JACI STEPHEN’S ul­ti­mate in­sight into the week’s soaps

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where her con­di­tion de­te­ri­o­rates. The cops are putting pres­sure on one res­i­dent, but is it the right one? Of course not. Weather­field’s cop­pers couldn’t spot the Grim Reaper on Death Row. There’s brief hope for Tina, but then the crash team ar­rives and it’s all over ( left). We’ll miss her. The pres­sure takes its toll on Carla when a drunken dru Peter protests his in­no­cence and punches pun Rob. Dou­bled over ove in pain, Carla is in h hospi­tal, but is she about abo to lose the baby (the one she’s car­ry­ing, ing not the one she’s ma mar­ried to)? Biz Bizarrely, Michelle ann an­nounces she’s left Ste Steve be­cause he fail failed to tell her of the cou cou­ple’s af­fair. Isn’t tha that what mates do? Ke Keep friends’ se­crets? Sal Sally is ner­vous, fear­ing Tim is about to pro pro­pose. Given his ver ver­bal skills, I can’t im imag­ine him ever bei be­ing able to form the sen sen­tence ‘I do’.

Re­mem­ber these plots that had us hooked?

Nana Moon thought she’d found love af­ter meet­ing charm­ing Wil­fred Atkins on hol­i­day – but when he’s ex­posed as a con­man and does a run­ner on their wed­ding day, grand­son Al­fie is there to give Nana a shoul­der to cry on (above).

Hot­pot all round! Hav­ing notched up 30 years be­hind the bar of the Rovers, Betty Wil­liams turns up at work to find a sur­prise party’s been thrown for her, at­tended by reg­u­lars in­clud­ing Mike Bald­win and Vera Duck­worth (above, with Betty, cen­tre).

Af­ter shoot­ing Alan Turner dur­ing a raid on the post of­fice, Viv Wind­sor’s jail­bird ex-hus­band Reg Daw­son takes Viv (above, with Reg) and Shirley Turner hostage. Reg shoots Shirley dead be­fore he him­self is killed by a po­lice marks­man.

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