It’s a rollercoaster week of emotions, bad decisions and tragedy for Leanne Battersby (Jane Danson) as she falls apart over the fate of her son Oliver. After making a move on Steve McDonald (Simon Gregson) and turning her back on Nick Tilsley (Ben Price), she feels like she is alone in this battle.
Elsewhere, Adam Barlow (Sam Robertson) has his eye on a new love interest while Carla Connot (Alison King) returns to chaos.
Monday November 9 Part One
Leanne and Steve are gutted to hear that Wendy has taken doctors’ side. Leanne makes it clear that Nick and Tracy are not welcome at court. Dr Howarth tells the court that in her view it would be an act of compassion to switch off the life support.
Back home, Leanne gets drunk and tells Steve to take her to bed.
Billy tells Eileen and Nina that he is expecting a result on the archdaecon job. Todd gets a job at the factory and Paul is fuming so Sarah intervenes.
In the cafe, Adam flirts with Alina but she gives him the cold shoulder. Sean tells Michael he’s attending a sales seminar and invites him. They soon acquire rights to a beauty product range.
Monday November 9 Part Two
Leanne apologises to Steve. Later, Tracy is suspicious and Steve admits the truth. Tracy confronts Leanne at the hospital. Leanne breaks down as it all becomes too much.
Kirk produces a quiz for the factory gang. Adam tries to chat up Alina while Paul knocks back the wine and seethes at Todd. Later, Adam asks Alina out.
The bishop offers Billy the job but when a drunk Paul arrives and offers the bishop a beer, leaving Billy mortified.
Sean persuades George to try the new range of beauty products on him.
Wednesday November 11
Hour long episode.
In court, Leanne and Steve take their turn and Leanne explains that she just wants to save her son – while Steve begs for more time. Steve and Leanne head out and at the hospital, Leanne is furious to find Nick there.
Carla and Peter arrive back from their holiday and the factory is in chaos. Sarah catches Adam chatting up Alina and launches a tirade of abuse as Carla approaches with a new secret. Carla has a warning for Alina. Adam later suggests dinner.
Paul searches the job pages and Billy implores him not to let Todd get to him.
Friday November 13
Hour long episode.
Knowing that today of the judge’s decision, loved ones gather at No.1 to await the news. Steve and Leanne sit in silence as the judge concludes that Oliver’s life support is withdrawn.
Toyah receives an anguished call from Leanne with the news. Leanne declares that she is launching an appeal but Steve later reveals he is not convinced.
Natasha speaks to Nick while Steve and Leanne head for Oliver’s room. Steve tells Leanne that they have to let him go – he isn’t backing the appeal. Leanne is bereft, feeling she i the only one left fighting.
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