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1x21 'One of the most common lies in the world are the words I'm fine' | August 25th 2017 Edit

The Turners and the Keatings try their best to support each other as Liz (Anna Acton) undergoes her first session of chemotherapy. Nadine (Shahnequa Duprey) finds herself confiding in Nathan Buckley (Ben Hardy) who has been through a similiar heartbreak when he lost his own mother Louise to cancer.  Rachel Desai (MyAnna Buring) begs husband Alex (TJ Ramini) for another chance, but she is shocked when he turns up at her hotel and asks her for a divorce. 

Alice Buckley (Ruby O Donnell) is disappointed with her GCSE results, her friend Eden Taylor (Jasmine Armfield) tries to make her feel better by reminding her that she still has the grades she needs for sixth form. A family dinner goes wrong when Nathan turns up with Alice's bully Nina Winters (Naomi Battrick) as his date. 

Jen Richardson (Sarah Jayne Dunn) is reeling with the knowledge that she is pregnant, she takes her confusion out on barmaid Millie Powell (Hetti Bywater) who finally snaps and confronts Jen about her treatment of her. Jen is angry when Millie lashes out with the knowledge of her affair with Rob Collins (Alex Walkinshaw).

Title Quote:

"One of the most common lies in the world are the words I'm fine" Natalie Manning

Stand Out Quotes:

"Don't worry, your dad didn't bake it" Natalie Manning

Notable References:

  • The release of the 2017 GCSE results.
  • The new 'Hannah Productions' logo was unveiled.

1x22 'Life isn't a Disney movie'Edit

In a special scripted episode, Millie Powell (Hetti Bywater) confronts her secret mother Jen Richardson (Sarah Jayne Dunn) about her affair with Rob Collins, their encounter is very heated as Jen accuses Millie of having feelings for her husband Henry while Millie is disgusted by Jen's treatment of Henry. In attempt to manipulate Millie into keeping quiet, Jen admits that she is pregnant. 

Two hander Millie and Jen

Millie is hurt when Jen admits that she had never wanted kids and probes into Jen's past, forcing her admit her teenage pregnancy. Jen is very honest about her feelings about giving up her child for adoption and is adamant that she did the right thing and has no regrets. Millie wants Jen to end her affair with Rob and suggests to Jen that they stay out of each other's way.

Title Quote:

"Life isn't a Disney movie" Jen Richardson

Stand Out Quotes:

"A baby isn't something you get rid of; it's not an old pair of Jimmy Choos" Millie Powell

1x23 'He needs teaching a thing or two'Edit

Nadine and Jamie
Claire Collins (Natalie J Robb) finds herself frustrated and exhausted by nephew Riley Taylor's (Freddie Phillips) behaviour, while his teachers Chloe Morris (Sophie Porley) and Sharon Brown (Gillian Taylforth) desperately try to give them the support they need. Sharon has a heart to heart with a skeptical Stanley Collins (Ken Farrington) about supporting Riley and Stanley seems quite taken by Sharon.

Bully Nina Winters (Naomi Battrick) deliberately tries to antagnoise Alice Buckley (Ruby O Donnell) about dating her brother Nathan (Ben Hardy). We see another glimpse into Nina's homelife when her parents berate her for her exam results, later Alice is left stunned when she receieves an explicit photograph sent by Nina. 

A frustrated Liz Keating (Anna Acton) finds herself snapping at her husband Lucas (Jimmy Akingbola) as he fusses around her, she confides in her mother Maggie Turner (Denise Black) that she feels all Lucas sees is the cancer and not her. Later Liz romantically seduces Lucas and reminds him that she is still his wife.

Nadine Keating (Shahnequa Duprey) struggles with boyfriend Jamie Collins' (Max Bowden) decision to leave school and the tension finally comes to a head when Jamie breaks up with Nadine. 

Title Quote:

"He needs teaching a thing or two" Nina Winters

Stand Out Quotes:

"I'm not a china doll that will break apart at any second" Liz Keating

1x24 'This is what they call normality'Edit

Lauren and Jess
Jess Taylor (Lucy Gaskell) feels a mixture of emotions as she is told she can go home, however her friend and confidant Lauren Harding (Simone Lahbib) is put out and snaps at Jess accusing her of leading her on. 

Eden Taylor (Jasmine Armfield) tries to convince best friend Alice Buckley (Ruby O Donnell)to tell brother Nathan (Ben Hardy)  about the explicit photograph bully Nina Winters (Naomi Battrick) has sent, but it's too late as Nathan sees the picture after Nadine Keating (Shahnequa Duprey) receives the photograph and reveals that it has been sent around the school. Nathan is devastated and argues with Alice leading to Jack (Noah Huntley) finding out about the photograph.

Stanley Collins (Ken Farrington) is pleased when Sharon Brown (Gillian Taylforth) pops into the Coffee Corner, he asks her out on a date but is disappointed when she turns him down, explaining that it would be a conflict of interest. 

Title Quote: 

"This is what they call normality" Connie Swann

1x25 'TBC'Edit

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