Returns, reunions and big decisions.

Will Kirsty change her ways after she gives birth on “Coronation Street?” Will Doug’s fake wedding end his relationship with Ste on “Hollyoaks?” Do Bianca and Heath have a future on “Home and Away?” So much drama, so little time. Here’s a peek at what’s to come on British and Australian soap operas.


Spoiler alert: As Sharon tries to readjust to life back in Walford, she takes her son Dennis out of school when she fears he’s having trouble making friends. She takes him to the R&R, but he takes off. Luckily, she finds him in front of the Queen Vic, where Dennis’ father died. Tanya spots mother and son in an emotional moment and becomes concerned. Could Sharon really be the one in need of a friend?

Not only is Sharon back, but Carly is on her way as well after Phil calls her concerned about Shirley. Even though there’s tension between the mother and daughter, Carly realizes bonding with her mother is a good thing and extends an invitation for her to move in with her. Shirley accepts, but before leaving town, accepts Jay’s apology for his involvement in Heather’s death. She’s not so forgiving when it comes to her ex-fiancé though, as she warns Phil to watch his back. She will return.

Coronation Street:

Spoiler alert: After Tina angrily confronts Kirsty at the Rovers about her role in possibly getting her kicked out of her place, Kirsty goes into labor. Fortunately, midwife Marcus just so happens to be there and helps her deliver. Tyronne shows up as well and the new parents and their healthy daughter are taken to the hospital. Even though everything worked out, Tina experiences backlash for attacking the pregnant Kirsty, but is it really all her fault? Kirsty does have a mean streak after all.

After another argument with his mother Michelle over his drug use, Ryan believes she’d be happier without him. He decides to leave Weatherfield, but uses Michelle’s keys to get into the factory to swipe some traveling money. However, Rob, who doesn’t realize the identity of the thief, attacks him. When he recognizes who he knocks out, Rob considers calling the police, but would that just cause Michelle more pain?

Take a look at one of Michelle and Ryan’s fights from Thursday’s episode, which might not be available in all areas.