Here is all you need to know about what is coming up this week in Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Eastenders and Hollyoaks.
Soap Spoilers 31st – 4th August 2017
Emmerdale – Lawrence decides that it’s time to tell Chrissie the truth about who Tim really is, but he could be too late as Lachlan has other plans. Just as Tim is heading over to see Chrissie, he’s confronted by Lachlan and Gerry, who bundle him into a car boot and kidnap him. Tim tries to explain himself, but Lachlan threatens him. Later on, Lachlan tells Lawrence that he doesn’t have to worry about Tim anymore, but Lawrence panics when he hears Tim’s phone ringing in Lachlan’s pocket. What has Lachlan done? Meanwhile, Laurel attempts to encourage Finn to open up about Emma and James. In the middle of their conversation, Emma unexpectedly arrives home from her prayer retreat and is worried about what Laurel is up to. Elsewhere, Rebecca encourages Robert when he tells her that he plans to win Aaron back, but Adam warns him he’s wasting his time. When Aaron returns to the village, Robert begs him to give him another chance, but Aaron says that it’s too late.
Coronation Street – Having spoken to the police, Robert tells Michelle that Rich has a cast-iron alibi and couldn’t be the vandal. Robert then offers Chesney £5,000 as a goodwill gesture. To Adam’s annoyance, Chesney accepts, glad to put the whole thing to rest. Soon afterwards, Robert admits that he’s going to struggle to pay Chesney. Michelle offers to help him out, but Robert won’t hear of it. While nobody is looking, Robert grabs some cash out of the Bistro till and heads off to the casino. In desperation, Robert gambles away his cash, hoping he’ll drop lucky. Meanwhile, when Leanne explains that it’s not working out at The Rovers, Eva insists she can move in with her and Aidan. But when Steve suggests to Leanne that she and Oliver move in with him so they can share child minding duties, will Leanne agree to give it a go? Elsewhere, Erica starts work at the Bistro. She’s mortified when Dev and Mary sit down at a table, explaining that they’re there to offer her moral support. Also, Billy worries that Summer is bottling up her grief. Finally, Michelle spots Will on the new dating app Maria is using and encourages Maria to get in touch with him, Adam warns Eva not to sign her new office job contract until he’s checked it over, while Craig admits to Sophie and Chesney that he may be fired from the police force because of the way he obtained the evidence against Neil.
Eastenders – Whitney returns to the Queen Vic and while Shirley isn’t happy, Johnny and Mick think she should move back into the pub. Whitney agrees and also takes her old job back, before bravely standing up to Shirley when she shows her displeasure. Later on, Whitney reveals the surprising news that she’s engaged. Meanwhile, Steven fears he’s about to be caught out when Lauren forces him to go to the hospital. Steven is desperate to get out of the situation, but time is running out as they wait to see someone. Will calling Abi for help get Steven out of this mess? Elsewhere, Bernadette comes up with a solution when she realises that she can’t afford luxury items for the baby, but Karen disapproves of her tactics. Also today, Max takes Carmel for a drink at The Vic.
Hollyoaks – Yasmine is devastated when Prince chooses Lily over her, so she pours a box of Alfie’s crickets down Lily’s top. Lily is mortified when she rips off her jumper and her scar is exposed to everyone. Back at home, Lily locks herself in the bathroom and cuts herself for the first time. Meanwhile, Harry finds out that Ste is refusing to take his HIV medication in prison. He turns up to look after Leah and Lucas, but Ryan and Tegan can smell alcohol on him. Tegan offers to babysit instead. Elsewhere, Misbah catches Kim and Farrah kissing and pleads with Kim to break up with her daughter. Also today, Scott gets himself a job working with his secret brother Damon after stealing the beach bar idea from Maxine and Adam.
