The truth about Hashim’s death weighs heavy on Alya, putting Zeedan’s rekindled relationship with his wife in jeopardy. Tim just can’t find the right moment to tell Sally about his health issues while he continues to confide in Aggie. Emma is shocked when Tyrone volunteers Dead Ted’s crutch to an injured Craig, who becomes intrigued about its history and its previous owner. Summer finally gets news of Oxford’s decision but her attention is soon diverted when Amy discovers yet another disturbing side to New Max. Cathy and Brian are off on holiday and rope Shona in to helping at the Kabin. Joseph is feeling very alone and unheard at home, and bullied at school, and a broken promise is enough to make him snap and take drastic action. No one cares about Ryan’s birthday. Mrs Anderson hasn’t got a clue. Homeless Stu has a rhyming dictionary.
Abi and Imran do their best to be inconspicuous to their significant others as they meet to discuss the possibility that they may have gone halfers on a baby. A hungover New Year’s Day driving lesson spells trouble for Emma and Faye and a poor old man just trying to get home with his ginger nuts. Sam discovers a new interest as he learns chess from Mary and Roy, while Nick helicopters nearby at all times. Adam’s boundary dispute case sets wheels in motion that result in Lydia turning up drunk to a meeting and Sarah going back on the pill. During renovations of Speed Daal, Zeedan and Marrium discover that a spark still exists between them. Tim’s health kick takes him to an appointment with Dr Gaddas and a shocking discovery that threatens his relationship with Sally. Shona has space on her speed dial. Peter vapes. Hope definitely put gum in Chloe’s hair.
It’s a Christmas miracle as a beloved stranger from faraway lands reunites with a loved one on the street. A tentative Sam finds his voice on Hope’s walkie-talkie but Nick risks undoing this progress by making a big deal out of it. Nina opens up to Asha about the struggles she’s been having with her anxiety. Eileen discovers that The Undertaker took suggestions from an old foe regarding her unwanted Christmas gift. After some inflatable Christmas shenanigans, Tyrone learns that Fiz and Phill’s relationship is far more serious than he’d previously thought. Sinkhole Leo returns to the street and with no obvious sinkholes requiring his attention, Jenny is forced to admit to herself that he may be shining a torch for her. Sarah is finding it difficult to put Adam’s past flings behind her while he struggles to comprehend why she’s so upset. Faye’s determined to learn how to drive and ropes Emma into giving her lessons, which eventually leads to a visit to the Weathy General and a chance encounter with Curtis. Abi’s reunion with The Twins™ brings her short-term joy when she discovers the ease at which Kelly has settled in to life on the street. Ken’s bells are surplus to requirements. Ed ruins Die Hard. Sally pees like a horse.
Emma’s wedding day is finally here, but the groom and the father of the bride have gone missing and no one knows why Audrey’s there. Abi is outraged at seeing Kelly living and working within a mile of her front door but cheers herself up with a visit to the Random Christmas Tat shop. It’s all beginning to get too much for Nina who is triggered into a panic attack when Asha is almost involved in a very low-key road traffic accident. Sarah is determined to gather the Platts and the Barlows for Christmas but relations are already icy before Max gets creative with Daniel’s choir lyrics. Lydia reads books. Seb has gifts from beyond the grave. Craig needs to get back to work.
Sally’s dismissive approach to Maria’s political ambitions comes back to bite her. The stress of the situation with Daniel manifests itself as the makings of an eating disorder for Summer who hastily regrets ordering the dirty burger at the Bistro. Zeedan feels like he’s on easy street as it appears the insurance is going to blame Dead Hashim for the Speed Daal fire and payout in full when a figure from his past arrives unannounced. Sarah thinks it’s bad enough that Adam put it around a bit when he was at uni and her mood does not improve when she learns that her new BFF, Lydia, also studied at Edinburgh. Yet another road traffic accident forces Audrey to get her eyes tested while David’s homeschooling of Max frustrates everyone. A coughing Homeless Stu is rumbled at Trim Up North so Kelly is determined to find someone else who can help him get well. Emma is shocked to discover that Curtis has forgotten to take his meds with him to the Three Peak Challenge, which leads her to make an even more shocking extra discovery. Ken gets wired into the tequila. Mary’s clipboard is massive. Clint sells Mechanical Baby Jesuses.
