Struggling to keep track of the constant stream of soap spoilers? Fear not, as every Monday Digital Spy picks out the biggest and best storylines hitting your screens in the week ahead.
1. Emmerdale: Pierce is under pressure – then kidnaps Johnny
(Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm on ITV)
Making the most of his new false identity, Pierce lets himself into Home Farm and starts looking through loose documents. Al interrupts him and becomes suspicious, later confiding in Kim that he isn't sure this new arrival can be trusted.
Vanessa then finds herself in danger when Pierce creeps up on her while she's playing games with Johnny outside The Woolpack. Graham's killer takes hold of Johnny's hand, before scooping the lad up and making a run for it, leaving terrified Vanessa to chase after her son's abductor. What does Pierce have planned now?
2. Coronation Street: Love is in the air for Bethany and Daniel
(Wednesday at 7.30pm on ITV)
Alarm bells are ringing for Bethany when Alya tells her that Ray has booked them a swanky hotel suite to meet interior designer Cassie. Fearing the sex pest is about to strike again, Bethany and Daniel break the law by downloading Ray's legal files. They discover a list of women's names, including Michelle's, marked with an asterisk.
While Bethany sets about contacting the ladies, the penny drops for Alya when Cassie admits that she had no clue about their hotel appointment. As Ray's web of lies starts to unravel, Bethany and Daniel are frustrated when the Weatherfield Gazette refuses to run details of their discovery, so the pair post an article online instead.
Mission accomplished, Daniel pulls Bethany in for a kiss, but their steamy clinch is interrupted by Beth, who rails at Sinead's widower for moving on so soon. With doubts creeping in, Daniel backs off, but after talking things through with Adam, he decides to take the plunge and lets all the locals know he and Bethany are very much together.
3. EastEnders: Whitney and Leo's deadly showdown
(Friday at 8pm on BBC One)
Unaware that Leo is listening to her every word from inside Dot's attic, Whitney reveals she kept one of the letters Tony wrote to her. Desperate to get his hands on the note, Leo waits until Whit pops over to Kat's before ransacking the house. As Whitney returns to find the place turned upside down and her letter gone, she immediately alerts the police, telling them who's behind the theft.
Kat and Ruby try to ease their friend's fears, but they have no idea Leo is lurking and waiting for his moment to pounce. Later, when Whitney prepares to head off to the boat party, she's petrified to see her stalker standing in front of her.
With Leo hell bent on getting revenge for his dead dad, a violent showdown ensues, leaving one party with blood on their hands.
4. Hollyoaks: Warren is forced to confront his demons
(Tuesday at 7pm on E4 and Wednesday at 6.30pm on Channel 4)
There's a breakthrough in the hunt for Sienna and the twins, when Brody reveals he has got a lead on their whereabouts. Warren, Brody and Joel join forces and continue their road trip to track down the trio, but the journey is far from harmonious with Warren and Brody tearing strips off one another.
Elsewhere, Liberty digs out the address of Sienna's great aunt, and texts the boys telling them it's likely she's staying there. Warren is eager to get going, but his enthusiasm turns to horror when he realises he's familiar with the location they're headed.
Clocking his dad's discomfort, Joel asks what he's hiding, which prompts Warren to make a startling revelation. Later, Warren tells Brody they must return to Chester, but will they be heading home with Sienna and the kids in tow?
5. Neighbours: Bea meets Finn's father
(Thursday at 1.45pm and 5.30pm on Channel 5)
Finn opens up to Bea and Susan about his alcoholic father, Trent, revealing they drifted apart when he went to university and he doesn't know what happened to him after that. Despite Finn insisting he has got no desire to reconcile with his dad, Bea goes behind his back and contacts Trent. Elly's appalled by Bea's behaviour, but agrees to accompany her to meet Trent, and the sisters are pleasantly surprised when they find him to be friendly and humble.
A discovery about Trent's past then changes everything. When Finn learns the truth, old wounds are reopened. Despite vowing to keep her distance, Elly is there to offer him a shoulder to cry on. Rocked by recent revelations, Finn desperately tries to pull himself together and move on, while Bea worries her interference might have put their relationship at risk.
