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Monday 21 October (UK Original Air Date 09 October)


Part 1

KEN HAS EIGHTY REASONS TO CELEBRATE Daniel and Sinead meet with the oncologist who says her cancer isn’t responding to treatment and she only has a few weeks to live. In a state of shock Sinead’s insistent they must attend Ken’s 80th birthday party. When Daniel reveals that he and Beth have arranged a surprise 1st birthday party for Bertie too, Sinead’s touched. At the party Ken’s thrilled to see Norris there and touched when Emily skypes him from Edinburgh. At Bertie’s party in The Rovers’ back yard Sinead fights back tears as she breaks the news to family and friends that she only has weeks to live.
KEVIN AND SOPHIE’S WINDFALL HAS SURPRISE RESULTS Abi finds out about Kevin’s £50k windfall and plans to meet him for lunch. As Kevin waits in the bistro for Abi, a sassy woman in her forties approaches and reveals that she’s Martine and apologises for standing him up and that Abi tracked her down, but is Kevin interested in Martine?When Paula suggests Sophie should jack in her college course and the should go travelling in Cambodia instead, Sophie’s taken aback.
DAVID BREAKS THE RULES Sarah visits David in prison and discovers she’s missed Shona’s birthday. As a fellow inmate, slips a mobile phone inside his sock, he’s furious to clock David watching him. He is almost caught with the mobile phone, however he’s impressed when David causes a distraction so he can get rid of the phone.
ELSEWHERE Maria, Gary, Faye and Jake set about some digging in Victoria Garden. Ali watches jealously as Gary flirts with Maria.

 Part 2

IT’S SINEAD’S PARTY & NO ONE CAN CRY IF THEY WANT TO Sinead feels she’s ruined Ken’s party, but he assures that his only concern is for her and Daniel. Daniel and Sinead leave their nearest and dearest to process the news. Ken shares his terrible news about Sinead to those in the Rovers. Ken is clearly struggling to keep his emotions bottled. Liz, Sean and Eileen agree to bury the hatchet realising time is precious. Back at the flat Sinead tells Daniel how sorry she is that she has to leave him but she knows Bertie will be in safe hands. Daniel finally surrenders to the tears.
SOPHIE MAKES HER CHOICE Kevin mentions his recent windfall to Martine and realises she’s only after his cash. Paula persuades Sophie to leave for Cambodia tonight however it transpires that Paula never planned to go with her, she just used it as a way to encourage the move. Kevin, Sally, Tim and Paula bid an emotional farewell to Sophie as she leaves for Cambodia.
MAX HAS GOT A NEW BFF Making out he’s been at his friend Carl’s house, Max returns home. He smiles when he receives a text from someone called ‘M’.
ELSEWHERE David bonds with his fellow inmate over distracting the prison officer for his benefit.

Tuesday 22 October


SHONA IS STRUGGLING WITH MAX As Faye struggles to look after Lily and Harry, while Shona and Sarah are out for birthday drinks, Max arrives home in a filthy mood. Shona and Sarah return home to find Max and Lily rowing over the telly. Suddenly there’s a crash and Harry is knocked unconscious so Shona calls an ambulance. Sarah heads off to hospital with Harry.  Meanwhile Shona turns on Max, blaming him for Harry’s injury. Max explains to Shona how it was Lily who pushed Harry over, not him.
GEMMA TAKES A TURN FOR THE WORSE Gemma tells Chesney she’s wangled free VIP tickets to County’s match but her delight turns to embarrassment when she gets stuck in the turnstile.
SINEAD STRUGGLES TO KEEP SMILING  The severity of her illness hits Sinead hard as she is forced to use a wheelchair to get to a family picnic. Daniel, Sinead, Beth, Kirk and Craig enjoy the picnic in Victoria Garden but as Sinead tries to join a game of charades it is evident she is too poorly and needs to be taken home.
ELSEWHERE  Yasmeen and Geoff find themselves run off their feet at Speed Daal. Geoff suggests they should buy into the business as they’re doing all the hard work anyway. Ali approaches Toyah for some unofficial advice. Bethany and James go for a run, but when Bethany blocks his path for a laugh causing him to fall and hurt his ankle.

Wednesday 23 October

SHONA’S MADE A GRAVE MISTAKE Marion arrives and reveals to Shona that she’s Max’s grandma, Max has been visiting her regularly and he’s currently at her house. Realising Shona is drunk she claims she’s an unfit mother. Marion visits the Adam to ask how she should go about getting custody of her grandchildren, unaware of the connection to the Platts Adam advises her. Shona’s in the middle of telling Sarah about Marion’s visit when Lily admits she pushed Harry.  Shona is gutted when she receives a text from Marion informing her that she’ll be hearing from her solicitor.
GEMMA’S BUMP IS GIVING HER THE HUMP Two firemen dismantle the turnstile, finally setting Gemma free. Chesney takes Gemma to the hospital.
SINEAD REALISES THAT TIME IS TICKING Daniel and Sinead settle down in front of the telly, aware these moments will soon be a thing of the past.
ELSEWHERE Yasmeen reveals that Alya is happy for her to invest in the business but not Geoff causing him to storm off. Bethany asks James about the politics of being a professional footballer and  says it would make a great article.

Thursday 24 October


DAVID’S PAST COMES BACK TO HAUNT HIM Shona tries to contact Max but he ignores her calls. David voices his concerns over the tense atmosphere in the prison and is worried when Shona tells him about Max staying at Marion’s house and how Marion plans to apply for custody of her grandson. His day goes from bad to worse when he goes to the medical wing to get his medication and is horrified to spot a bloodied and bruised Josh waiting to get treatment.  David makes brief eye contact with Josh before heading  back to his cell, clearly shaken. Abe reveals that Josh is inside for drugging and raping someone, David admits that Josh did exactly the same to him. Back on the street Sarah’s horrified to discover Marion has been seeking legal advice from Adam.

Friday 25 October

GEMMA CAN’T ESCAPE THE PACK Gemma is infuriated to find that a photo of her stuck in the turnstile has made the front page of the Gazette and that she is being harassed by journalists. She meets with a PR Agent  in the Rovers who insist she could set up interviews and make Gemma a small fortune. Gemma is interested but suddenly starts to get stomach pains. At the hospital Gemma is told she needs gets lots of rest. Bernie insists they don’t need Rosa and offers to look after Gemma’s PR, to her delight.  Chesney is less keen on the idea.
BETHANY FINDS INSPIRATION Bethany struggles with her short story for the writing course.  Brian suggests she should pick a subject close to her heart. Bethany shows her short story to James.  James promises to keep it a secret once he realises that the story is about her own experiences and her  love for Daniel.
ELSEWHERE Much to Alya’s annoyance, a thrilled Geoff explains that Zeedan has agreed to sell his half of the business. Sinead admits to Beth that just the simplest of tasks has become an uphill struggle as she’s no energy. Yasmeen assures Alya that she wants Geoff to be part of the business. To anger her even more, Geoff suggests on scrapping her no alcohol policy.  Aware Sinead won’t live to see Christmas, Kirk consults Beth, Craig, Adam and Tracy and they plan to celebrate Christmas early.

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