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Struggling to keep track of the constant stream of soap spoilers? Fear not, as every Monday Digital Spy picks out the biggest and best storylines hitting your screens in the week ahead.
1. Coronation Street: Leanne and Steve face further devastation
(Friday at 7.30pm on ITV)
Emotions are running high on the first day of Oliver's court hearing, as angry Leanne tells Nick and Tracy they're not welcome. Proceedings don't get off to the best start either when Dr Howarth gives her professional opinion that it would be kinder to turn off Oliver's life support.
Crushed, Leanne heads home to drown her sorrows and ends up making a drunken pass at Steve, who gently turns her down. Lea is left mortified, but she and Steve have to put the awkward incident behind them as they return to court to give evidence.
Leanne fights her corner, insisting that her terminally-ill boy still reacts to certain stimuli, while Steve begs the judge for more time in the hope that a cure can be found for Oliver's condition.
The parents are forced to endure an anxious wait as the judge reaches a decision, and it's the one they were dreading as she concludes it would be in Oliver's best interests to withdraw his life support.
Devastated, Leanne vows to fight on and launch an appeal, but later at Oliver's hospital bedside, Steve sadly admits he can't support her, suggesting it's time to let their son peacefully slip away.
2. Emmerdale: Paul swipes Mandy's money
(Tuesday at 7pm on ITV)
Wanting to surprise Paul, excited Mandy reveals to Vinny that she has managed to raise enough money to put down a deposit on a home for the three of them. But as Mand looks to the future, Paul is still in the grips of his gambling addiction, despite insisting that he's managing to resist the urge to have a flutter.
After hearing about the plans for their new pad, Paul offers to take the deposit to the bank and is left hurt when Vinny and Mandy suggest he can't be trusted with such a large sum of money. Their fears are founded though, and as Vinny leaves the room, Paul secretly swipes Mandy's cash and heads straight to the bookies.
Later, Mandy is thrilled to receive a call from the estate agent confirming they've got the house, not realising Paul might have already gambled away their future.
3. EastEnders: Mick confronts his abuser
(Monday at 8pm on BBC One)
Mick is forced to confront his traumatic past when his former care worker, and Frankie's mum, Katy Lewis arrives in Walford. Freaked at seeing the woman who groomed him when he was just 12 years old, Mick wants to know why she didn't tell him they had a child together, but he's stunned when Katy gaslights him – insisting they never had a sexual relationship and Frankie isn't his daughter.
While the confused Carter tries to process what he has been told, Katy receives a text from Frankie, asking her and Mick to come and see her to talk things through. However, their meeting only results in messing with Mick's head even further.
Puzzled by the dark cloud hanging over him, Tina tries to cheer Mick up by secretly persuading Ian to give Mick a shift at The Vic. But when Mick accidentally smashes a bottle of vodka after hearing Katy's name brought up in conversation, Ian gives him an earful, resulting in him realising Tina set the whole thing up.
4. Hollyoaks: Tragedy strikes for Sid
(Tuesday at 7pm on E4 and Wednesday at 6.30pm on Channel 4)
With Victor vowing to murder whoever grassed Jordan up to the police, Juliet tries to deflect attention away from Sid. But despite her brave efforts to protect her friend, she slips up, leading Jordan to guess it was Sid who shopped him to the cops.
Enraged by his cousin's betrayal, Jordan threatens to hand him straight over to Victor, leading terrified Sid to plead for his life. Will Jordan sacrifice him in order to resume his position in the drugs ring?
Their showdown leaves Sid in a vulnerable state, and temptation gets the better of the teen as he ends up sampling some of the ketamine he has been dealing to the students of Chester. But just moments after taking the pills, Sid collapses unconscious in the alleyway, resulting in tragic consequences that will change the rest of his life.
5. Neighbours: Scarlett crashes Ned and Yashvi's fake wedding
(Thursday at 1.45pm and 5.30pm on Channel 5)
As payback for slating her, Scarlett selects a potentially deadly punishment for Bea as she tampers with her van. But disaster strikes when Terese gets behind the wheel and loses control, ploughing the vehicle into Kyle.
As Sheila's injured grandson is rushed to hospital, Bea discovers a puncture in the steering wheel fluid line, and when Ned thinks he has seen Scarlett, everyone is convinced she's behind the sabotage.
But the big breakthrough comes when Levi interviews the other driver involved in the fatal traffic accident that killed Scarlett's parents, and discovers it mirrors Terese's. Fearing for his family's safety, Ned moves into The Hive, unaware Scarlett has been using it as her base.
