Phil gets the Arches back!

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Max feels forced to sign the Arches and Car Lot over to Phil. He soon realises he's been played by Karin and Phil, who reveal they made everything up! Triumphant, Phil celebrates with the Mitchells at the Vic, delighting in winding up Max. Storming off to see Abi, Max is furious when she makes it clear her loyalties lie with Ben and the Mitchells.

Kat tries to be supportive when Alfie announces his latest scheme to prove to Ian he's the right man to manage Beales. Distracted, Kat heads to The Vic with a bottle of wine. While Alfie's attempt to impress Ian seems to be working, a drunk Kat gets thrown out of the Vic. Opening up to Max about the letter leads to Kat and Max passionately kissing. Upset, Kat runs home, breaking down in Alfie's arms.

Whitney tries to play matchmaker between Stacey and Martin. Although at first uninterested, Stacey changes her mind when she sees how kind Martin is, as he helps a drunk Kat and arranges to go drinking with him. Meanwhile, in The Vic flat Whitney and Lee find a stash of cash in Stan's chair.

Also, Aunt Babe pays off the boy she asked to put the brick through Blades' window.


Rachel Lucas
Forward Planning Deputy Manager

Rachel is a soaps and TV writer for, soaps podcaster and resident soap expert for UK TV listings magazines What's On TV and TV Times. After graduating with an art and design degree from Birmingham City University, she found her true calling in all things soap and has been writing about them for magazines and websites for over 20 years. A self-confessed soap addict, she's always had a great love of all the UK and Aussie soaps and owns everything from a Neighbours 1990 Annual to a DVD box set of classic Corrie episodes to prove it.