‘Tis the week before Christmas and shocking revelations and discoveries take center stage in Coronation Street.
Emma Brooker (Alexandra Mardell) takes Ruby Dobbs to the hospital when she accidentally swallows one of Curtis Delamere’s (Sam Retford) medicines. Ruby is alright, according to the doctor, because the medication was merely a vitamin.
Emma is perplexed, so she presses Curtis for answers. Curtis finally admits he’s not dying, telling how he initially pretended to be unwell when his parents were divorcing, enjoying the attention, but couldn’t stop once he’d started. Emma tells Curtis to pack his belongings, but she soon changes her mind.
Emma goes with Curtis to his psychologist session, and she listens as he describes how he spent years fooling others he was dying, relishing the attention he received. He reiterates his desire to improve, telling Emma that he loves her more than anything else. Meanwhile, Curtis is handed his bank card by Steve McDonald (Simon Gregson), who wants him to transfer the £100,000 they raised to Oliver’s charity fund.
Sarah Barlow (Tina O’Brien) meets up with Lydia (Rebecca Ryan), who takes her son Finn with her. She introduces them to Adam (Sam Robertson), but Lydia blushes and makes reasons to leave, referring to the fact that she had a connection with him at university.
Under Sarah’s careful eye, Adam admits to a long-ago connection with Lydia, explaining that he has no recollection of it. Sarah is irritated!
It all starts on the cobblestones next week, and if you want a sneak peek at what’s in store, check out our first-look gallery below.
He makes a joke about high cleaning standards. How will Yasmeen react?…
Stu thanks Yasmeen for the offer of a room
Drunk, Steve hands Curtis his bank card and PIN, asking him to transfer the £100k they raised to Oliver’s charity account
Curtis pops by to visit Steve, who remains unaware of the truth
James refuses, explaining that all County players have been instructed to not get involved with any political campaigns about local developments
Maria asks James if he’ll endorse her election campaign
She tells Maria and Gary that she’s been letting Stu stay in the barber overnight, as he has nowhere to go
Kelly has a confession to make
He wants her to help him pick a Christmas gift for Eileen
George has a request for Gail
Emma accompanies Curtis to his appointment with the psychologist. She’s overwhelmed, as he explains he’s spent years convincing people that he’s dying, as he enjoys the attention
Before she can do so, however, Steve reveals that Curtis raised £4,000. Will Emma have a change of heart?
Emma, after telling Curtis to pack his bags, returns home to share her news with Steve
Sally is fuming, and she vows to beat Maria at her own game
With the Q and A underway, Maria forces Sally to explain how she was imprisoned during her mayoral career
Sarah meets with Lydia, and Adam shows up
Lydia pales, realising she had a relationship with him at uni
Adam admits his relationship with Lydia was years ago, and he can’t really remember
Lydia has also brought along her son, Finn
Sarah is unimpressed
Sally agrees to lend her support to a new housing development outlined for the Red Rec if elected, having been promised the first refusal on the show home
She’s still in denial about her eyesight
Audrey arrives at No 8, having had another car accident
Emma confronts Curtis with the pill box, demanding answers
Will Curtis come clean?
Emma can’t stop thinking about what the doctor told her
Having eaten a burger, Summer feels guilty
In a bid to cheer Summer up, Billy takes her to the bistro
The doctor confirms that Ruby is fine, as the pill she took was only a vitamin. Emma is left
Devasted after Ruby swallowed one of Curtis’ pills, Emma shows the doctors one of them, explaining that her boyfriend suffers from a heart condition.
Zeedan will have some explaining to do, no doubt!
His estranged wife Marrium arrives!
Zeedan sets about redecorating Speed Daal, but he soon gets a shock
Summer tries to apologise to Daniel, but she’s hurt when he reveals he’s not allowed to talk to her