Peggy's back! Sneak peek at the week in soap

Find out what's in store in all your favourite soaps from Monday September 16.
 
 
 

 

  • Peggy and Phil
    Roger Crow
    By   | Entertainment journalist, Press Association
    Last updated: 10 September 2013, 08:17 BST

    With Ronnie and Billy left guarding the Mitchell empire, no wonder Carl seems to be under the impression it’s pretty much his for the taking.

    But he’s reckoned without the awesome might of one woman – Peggy Mitchell. Sadly, she’s not back to slap Carl around the face while squawking ‘Gerrouttamypub’ at him until his eardrums burst.

    She does, however, visit Phil in hospital to tell him to stop lazing around in his hospital bed and get back to the Square before the neighbours forget who’s really in charge.

    Kat realises she can’t stand in the way of Jean’s happiness and gives the cook her blessing to start a new life with Ollie. And as ever, Alfie is there to support his ex, leaving Roxy feeling a bit miffed. Although to be fair, she’s also sneaking about behind his back as she continues to see her sister in secret.

    Sam tells Ava and Dexter he needs a kidney transplant, but we’re sure that in no way influenced his decision to get back in touch with them after all these years – it’s just a great big coincidence…

    Lola panics when she discovers Auntie Ronnie has been left to babysit Lexi, and Abi is past caring whether Max is innocent or not, pointing out that his complicated love life is at the root of all his problems. We don’t care what those exam results say, we always knew she was the brightest Branning.

    Lauren gets passionate with Jake, Alice tries out a sexy new look, and Lucy discovers some of the downsides to being Janine’s henchwoman. Still no word on whether there are any upsides, though. 

     
     

     

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  • Stella hits the bottle
    Roger Crow
    By   | Entertainment journalist, Press Association
    Last updated: 10 September 2013, 08:17 BST

    We’ve spent so long calling Karl names and waiting for him to get his comeuppance. Now, a dazed Stella must come to terms with the fact her fella is a murderous arsonist.

    How does she cope with the news? Well, she’s a pub landlady surrounded by booze. You can figure out the rest.

    Meanwhile, given the choice between public karaoke and making sweet music of their own, Jason and Eva decide to nip back to his for a drink. Clearly still adhering to the motto ‘The Price is right’, Jason moves in for a kiss.

    Look out Gloria. He’ll be after you if Eva knocks him back.

    As the emotionally draining, genuinely moving Cropper storyline continues, Roy faces his first driving lesson, and Hayley hopes a trip to Underworld will lift her spirits. However, even a trip across the road leaves her exhausted.

    Clearly, she’s too ill to face abusive estranged son Christian? (Remember him?)

    Elsewhere, Tim resorts to type by being generally rubbish. He tries to make it up with Sally after the wedding debacle, but she’s had her fingers burnt by him before. Little wonder she’s trying to play things cool.

    And overprotective Fiz finally lets Chesney get on with his life and moves in with Tyrone. Why she didn’t do that weeks ago is anyone’s guess. Ty only lives a few doors away!

     
     

     

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  • Debbie Dingle
    Roger Crow
    By   | Entertainment journalist, Press Association
    Last updated: 10 September 2013, 08:17 BST

    Debbie has given the police a recording of Cameron confessing to one murder and actually committing another, and they’ve asked her to keep on playing happy families while they bug her house to get more evidence. What could possibly go wrong?

    Well, quite a lot, as it turns out. First, Cameron pops the question, meaning Debbie has to take her lovey-dovey act up a notch. Then Cain starts reminiscing about the time he tried to throw Cameron into a quarry, unaware the cops can hear every word.

    Why not mention Debbie’s attempt to abduct Chas while you’re at it, Cain?

    Keen to stop her dad making more incriminating remarks, Debbie tells him what’s going on, and together they come up with a plan to get Cameron talking.

    With Emmerdale’s finest monitoring the situation, there’s no way Debbie will be in any danger. That’s the theory anyway, but maybe DS Shields shouldn’t expect that police commendation any time soon…

    Elsewhere, Dan hears that Ruby and Ali want to have a baby, and offers his own unique brand of help. We’re sure Kerry will be delighted when she finds out, but for once she’s actually thinking about her own child as she discovers Amy hasn’t been entirely honest about Kyle.

    Alicia wonders how she’s going to plan David and Priya’s wedding when most of her ideas involved elbowing the bride out of the way and walking down the aisle herself, and Paddy admits to Rhona that he still doesn’t entirely trust her.

    Oh Paddy, give her some credit – she hasn’t stolen any drugs or pretended to be bisexual for at least a fortnight.

     
     

     

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  • Will Savage
    Roger Crow
    By   | Entertainment journalist, Press Association
    Last updated: 10 September 2013, 08:17 BST

    Where there’s a Will in Hollyoaks, there’s usually the threat of murder looming.

    Unfortunately for Ash, it looks like her time is up, as the Savage lad crushes pills into her red wine and invites her over.

    Call it mother’s instinct or whatever, but it’s not long before Anna’s on the phone, worrying that her son is on the verge of killing again.

    But Will has plans for his mother. Sneaking into her psychiatric ward, he knows what he has to do – kill her before she blabs about his dark secret to anyone who’ll listen. So it’s off to a bathtub full of water for poor Anna, and it looks like she may be about to meet her maker…

    Meanwhile, Frankie’s got herself all in a tizz about a cheque Jack has written for Sandy Roscoe – and we’re not just talking a couple of quid.

    She assumes the worst of her husband and marches round to the Roscoes to have it out with the blonde. She’s not satisfied with the answers she gets (surprise, surprise – dog, bone, anyone?) and it looks like World War Three may be about to start in Hollyoaks.

    But later in the week, and after getting caught up in the big feud, Lindsey and Joe are dealt unthinkable news.

    Chez McQueen, Nana gets up to her old tricks when the family learns the insurers won’t pay out, as they try to arrange Myra’s memorial. Thinking on her feet, she ropes Theresa and Dennis into a fake robbery.

    And keep an eye out for some romantic scenes between Carmel and Jim – yes, that really is Jim sat on a white horse with a ring his hand. Never mind, Carmel, you can’t win them all!

     
     

     

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