Alina is caught in a fire at the salon – is Hope to blame for the blaze? Plus a timely storyline sees footballer James taking on the police following a racist attack, plus Aadi needs advice from Amy.
Read on for your full guide to Coronation Street in the week of the 2-6 August, 2021.
Alina in danger in salon flat fire
Hope’s anger about Alina’s pregnancy is growing and she declares that she wants nothing to do with the baby and hopes he’s never born.
After stealing the keys to the salon flat, Hope then ends up letting herself in after dark to retrieve a toy dinosaur intended for the baby. At the time, Tyrone is enjoying drinks with friends, but a tired Alina is asleep in bed. And when a fire ends up breaking out at the flat later in the evening, viewers will be left wondering whether Hope is responsible for the blaze.
As Alina is loaded into an ambulance, Hope watches on from her bedroom window. So, has the youngster morphed into a twisted fire-starter?
James fights for justice
After James is told that the police have considered his complaint but won’t be taking the matter any further, the football star ends up asking Craig whether he reported the fact that he wasn’t driving erratically in the first place. A flustered Craig obviously hasn’t and James can’t help but be left disappointed.
Later on, Craig questions PC Brody about his handling of James’s arrest and is left horrified when his colleague suggests that black people are “just over sensitive”.
James, meanwhile, discovers that the County manager is pleased the matter isn’t going any further. But this reaction only spurs James on further and he tells his brother Michael that he’s refusing to give up and will appeal.
Who does Aadi want to date – Summer or Amy?
Aadi confides in Amy that he wants to ask Summer out but doesn’t know how. Hence Amy then offering to coach him in the art of romance. The trouble is that, when Tracy arrives home, she jumps to the erroneous conclusion that Amy and Aadi are an item and ends up putting Dev in the picture about what she’s witnessed.
Events then spiral further out of control on Friday when Steve finds out about a ‘date hamper’ that Dev has prepared for Aadi and accuses him of encouraging his son to have sex with Amy. What will a slack-jawed Aadi, Summer and Amy make of the spectacle?
Shona v Todd
Shona is fed up with the parking chaos on the Street and produces some homemade parking tickets. Her first target is Todd, who gets a ticket after dumping the hearse outside No 8.
But when Todd tells her she’s committing fraud, Shona ups the ante by covering the car with shaving foam. Sarah is also quick to suggest to the snarky Mr Grimshaw that he should try building bridges with the neighbours instead of winding them up.
Eileen has a big problem with George
After months of sniping while in each other’s company, George finally admits to Eileen that he’s taken a shine to her and wonders if she fancies dinner at the Bistro.
Eileen coyly accepts the offer but is later overheard by George telling Mary that she isn’t sure about dating someone who handles the dead for a living as it makes her skin crawl. George than cancels by text, only to get a telling-off from Eileen the next day.
But when George reveals the reasons why, she’s left mortified and it’s left to Mary to devise a plan to get them back together.