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Summary by day:

Monday 28 May (Original UK Airing 14 - 18 May)


First Episode
CARLA BRINGS SUMMER AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE Putting the will in her pocket, Michelle finds a letter in Aidan’s handwriting addressed to Johnny. With the family present, Johnny opens the letter and reads the words “I’m sorry, Aidan”. Robert’s taken aback when Michelle shows him Aidan’s will.
SHONA TRIES TO MAKE DAVID SEE SENSE Shona visits David in prison and implores him to tell Imran about the rape. When Shona admits she confronted Josh herself, David becomes stressed. Shona worries that she’s done more harm than good. Alya confronts Shona wanting to know why she so obviously dislikes Josh. 
ADAM FINDS COMFORT IN AN UNLIKELY PLACE Over dinner Flora takes an instant dislike to Sinead and accuses her of trying to poison her! Daniel’s amused. When Flora later asks Adam about his day he finds himself opening up to Flora, revealing his fears that his ongoing feud with Aidan caused him to take his own life. Flora offers some words of comfort and Adam’s touched.
ELSEWHERE Tyrone’s horrified to discover his dancing wind man has been purposefully damaged.

Second Episode
Summer finally opens up to Billy about how upset she is at Aidan’s death. Sophie confides in Rosie how she showed Johnny Aidan’s text and he pretty much blamed her for Aidan’s death.
MICHELLE SHARES HER SECRET Michelle reveals the contents of Aidan’s will to the Connor women.

Tuesday 29 May  

YASMEEN URGES ZEEDAN TO MOVE ON When Rana offers to work a shift at Speed Dhal, Zeedan’s pleased whilst Yasmeen worries that he’s getting his hopes up. When Yasmeen suggests to Zeedan that it’s time he got over Rana and found a new girlfriend, Zeedan points out that she’s still married to Sharif. Yasmeen calls in the solicitors’ office and sets the wheels in motion for a divorce.
ALI’S THERE FOR MICHELLE Michelle reveals she’s cancelled the wedding as it wouldn’t be right so soon after Aidan’s death. But when Ali suggests that perhaps a small family wedding is what they all need and offers to help organise it, Robert reckons it’s a good idea.
ELSEWHERE Rita orders Tyrone to move his wind man as it keeps banging on her window. On Imran’s advice David pleads guilty at his court hearing. Urged on by Billy, Summer reveals her idea for an initiative called ‘Speak & Save’ to encourage young men to talk about mental health. Jenny and Carla are impressed and offer their support. Adam tells Flora she’s welcome to stay as long as she likes.

Wednesday 30 May  

JOHNNY FINALLY CRACKS Spotting Johnny needs a shoulder to cry on Liz invites him into the back room. Johnny breaks down telling Liz how Jenny’s getting on his nerves and he hates himself for failing his own son. Liz holds him comfortingly in her arms. Back at home when Jenny brings up  Summer’s campaign and suggests he needs to see a doctor Johnny loses it and hurls his glass at the wall. As their row escalates Jenny accuses him of wallowing in grief and Johnny storms out. Meanwhile Jenny, Carla and Michelle consult Adam over Aidan’s will.
ZEEDAN SEES AN OPENING When Zeedan clocks Kate crying in Sophie’s arms he notes their intimacy with interest. Meanwhile Geoff arranges a date with Yasmeen.
ALI AND ROBERT JOIN FORCES Robert reveals he’s been talking to Ali and they feel the wedding should go ahead but a smaller more intimate version. How will Michelle react?
ELSEWHERE Sinead tells Beth that once they’ve got rid of Flora she intends to move in with Daniel. However having done her homework, and deciding Sinead played fast and loose with Daniel’s affections, Flora tells Sinead she’s got the measure of her and won’t be moving out any time soon!

Thursday 31 May    

Shona steals Josh’s CV from the garage and tracks down his previous employers hoping to dig some dirt on him. When a former colleague reveals how Josh was sacked, Shona’s intrigued.
ZEEDAN WASHES HIS HANDS OF RANA In a bid to take her mind off Aidan, Kate suggests to Sophie they head into town and get drunk. They invite Rana and Gemma. Rana is doing an interview with a hopeful Zeedan about the new restaurant but when the journalist tries to put a romantic slant on the story Rana finds it too much and leaves. Having clocked Kate and Sophie heading to town, Zeedan follows them, convinced they’re seeing each other. Arriving at the pub Rana’s horrified to see Zeedan taking photos of Kate and Sophie through the window. When he admits he thought they were having an affair and was hoping to present her with the proof how will Rana react? The girls play drinking games. When a group of lads try to join in Kate tells them to do one but the lads become nasty.
LIZ MAKES A DISCOVERY ABOUT ALI When Dr Gaddas lets slip that Ali had to pull strings to secure a placement in Weatherfield, a puzzled Liz wonders why Ali lied. Liz confronts Ali, suggesting that as he clearly wants to build bridges with Michelle then he should get on with it.
ABI DOESN’T IMPRESS TYRONE Kevin and Tyrone interview Abi for the mechanic’s job at the garage. Kevin’s impressed by her while Tyrone’s still smarting after their last run-in.
ELSEWHERE Johnny thanks Liz for letting him kip on the sofa and heads out. Meanwhile Jenny’s in bits after their row. Summer’s ‘Speak & Save’ fundraiser takes place at the cafe. Johnny overcome with emotion. Alya approaches Eileen and demands her deposit back on the builder’s yard flat.
ZEEDAN’S ANGER ERUPTS As Phil and his mates loom over the girls, Sophie triggers her rape alarm and the lads run off. Back on the street, Rana tells Kate that she’s asked Zeedan for a divorce. They Kate kiss passionately in the ginnel. Unbeknown to them an angry Phil has followed them and grabs Kate. As Kate struggles, Zeedan hears Rana scream and runs over punching Phil and knocking him unconscious.
ROBERT’S HEALTH THREATENS HIS FUTURE After pushing himself to the limit at the gym, Robert later suffers chest pains. He quickly covers and Michelle remains oblivious.

Friday 01 June  
EILEEN’S SPOOKED BY THE PAST Steve and Tim lead Eileen into the cab office to reveal a ‘welcome back’ banner and her favourite biscuits. Eileen’s moved. But when she starts receiving silent calls on her mobile Eileen’s left unnerved.
ELSEWHERE Yasmeen enthuses about her evening with Geoff. After listening to Seb explain how hard it is for Abi to find work because of her criminal record, Tyrone softens, reminded of his own mother. They offer Abi the job. After a chat with Eileen Johnny apologises to Jenny for pushing her away. Telling him she loves him, Jenny asks where he spent the night. Will Johnny admit he was with Liz? Adam takes Flora for dinner and can’t help enjoying her company.

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