Note: This article discusses topics such as rape and sexual assault.
Soap spoilers follow.
Having trouble following the constant stream of soap spoilers? Don’t be afraid like every Sunday Digital spy picks the biggest and best stories to hit your screens in the coming week
1. Emmerdale: Cain breaks ties with Kyle
(Monday at 7.30pm on ITV1)
The lines of the custody battle for young Kyle have been drawn, and Cain is determined to do whatever it takes to keep Amy and Matty from taking his boy.
Ignoring Moira’s warnings, Cain enlists Caleb’s help with his mission, but only makes things worse by annoying Amy.
Things take a different turn when Carl and Kyle get into a violent altercation, and Nicola threatens to call the police. Fortunately, Amy is able to convince her not to interfere with the law, causing Cain to feel guilty as he realizes the locals blame him for Kyle’s violent behavior.
Making a painful decision, Cain tells Moira that he wants to cut himself out of Kyle’s life completely and give Amy full custody of their son.
Not only that, but Cain also expresses his wish that Amy leave the village with Kyle to give him the best chance to start over.
(Friday at 8pm on ITV1)
Before the court hearing, to find out if she has an anti-harassment order, Daisy meets her mom for lunch. But when Christina introduces her new boyfriend, Daisy realizes with horror that it’s Justin.
Fearing that her stalker may have learned the date of her wedding, Daisy calls the venue and reschedules it. But her hopes for a perfect day are dashed when the owner of a bridal boutique arrives at The Rovers to say they’ve received a call from Justin accusing her of assault.
Daisy is devastated to learn that the boutique is no longer willing to lend her a wedding dress as bad publicity could damage their reputation. Daniel tries to make a joke of it, but Daisy runs out.
Back at Number One, Daisy is horrified to see Justin standing in her living room. A terrifying encounter leaves Daisy shaken but determined to get Justin out of her life for good.
Later in the week, Daisy goes to a court hearing. Taking the stand, Daisy boldly makes her statement detailing the misery she suffered.
Suddenly, the door opens and Justin enters the room, claiming that there has been a misunderstanding and that he is Daisy’s friend, not her stalker. Who will the judge believe?
3. EastEnders: Callum spies on Ravi
(Wednesday at 7.30pm on BBC One)
Callum’s career takes off when Jack promotes him to intern to Detective Constable, and the couple celebrate the good news over drinks at The Vic.
Meanwhile, Denise continues to worry about Jack’s investigation into Ravi and tries to convince her husband to reconsider.
Later at the pub, Denise struggles to contain her jealousy when Ravi walks in with another woman and finds out that they are going to the same hotel where they had their last date.
While Dee suffers in silence, Callum’s first day in his new role doesn’t get off to a great start when other members of the armed forces give him an offensive nickname.
Jack stands up for Callum in an attempt to suppress such behavior within the team and instructs his younger one to start tracking Ravi’s CCTV footage. What will he find?
4. Hollyoaks: Imran returns home
(Wednesday at 7pm on E4 and Thursday at 6.30pm on Channel 4)
The Maalik family have reason to celebrate when they learn that the clinic is releasing Imran as an outpatient. An excited Yazz prepares for her brother’s arrival by furnishing the house while Misbah is more focused on handling this crucial step in Imran’s recovery the right way.
Everyone is delighted that Imran is home, but it’s a big change for a boy who feels overwhelmed by all the commotion. He is dismayed when Misbah suggests that he should not fast during Ramadan and confides in Brooke, who makes him realize that he wants to be more independent.
Old demons return when Imran offers to help Rayne with a movie idea, but panics when he wants to film gym content. However, a few wise words from Julia give Imran the courage to tell his new friends about the ongoing battles.
5. Emmerdale: Paddy’s friends gather around him
(Friday at 7.30pm on ITV1)
Paddy takes his first steps toward recovery this week by making an appointment with a therapist. His loved ones are heartened by the news, but Marlon panics when he hears that his friend will have to wait two weeks for an appointment.
