Coronation Street always keeps those twists and plot turns coming thick and fast that its difficult to keep up and although the summer months are traditionally fairly slow in soapland, that is certainly not the case this year on the cobbles.
As we sifted through the many big developments coming up over the warm, balmy months ahead of us, we found returns, betrayal, emotional exits, revenge, hostage situations and infidelity reveals.
Yep, its all about to Corrie – here is what we are excited for!
Kaylas true nature terrifies Bethany
Bethany thinks that the only thing she has to worry about from newcomer Kayla is a bit of jealousy but there is something much darker afoot as it has emerged that she is actually the daughter of jailed rapist Neil! As Neils appeal fails, Kayla is determined to get revenge on Bethany and Craig and it will lead to a terrifying hostage situation as Bethany is taken captive. Can Craig save her?
Jenny learns that Johnny betrayed her?
Johnny is carrying the secret that he slept with Liz and as his life goes to pot again when he makes the mistake of kidnapping Susie, its his secret on/off lover that he turns to for help – and he even suggests they all leave the country together!
We know Johnny is sticking around as he and Jenny eventually buy the Rovers but its surely only a matter of time before Jenny learns the destructive truth of his betrayal. Just imagine Jenny and Liz both manning the bar after that bombshell.
David carries out justice on Josh?
In the wake of Josh escaping justice following his arrest, he might think that he has gotten away with it but David is going to keep a close eye on him, especially when it seems like he has targeted a new victim – and while the show may not see Josh jailed, it seems that there will be a comeuppance of sorts.
With show boss Kate Oates hinting that Josh will get a different type of justice levelled at him when he is dragged back to the Street to face the music, could there be a death on the cards?
Evas emotional exit
vas battle with Johnny over the custody of baby Susie is only set to get nastier and the big question on the lips of everyone remains whether she will start her new life away from Weatherfield with or without her daughter in her care. Recent filming pictures have confirmed that Evas final scenes will air during Aidans inquest but can she build bridges with the Connors or will she leave under a dark cloud?
Our Corrie source said: Right now, Johnny is prepared to do anything to take Susie from Eva but a mothers love cant be underestimated and Eva is prepared to fight back, tooth and nail. The departure of Eva is going to prove an emotional one right until the last moment…
Lewis motives finally revealed
Lewis will arrive back again following the reveal that he was in cahoots with Rosemary. And when he reaches out to Audrey again, its clear that she might be falling for him once more. Dont do it, Aud!
Kate smiled: We have Lewis – king of cads! He is returning – I would have him for as long as Nigel Havers would want to stay as he works brilliantly with Sue Nicholls and I love that existing dynamic that he played both mother and daughter. Its perfect and I love everything that they have done with Sophie Thompson as none of them have overplayed it.
I was anxious about that story as its about a medium talking about Richard Hillman. If you are going to tell that truthfully, you have a woman whose husband was a serial killer, then you have a stranger coming in but youre playing it for laughs – how can you expect Helen Worth to play that honestly? But the writers were brilliant and were able to unfold it so it feels very truthful in the moment and we will just spin it in a bit of a different way after that. Sophie does everything with integrity – she was perfect for it.
Henrys true colours
Gemma is on Cloud 9 now that Henry is back – and he has even said that he has bought her the Rovers. However, not everything may be as it seems as it has been revealed that Henry will soon exit again which suggests heartbreak for Gemma once more.
The pair make their plans for the pub – but it doesnt look like its going to be…
The battle for Underworld resolved
As the aftermath of Aidans death continues to weigh heavily on the Connors, the shock of Alya being handed Underworld leads to a fierce fight – and Alya isnt about to give up the factory without a fight. But Carla soon deploys some more underhand tactics…
But its Peter who could end up getting the Connor name back on the deeds as he will reportedly buy Alya out and prepare to go into business with Carla. Now where could THIS lead, we wonder?
Jims back, so he is!
Hes getting out of the big house and he is going to have a score to settle after how things ended with Steve – so what mayhem will Jim cause when he arrives back in Weatherfield?
Kate told us: We have some amazing stuff with Jim McDonald. Hes going to be coming back with a lot of resentment because of what Steve did – from his point of view, he has been rotting in prison and no one cares. We also played a story 18 months ago where it seemed like Steve might have inherited a genetic disease from his dad but no one went to see Jim to ask if he was okay. We have a great story to play with that.
With Tracy and Steve engaged, are we about to see an unwanted wedding guest?