There's a frosty atmosphere at the Hollins' house in the morning as Rob is hurt that Karen rejected his advances the night before. Karen's patience is tested by Jack and Immie when they start squabbling at the Mill. Later at home, Imogen finds Karen being sick and jokes that her mum is pregnant... and Karen's face gives away that she is! Julia takes Mrs Tembe to the Campus and she's not impressed at having to work there but, at the end of the day, Julia tells her she has no choice. Mrs Tembe says she will do it but she doesn't have to like it. Simon's dad turns up and it's clear that Sue isn't happy to see him, but they try their best to be civil for Simon's sake - but he can see straight through them. As Sue goes out shopping, Howard starts finding pointless DIY tasks to do but can't help questioning Simon about what happened. Is it because he's gay? Or perhaps because of the divorce. When Sue arrives back to find Howard questioning Simon, he claims that it's no one's fault but his own. Also, Julia helps a runaway teen - determined to make her 16th birthday the best day ever. Click here to watch whatsontv.co.uk's weekly soaps video preview, the Soap Scoop
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Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix.
An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.