Monday heralds a lot of bad things but the best thing about them is that it means we have a whole load of explosive soap episodes to look forward to. As Mick Carter (Danny Dyer) faces a health crisis in EastEnders and Steve McDonald (Simon Gregson) gets the shock of his life after the death of Emma Brooker’s (Alexandra Mardell) father in Coronation Street, Emmerdale will air an unexpected kiss between Zak and Faith Dingle (Steve Halliwell and Sally Dexter)
And over in Hollyoaks, Eid celebrations are marred by a horrific attack and Ste Hay (Kieron Richardson) has gone way too far this time. Here, we highlight the stand out soap moments of the week so you can set your reminders!
Callum attends the memorial for his army friend in EastEnders
Callum is devastated when he is contacted about the death of a friend from the army and he secretly heads to the memorial to pay his respects – only to find it too overwhelming. When he eventually admits to a suspicious Whitney what’s on his mind, he heads back to say a proper goodbye.
One to watch: Tuesday 13th August at 7:30pm on BBC One.
Emma discovers her dad is not her real father as he dies in Coronation Street
Emma heads to see her terminally ill dad but he drops the bombshell that he is not her biological father. As he passes away, Emma reels and when Audrey asks about her mother, Emma admits they’re not close. When Emma’s mum phones, Audrey then discovers it’s none other than Fiona Middleton.
One to watch: Monday 12th August at 7:30pm on ITV.
Ste destroys the Eid celebrations in Hollyoaks
The Maaliks are celebrating Eid but soon, Ste gatecrashes the proceedings and ruins things. As Jonny and Stuart stir hatred over Sami, Ste agrees that something needs to be done. When Sami is later attacked by Jonny and Stuart, they claim that Ste put them up to it.
One to watch: Monday 12th August at 7pm on E4.
Mick collapes again in EastEnders
As Linda awaits her test results, Mick continues to feel the pressure and in the barrel store, he struggles to breathe when Stuart comes in to try and make amends. After Stuart leaves, Mick collapses and screams for help – but as Stuart calls an ambulance, how bad is Mick’s situation?
One to watch: Thursday 15th August at 7:30pm on BBC One.
Faith and Zak kiss in Emmerdale
Faith is determined to get Zak smiling again after Lisa’s death but as they share a laugh, he feels guilty about having fun without Lisa. Later, Faith and Zak reminisce and share a kiss but Zak is instantly regretful. Later, they talk about it in the cellar of the Woolpack but when Bear literally flushes them out with beer, Faith covers by outing him as illiterate.
One to watch: Wednesday 14th August at 7pm on ITV.
Asha hides skin lightening cream in Coronation Street
Dev returns from holiday with Asha and admits to Mary that she has been a handful – and Mary determines to get to the bottom of what is going on. After a day at school, Asha lies to Dev that everything is fine but she accidentally drops a pot of skin lightening cream and hopes he hasn’t noticed.
One to watch: Wednesday 14th August at 7:30pm on ITV.
Joel has to make a decision over Goldie in Hollyoaks
Joel disappoints Goldie when he tells her that he can’t give into temptation due to being a vicar but later he makes a big decision and the pair enjoy some passion – but Breda walks in on them!
One to watch: Monday 12th August at 7pm on E4.
Ellis’ dad Al arrives in Emmerdale
Having lost her job as headteacher of the school due to the scandal of Maya’s affair with Jacob, Jessie is feeling low and she gets defensive when Nicola publicly has a go at her for letting that happen under her nose. Jessie soon lets rip with some harsh home truths about the children of Emmerdale. A mysterious figure approaches Ellis under the guise of being a client but soon reveals himself as Al, Ellis’ unreliable father. Jessie wants to know what he is doing here and soon, Marlon is put out when he is introduced to him.
One to watch: Tuesday 13th August at 7pm on ITV.
Iqra reveals her secret in EastEnders
As Bobby struggles with the idea of explaining to Ian about becoming a Muslim, he attends Eid with the Ahmeds after some encouragement from Iqra. But soon, the proceedings are overshadowed by growing tensions between Habiba, Iqra and Adam, leaving Mariam wanting an explanation. Iqra steps in to protect Habiba by making a claim about a secret person she has been meeting up with. But when Habiba thanks her, Iqra admits it’s not a lie – she has been seeing someone.
One to watch: Monday 12th August at 8pm on BBC One.
Geoff intimidates Yasmeen in Coronation Street
Geoff lies about liking bridge so that he can partner Yasmeen when she attends Ken’s new club. But when allegations of cheating come to light, Geoff feels humiliated and, back home, he berates Yasmeen for publicly undermining him.
One to watch: Friday 16th August at 8:30pm on ITV.
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