There are medical emergencies all over soapland – and the young ones are the worst hit as Jack Webster faces losing a limb after being struck down by sepsis in Coronation Street while Sarah Sugden dices with danger by risking her school dance in Emmerdale despite her heart condition making her increasingly unwell.
In Hollyoaks, Ellie Nightingale makes a big discovery after collapsing while EastEnders has a different kind of turmoil as the Kazemi family – particularly Carmel – struggle on the day of Shakils heartbreaking funeral.
There is much more going on too with a shock arrest, infidelity, a surprising ultimatum, a disastrous date, an intense showdown, an unexpected kiss, an explosive new feud, a flashback, a dangerous risk, a violent attack, a freezer calamity and a poisoning.
As ever, its all going on – so heres the lowdown!
1. When Jack is left feeling ill and sent home from school, the medical centre assumes that it is a viral infection. But Ali later sees discolouration in his fingers and Jack is rushed to hospital where Kevin is told that he is suffering from sepsis – and the next 24 hours are crucial.
2. Tracy tells Steve to track down the engagement ring he used to propose to her first time round but he is soon in a pickle when he cant tell all the rings apart. He eventually chooses one but it turns out to be the wrong one as Tracy assumes that he has bought her a new one.
3. Michelle and Robert are determined to try and get some time alone together and resort to a bunk up in the industrial freezer at work. But hapless Ryan sneaks in for some steaks for his date with Bethany and accidentally closes the door on them.
4. Tyler continues to target Simon and lies that he will drop everything for a free sausage sandwich at the cafe. But when he then leaves it for Eccles to eat, it is discovered that it contained rat poison and Simon knows his enemy wont stop.
5. Things are getting strong between Bethany and Ryan and she is overwhelmed and runs out, leaving Ryan confused. Sarah sees her daughters distress and races to confront Ryan, shoving him and accidentally knocking him out cold when he hits his head.
6. David is doing his community service and he is ribbed by the other convicts when Billy visits him. Later, Billy is aghast when he hears David joining in with homophobic jibes against him but David stuns him by breaking down and admitting that he was raped.
7. Meanwhile, David is determined to be spontaneous and build a future with Shona and she cant believe it when he suddenly gets down on one knee and proposes in the cafe. But he is left disappointed when she tells him that they should wait until he is feeling stronger.
8. As Carmel throws everything into her youth club, Kush is worried that she is ignoring the funeral preparations. Meanwhile, when Carmel hears that Keegan is dealing with things badly, she goes to see him but he hits back by telling her that her youth club wont bring Shakil back.
9. Jean discovers a wad of cash in Hayleys bag after going to answer her phone and when she confronts her over it, she discovers that Hayley has been using Charlies cab without a license to earn extra cash. Jean takes the keys from her but later, Hayley steals them back and heads to pick up another fare.
10. Rainie tells Max that they need to start acting more like a couple in front of people and so she sets up a double date meal with Mel and Jack. Later, when Mel and Jack leave them alone, Rainie kisses Max and he is forced to remind her that their focus has to remain on getting Abi back.
11. As Kush confides in Denise that he feels Carmel is letting Shakil down by not getting involved in the funeral preparations, Carmel shocks Jay by telling him that no-one is invited to the funeral as she just wants it to be her and her late son.
12. Donna is fuming to discover that Max and Rainie plan to get custody of Abi and makes her feelings clear – so Rainie vengefully hits back by planting stolen cigarettes on her stall. As Max discovers what she has done, he issues a final warning.
13. Carmel reaches out to Hayley for help with an idea but when things remain desperate for Hayley, she steals food from Carmel. Later, after having an attack of conscience, she returns it and claims to have found it on the floor but will Carmel believe her?
14. Its the day of the funeral and Kush presses ahead with the day despite Carmels instructions. When Carmel refuses to attend, Denise is worried when she goes missing and she heads out to try and find her.
15. Daz heads out for his meeting with Beth and arms himself and when Beth clocks his weapon, she flees. Later, Amelia flees the house and Beth gives chase. As Daz spots Amelia, Beth tells her that Daz killed her dad. Which way will Amelia turn?
16. David continues to grow close to Maya as they spend time together but as they nearly kiss, Dr Cavanagh walks in and a row ensues. David is later devastated to hear that Tracy overheard everything and she decides to push ahead with the divorce.
17. Sarah hides how bad her symptoms are from her new consultant as she is desperate to attend the school dance but while there, she soon finds herself breathless and unwell and Debbie is later given bad news.
18. Ross approaches Cain with a new demand and Debbie is staggered to hear from her dad that he wants the garage. However, as a compromise, Cain offers Ross joint partnership and they shake on their deal.
19. In the wake of the events with Amelia, Daz returns home and tries to explain what happened but the police then turn up and arrest him for being responsible for her kidnap. Can he prove that he is innocent?
20. Jessie heads round to Marlons for a date but becomes intimidated by the pictures of his ex wives and girlfriends all over the place and makes a hasty retreat.
21. James becomes obsessed with working out who framed him but as abuse is scrawled on his door, he falls apart. Later, he endures a flashback which takes him back to his haunted past – and the abuse he suffered at the hands of Mac.
22. Tegan is finally allowed to come home from hospital but as she settles, Diane is forced to tell her about Dee Dees diagnosis and she is devastated. Later, Tony and Diane agree to allow her to attend Dee Dees appointments.
23. Ellie becomes light headed at work and collapses and at hospital, she is shocked to discover that she is pregnant. Meanwhile, as the net closes in, Sami makes plans to leave the village for good but will Ellie share her baby news?
24. Farrah is delighted to receive a lucrative job offer but worries about leaving Kim. As the pressure mounts, she shares a kiss with Grace and is left feeling guilty when Kim makes a heartfelt gesture to her.
25. Glenn and Maxine head to scatter Adams ashes at The Folly and Maxine rejects him when he makes another pass at her. But relations between Glenn and Grace continue to hit rock bottom especially as he continues to hide his illness.
- Who returns after some time away and makes a huge announcement to the person they love – and will it impress them?
- Who goes missing after a violent altercation and have they been murdered?
- Who comes back with a big plan in mind – and soon sets the ball rolling by manipulating a relative to their advantage?
- Which naughty pair get up to no good and have their infidelity discovered – and what penalty will they pay?
- Who is forced to make a very public apology after an angry outburst and will it give them an important wake up call?