Gemma searches Johnny's flat for an old cuddly toy to give to Joseph. She's taken aback to find a cheque for 80k from the factory insurers. Gemma calls in at the kebab shop and reveals to Beth, Sinead and Aidan that Johnny's had the insurance money through for the factory. Just as Johnny and Jenny sit down to dinner in the bistro, they're confronted by Beth and Izzy demanding to know when the factory will reopen now that the money has come through. They're shocked when Johnny reveals his plans to retire and move to Spain. Jenny is gobsmacked. In the bistro, Johnny breaks the news to Aidan that he intends to use the insurance money to fund his and Jenny's retirement in Spain. Furious, Aidan turns on Jenny calling her a gold digger. When Johnny defends her, Aidan rounds on his dad.
Mary throws a dinner party for Dev, Jude, Angie, Peter and Toyah. Convinced Angie's an alcoholic, Mary encourages Peter to share some of his horror stories of alcoholism. The guests are completely bemused. Mary is thrilled when Jude asks her to babysit while he attends an interview. Angie meets up with Toyah for lunch and admits that she feels a failure as a mother and spends a lot of time crying. Toyah reckons she's suffering from post natal depression and she should seek help. When baby George becomes unwell, Mary hotfoots it to the bistro to find Angie. Grabbing her car keys, Angie insists she'll drive him to A&E. Convinced Angie has an alcohol problem, Mary calls the police and reports her for drink driving and endangering her son's life.
When Anna explains that she isn't allowed to go anywhere near Seb because she'd be breaking her bail conditions, Faye is gutted. Seb moves into No.4. Sally shows him round and confesses that she phoned social services as she was concerned for his welfare. Seb accepts that if anyone's to blame it's his useless mother. Faye assures Seb she loves him more than ever but he's depressed, convinced that HIV changes everything.
Sinead is struggling with being stepmum to Joseph and finds an unlikely ally in Daniel much to Chesney's annoyance. Chesney tells Beth, Kirk and Craig they'll have to find somewhere else to live as he needs to concentrate on Joseph.
Summary for Wednesday up to next Tuesday's Canadian episode.
When Billy is suddenly arrested on suspicion of robbery, Todd and Summer are stunned. The police question Billy about his involvement in a robbery which took place in 2001. Billy's heart sinks. On Todd's instructions, Adam calls at the police station and, taking Billy to one side, instructs him to say nothing to the police. The police ask Billy how his fingerprints came to be on a burnt out car which was used in an armed robbery in 2001. Taking on board Adam's advice, Billy refuses to answer any questions but later makes a shock confession to Todd. Todd and Billy lie to Summer telling her that Billy is in the clear and it was a case of mistaken identity. When social services hear about Billy's arrest for armed robbery, could Summer be at risk of losing another dad? Todd and Adam prepare a statement for Billy stating he's had no involvement in any armed robbery. But awash with guilt will Billy be able to keep up the lie?
Zeedan excitedly makes preparations for their civil wedding. Rana tries to appear enthusiastic but the chemistry between Kate and Rana is reaching boiling point and when Kate kisses her, Rana responds passionately. Rana corners Kate and admits she has feelings for her but loves Zeedan. Kate tells her to stop messing with her head and focus on her wedding. But when Rana calls at Kate's flat and tells her that she only has to say the word and she'll call off the wedding so they can be together, how will Kate respond? As their families gather at the register office, Zeedan glances nervously at his watch, wondering where Rana has got to. Drunk, Kate phones Rana and leaves a message telling her to call off her wedding as she loves her and wants to be with her. Will Rana stand Zeedan up? Alya tells Luke she suspects something is going on between Kate and Rana.
Phelan and Eileen return from holiday to the news that the house they were doing up has burnt down and it looks like arson. Phelan feigns surprise. The police quiz Phelan about Seb's accident. Phelan takes the opportunity to point the finger at Anna, revealing he witnessed her smacking Seb in the face. Unable to hide her hatred of Phelan, Nicola announces she's moving to Australia. In the builder's yard, Phelan pulls out Vinny's bag and takes the cash before setting fire to Vinny's passport. Asking Anna to explain to Seb that she's had to move away, Nicola leaves the street. Phelan stares at Anna with abject hatred, a plan forming in his mind. After dropping the bombshell that Nicola is carrying Gary's baby, Phelan offers Anna a deal. Meanwhile, Eileen visits the burnt out house with Phelan. When she retrieves Andy's wire model of a house from the skip, Phelan distracts her and gets rid of the model.
Michelle's thrilled when Robert arrives home from prison. Clearly loved up, Robert presents Michelle with a contract making her an equal partner in the bistro. When Michelle notices Robert wince in pain as he sits, Michelle's concerned but Robert plays it down. In the bistro, Daniel and Robert challenge each other to a race. Daniel beats Robert, who's left worried that he's aggravated his groin strain. Robert shows Michelle the training plan he's drawn up, determined to get fit, but Michelle's worried about his health. Robert lies to Michelle and tells her the doctor confirmed that he's simply suffering from groin strain and will be right as rain in a week or so.
When Beth finds out that Fiz and Tyrone kept quiet about the money they received through the crowdfunding website and spent it on a van, she and the factory girls are livid, accusing Fiz of scamming them. Fiz is furious and a row escalates leading to a catfight. When Fiz and Tyrone return from the shops, laden down with goodies, Beth threatens to report them for fraud.
When Dev announces he's expanding his empire and has bought the chippy, Chesney suggests he manage both shops. Sinead is put out to realise she'll be looking after Joseph 24/7. When Colin discovers Norris visited Darlington in 1961 he leaps to the conclusion that Norris might be his father, having noticed the behavioural similarities between them. Beth and Kirk move in with Maria. Mary's desperate to see baby George but Dev advises her to give the family time to calm down.
Monday 20 November 2017
In the bistro, Johnny breaks the news to Aidan that he intends to use the insurance money to fund his and Jenny's retirement in Spain. Furious, Aidan turns on Jenny calling her a gold digger. When Johnny defends her, Aidan rounds on his dad.
Mary throws a dinner party for Dev, Jude, Angie, Peter and Toyah. Convinced Angie's an alcoholic, Mary encourages Peter to share some of his horror stories of alcoholism. The guests are completely bemused.
Clearly fired up, having heard about Johnny's plans to use the factory insurance money to retire to Spain, Aidan marches into the solicitors' office and picks up Rita's forged contract. Rosie throws a drink in his face grabbing the contract from him.
Adam plays his trump card with Colin.