Expect both literal and metaphorical explosions in our upcoming visits to the land of soap, as chaos reigns supreme in all four of the nation’s biggest serial dramas.
It’s all kicking off in Hollyoaks next week, as Silas Blissett takes his final revenge on the McQueens against the backdrop of a carnival, which sets the scene nicely for all hell to break to loose.
Expect death, tragedy and a few twists to go along with it in a week that can only be described as unmissable. If you haven’t tuned into Hollyoaks in a while, now is the time to start watching again.
EastEnders, meanwhile, sees Janine Butcher potentially caught out as daughter Scarlett contemplates telling Linda Carter the truth about the car accident!
Over in Coronation Street, Jenny Connor is worried sick when beau Leo disappears following a showdown with the devilish Stephen Reid, and scheming Sandra is up to her tricks in Emmerdale once more, attempting to swindle Liv Flaherty out of all her money.
Metro.co.uk has handpicked 25 of the biggest moments to come, so if you’d like your soap appetite whetted a bit more then simply don’t stop reading.
1. The police start questioning over the shooting from the previous week.
2. Leo is on a mission to prove that scheming Stephen is a liar, and he overhears a conversation between he and Gabrielle. Stunned, Leo subsequently confronts Stephen, revealing that he knows all about how he intends to get the equity from Audrey’s house. A confrontation ensues on the factory gantry, as Leo taunts him, threatening to call Audrey, but how will Stephen react?
3. Teddy, Leo’s dad, later calls in the pub and is surprised to see Jenny behind the bar. Jenny explains how Leo left for Canada without her. Teddy asserts she’s only herself to blame.
4. The Baileys are thrilled as Dee-Dee arrives home from America. When James shows her the letter from County offering him a paltry final pay-off, Dee-Dee calls the club and after explaining that she’s a solicitor, demands a meeting. Will Dee-Dee be able to push for a better deal?
5. During Evelyn’s first shift at the charity shop, Joy lays down the ground rules while Evelyn is forced to bite her tongue, before revealing that she’s off to Cornwall for a few days.
6. When Bernie accidentally smashes the first golf trophy Aadi ever won while cleaning, Dev’s apoplectic and sacks her on the spot. Desperate for cash, Bernie finds Fern’s card and gives her a call.
7. Yasmeen returns to discover that Speed Daal has closed because of Stu, but she assures him that they will rebuild the business and clear his name – no matter what it takes.
8. Scarlett spots Janine in the back of Frankie’s incriminating photo and gets an idea, telling Linda she needs to talk to her. Linda, meanwhile, realises there is something that Scarlett is not telling her and probes her for more information – but Scarlett rushes off. Mick tells Janine they can take Scarlett to meet his children tonight but Janine panics to learn Scarlett’s with Linda.
9. Eve is shocked to see a dishevelled-looking Suki walking through the Square in her nightdress and rushes her over to Ash, who takes her to the surgery. Ash and Eve try to get to the bottom of what’s going on and leave her alone with Dr Nina. Kheerat, meanwhile, gets wind of what happened with Suki but Ravi covers – saying Suki was sleepwalking. Eve, however, knows there is more to it and heads back to Suki’s, refuses to leave until she gets the truth!
10. Noticing how well Jean and Harvey are getting on, Stacey ropes in Alfie, Kat and Kheerat to help surprise them with a romantic dinner. Jean isn’t impressed however and when Harvey arrives, so Alfie suggests they all stay for dinner to avoid embarrassing Harvey.
11. Freddie overhears Billy’s solicitor telling him he could face a long prison sentence leaving Freddie more determined than ever to help him. When Phil says he is unable to help, Freddie turns to Ben and asks for a good solicitor and with Ben oblivious to Phil’s involvement, he agrees to help. Phil is later furious when Freddie tells him Ben has sorted Billy a good lawyer from Ritchie’s firm despite Phil warning Freddie away. Raging, Phil drops a bombshell.
12. Jack, Howie and Ravi arrive at the school and the fathers bicker as they each defend their children. The teacher calls everyone into the office and demands to know what happened.
13. Lexi interviews Callum for a school project, and Lola can sense that he and Ben still have feelings for each other.
14. Jack is upset to discover Denzel and Amy have been alone together but they assure him they were just getting ready for Nugget’s birthday. Denise, Kim and Howie are taken aback at how overprotective Jack is being.
15. Faith is relieved Moira hasn’t told Cain about her plan to end her own life but she is still seemingly determined for Moira to help her at the end. Moira, however, is resistant.
16. Liv discovers Mandy and Vinny were trying to set her mother up, and she’s furious – kicking Vinny out. Sandra comforts Liv and feigns upset that she has fallen off the wagon – but is secretly thrilled. Sandra plys her daughter in a bid to get her to discuss her savings. Liv falls asleep while Sandra sets about accessing Liv’s online bank account!
17. When Millie is collected by Hazel, Kim realises how alone she is. The next morning, breakfast at Home Farm is a frosty affair as Will stews over Dawn’s refusal to attend their wedding. Kim bites her lip and goes to apologise to Dawn. But will it work?
18. Noah is pleasantly surprised when Kerry suggests a job opportunity, believing she’s offering an olive branch. But Noah and Amelia see the job offer for what it really is; a ploy to get rid of Noah. The next day, Kerry convinces Dan to help her break up Noah and Amelia. Soon Charity is involved. But could Kerry’s plan backfire?
19. Chas receives a message from Al asking to meet while Faith plans a day of fun. But Kerry soon takes up Al’s time meaning Chas is left disappointed.
20. Matty’s uncomfortable when Suzy tries to chat with him. When Suzy later turns up at Holly’s remembrance do, Matty’s forced to hide his resentment. Noticing how grateful Moira is when Suzy asks to pay her respects, Matty hides a flicker of regret.
21. With Mercedes missing, there is concern among the McQueens. Silas, meanwhile, seeks out Olivia, tasking her with bringing him Bobby – making clear that if she fails to do so he’ll kill Mercedes! Afterwards, he appears live from their household via webcam and warns them that – if they want to survive – they’ll have to play his games.
22. Theresa and Goldie wind up trapped in an escape room. The rules of their mission are very clear – only one of them can get out of there alive! John Paul, meanwhile, is forced to face his demons, and Mercedes does her best to find a way out of Silas’ evil lair, but it’s no good. Silas challenges the clan to a game of chess, with the giant electrified chess board proving fatal!
23. Warren sets out to put a stop to Norma once and for all, but Norma drops a huge revelation that pretty much changes everything. Before he has a chance to process the news, tragedy strikes as they fall from a great height.
24. Shaq and Verity race each other on the climbing wall at the carnival and ultimately find themselves stuck up there when a bomb goes off, leaving them with no option but to keep climbing. Matters are complicated further when one of them is endangered by a second unexpected explosion.
25. Nadira is at odds with Juliet due to her struggles with showing her public affection, but, after some words of encouragement from Peri, she makes up with Juliet – but has some heartbreaking news for her.
Coronation Street airs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm on ITV. EastEnders airs Mondays to Thursdays at 7:30pm on BBC One. Emmerdale airs Mondays to Fridays at 7:30pm on ITV. Hollyoaks airs Mondays to Fridays at 7pm on E4, with first look episodes daily on All4.
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