It’s a week of reveals in the land of soap, as Jean Slater (Gillian Wright) takes it upon herself to reveal all about Suki Panesar’s (Balvinder Sopal) cancer lie in EastEnders, while James Bailey (Nathan Graham) is horrified to discover that rumours about his sexuality are circulating online in Coronation Street.
Meanwhile, Tracy Metcalfe (Amy Walsh) learns about sister Vanessa Woodfield’s (Michelle Hardwick) cancer in Emmerdale, and Toby Faroe (Bobby Gordon) sets about getting revenge on the Devereaux clan in Hollyoaks.
1. Gray’s office returns his belongings and he refuses to face and tell Whitney what’s happened. Gray heads to The Vic and after warning Chantelle to not tell her parents, and later he learns his firm has dropped Whitney’s case and — as he takes his anger out on Chantelle — she tells him to represent Whitney but to do so without his firm.
2. Jean is determined to find out if Suki is lying about her cancer, and she catches her out — which results in Suki issuing her with a warning. Jean accuses her once more in the Vic and Kheerat, Jags, Vinny and Ash are disgusted — but Ash and Kheerat are left suspicious.
3. Jay secretly checks the engagement ring, and he later gets the confidence he needs from Billy. Over a romantic lunch, he proposes to Lola — but what will she say?
4. Jack mentions that he saw Gray going in to a hotel, and Mitch is intrigued as a result. He later quizzes Gray — something which leaves the solicitor furious — and he then confides in Karen that he thinks Gray’s having an affair. Karen refuses to believe such a thing, but Mitch is determined to find out what’s going on.
5. Linda makes great progress, but Mick is still concerned and thus — after Tian mentions how she cleared out her stashed alcohol — he decides to search too, but Linda catches him and is hurt he doesn’t trust her. Later, Linda goes to another meeting and Mick is proud of her, while Stuart tries to support her when he spots her and sees her doubts.
6. An ex ‘client’ of Rainie’s turns up at Coker’s and she’s taken aback, but Stuart reassures her. Later, she opens up to Stuart about her past, and — determined to cheer her up — he comes up with a plan, as he sets about proposing to her.
7. Sheree berates Isaac for his attitude towards Patrick, and Denise learns that it was the anniversary of the young man’s father’s death and offers her support.
8. Gary asks Sharon to teach Gary a lesson and, later, the doctor collapses, as Toyah reveals she believes he’s taken an overdose of diazepam. Maria and Gary are horrified as he’s taken awat in an ambulance, prompting Gary to contact Sharon — blaming her for what’s happened to Ali.
9. Aggie collects her award at the Golden Hearts ceremony, but a reporter approaches James and reveals that there are rumours in regards to his sexuality circulating on online, leaving the young man in shock. James insists that he’s not gay and runs off, and later he discovers that Danny accidentally outed him on social media.
10. Maria gets into Ali’s car and quizzes him in regards to the overdose, but Ali locks her in and informs her how he believes Gary spiked his drink, before speeding off with Maria in tow.
11. When the bat society are judgmental towards Nina, Roy — proud of his niece’s efforts — decides to resign from the group, and Brian follows suit.
12. James lies to the Press Officer and his manager, assuring them both that he’s not gay, and while Ed’s relieved, Aggie’s worried about her son, fearing that he will be living a lie.
13. Alya comes to realise that the Speed Daal critic is none other than Geoff, but when she confronts him on the matter, he denies it, and Yasmeen sides with him. Geoff argues that since working together is no longer an option, Alya could sign her share of the business over to him — but she’s having none of it.
14. With Maria unwilling to listen to him, Ali decides that he can no longer stay put in the street, and therefore sets about making a departure. After one final goodbye with Ryan, he leaves Weatherfield.
15. Charity proves incredibly supportive towards Vanessa, but when she later arrives home to find Tracy planning a surprise party for Vanessa, she panics and drags Tracy outside — but Tracy refuses to stop the celebrations, that is until Charity ends up revealing that Vanessa has cancer.
16. Vanessa is horrified to learn that Tracy knows of her diagnosis and thus storms out, as Tracy follows her. She later opens up to Tracy, leaving Charity feeling shut-out.
17. Cain confronts DI Malone, but soon he realises doing so was a mistake as he returns to the garage to discover that it’s been trashed — and Moira’s bull has been murdered too. Later, Malone shows up — playing the role of detective — as he questions Cain if anyone might have a grudge against him.
18. Laurel believes everything is going to be okay, but Archie ends up carelessly handling Sandy’s ship in a bottle, and later a crash can be heard. Laurel discovers Archie trapped underneath a cabinet, and she assumes Arthur is responsible, prompting her to reveal the truth to Jai — leaving him floored.
19. Luke asks Victoria to give their relationship another shot.
20. Andrea plays dirty in an attempt to get the truth out of Kim.
21. Mitchell, Martine and Scott return from their holiday, and — with it being Mitchell’s birthday — he hopes Walter will turn up to celebrate with him, so he leaves him a letter.
22. Jordan asks Juliet to sell drugs in different schools, and she tries out a selection of different ties in order to play the part. She heads to another local school complete in the corresponding attire, but PC George Kiss spots her. Later, she brags that she sold her whole supply.
23. Romeo is concerned for Celeste when he witnesses Toby grabbing her arm, but Celeste simply tells him to mind his own business.
24. Toby plans to reveal his true identity on the day of Mitchell’s party. Celeste is horrified when she realises he’s nowhere to be seen, as he resentfully watches all of Mitchells family celebrate his birthday.
25. Mercedes is horrified when someone put a funeral wreath on her front door — and it’s one that has her name on it.
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