The soapbox: hospitalisations, flirtations, and the real Gavin Rodwell
Fair City: Caoimhe finally finds out Junior is her half brother this week, because (obviously) Orla wants her to visit Tommy to get some family history before the wee one's operation.
Thing is, Tommy's already been released… Michael tells Rachel that Niamh doesn't want them to be mates, which infuriates the teen no end - so she's easily led astray by Charlotte. Elsewhere, Dean continues to be a source of never-ending worry for Leo. Meanwhile, Ray disagrees with Renee taking on an intern.
Emmerdale: Val collapses after continuously ignoring her health. On the upside, Finn gets to flirt with nurse Darren and her son Paul comes to visit. Every cloud. Doug finds Laurel's stashed bottle of voddie; Andy struggles to reconnect with his kids; Pearl gambles on a horse in the hopes the potential winnings will pay bills; and Alicia attempts to hide her ongoing Lachlan-related worries from David.
Coronation Street: Max breaks David's heart by announcing he wants clothes from his 'real dad' while being forced to try on wedding threads for Michael and Gail's impending nuptials. Speaking of which - the real Gavin Rodwell is back from his travels… Expect to see Steph freaking out. Jenny tries to make peace with Rita. Needless to say, her olive branch is shoved where the sun doesn't shine. Eileen needs sacking from the Rovers, while Craig mistakenly believes that Faye's informed Anna she's due a baby in two months.
EastEnders: Poor Dot. She's still in prison for the death of Nick, refusing help from the likes of Sharon, and therefore, her usually highly coiffed barnet is resembling a rusty Worzel Gummidge. If you've refused to watch EastEnders since 11-year-old Bobby Beale was revealed as Lucy's killer, Dot's hair is worth tuning in for. In other news, the 'Who Killed Lucy Beale?' storyline is one that just won't quit; some innocent gets arrested for her murder in the near future. Will Ian and Jane cave?!
Ros na Run: Mack struggles in the aftermath of Ailbhe's lies.
Sheena McGinley is an editor at entertainment.ie