Chef’s concern begins to border on overbearing, and Paddy becomes overwhelmed by Marlon’s inability to leave him alone. Chas talks to Marlon, pointing out that women are generally better at talking about their emotions with friends, which gives him an idea.
Gathering the men of the village together, Marlon organizes a night detention at The Woolpack, hoping it will give everyone a chance to open up about their problems – including Paddy.
6. Coronation Street: Amy confronts her rapist
(Monday at 8pm on ITV1)
It’s the morning after the night before, and a hungover Amy wakes up with no memory of how she ended up in bed. However, the penny drops as she meets her colleagues for lunch at Speed Daal and Aaron tells her that they shouldn’t have slept together.
A horrified Amy claims she was too drunk to agree. When Aaron goes to great lengths to convince her that she wants sex as much as he does, Amy knows he raped her. The realization throws Amy into turmoil as she tries to live a normal life, and her distracted behavior doesn’t go unnoticed by Steve.
Later in the week, Amy is concerned when Summer reveals that she plans to attend Manchester University to stay close to Aaron, and advises her friend to keep looking.
Once again, Aaron confronts Amy and begs her not to tell Summer about what happened.
7. EastEnders: Nish Picks Up female dogs
(Tuesday at 7.30pm on BBC One)
When Ash announces that she has been offered a job in Canada, Nish orders Suki to convince her to turn it down. However, Suki can’t wait for Ash to spread his wings and manipulates his daughter into accepting the role.
Suki tells Nish that there was nothing she could do to change Ash’s mind, but as the family goes to The Vic to celebrate, she discovers that his wife has been lying to him.
Overcome with a rage over her deception, Nish confronts Suki at number 41 and threatens her.
As Ash prepares to leave his life in Walford, he urges Nish to give Suki more responsibility for the family businesses. But when there is no news from his wife, Nish’s paranoia of jealousy intensifies.
8. Hollyoaks: Warren makes a mess
(Thursday at 7pm on E4 and Friday at 6.30pm on Channel 4)
Warren and Sienna have a parenting argument when she discovers that he was secretly tutoring Sebastian to box.
In an attempt to rectify the situation, Warren reminds his young son to only use his defensive skills on those who deserve it. But his actions have serious consequences when Sebastian intentionally pushes Dee-Dee off the playground.
The incident prompts Social Services to pay a visit to assess the twins’ safety, but despite the family betting on a united front, the reunion goes badly.
Furious at the mess Warren has gotten them into, Sienna forbids him from seeing Sophie and Sebastian until the case against them is closed. But as Norma plots her clan’s future, a shocking revelation leads Sienna to discover who ruined a visit to the authorities.
(Thursday at 1:45 p.m. on Channel 5)
With no idea where Jacob is holding Bree hostage, a tormented Remi is plagued by nightmares in which Rose tells him she’s dead. Fortunately, Bree is still alive and it turns out that she and Jacob are seemingly playing “happy families” at a remote campsite.
Pretending to be happy to be back with her husband, Bree secretly tries to think of a way to escape. Distraught, she writes a love letter to Remi, but nothing escapes Jacob, who finds the letter.
As his rage of jealousy boils, Jacob knocks Bree unconscious and she comes to see him digging a grave for her. Knowing this might be it, Bree sneaks up on Jacob and hits him over the head with a shovel.
Bree’s relief turns to panic when she discovers that Jacob has no pulse and despite performing CPR, paramedics arrive at the scene and confirm that he is dead.
News quickly reaches Remi, who sets out to find Bree at the hospital. But it’s not the romantic reunion he was hoping for when a traumatized Bree pushes him away, unable to deal with what she’s done.
read more Coronation Street spoilers on our dedicated homepage
Coronation Street worked with School Consent Draft in Amy’s storyline.
If you have been affected by the issues raised in this story, you can get more information from Rape Crisis England and Wales, which works to end all forms of sexual violence and sexual misconduct, at their website or by calling the National Rape Crisis Helpline on 0808 802 9999. Rape crisis in Scotland the helpline number is 08088 01 03 02.
Readers in the US are encouraged to contact us RAIN, or the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800-656-4673.