Emmerdale – Hour-long episode Lawrence and Ronnie are moving to St Ives today. Lachlan promises Lawrence that everything is under control with Tim, but in fact he has him gagged and tied up in a nearby building. When Lachlan and Gerry visit Tim and remove his gag, it gives him the opportunity to scream for help and alerts Chrissie and Lawrence to his predicament. As Chrissie comes face-to-face with Tim, she finally hears the truth about who he is and why he’s here. Ronnie and Chrissie are both stunned as Lawrence’s dark secrets come to light, but can he find any way to make up for what he’s done? Meanwhile, Laurel confides in Bob about Emma, who overhears part of the conversation. Later, Laurel is nervous when Emma visits her. Will Emma find a way to turn the tables on Laurel? Elsewhere, Lydia is delighted when Sam gets her another cleaning job and asks her on a date. Also today, Adam is worried about Aaron’s behaviour and wonders what’s going on when he disappears to a “business meeting” with Zak. What is Aaron really up to?
Coronation Street – No episode today.
Eastenders – Mick deals with another shocking bombshell when he learns that Woody is Whitney’s new fiancé. How will Mick react to Whitney moving on? Meanwhile, Abi helps out Steven by calling Lauren to come home, but Steven is alarmed when Max turns up and confronts him over his lies. Max insists that Lauren needs to know the truth, so Steven returns home and prepares to ‘fess up. Elsewhere, after eavesdropping on a conversation between Michelle and Martin, Keanu tells Bernadette that it’s time to return Arthur’s bench.
Hollyoaks – Diane tells Misbah what Yasmine has been up to, leaving Lily humiliated. Later, Diane finds Lily’s blood-stained towel from yesterday. Meanwhile, Harry books his and Ste’s wedding to give Ste something to live for. Elsewhere, Lisa is furious about Scott stealing the beach bar idea, but Damon is smitten and forgives Scott, as long as he gets him a date with Lisa.
Emmerdale – Chrissie is absent as Lawrence lies unconscious in hospital, with Lachlan and Rebecca at his bedside. Later, Chrissie makes a major decision about her future. Meanwhile, Laurel is feeling disturbed after the recent dramas with Emma. Elsewhere, Robert is concerned to see that Aaron has a black eye. Robert tries to find out what’s gone on, but Adam is protective of his best friend and tells him to stay away.
Coronation Street – When Dev reveals his plans to expand his kebab shop empire and offers Erica the job of project manager, she’s thrilled. Erica confides in Liz that she’s now changed her mind about Dev, but Liz is sceptical. Soon afterwards, when Mary overhears Tim lambasting Kevin for doing the dirty on Anna with Erica, she hurries to find Dev. Kevin confronts Dev, furious that his buyer for the garage has pulled out as they intend to buy the gym instead. However, Kevin is shocked when Dev turns on him and reveals that he knows about his dalliance with Erica. As the men square up to each other, Anna tells Dev that Erica did all the running and luckily Kevin saw sense and left her high and dry in a hotel room. How will Dev react? Meanwhile, when Chesney confides in Gemma how much he’s dreading Rich’s court case, she warns him to watch his back. Chesney feels worse than ever. Robert meets up with Rich and warns him that the attacks have got to stop. Rich denies all knowledge. Elsewhere, Toyah chats to Izzy about surrogacy and realises it could be the way forward for her. Also today, in attempt to bond with Summer, Billy and Todd obtain some scrap metal from Tyrone and try to build a robot – something she used to do with her dad. Will Summer be impressed at their efforts? Finally, Leanne and Steve struggle after another sleepless night with Oliver, while Nicola calls at Number 11 with the DNA results and Phelan’s thrilled to discover he’s her dad.
Eastenders – No episode today.
Hollyoaks – Tegan convinces Ryan to visit Ste in hospital after he’s admitted with a chest infection, to see for himself how broken he is. Meanwhile, Lisa is persuaded to go on a date with Damon. Scott is jealous when Brody arrives and he witnesses the bromance between him and Damon. Elsewhere, Simone insists that Leela and Zack spend the night at the Lovedays’ after finding out there are mice at the Lomax house.
