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The story of Richard Hillman
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Monday 2 May 2016
Michelle busies herself planning Carla's wedding. Steve moans that they've spent little time together since his return. He confides in Liz that Michelle seems to be avoiding him and Liz has to mask her concern. In the cab office, Tim advises Steve that he should channel his inner caveman and show Michelle what she's been missing. Liz confronts Michelle and demands to know if the reason she's avoiding Steve is because of Will.
Nick attends his appointment with the consultant and admits he's scared he might lash out at Carla like he did with Leanne. The consultant recommends an MRI scan but points out that, given his brain injury, it's impossible to give an exact diagnosis. Nick leaves, upset. Gail presents Carla with a photo album to welcome her to the family and Carla is touched. She tells Nick she's never been happier and he forces himself to hide his anxiety.
Sophie heads out of the cafe and bumps into Kate and Caz coming in. Caz yelps, making out Sophie caught her injured ankle. Sophie's incensed and confides in Kevin she never touched Caz's ankle and she reckons Caz is playing on her injury in an attempt to hang on to Kate.
In a bid to take his mind off Tony's death, Phelan persuades Jason to accompany him to the County match.
Monday 2 May 2016
Michelle admits to Liz that she kissed Will but then came to her senses and has been feeling guilty ever since. Liz assures Michelle she's the best thing that's ever happened to Steve and she mustn't let a stupid kiss ruin their marriage. Tim gives Steve caveman lessons. Unimpressed, Sally tells Tim to stop embarrassing himself. Steve suggests to Michelle they have a quiet night in together but Michelle doesn't appear to be very keen.
At Carla's insistence, she and Nick try on their wedding rings. Nick is overcome with emotion. In the Rovers, Gail fusses over Carla and explains how she didn't initially welcome her to the family because she thought she was a murderess but now she's changed her opinion. David drags Nick into the Rovers back yard to ask what the consultant said. Will Nick tell him the truth? Having returned home, Nick attempts to make a cup of tea but when he accidentally pours boiling water on his hand, he loses his temper and hurls the mug at the wall. Carla's horrified.
While Yasmeen chivvies Sharif in the kitchen, Zeedan and Alya set up the barbecue in the garden. Alya admits she has invited Rana along. Mary, Cathy and Rana arrive for the barbecue. Having discovered that Rana is a nurse, Mary quizzes her about her many ailments. As the heavens open, a despondent Yasmeen ushers her guests inside while a smug Sally waves to her from the comfort of her conservatory. Yasmeen fumes.
Sophie questions Caz about her accident. Caz is evasive leaving Sophie even more suspicious and she voices her suspicions about Caz's accident to a defensive Kate.
Wednesday 4 May 2016
Having had her first good night's sleep since Harry was born, Sarah arrives for breakfast with a spring in her step. Nick apologises to Carla for his outburst, putting it down to stress. Leaving Nick to look after Harry, Kylie and David lead Sarah to the Salon insisting she could do with a bit of pampering. While Harry screams, Nick realises he's out of his depth. Sarah and Kylie arrive home to find Harry very distressed and Nick unable to cope. When Sarah suggests to Nick she could move in with him, Nick refuses. As Harry cries in his cot, Sarah sits alone, frightened.
Having overheard Caz on the phone to her support officer, Kate demands to know why she's being so secretive over her accident. Caz is defensive and the pair row before kissing and making up. Sophie is disappointed at seeing them so loved up.
When Jason agrees to take a look at Gail's leaky tap, Phelan is annoyed, pointing out he should be concentrating on bigger jobs if they're to make any money. Jason fixes Gail's tap and asks Sarah to pass him some tools. But as Sarah enters the annexe, she breaks down and Jason wonders what's wrong.
Billy is appalled to find Lee begging money. He makes out he's a troublemaker from the homeless shelter. When Sean books a surprise holiday in Ibiza, Billy's not keen but covers, telling Sean it might be difficult to get the time off work. Sharif is appalled when, at Yasmeen's request, Phelan measures up the back garden for an orangery.
Friday 6 May 2016
Todd and Jason pack up the last of Tony's things in the flat. Phelan is quick to suggest they sell it but Jason insists he wants nothing to do with stolen goods and it can go to charity. Jason sets off to the solicitor's and with him out of the way, Phelan phones a mate and flogs him Tony's gear for 3k. Todd secretly films the deal on his phone but Phelan catches sight of him. Triumphant, Todd returns home and shows Eileen and Billy the footage of Phelan selling the gear behind Jason's back. Eileen is gutted so how will clever Phelan wriggle out of this one?
On Amy's advice, Steve leaves a note for Michelle telling her to treat herself to a new dress as he's planning on cooking her a romantic meal. Carla takes Michelle shopping and orders her to forget about the stupid kiss and concentrate on her marriage.
Seeing Sarah looking stressed, Kylie wonders if she's okay. Sarah snaps at her telling her she's sick of the constant interrogation. Worried, Sarah takes Harry to the medical centre where Rana assures her she's got a lovely healthy baby and there's nothing to worry about.
Having taken a call from the travel agent, Sean is upset that Billy failed to pay his half of the deposit. Sean confronts Billy over the cancelled holiday. Billy is apologetic but explains that he can't go away as there's a parishioner who needs his help. Hurt and angry, Sean storms off telling Billy he'd rather be on his own. When Sophie drops off some van keys with Kate, Caz watches jealously from across the street. Fed up with being given the cold shoulder, Rana barges her way into the Bistro kitchen, marches up to Zeedan and boldly kisses him.
Friday 6 May 2016
With Amy's help, Steve puts the finishing touches to his romantic dinner table. Amy finds Michelle in the Rovers back yard and, telling her how much Steve loves her, leads her inside for her romantic dinner. Over dinner, Michelle admits to Steve how much she missed him while he was in Spain and how hurt she was that he seemed to have no interest in coming home. Steve assures her she's everything to him and they kiss. Discussions are had about Liz planning to go to Spain since she can't deal with the bad atmosphere in the run up to Tony's funeral and the way Jason has been with her.
Phelan arrives home to be confronted by Eileen with the damning video footage. Feigning surprise, Phelan makes out that he found all the receipts for the gear and, realising it was all legit, sold it on Jason's behalf. Eileen watches open-mouthed as Phelan hands over 2k in cash. Masking his growing suspicion, Todd apologises to Phelan for jumping to the wrong conclusion. Jason is stunned to discover how much Tony has left him. Phelan's interest is piqued and Todd notices. He confides in Billy that he reckons Phelan is after Jason's money. After one drink too many, Jason makes an awkward pass at Eva. When Eva turns him down Jason focuses his attention on Gemma instead. Gemma's thrilled and readily follows him home.
Jittery, Sarah tells Kylie she reckons Harry can sense his dead father's presence in the house and she needs to move away. Kylie does her best to calm her down.
Rana assures Zeedan she only flirted with other men to make him jealous. Flattered, Zeedan softens towards her. Caz corners Sophie in the pub and implores her not to take Kate from her. Sophie is taken aback.