Pick of the Plots: Monday 21st December

A stressed Natasha tracks Nick down to the bistro and reveals that Sam’s gone missing as she told him that she has a new job and they are moving to London. Not keen on the move, Sam begs Nick to let him move in with him and Leanne. Leanne urges Nick to be firm with Sam.

Meanwhile, Billy picks up on Paul’s anxiety but he insists he’s fine. Manipulative Todd suggests to Paul that he should spoil Billy with a takeaway and a quiet night in. Later, Paul agrees to meet up with Will again and Todd offers to smooth things over with Billy for him. Later, Todd finds Billy drinking alone in the Rovers. When Billy explains how Paul had to go to a friend’s rescue, Todd keeps his counsel.

Elsewhere, Ray orders David to drop his campaign against the planning application or he’ll report Shona to the police for breaking into the Bistro and stealing cocktails. Later, David and Shona have a heart to heart but she becomes confused and gives him the impression that she doesn’t want to be with him. David tells Shona it’s time to accept their marriage isn’t working.

Also, a police officer questions Sarah about Rick’s watch and she does her best to cover her tracks. Gary plays dumb when Maria starts asking questions about Rick.

Coronation Street, Monday at 7.30pm and 8.30pm on ITV, STV and UTV.

As the Square counts down to Christmas, Ian Beale is living in fear. A loud bang goes off at The Queen Vic. Kathy and Sharon rush over, fearing the worst. They find Ian cowering under a table.

Kathy wants her whole family together for Christmas, no excuses. Ben, Peter and Bobby meet Ian at The Vic to offer olive branches, for Kathy’s sake but when they question Ian about what happened suspicions begin to rise…

Meanwhile, Jack gives Max an update on new evidence from Ian’s case which makes him sweat. Gray tells Shirley he has a lead on Tina’s delivery driver. Later, the police arrive at Gray’s, they need to account for Tina’s movements that morning and have more questions about Ian’s attack. At the police station, Tina is shocked by what she is told.

Elsewhere, a guilt-ridden Linda tries to read Mick’s mood but he appears disinterested, neither wanting to address the elephant in the room. Max finds Linda in the Square, she tells him that Mick doesn’t care about her and won’t even address her. Mick looks on from the window, heartbroken.

Also, Karen and Mitch aren’t in the mood for Christmas.

EastEnders, Monday at 8pm on BBC One.

Jamie returns from his trip and Kim tells him that he has made the family look like a laughing stock. She leaves him to clean up his mess.

Meanwhile, Chas catches Charity and Mack stashing stolen goods.

Elsewhere, Paul is mindful of Liv’s recent seizure and gives her a pointed look as they discuss her driving lessons.

Emmerdale, Monday at 7pm on ITV, STV and UTV.

Martine is feeling down about Mitchell not being with the family for Christmas. Celeste tries to increase the family’s Christmas spirit with festive drinks at the Bazaar, but Felix still plans to make sure Toby pays for his crimes.

Meanwhile, the tug of love continues between Sienna, Liberty and baby Faith.

Elsewhere, the McQueens continue to guess who is behind their blackmail nightmare. Silas has a plot to lure his great-grandson Bobby back to the village and kidnap him.

Also, Edward has a plan to make sure Tony never sees his family again.

Hollyoaks, Monday at 6.30pm on Channel 4 and a ‘first look’ at 7pm on E4.

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