Another emotional week in the land of soap (Picture: ITV / BBC / Lime Pictures)
Tragedy is rife in the land of soap next week so stock up on those tissues and prepare yourselves for a total rollercoaster of emotions.
Hollyoaks sees a number of lives put in danger when Norma Crow’s kidnap plot spirals out of control, much to Sienna Blake and Warren Fox’s horror, while Mercedes McQueen receives a special Mother’s Day visitor.
Coronation Street, meanwhile, sees Evelyn Plummer devastated by the death of her closest friend, and Stephen Reid is hellbent on taking another life as he lines up a potential victim.
Over in EastEnders, Stacey Slater continues to struggle to make ends meet, but a huge discovery could change everything for her. Elsewhere, Ravi Gulati is up to no good, and emotions run high for Whitney Dean and Zack Hudson.
It’s an emotional week for Cathy Hope in Emmerdale too, as she overhears a conversation about a potential diagnosis, and she is left heartbroken.
For all this and more, plus a round-up of other soapy highlights of the week (March 21 to 24), you’ve come to the right place so grab a cuppa, sit back and enjoy all the drama that soapland is set to offering up.
1. Zack is pleased when Whitney arrives at a ceremony in honour of Peach, with the pair staying back to grieve alone. Whitney kisses Zack, and he responds before pulling away, leaving her devastated. Zack can’t find the words to share the news of his HIV diagnosis.
2. Ravi turns on the charm with Chelsea in a bid to get access to Jack’s files, and invites himself as her plus one to the family games night, much to Denise and Jack’s horror. Things get out of hand, with Ravi subsequently teasing Jack about Denise, before offering to stay away from Chelsea exchange for the intel. Denise smugly puts Ravi in his place, but he comes back with a threat that leaves her shaking in her boots.
3. Lexi has Mother’s Day all planned out with Lola – that is, until Emma arrives uninvited and tags along, leaving her frustrated as she loses her temper over having to share her mum. Emma, mortified, realises that she overstepped the mark and offers to leave, but Lola insists she stay.
Stacey’s troubles persist (Picture: BBC / Jack Barnes / Kieron McCarron)
4. Stacey needs money and can’t understand how Freddie is so flush all of a sudden – that is, until she she and Eve interrupt a clandestine meeting between Freddie and Rocky, getting more than they bargained for. Later in the week, Stacey is relieved to have the cash for Shiv the loan shark but, when she pays, Shiv demands another £200, threatening violence if she doesn’t pay up.
5. Sharon turns down the chance to be Alfie’s glamorous assistant, but she suggests that Linda would …read more