Max goes for a haircut and ends up getting an unusual request from Sonya. After Cathy’s departure, Evelyn becomes worried that Brian might get all Alpha Male with Jim Fizz. Wendy is drawn to Coronation Street by Abi and comes face to face with an old adversary. Following a visit to Dr Gaddas, Tim and Sally prepare to take their issues to a private sex therapist. Maria’s latest environmental initiative causes outrage on the street when the Weatherfield bin men go on strike to protest. Peter becomes increasingly obsessed with trapping Dr Throne and getting justice. Eileen enlists Todd in her attempts to get George to put his unpleasant past with Frank behind him. Audrey’s drinking continues to spiral out of control with Gail’s concerns falling on deaf ears. David isn’t a Dave. Gary unwittingly donates to donkey charities. Kev isn’t great with faces.
Brian’s lackluster proposal sends Cathy to the Rovers and into the sleazy arms of Jim Fizz, Mixologist Extraordinaire. Summer feels shunned by her friends while her collection of dads urges her to reconsider the future of her education. Audrey’s cataract surgery storyline crops up again while Gail continues to worry about her mother’s alcohol intake. With more work needing done at the house, Fiz is beginning to worry that her wedding is cursed, until she receives some unexpectedly good bad news. Abi worries when she learns that her new custody hearing has been arranged for the next 24 hours. Tongues wag at Imran’s funeral and Toyah finds herself once more under suspicion from the police about her involvement in his death. Daisy refuses to clean that up. Sally hasn’t seen Trainspotting. Evelyn surreptitiously advertises British Telecom.
Summer struggles to concentrate and retain information and resorts to extreme measures during her final exam. Sean introduces George to Frank but it seems that the two of them went to school together and have an unhappy history. Max takes an interest in cooking when his weird flirtatious style on Messenger pays dividends. Cathy is disappointed when Brian’s idea of a date night turns out to involve substandard home-brew at The Rovers. Planning a wedding during a house renovation proves too stressful for Fiz and she looks for alternate accommodation. Under suspicion from her friends and the police, Toyah decides to hide out at Cousin Kirsty’s. Brian’s eyebrow trimming is a job for two. Everything is Zeedan’s fault. Ben might be looking for a new job.
Abi is ready to whisk Alfie off to COSTA RICA! but Cousin Kirsty’s birthday is about to complicate matters while Imran’s day goes from bad to worse to as bad as it's ever going to get. Kelly’s a grass. Elsie unpacks. Craig’s car is a tip.
Tim makes yet another appointment with Dr Gaddas but this time, no really, he’s going to go to it, and to make sure, he drags Sally along with him. A mysterious whistleblower to the council forces Amy and Jacob to abandon their scummy flat and move in with Steve and Tracy. Summer continues to push herself too hard ahead of her exams and once again fails to properly manage her diabetes for fear of gaining weight. Daisy makes it clear to Daniel that she misses him but points out that nothing can happen between them while another woman’s bra is drying on his radiator. Hope throws a sickie and discovers Phill’s secret, taking her revenge with a digger. Craig has an impossible time as he attempts to predict Faye’s mood and he succeeds in constantly saying the wrong thing to her. Sean has a bad date with a man and his hamster farm, and almost fails to see his Mr Right when he walks right under his nose. Abi’s plans are gaining pace while Imran and Toyah receive an unexpected offer from Social Services regarding Elsie. Jacob knows a thing or two about kid’s TV. Tyrone prefers the gentle setting. Shona sings ABBA.
Imran tempts fate by nipping to the office ahead of Alfie’s Naming Ceremony as Elliot prepares to make strong allegations. Fiz is nervous enough ahead of a dinner date with Phill and his friends and she’s sent rushing out of the restaurant when details of her past come out over the poppodums. It’s a big week for Max as he discovers his fate from the judge for spiking Amy’s drink and learns which school he’ll be attending after being expelled from Weathy High. Daniel is encouraged to apply for the permanent teaching role at school but issues with his family weigh heavy on his mind. Jacob’s personal hygiene issues give Eileen the fright of her life. Tim wins a romantic couple’s overnight getaway at one of Debbie’s hotels and orders some medicinal enhancement for the occasion. Gail likes Carry on Screaming. The Edinburgh Trip was a success. Michael needs podcast recommendations.
Well, it looks like Gav picked a decent time to catch the COVID and for us to miss a podcast for the first time since Christmas 2019, as this week’s Corrie didn’t exactly set the heather alight. Until we get to speak to you all again next week, these are a few of the things that we would’ve spent some time talking about, so feel free to imagine how that would’ve sounded:
- Abi’s nail perfection
- Abi’s inability to hide
- Ben handily announcing the time and place of his drugs deal right outside the law office
- Can Alfie please just go into care now?
- Aadi being a wonderful friend
- Fiz’s fancy big house
- Tim and Kirk sharing a scene and it being impossible to tell them apart
- Aggie whistleblowing to Peter rather than her boss and then having a crisis about her name getting mentioned later in the week
- Mary’s light saber skills
- Peter not taking a moment to appreciate the bigger picture and instead takes to vaping and talking to himself in the community garden
- Aaron’s obvious own eating disorder
- So how many people work in the factory sales department now?
- Evelyn being the best granny ever
We’ll hopefully be COVID-free and back next week with more The Talk of the Street.
Amy is relieved to learn that Max has survived his leg surgery as this means she can get justice. Homeless Stu forgets to order food for Speed Daal’s Eid celebrations and takes drastic measures to put things right. Faye finally receives the results of her test following her phantom pregnancy but everyone seems more concerned about Craig’s reaction. On her first proper day, Aggie fails to make a good impression with Mr Thorne but discovers some unsettling information about Peter’s liver transplant. The Undertaker’s mistake rate goes through the roof as his self-imposed sleep deprivation starts to take its toll. Kirk dreams up a noisy way to incentivize the knicker factory’s sales team. Abi goes to extreme lengths in an attempt to talk Toyah out of marrying Imran. Ken writes a song. Steve does Platoon. Gail knows what she’s talking about.
Eileen remains suspicious of The Undertaker so she goes to his house to find evidence of a cat or another woman. Tim continues to ignore Sally’s concerns about his lack of bedroom enthusiasm. Jacob starts his new job at the factory but thanks to an outburst from Simon, he finds it difficult to win over his new workmates. Toyah is disappointed to learn that Leanne thinks her relationship with Imran is for the convenience of Alfie's custody. Aggie is transferred to a new department at the hospital and is nervous about meeting her new boss who has a reputation for being a stickler for the rules. Alya and Yasmeen build bridges as they make plans for a charitable event for Eid. Following a shocking incident at school, Daniel threatens to come clean to Amy about Max spiking her drink. Kirk is eating for two. Maisie covers her ears. Gail blames the parents.
Summer is arrested for being diabetic and the story of her eating disorder is finally revealed. After reflection, Abi offers a truce to Imran and Toyah who are hell-bent to prove she’s back on the muck. As work on Rick the Chin’s house is started, Ed and Paul find a bag full of lovely cash stashed under the floorboards. Eileen and The Undertaker are back together on the show which means there must be a misunderstanding to threaten their relationship. Sally gets back from Gina’s again and is more determined than ever to get rid of Tim’s Mum. Daisy decides that the best way to protect her relationship with Daniel is to set Nicky up with one of her friends. Mr Little has some explaining to do. Simon is a grass. Ashley has a sex cardigan, too.