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Up in flames on Neighbours. (FremantleMedia)
Explosions on “Corrie” and “Neighbours,” new romance on “EastEnders,” infidelity on “Emmerdale,” a dark exit on “Hollyoaks” and a health scare on “Home and Away.” Stay in the know with British and Aussie soaps.
Spoiler alert: A fire starts at The Rovers trapping Stella upstairs and Sunita in the cellar. It looks like Stella’s stalkerish ex Karl is the one to save her, but it remains to be seen if his other ex, Sunita, fares as well. Either way, Sunita is the prime suspect when arson is deemed the cause of the fire.
Ryan and Katy have started seeing each other, despite the fact she is living with the father of her son Chesney. To make matters worse, they sneak off in Chesney’s van for a tryst. When the van breaks down, they are discovered together by Gary. Will he spill the beans?
Spoiler alert: When her ex Max makes comments about her being single, Tanya lies that she’s actually seeing someone. To help her save face, Phil steps in to be her fake gentleman caller. Things turn a bit more realistic when the two share a couple of dates and a kiss. Things get more complicated though when Tanya discovers Phil was smooching on her friend Sharon, who is engaged to Max’s brother Jack.
Carol’s attempts at romance with the newly single Masood didn’t go so well, but things are looking up. It seems her daughter’s probation officer takes a shine to her and goes so far as to step down in his official capacity so he can spend time with Carol. They head out to the local pub and bond over shared experiences. Could this be love for Carol?
Spoiler alert: Jai returns to the village to his estranged wife Charity, who cheated on him with Declan in his absence. She wants to work on their relationship, but Cameron learns about the affair and threatens to expose her. She takes matters into her own hands and confesses her sins to Jai. Considering he has a secret child with another woman, he won’t have much room to feel betrayed.
David and Alicia were friends who had a marriage of convenience. They divorced and now David is engaged to Priya. Their wedding will be held at Home Farm where Alicia, who has real feelings for David, works. When the engaged couple prepares to pose for a wedding brochure, Priya breaks out from the makeup. Alicia steps in, puts on the dress, poses with the groom and even kisses him. Will fantasy become reality?
Spoiler alert: A woman named Ellie Harper has been helping wheelchair bound Will with home visits. However, Will quickly realizes the support agency doesn't employ a woman named Ellie. She covers her tracks until she's invited to Will and Texas' engagement party, where she's exposed as the Savage family's estranged mother.
The lead up to Brendan's exit is going to be a dark one. After escaping Walker's wrath, he still has to deal with his abusive father Seamus, who attacks his son once again. During the altercation, someone shoots Seamus dead, which brings the cops around. Brendan decides it's time to repent for all his wrongdoings, including what's happened to Seamus. He heads outside to confront the cops and pulls out an unloaded gun, which causes the cops to open fire on him.
Home and Away:
Spoiler alert: Last week we learned Romeo was going to face some health issues after hurting his shoulder. This week, his health scare has been revealed as skin cancer. He decides to keep his diagnosis from his wife, Indi, who is starting a new business. He'll have a heck of a time keeping the secret considering his doctor is his father-in-law.
Runaways Maddy and Spencer have been staying in the Bay with Roo and Harvey. However, Roo finally tracks their mother Tanya down and invites her over. Spencer is ready to go back home, but Maddy has other ideas.
Spoiler alert: Sonya and Toadie's wedding day approaches, but in typical soap fashion, things will not go as planned. Sadly, there's an explosion, trapping the couple's family and friends inside the venue. The event will mark the end for two characters.
The Turner family finally hit town and secrets abound. For daughter Amber, that means a boyfriend she has back home in Mt. Isa, who's a bit of a bad boy. It's no wonder the moody teen isn't too keen on living on Ramsay Street.
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