6. Emmerdale: Moira's on the rampage with a gun
(Thursday at 7pm on ITV)
Cain is concerned when he hears rumours there's rustlers operating in the area, and asks Sam to lend Matty a hand looking after Butler's. Moira's son rejects Sam's offer and turns to Vinny for help instead, but neither realise the farm is being scoped out by the thieves.
When Matty and Amy notice some of the sheep have escaped, Amy suggests they call Cain, but once again Matty refuses. He soon lives to regret his stubbornness when he and Amy find themselves surrounded by a gang of angry rustlers. As tensions escalate, Moira arrives on the scene wielding a loaded gun, making it clear she's fully prepared to pull the trigger.
7. EastEnders: Divorce looming for Mick and Linda?
(Thursday at 7.30pm on BBC One)
With Mick and Linda's marriage hanging by a thread after she served him divorce papers, the couple try to put on a united front in front of social worker Loretta. With her stress mounting, Linda laces her tea with gin, and is fuming to overhear Mick and Loretta discussing her behaviour. Wanting to explain her side of the story, Linda catches up with Loretta, but in her drunken state ends up revealing a little too much.
Mick is devastated to realise what his wife has done and lashes out, saying Ollie would be better off without her. Instantly regretting his cruel comment, Mick tries to apologise, but Linda has heard enough and storms out.
Sharon spots Linda looking distressed in the Square and offers her support. But Linda's only interested in looking after number one, and returns to The Vic to make a very public announcement.
8. Coronation Street: Maria does the dirty with Ali
(Friday at 7.30pm on ITV)
Ali is concerned when Maria decides to channel her energy into raising measles awareness, and encourages his ex to allow herself time to grieve for her lost baby.
Meanwhile, Gary is planning a Valentine's Day proposal, and gives Ryan money with instructions to pick up an engagement ring from the jewellers. But Gary's shifty behaviour doesn't go unnoticed by Maria, and when she spies him handing Ike a wad of cash, she wrongly assumes he's up to his old tricks again. The snipper confides her fears to Ali, and is touched when he admits he never stopped loving her.
Caught up in the moment, the former couple share a passionate kiss, but when Maria discovers Gary was planning to pop the question, she instantly regrets her slip-up. As Maria wrestles with her guilt, Ali is on cloud nine, convinced their passionate encounter means they're back on.
9. Hollyoaks: Is Toby having second thoughts?
(Tuesday at 7pm on E4 and Wednesday at 6.30pm on Channel 4)
After seducing Romeo into the sack last week, cheeky Celeste delights in flirting with her new toyboy in front of Toby. Unable to keep their hands off one another, the lovers end up in bed again, but have a close call when Toby arrives home, forcing Romeo to hide.
Meanwhile, with Martine away on holiday in Gran Canaria, the coast is clear for Celeste and Toby to manipulate Lisa. Continuing his charm offensive, smooth-talking Toby goes back to the Deverauxs' flat with Lisa, and waits until she's out of the room to have a rummage around.
There he finds Martine's purse, containing a photograph of him and Mitchell as babies. Conflicted by the discovery, Toby tells Celeste that the sentimental snap might mean that his mum feels genuine remorse over giving him away. Will it derail their revenge plan?
10. Home and Away: Robbo and Jasmine decide to quit the Bay
(Monday at 1.15pm and 6pm on Channel 5)
Jasmine is stunned when Robbo reveals his parents have asked them to move back to their farm in the country. Once the initial shock has sunk in, Jasmine quickly comes round to the idea of a fresh start and tells her husband that if he wants to return to his childhood home, she'll follow him.
Robbo still needs some convincing, but after a heart-to-heart with Wendy, he accepts the move would be a positive one for his little family. Knowing they need to wait until Victor and Des's trials are over, Robbo and Jasmine decide to leave the Bay in four weeks, once the court case has concluded. But news of Robbo's plan to relocate is met by objection from Mason and Leah, who insist he shouldn't even be considering taking baby Grace away from Tori.
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