Thursday 18 October 2018

The Soapbox: Secrets & Spoilers

Sheena McGinley

Slack jaws, ponytails and morals

EastEnders Carl's a busy bee this week. While continuing his quest to pilfer Kirsty off Max, he finds time to become the latest person in the long line of folk involved in the near death of Phil Mitchell.

With Phil in 'ospital, Shirley decides to break into his house to steal what's not nailed down.

Elsewhere, Jack's in full audible sighing mode as he tries to deal with Ronnie's release, while Michael's jaw slackens even further when Danny lands a lucrative deal.

coronation street Soapland's other shifty Karl feels the wrath of Beth this week when she confronts him over his increasing interest in her Craig.

Hayley prepares for her operation and, sadly, the outcome doesn't appear to be good, what with sources saying her friends are 'left devastated by the news'.

And just when you thought we'd said goodbye to the blonde one off 'Waterloo Road', she's still sandwiched between Chesney and Katy, because writers think we find that storyline engaging for some reason.

Emmerdale Expect lots of mouth wiping and wilted ponytails as Rhona (left) goes proper cold turkey.

Cameron manages to frame an innocent villager – we'll hazard a guess at Adam – for the death of Alex, resulting in an arrest. His efforts, however, don't stop his mystery blackmailer from ratcheting things up a gear.

Declan enrages the entire village, while Amy's still concocting a plan to get close to Kyle.

Fair city Paddy needs to undermine Zumo in his bid to take over as head of the Bishops again, so thankfully Viv lands on her arse in the middle of their kitchen/diner at an opportune time.

Val's big day doesn't turn out as planned; Luke gets in more trouble with the law; and Damien tries to make the best of his relationship with Ama.

ros na run It returns with Tina's verdict, Jason at death's door – and will Cathal shaft Berni in her hour of need?

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