Yashvi soon suggests they stage a fake wedding to lure the stalker out of hiding. After some persuasion, nervous Ned agrees to go ahead with the charade, but as the couple exchange pretend vows, events take a sinister turn when Scarlett emerges from the shadows armed with acid and ready to attack.
6. Emmerdale: Tracy fears for Nate's future
(Monday at 7pm on ITV)
With Lydia by her side, Tracy heads to her baby scan appointment, but the happy occasion is tinged with worry for the mum-to-be as she fears Nate is facing a future behind bars. Presented with an envelope that holds the sex of their unborn child, Tracy and Nate decide to hold a reveal party so they can share the special moment with their loved ones.
But as Tracy heads upstairs, Nate opens up to Lydia, admitting that he might be looking at a two or three year stretch in prison, and not the six months he originally thought. Adamant that honesty is the best policy, Lydia urges Nate to find the courage to tell Tracy the truth.
7. Coronation Street: Adam sets his sights on Alina
(Wednesday at 7.30pm on ITV)
Adam isn't wasting any time getting over his split with Sarah as he tries to crack on with factory worker Alina in the café. At first, she's immune to the Scot's smooth charms, but Adam is more than up for the challenge.
Undeterred, Adam makes another play for Alina at the Underworld team building evening, hoping it'll make Sarah jealous, which of course it does. As the factory girls gossip about Adam and Alina's flirtation, Sarah is unable to control her temper and lays into her estranged husband for chatting up her co-worker.
Carla's equally unimpressed as she arrives at the factory with a potential client to witness Sarah's public meltdown, and warns Alina to stay well away from Adam as he's just using her. But will she be tempted to accept when Adam asks her out on a dinner date?
8. EastEnders: Kat and Phil join forces
(Thursday at 7.35pm on BBC One)
On a mission to make Phil her partner in crime, Kat once again asks for his help in staging a robbery at the insurance company, but is met with a gruff no. However, what Kat wants, Kat normally gets. After overhearing Phil on the phone to Sharon, she hits upon an idea.
The smug Slater is delighted when her plan comes together, but just as she thinks she has gained the upper hand, Kat arrives back home to find Phil has broken in and wants a word.
Forced to back down, Kat agrees to return the item she stole from his house, but on one condition – that Phil helps her with the job that could fix her family's financial woes. Phil is seemingly in a charitable mood as later he heads off with Kat to the insurance company, but does he have any intention of taking part in the scam?
9. Hollyoaks: John Paul reveals a dark secret
(Monday at 7pm on E4 and Tuesday at 6.30pm on Channel 4)
The stakes are getting even higher for the McQueens as Silas – via his creepy doll – orders the family to stump up £10,000 by the end of the day, before the next sin of 'greed' is revealed. With the clock ticking, John Paul goes grovelling to James for the dosh, but his ex (who seems to be a bottomless pit of money) – wants a night of passion in return.
Unable to go through with it, JP rejects the solicitor's indecent proposal and heads to Nancy's, where he notices Kyle's valuable watch sitting on the sideboard. Acting in desperation, John Paul steals the watch to pay off the blackmailer, but is left consumed with guilt over what he has done.
The teacher's trauma continues when the tormentor reveals the next sin of 'pride', and John Paul knows it's aimed at him. Unable to afford to meet Silas's latest demand, John Paul realises he has got no other choice than to reveal a personal secret that has been haunting him.
10. Home and Away: Colby and Taylor call it quits
(Thursday at 1.15pm and 6pm on Channel 5)
Having fallen head over heels for Colby, smitten Taylor is shocked when Angelo reveals he believes the police officer murdered Ross Nixon. She confronts Colby, who denies any wrongdoing, which is enough to appease Taylor as she reassures him that Angelo doesn't have any evidence to prove his theory.
But the following morning, Taylor slips up over breakfast when she passionately defends Colby to her husband, accidentally revealing details from the case she couldn't possibly know. Taylor tries to backtrack, but her behaviour raises Angelo's suspicions. Is he onto the secret lovers?
Later, Taylor calls Colby to admit her mistake, but while he tries to remain calm, Bella fears her brother is in too deep and urges Taylor to put his safety first and finish their affair.
After trying unsuccessfully to get Bella and Angelo off their cases, Colby and Taylor meet up and mutually agree to end things before any more damage is done.
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