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Tuesday, August 14 2012


Danger ahead on Neighbours. (Channel 5)
Extended coverage.

Since Americans aren't the only ones with good soapy drama, Soaps.com has listened to our readers from across the pond who have requested we keep tabs on a few British and Australian soap operas. Take a look at what's going on with dramas from other parts of the world.

EastEnders:
Spoiler alert: News of Ben's involvement in Heather's death spreads, but it's not only Ben who faces backlash from the community. Word also gets out that Jay helped cover for his friend, forcing him to go into hiding. However, his secret place isn't secret enough as a couple of locals track him down. Watch your back Jay!

The younger set cuts loose with an impromptu game of spin the bottle. What starts out as a good time turns into embarrassment and jealousy when Fatboy has to kiss Anthony, who then kisses Alice. After the latter smooch, Lauren announces that Alice really likes Anthony, while Lucy sends Tyler a photo of his girlfriend Whitney kissing Joey. It's all fun and games until someone kisses the wrong person.

Coronation Street:

Spoiler alert: After Eva sabotages Karl's job with Rob, her relationship with the latter goes downhill. It seems that's all it takes for Rob to lose interest, as he's later seen hitting on Stella. Perhaps Eva is better off without him.

On Thursday's episode of "Coronation Street," Katy offers to be Gary and Izzy's surrogate when they learn they aren't even able to adopt due to his legal issues. Watch Katy make the suggestion in the video below, which might not be available in all areas.



Emmerdale:
Spoiler alert: On the rebound from Cameron, Chas slept with Dan and declared them a couple immediately afterwards. Now, she's ready for them to get married and proposes. Skeptical, Dan turns her down, but later changes his mind and pops the question to her. She accepts, but considering her emotional state, maybe Dan should listen to his initial instincts.

Rachel has been trying to keep her pregnancy with the married Jai a secret, but the cat leaps out of the bag when Dan sees her drinking water at the bar. He jumps to the correct conclusion and questions who the father is. When she doesn't reveal a name, gossip spreads and circumstances lead to the assumption that a clueless David is the dad. It doesn't sound like Rachel can keep the secret much longer.

Hollyoaks:
Spoiler alert: Mitzeee's cellmate Shayne is released and heads to town. She's after Riley's money, but Mercedes and Riley derail her scheme. Soon afterwards, Mercedes is kidnapped. Is Shayne the culprit or someone else Mercedes ticked off?

Leanne goes along with the charade that she's Doug's fiancée when his parents visit. Doug starts to rethink the ruse though and considers telling his folks he's gay…until he hears about his wedding inheritance.

Neighbours:

Spoiler alert: The teen car crash storyline is quickly approaching with new details emerging. It seems Chris, Sophie, Andrew, Tash, Summer and Ed head out to a concert. But with all those people crammed inside, the car gets a bit crowded. Then, an argument breaks out. The combination of the two causes the driver Chris to get distracted. It's all bad news from there.

While it remains to be seen how many of the teens walk away unscathed from the accident, one person definitely affected by it is Rhys Lawson. The doctor rushes to the aid of the kids on site, but injures his hand in the process. Will this good deed jeopardize his future as a surgeon?

Home and Away:

Spoiler alert: "Neighbours" isn't the only soap dealing with a car crash, as "Home and Away's" Dex loses control of Indi's car. This accident isn't the driver's fault though, as it occurs after Ruby tampers with the brakes.

The accident isn't the only trauma to happen on the Australian soap, as the Braxton hostage situation is set to take place at the same time. One of these incidents will result in a death. Will it be Dex or one of the River Boys?

After hitting the sheets with Liam, Indi hears Ruby's frantic message to not drive her car. She then realizes Dex hasn't gotten home yet. Take a look at the sneak peek, which might not be available in all areas, as Liam and Indi look for Dex.



Are you keeping up with these shows? Tempted to start watching? Feel free to discuss them below.



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- Lori Wilson