away from Gary and focus on her family.
Wednesday 26 October 2016
Pleased with Sarah's progress, her psychiatric nurse tells her that she's now discharged. Bethany hugs Sarah, thrilled with the news. Having received a text asking him to meet her, Gary finds Sarah lurking in the ginnel. Apologising for all the mixed messages, Sarah admits she really wants him and they kiss passionately.
Amy helps Steve build a cot for the new baby. Michelle struggles with her fears for their child's future as they await the results of Steve's tests.
Peter begs Tracy for a chance to help out and make up with his Dad. On Tracy's orders, Peter phones round the family breaking the news of Ken's stroke.
Alya heads for work and is clearly stressed, confiding in Sharif that she still hasn't got the new embroidery machine up and running and Johnny's unimpressed. Caz arrives back and makes out things didn't work out for her in Nottingham. Kirk warns her Maria is due back on Monday so she'd better be gone by then. Having become quite attached to Liam, Eva suggests he could stay with them until Maria comes home. Aidan feigns enthusiasm before having a quiet word with Kirk, making out Eva's not cut out for motherhood and he should pick Liam up as soon as he can.
Friday 28 October 2016
Having opened Michelle's ipad, Amy's shocked to realise she's been googling abortion clinics. Clearly upset, Amy confides in Leanne and Robert. Leanne tries to comfort her while Robert's stunned to realise Michelle is pregnant. Leanne warns Michelle that Amy has found out about her plans for an abortion. Michelle breaks down and tells Leanne she's so worried the baby could have MD it seems the only way.
After a pretend row with Maria on the phone, Caz tells Kate she has nowhere to stay. But Kate makes it clear she couldn't care less. Meanwhile, when Kirk approaches with Eccles, he's friendly towards Craig but completely blanks Beth. Beth is upset and Craig forms a plan to reunite them. Luring Kirk to No.5 on the pretext of a plumbing problem, Kirk lets himself in to find his surprise. Will it be enough to win Kirk over?
As Simon reads aloud to Ken at his bedside, Peter and Audrey arrive. Believing Peter to have caused Ken's stroke, Simon snipes at him and Audrey is embarrassed. Ken listens frustrated, wishing he was well enough to intervene. When Simon then insists they do a crossword, it's too much for Ken who loses his temper and orders him to leave.
Faye and Seb chat over a milkshake in the cafe. Faye is unsettled to clock Seb eyeing up a customer's purse. Worried that Seb intends to steal the purse, what will Faye do? When a rival kebab shop owner calls in Prima Doner and threatens to sue Dev for replicating his uniforms, Alya steps in and, pointing out you can't copyright a colour, and the logos are different, sends him packing. Dev is impressed and when Alya suggests she designs some new uniforms for the shop, he's all for it.
Friday 28 October 2016
Michelle has a heart to heart with Robert and tells him her worries about the baby. Robert is supportive and assures her she'll be a great mum no matter what. Buoyed by Robert's words, Michelle assures Amy that she's going to have the baby. Nick promises Leanne he'll stand by her whatever the outcome of Steve's test. As the genetic counsellor breaks the news of his results to Steve and Michelle, will they get the outcome they're all so badly hoping for?
Forcing tears, Caz feeds Tyrone a sob story, telling him how Maria's gone nuts and sends her abusive texts. Tyrone is completely taken in.
Alya puts pressure on a grumpy Sinead and insists she runs up some mock up uniforms for the kebab shop. Dev is impressed with Alya's uniform designs but how will Sinead react when Alya fails to give her any of the credit?
When Beth returns home to find Peanut the dog but no sign of Kirk, she's gutted. Finding Kirk, she begs him to give her another chance. Faye confronts Seb about his intention to nick the purse. Seb makes out he was doing it for her as he wanted to buy her something nice. Faye is appalled and when Seb reveals he's stolen a bottle of wine from the corner shop how will she respond? With Peter present, the doctor explains to Ken how he's suffering from aphasia. Struggling to speak, Ken orders a heartbroken Peter to leave telling him he doesn't want any visitors from now on.