Leanne fears that Kal’s family view her as ‘a heartless tart who left a brain-damaged husband’. Surely not. A more accurate description would be ‘a heartless, unfaithful, arsonist, lying tart, who left a brainless husband’. She becomes convinced Nick’s been faking his seizures and storms the Bistro, smashing bottles and demanding the truth (below). Will Nick come clean, or will he continue frowning until his eyebrows reach the tip of his nose? Leanne also has problems with Peter, when she notices he’s been drinking before Simon’s visit. Jim promises to get Peter more booze, so he does, provided Peter can persuade Steve to visit him. I tell you, Jim’s cell all but has McDonald’s Irish Bar hung on the lock; given the privileges he’s being granted, expect to see the Irish Derby being run from the place next year. Pre Prepare to be underwhelmed by more An Andrea/Lloyd stuff, when Neil (who I rath rather like) makes a surprise return. He’s pas passed up a job in order to try to win An Andrea back, and the pair reminisce ab about happier times. Quite frankly, the tho thought of running over hot coals barefoot str strikes me as preferable to spending tim time with Lloyd, so I wish Neil the best of luck. Later, he ups his nuisance campa paign, and Steve and Lloyd get their own ba back by sending a children’s clown to Ne Neil’s door. As if this pair weren’t clown en enough for one week.
LOST IN TRANSLATION Remember these plots that had us hooked?
While Woolpack landlady Diane prepares for her wedding to Jack Sugden (above) – her second, after a failed marriage to cheating Rodney Blackstock – she’s horrified to discover she has cancer, and hides it from Jack as she’s terrified of his reaction.
Kevin Webster proposes to girlfriend Alison Wakefield to stop her leaving him. And Alison – who thought that Kevin would always put Sally, his ex-wife and mother of his two daughters, first – accepts. But, of course, it didn’t end happily ever after.