Fiz Stape (Jennie McAlpine) tries to take the blame for Hope Stape (Isabella Flanagan) starting the fire only for Tyrone Dobbs (Alan Halsall) to admit the truth – could their disturbed daughter end up in prison?
A misunderstanding makes Alina Pop (Ruxandra Porojnicu) think she’s engaged, Daisy Midgeley (Charlotte Jordan) is haunted by the past as she crushes on Daniel Osbourne (Rob Mallard) and a new era dawns at the bistro.
Here are all your Coronation Street spoilers for 16th – 20th August 2021.
Fiz freed as Hope is charged
Nobly attempting to take the blame for her daughter’s destructive actions, Fiz spends the night in a cell after claiming the salon flat fire was all her fault. Tyrone can’t keep up the protective pretence any longer and tells the police Hope was responsible, after Alina and Evelyn Plummer (Maureen Lipman) point out the girl is dangerous and needs professional help.
Fiz fumes at Ty’s betrayal but eventually realises he did the right thing. Hope admits to deliberately setting the cot alight as she was jealous at the thought of daddy having another baby, but insists she didn’t mean to hurt anybody. The police explain to Fiz and Ty she will be charged, and could face a trial and possibly juvenile prison…
Tyrone engaged to Alina but back with Fiz?
Aggrieved Alina hits the bottle, pushed out as her boyfriend supports his ex over their daughter’s fate – despite Hope causing her to have a miscarriage. Fiz spots her love rival drunkenly stumbling in the street and urges Tyrone to take her home, and the mechanic is mortified to learn she feels forgotten.
He tries to reassure his other half he’s sorry how things have turned out and hoped they’d settle down and get hitched one day – which alcohol-fuelled Alina takes a proposal of marriage, and she accepts! Realising he’s accidentally got engaged, the Dobbs dude has no choice but to go along with it as news spreads across the cobbles. After Hope’s sentencing, he privately breaks down to Fiz, blaming himself for ruining everything with his infidelity. As the old flames crack open the booze, could a reunion be on the cards?
Daisy makes her move on Daniel
Devious Daisy’s crush on dashing Daniel deepens after hearing the house his mum has gifted him is worth £400,000. Ditching no-hoper Ryan Connor (Ryan Prescott), the bolshy barmaid tries to impress Ken Barlow’s bookish son by quoting Byron and pretending she’s always had a love for literature. Reading unauthorised Kardashian biographies doesn’t count, luv.
Initially uninterested Daniel sees Daisy in a different light when she drops the seduction act and kindly offers to help when Bertie has a health scare. Jenny Connor (Sally Ann Matthews) reveals how her stepdaughter was affected by the death of her brother Tommy, and explains the incident must’ve brought back painful memories. Daisy may have a heart but that doesn’t mean she’s completely trustworthy – Daniel still better watch out…
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Battle at the bistro
Debbie Webster (Sue Devaney) plays hard ball by rejecting the offer from Leanne Battersby (Jane Danson) and Nick Tilsley (Ben Price) to buy into the bistro, although secretly she wants to bite both their arms off but doesn’t want to appear desperate. Soon the deal is on, though Nick is worried his fiery girlfriend will clash with no-nonsense Debbie and wonders if going into business is a good idea after all.
Lee is determined to debunk Nick’s sexist assumptions and work with her fellow strong female, not against her. Thankfully, the women prove themselves to be quite the terrifying team when they send a supplier off with their tail between their legs for trying to fleece them. Weatherfield be warned, no one crosses these two!
Elsewhere on Coronation Street
- Sally Metcalfe (Sally Dynevor) gets all community-minded again (and by that we mean bossy) when she takes umbrage at the new parking restrictions and vows to take on over-zealous traffic wardens for dishing out tickets like they were takeaway flyers. It gets a bit awks when she realises Fergus Dunford (Toby Hadoke), close friend of colleague Izzy Armstrong (Cherylee Houston) who Sal has seen on video calls at Underworld, turns out to be a warden and incurs the wrath of Mrs Metcalfe’s rant. Sally is soon on a mission to bring in parking permits, but has she met her match in officious Fergus?
- The upcoming trial for Seb’s murder is hanging over Abi Franklin (Sally Carman), who tries to channel her grief and anger over her son’s senseless death into writing a victim impact statement for the court. Will it make her mourning even more difficult to deal with? Meanwhile, Toyah Battersby (Georgia Taylor) worries Imran Habeeb (Charlie de Melo) is pushing himself as he works to try and get Kelly Neelan (Millie Gibson) cleared, though she doesn’t help matters by not sticking up for him when he has a bust-up with Leanne about the case. Is Imran heading for a personal and professional meltdown?