Emmerdale – When Laurel hears that Emma is out of town again and notices Finn has left his keys in the door of Dale View, she decides to break in to look for the card. Meanwhile, Debbie is hurt after she reads an extract about herself in Sarah’s diary. Elsewhere, Robert is in a giving mood. Also, Rebecca is out of her depth as she tries to manage the business alone. When a client called Bryant arrives enquiring if his event is still going ahead, she assures him it is. Emma receives a surprise visit from the police. Meanwhile, Rebecca is fearful as she wonders whether Home Farm is being targeted. Elsewhere, nosy Debbie confronts Sarah about her diary, but Sarah is furious over what she’s done. Also, Aaron makes it clear to Robert that he doesn’t want his concern.
Coronation Street – No episode today.
Eastenders – Lauren is pleased to see Whitney back and confides in her about the situation with Steven. Later, Whitney is pleased when Woody turns up on the Square. Meanwhile, Ted wants to have his wedding anniversary party at The Vic, but Fi’s suggested prices cause a stir. Elsewhere, the police want to arrest Karen after the social worker spotted the stolen bench. Will Keanu take the blame? Whitney and Woody have their engagement party at The Vic, but will Mick be accepting of Woody’s presence? Later, Whitney has a heart-to-heart with Mick. Meanwhile, Keanu is told whether he’ll be getting a job at the end of his apprenticeship. Will the news be good or bad?
Hollyoaks – It’s the day of Armstrong’s hearing and Dirk is worried about Cindy’s mental state. Later, Armstrong warns James that he knows what he was doing the night Amy died. Meanwhile, Harry visits Ste in prison. Elsewhere, Scott sets Brody up with Lisa, hoping to drive a wedge between Brody and Damon. Also today, Louis and Zack have a brief reconciliation before Zack walks in on a picture-perfect family scene of Leela, Louis and Daniel.
Emmerdale – Laurel and Emma’s accusations continue. Who’ll win the war between them?Meanwhile, Rebecca realises the email is losing her business. She explains the situation to Robert, who feigns shock. She begs him to help her out and when he eventually agrees, she feels relieved. Elsewhere, Pollard tries to impress Faith.
Coronation Street – Having observed how well Steve and Leanne are getting on, Liz wonders if they have a future together. At the same time, Toyah and Eva persuade a reluctant Leanne to have a night out and leave Steve to babysit. Leanne borrows one of Eva’s dresses, but when she returns home dressed to the nines and admits that she’d rather have a night in with a DVD, Steve is quietly thrilled. When Leanne then presents him with County shirts for he and Oliver, Steve is overwhelmed and asks Leanne to marry him. Leanne is stunned. Meanwhile, when Michelle overhears Alya telling Kate how Robert called at their flat and asked Luke to fix Michelle’s car window but keep it a secret, Michelle’s furious and rails at Robert for lying to her yet again. Elsewhere, having heard how Erica cheated on their dad, Asha and Aadi decide to take revenge and drop water bombs from the Underworld balcony. Unfortunately they target Liz instead of Erica and Dev is livid. Also, Will drops by and arranges another date with Maria. Having assured Maria she’s totally cool with her seeing Will, Michelle suggests they all meet in the Bistro for a drink together. Finally, when Billy sets about building a robot, it’s clear he’s clueless and Summer finds herself showing him what to do. Billy is delighted.
Eastenders – No episode today.
Hollyoaks – Cindy is spooked when she wakes up to see Armstrong standing over her, but when Dirk runs to her rescue, Armstrong is nowhere to be seen. Later, Thorpe is concerned when Cindy mentions her bipolar. Meanwhile, Leela returns to work and leaves Zack looking after Daniel, but Zack feels overwhelmed. He meets Harry in The Dog and leaves sleeping baby Daniel alone in the car. Elsewhere, James tries to explain himself to Armstrong.