Coming Up: Bethany and Ryan are suspicious of Kayla, Beth partakes in some light industrial espionage and love is in the air with TWO shock proposals!
We spoke to newcomer Molly Winnard on whats next for Kayla and her relationship with Craig.
What is Kayla's first thoughts about Craig?
Kayla wants to get to know Craig. She spies her opportunity and she can see there is more going on with him and Bethany but she is not put off by that. She wants to get Bethany out the picture so she can move in on Craig.
What does she think is going on between Bethany and Craig?
When she first gave her number to Craig she could tell there is more going on than they care to admit because it’s obvious how close they are to each other but she doesn’t feel threatened.
Bethany is quite encouraging when it comes to Craig and Kayla, isn’t she?
Yes, but you can see she has a hidden agenda. She is trying to be happy because she is trying to do the right thing but it is obvious that she still likes Craig. She is putting her own feelings to one side because she cares about him and wants what is best for him.
As Eva and Toyah's lies have finally come to surface, we spoke to Catherine Tyldesley about what's next in the baby Susie saga.
How does Eva feel about Toyah going back on the pact they made?
Initially she was completely shocked because she could see how desperate Toyah has always been for a family but at the same time she is super relieved because deep down her mum instincts have kicked in and she wants to be a mum to Susie. She is also feeling the fear because all of a sudden she’s like, “I am going to be a mum now,” but the overwhelming feeling is relief.
If Toyah hadn’t have revealed the truth do you think Eva would have done?
Yes, one hundred percent. It was always going to come out and the chances were that it was going to be Eva because there was no way that she could have carried on, her maternal instinct is too strong.
Why does Eva decide to come clean to Adam about her pregnancy?
She does genuinely care about him. She doesn't love him like she did with Aidan but she’s got a huge soft spot for him and he is offering that shoulder to cry on. At the moment, to have that offer in her life and that support is brilliant for her.
Coming up on the cobbles...
(1 Hour Episode)
Despite a pang of jealousy, Bethany helps convince Kayla to ask Craig out. But Audrey doesn't like Kayla's over confidence and is unsure of her motives.
I don't like her!
In shock, Carla summons Johnny and Kate and breaks the news that Susie is Aidan’s daughter.
My granddaughter and I've been living over the road from her all this time.
Coming Up: Eva and Toyah's lies come to surface, Craig and Kayla go on a date and has Sarah got herself a new job?
Georgia Taylor speaks about THAT secret and how Peter discovers the truth about baby Susie...
There’s been moments where Toyah is worried that Eva may change her mind about the pact, how anxious is she that Eva will want Susie back?
Toyah is always on the verge of feeling like that is going to happen, like she is walking a tightrope and at any moment she could just fall off. Susie is quite literally a piece of Aidan and Toyah knows that Eva has to look in to that child’s eyes knowing that it is the last remaining piece of the man that she loved.
But in the meantime, Toyah and Peter have both bonded with Susie.
Toyah absolutely feels as though Susie is her daughter and she feels very much like the mother she has always wanted to be but the fact they are all living on top of each other is really exacerbating the tension of the situation.
So living with the lie hasn’t become easier for Toyah now that she has Susie?
No, the only thing that feels easy is how natural it feels for her to be a mum because that is something that she has wanted for so long.
What happens when Eva tells Peter, Toyah and Leanne how she caught Simon and his mate smoking over the pram?
Eva goes ballistic because this is her child and she still feels protective so Eva lays in to Peter about it but Peter goes on the defensive for Simon, so Eva and Peter are at loggerheads. There is a genuine moment of tension where Toyah doesn’t know whether Eva is going to reveal the secret. She manages to dissipate the drama but it’s the fact that they have come so close and for a short time Peter and Eva aren’t talking to each other and that is terrifying to Toyah because the drama is bubbling away.
Richard Hawley discusses Johnny's state of mind ahead of Aidan's funeral.
How would you describe Johnny and Jenny’s relationship at the moment?
This is the story of men’s difficulty in expressing feelings and in this case, Johnny is finding difficulty with grieving and of course he is deeply traumatised. He’s acting out the silence that Aidan lived in.
Does Johnny realise that he is pushing Jenny away?
Johnny is blinded to everything, he is keeping other people out, not deliberately but he can’t stop it. This is the danger of the difficulty of grieving. It’s an instinctive response to protect his own pain and vulnerability and it’s a classic case of you lash out at the ones closest to you.
What happens when Johnny tells Jenny she is not welcome at the Chapel of Rest?
The trigger for banning Jenny is because she spills a coffee on Aidan’s suit which is almost like desecrating his son. He sees innocent mistakes as desecration because all of his feelings are elevated, you just can’t reach him.