Max is getting plenty of use out of his new camera but is concerned when he captures Summer and Daniel getting a little too close for comfort. The Baileys continue to forget who has custody of Glory at the minute and draft up a document to get rid of Grace once and for all. Mimi’s plans for her son's birthday rely on Tyrone turning up with an ugly cake and making a joke about a spillage of strawberries on the motorway. Curtis announces that he wants to complete the Three Peak Challenge to bring Oliver’s charity fund up to an arbitrary £100,000. Sarah opens up about her menstrual cycle to a complete stranger after her business deal with ball-busting Gavin is spared. With Speed Daal still smoldering, Zeedan begins to think his financial woes are at an end until the police are given reason to suspect arson. Paul is an anti-vaxxer. Steve is shocked by London. Phill’s socks go missing.
Daniel’s pomposity proves to be a massive stumbling block in his relationship with Daisy but is an oddly attractive quality for Summer. Grace sells her new sofa to Bernie which eventually leads to question marks over the quality of care she provides to Glory. Emma and Curtis’s wedding plans come together while his specialist appointment shines a somewhat expected light on the true nature of his condition. Kelly does a helpful turn for a good friend and lands a job sweeping up hair at the barber’s thanks to Maria and Gary. Fiz meets Phill’s mum, Mimi, and her aggressive wee dog and there’s instant tension when it comes to Phill’s birthday arrangements. Zeedan’s woeful attempts at laundering his way out of debt attract the attention of Ryan, which turns out to be the least of his troubles. Nina phones South America. Ashley’s jacket has a massive collar. Homeless Stu’s cough isn’t getting better.
Residents are still blimmin furious about Max and his hilariously awful video until Daniel gets a look at it and decides Max has talent, apparently. DS Fringe is in no mood to drop the small matter of Natasha’s murder, and puts pressure on Abi with regards to Tez’s gun, which puts further pressure on Roy and his battle with his conscience. Despite Craig’s best efforts to prevent Faye from returning to work, she goes back to the Bistro, forgetting it was the scene of her assault on Adam. Sam is still mute and while Nick frets about permanent damage to his son’s underused vocal chords, and Leanne urges patience, The Undertaker does something about it with a lovely act of kindness and understanding. Sally and Maria get their heads together and start to make plans for the no doubt disastrous Christmas Market idea. Zeedan is still really bad at laundering money for his ex-father-in-law, and once again a clandestine meeting with Hasmim is overheard by Ryan. Aggie is starting to feel taken advantage of as her babysitting duties appear to escalate. Homeless Kelly is spotted living rough by Billy who manages to encourage Imran to up his search efforts. Daisy pretends to be Sinead. Carla forgets she’s married. Kirk just wants the sausage.
A combination of bad luck and bad decisions sends Kelly out of the frying pan that is prison, and into the fire of the Weatherfield streets. Fiz insists she’s not jelly of Tyrone and his upcoming date with Isla, maintaining that all of Hope’s future friendships hang in the balance. The day of Johnny’s funeral has arrived and with it comes the revelation that his will makes no mention of Kate, which is fine because she couldn’t be bothered to turn up, or Michelle, which is also fine. The Wheels of Justice in Weatherfield, which can grind as slowly as evolution when they need to, get a kick up the backside when Tim remembers that Faye is still in prison and is still sort of innocent. Roy continues to worry that his actions during Horror Nation Street may have indirectly led to Natasha’s death. Summer continues to help Max with his studies and he reveals that he’s been working on a film he is keen to show her. Leanne urges patience. Jenny ain’t sayin Daisy is a gold digger. Fiz’s spare pants drawer is squeaky.
With ITV Corey in custody, Imran is excited to tell Kelly that this may mean she gets to come home, in which case she’ll really need to start working on her smile. Natasha’s funeral arrives and Sam is still mute, but he puts his emotions into words by writing a eulogy for his mum. James gets wind from Ronnie that Danny has been offered a fancy chef job in That London and does his best to encourage his boyfriend to follow his goals. It’s Monday on Coronation Street which means that Abi must be involved in something secretive, and with Debbie’s added involvement surely anything is possible. Tyrone’s nose is put out of joint as Phil With Two Ls stretches his legs out under the table at Number 9 and even Kirk admits that Fiz’s new flame is a top bloke. Carla’s confusion over the date of an order gives the knicker people two days to get underpants to Milwaukee, WI. Dev takes charge of a new car with a smashing big boot as Aadi’s simmering hostility towards his father threatens to overflow. Simon, Nick, and Leanne take turns talking to a door. PC Tinker invents crimes to investigate. Daniel sings.