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A police officer quizzes Angie about Jude's disappearance. Is Mary right to be worried that no one has heard from him since he ran away?
You couldn't make it up could you... Well he probably could.
After Hope is excluded from school, Brian sets about trying to convince Phil to give her another chance. But will Phil be willing to listen?
Her parents are thinking of going to the media.
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How will Abi react when she finds out that Tracy is to blame for her life falling apart?! Sally Carman hints at what's to come...
With Nick's two lives set to collide, we spoke to Ben Price to find out all about the secrets Mr Tilsley is so desperate to hide...
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With Gina set to blur the lines between friendship and feelings, we spoke to Connie Hyde to find out if this could rock the boat on Tim and Sally's marriage.
How does Gina feel when Dev starts flirting with her again, is it too little too late?
Gina was very deeply hurt when it became clear Dev was embarrassed by her and she doesn’t see anyway to change that, because that’s who she is, if Dev can’t see past that and accept her for who she is then there is no way forward.
Coming on the back of a fallout with Sally, what are Gina’s feelings towards Sally at the moment?
She misses Sally terribly, she doesn’t want her to be in prison, but even though she’s in prison Sally's still trying to tell Gina what to do and how to live her life. Sally seems to be more bothered about bossing everyone around in prison, while Gina’s priority is now with the family and she doesn’t want Sally to cause any more upset for Tim. Gina’s grown very protective of Tim, he’s gone through enough and if Sally starts kicking off in prison then Gina thinks that’s going to have repercussions and cause more upset for Tim.
Despite their falling out, Gina’s doing a lot for Sally isn’t she...
Absolutely, she’s keeping her family together, she tells Sally to just keep her head down and bide her time because she’s keeping it all going at home for her.
It’s falling on Gina and Tim to try and get Sally out of prison. Gina’s moved into their house and is helping keep an eye on Faye and Sophie. Is Gina trying to step into Sally’s shoes?
She’s trying to, it’s a ready made family for Gina and something she’s never had, a functional loving family - so Gina embraces it and starts to enjoy it, maybe a bit too much.
Gina and Tim start spending a lot of time together, when does Gina start having feelings towards Tim and seeing him a different light?
It’s as basic as that, he’s kind to her and she hasn’t really experienced that with men in her life; her father was very abusive, her two marriages broke down, so I don’t think she’s ever had that stable loving environment. It’s simply that he’s kind or gives her a hug, these are things that she can misconstrue.
Fiz cottons onto that and makes a comment to Gina about them being like an old married couple, is Gina aware of her feelings at that point?
She denies it to herself, she feels secure for the first time in her life, she accepts they are mates, they like the same things, things which Sally doesn’t like. Tim embraces that fact that Gina seems to be on his level.
If Sally was out of the picture, or things were different, do you think Gina and Tim would make a good couple?
Gina would think so! Tim is quite basic so as long as he’s fed and his shirts are cleaned, I’m not sure he thinks much past that. I don’t think he would be particularly attracted to Gina, she’s a bit too volatile for him, but the stability she’s found at home has calmed her down and she’s showing a different side. Gina becomes quite the matriarch of the family, she’s very stable, she’s cooking for them, is very good with Faye and is keeping the household going. I think it would be chaos without her and for that reason Tim has become very comfortable living with her, she’s keeping the family going while he deals with what’s going on.
We spoke to Bhavna Limbachia about her impending return and what the future holds for Kate and Rana.
How has Rana found the cruise and spending one on one time with her mum?
They have tried to make things work and understand each other better as they are on a cruise so there’s really nowhere to escape! Rana is trying to rebuild her relationship with her mother but her mum just keeps trying to fix her up with other men in the hope that she will change her mind. They are trying to find their happy medium to please each other but it’s still not really going to plan.
Can you tell us the moment that makes Rana realise that she wants to propose to Kate?
Having the time apart has made Rana realise that she has really missed Kate and all she wants to do is get back and cement their relationship. They have had so many hardships in their lives and they’ve lost loved ones which has brought them closer together. They have misunderstood each other in the past but they have always overcome that and that’s what makes their bond so strong.
What happens when Rana gets back to the street?
Rana gets back early to surprise Kate but Kate wants to surprise Rana. There is a lovely, endearing moment when Rana asks Johnny for permission to marry Kate and he is over the moon. I love how Jenny and Johnny are in on this little secret! You think both Kate and Rana proposing would be an unlikely event to happen but if you follow their separate journeys you can see how this has happened.
What do you think the Kana fans will think of the double proposal?
At the moment they are hoping Rana is going to propose but a few of them think that it will be Kate because she has been the one who has lead the relationship because she has always been comfortable with her sexuality so it will be a treat for them. It’s going to be a pleasant surprise that they both proposal together.
With the spectre of Sinead's illness looming over the newly-weds, we spoke to Rob Mallard about how Daniel will cope with the life changing news...
How has Daniel been feeling since the wedding?
He is elated, he is in his own little bubble and completely unaware of what has been happening. In his own self-involved way, it is something that he has always wanted so he is trying to write that story and keep it that way for as long as possible. He doesn’t notice, in the same way that someone else might do, that the scenery is changing around him and he is stuck in the same moment. Everybody else has caught up and he is left behind.
Does that way of thinking come from his history and his background?
Yes, Daniel is very solitary in some ways and reading all those romantic novels he fancies himself as a bit of a Heathcliff standing on a blustery moor - I think he is playing that fantasy out in his head with Sinead as his Cathy and he doesn’t notice that everything has gone wrong. To say this is the love of his life he is clearly not paying her enough attention.
She is doing everything to try and make sure he doesn’t find out but he’s making it quite easy for her. He is not an insensitive person, but because he feels so hard done by in life he wants to really enjoy the good bits and not look any deeper than that, he thinks he deserves it.