Emotions run high in a high-octane week for the biggest soaps on TV, with game-changing consequences in store (Picture: ITV / BBC / Amazon Freevee)
Trust us when we say you DON’T want to miss this.
It’s an exciting time to be a soap fan and if you’re eager to know everything about what this week has in store for you then we’re only too happy to serve, with a round-up of the most unmissable moments to come.
Neighbours goes large with game-changing flashback week
Neighbours delivers ALL the twists with one of its biggest weeks ever (Picture: Amazon Freevee)
Melanie’s return sparks a trip back in time as part of an unmissable flashback week, which fills in the blanks and answers all the questions we have about what really happened in the two years between last year’s ‘finale’ and this year’s return.
The reason for Melanie and Toadie’s split plus Paul’s reasons for jilting Terese are finally revealed, while David, Aaron and Nicolette stage their long-waited return to Ramsay Street, but they’re to the only returnees lined up for the action-packed week, with a total of 13 familiar faces back.
How to watch Neighbours
Neighbours has found a new home on Freevee (Picture: Amazon Freevee)
Amazon Freevee is a free ad-supported streaming service which offers a wide range of movies and TV programmes.
It’s very easy to use and can be accessed on a web browser via the official Amazon website, or on a mobile device, smart TV or games console via either the Prime Video or Freevee apps – some services carry both, so you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Android TVs, Apple TVs and Google TVs also have the Freevee app, so if you possess any of these devices you’ll be able to stream Neighbours to your heart’s content.Simply head to Amazon.co.uk if you’re in the UK or Amazon.com for US users and create your free account.
Once you’re registered, simply type in Neighbours and voila, let the binge-watching commence! A selection of iconic episodes are currently available to stream, with EVERY episode from 2012 to 2022 also on offer.
More information here.
Fire aftermath in EastEnders as a shocking arrest is made
Kathy is arrested for the fire – with Cindy seemingly being to blame (Picture: BBC / Jack Barnes / Kieron McCarron)
The Beales are distraught in the wake of the fire, with both Peter and Bobby’s lives hanging in the balance. Cindy blames Kathy for everything but Ian disagrees, sharing a warm moment with his mum, leaving Cindy irate.
After a moment with George, Cindy appears to forgive Kathybut the police soon arrive and arrest the cafe owner! Word of Kathy’s arrest sends shockwaves through the Square, with Harvey encouraging Rocky to come clean.
Amy’s mental health spirals as she takes shocking action in Coronation Street
What is Amy up to? (Picture: ITV)
Amy makes placards for the anti-spiking march before heading off. Mason and his cronies make disparaging remarks, with Amy lashing out, trying to hit Mason with her placard, but a police officer orders her to put it down. Amy argues with the officer before picking up a can of paint and spraying it all over the car, resulting in her arrest.
Later in the week, Amy heads to a night club, where she watches a guy spike a woman’s drink. Amy knocks the drink over and takes the girl to the bathroom, revealing she was raped by a man liked Dan and is trying to protect other women from the same thing happening to them. Afterwards, Amy approaches Dan and flirtily introduces herself. Just what is she up to?
Mack makes his choice in Emmerdale but tragedy strikes
Mack chooses Charity and takes drastic action to prove his love for her – but tragedy strikes (Picture: ITV)
Mack and Charity are struggling to fight their feelings. Charity decides to escape the drama with a trip to Scotland but, horrified at the prospect of her leaving, Mack lays down in front her car and pleads with her to stay. The former couple confess their true love for one another, with Mack proposing to Charity, who says yes. Mack therefore sets about ending things with Chloe, who collapses and is rushed to hospital before he can break her heart.
Hollyoaks’ groundbreaking solidarity episode
A very special episode of Hollyoaks (Picture: Lime Pictures)
If you prefer your daily dose of Hollyoaks on TV then you’ve yet to see the Channel 4 soap’s unmissable solidarity episode, which sees a group of the village’s LGBTQ+ residents enjoy a night together, which juxtaposes the conversion therapy storyline, which reaches a dramatic peak.
Albie’s tests results spark concern in EastEnders
Big news for Sharon, Keanu and Albie (Picture: BBC)
Keanu makes a mis-judged joke leaving Sharon unamused, with the cafe fire and recent events having stirred up bad memories for her. Sharon agrees to let Keanu collect Albie from pre-school, before encouraging him to propose to her again so that she can accept. Karen isn’t pleased about the engagement but Sharon’s mind is elsewhere when she gets a phone call from the hospital requesting an urgent appointment to discuss Albie’s test results.
Bernie’s fate is revealed in Coronation Street
Bernie’s fate is revealed (Picture: ITV)
Bernie breaks the news to Paul and Gemma that she’s up in court for handling stolen goods. On Joel’s advice, Bernie pleads guilty. Paul, Gemma and Billy reel in shock as the Judge states that given her record, they have no other option but to impose a custodial sentence. Paul’s devastated and begs the judge to reconsider, telling her about his MND and how he needs his mum.
Rhona finds out about Gus’ deception in Emmerdale
Rhona finds out about Gus’ betrayal – just as Lucy goes into labour (Picture: ITV)
Rhona is horrified when Marlon reveals that Gus stole her embryos and that Lucy is pregnant. Marlon and Mary urge her to speak to Gus, who fails to show up, with he and Lucy trying to make a swift getaway. Rhona is left in turmoil when Lucy emerges from the house to thank her. Things then take a distressing turn, with Lucy doubling over in pain as her waters break.
Alfie returns to EastEnders with big news
Alfie returns – and Linda is on hand to offer some support (Picture: BBC / Jack Barnes / Kieron McCarron)
Alfie returns from Spain and goes to the hospital with Linda to receive his results. Kat, meanwhile, tears into him for abandoning Tommy, with Alfie deciding to reveal the truth. Kat softens and comforts her ex, leaving Phil worried that Alfie might spill the beans about Emma. Alfie, meanwhile, has enough on his plate as he sits Tommy down to reveal his diagnosis.
Bernice’s exit story revealed in Emmerdale
Bernice packs her bags after a scandal – but Nicola has other ideas (Picture: ITV)
Bernice is the subject of much discussion after a fraudulent debt she’s to blame for, with Jimmy and Nicola falling victim to the scheme when enforcement agents arrive to seize their belongings, while Gabby feels abandoned. Nicola refuses to report Bernice, who is hiding out at Brook Cottage, fearing prison. Nicola blocks her sister’s exit and, after some thought, Bernice decides to stay, with Nicola having quite an idea in mind.
EastEnders airs Mondays to Thursdays at 7:30pm on BBC One. Coronation Street airs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm on ITV. Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7:30pm on ITV. Hollyoaks airs weeknights at 7pm on E4, with first look episodes on All4. Neighbours drops new episodes Mondays to Thursdays from 7am on Amazon Freevee.
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A high octane week awaits across all of the biggest soaps, with huge secrets set to explode and the fates of several favourites left hanging in the balance.