The following storylines will air 30th September, 2nd and 4th October at 7.30pm & 8.30pm on ITV
Paul knocks Kel unconscious after realising the truth about being abused
After needing somewhere to crash, Paul stays over at Billy's before calling at No.5 to show Kel the photo and explain how he believes Billy thinks he's been a victim of sexual grooming. Reassuring him that that was never the case, because they loved each other, Kel urges him to tell Billy that nothing happened.
When Billy finds Paul drowning his sorrows in the Rovers, Billy's concerned but Paul makes it clear he doesn't want to discuss it. Drunk, Paul later confronts Kel in the ginnel and tries to kiss him - only to be pushed away - making Paul realise that Kel only fancied him as a young boy. Seeing red, Paul punches Kel, knocking him unconscious.
After hurrying away, Gemma spots Paul's bleeding knuckles but he quickly covers, telling her that he trapped his hand in the van door. But as Kel is found and taken to hospital, Paul admits to Gemma that he gave him a beating. Whilst Gemma begs Bernie not to grass up her own son, Paul confesses to Billy that he's left Kel in a coma. Billy implores Paul to go to the police and admit his crime but also explain how Kel abused him.
In the hospital, the doctor reveals that despite suffering a bleed on the brain, Kel should make a full recovery and when quizzed by the police, Kel lies and says he was jumped on by strangers.
Later, Paul admits to Billy that he couldn't bring himself to report Kel to the police as it would mean raking up the awful past. And Kel claims he could't grass up Paul because he's Bernie's son, but Bernie says she'll never forgive him, demanding to know what their fight was about. Desperate to keep the truth a secret, he makes out their fight was his fault after he made a homophobic jibe.
Much to Paul’s humiliation, Bernie forces him to apologise. Only once they're alone, Kel threatens Paul telling him that if he breathes a word about their relationship he’ll grass him up to the cops for assault. Beaten, Paul packs his bag and heads to the tram stop.
But after Summer begs him not to leave without talking to Billy first, Paul breaks down in Billy’s arms. Will Billy be able to stop him leaving town? After all, Gemma makes it quite clear that she doesn't care and won't try and talk him out of leaving.
Ryan covers for Gary as Sarah returns from Milan
Despite being offered a wad of cash from Adam to come clean about Gary beating him up, Ryan sticks to his story whilst Sarah returns from Milan horrified to hear that Ryan has been beaten up. When she confronts Ryan, he still sticks with the story and tells her that Adam offered him money to pin it on Gary.
But Adam continues to insist to Sarah that Gary is behind the attack and that Ryan is simply covering for him. Fed up of his obsession with Gary, Sarah heads out in a huff. Later, Adam apologises for obsessing over Gary and kisses Sarah passionately.
Calling at the furniture shop, Ryan tells Gary how Adam tried to bribe him into telling the truth but he stuck to his story and lied to Sarah, Ali and Maria.
When Maria realises she’s forgotten her purse, Gary steps in and pays for her shopping. Touched, she later offers to help look after Jake while Gary’s working. And when he later thanks Maria for looking after Jake, Sarah clocks a frisson between them.
Elsewhere, bemoaning the fact that Michelle disapproves of their girlfriends, Robert suggests to Ryan and Ali that they should through a dinner party to sort out their differences.
Jade opens up to Evelyn about her past
Evelyn eyes Jade suspiciously as she serves breakfast and later quietly lets herself into No.9 as she spots Jade rifling through the drawers. Trying to explain what she was up to, Jayde opens up to Evelyn about her terrible marriage - telling her that the only reason she survived was because of Fiz so she wanted to find a photo she could get framed to say thank you.
When Fiz returns home she's taken aback to find Jade pouring her heart out to Evelyn about her abusive ex husband. But was she telling the truth?
After accepting the job at the furniture shop, Fiz comes up with some ideas to bolster trade at the furniture shop. However, when Gary discovers she’s been using his private ledger to make notes, he’s furious. Offended, she tells him to stick his job and walks out. But as Jade persuades Gary to reinstate Fiz at the shop, she in turn secures her own job.
Dev discovers what Asha has been up to
After begging him for some extra pocket money, Dev tells Asha that it's time she earned her money and she starts working in the kebab shop. When Amy calls in with a lad from school called Riley, he asks to meet her after rehearsals. Smitten, Asha agrees but in her desperation to buy more skin lightening cream, she steals Dev’s bank card and orders some on the internet.
After receiving a text from Asha to tell him that she’s got a date with a boy, Dev realises that his little girl is growing up and with Mary's help, sits her down to chat about sex and boys.
On the date, Riley accidentally knocks her arm causing her skin to bleed and Asha runs back home only to find out that Mary knows she stole Dev's credit card. After making out he used it to order make up, Dev tells her she's grounded.
After being accused by Pastal-Blue of stealing her boyfriend, Asha is called "rank and ugly" and storms out of her school theatre rehearsal. Back home, Mary tells Dev about Asha's crisis of confidence and he's taken aback when he opens a parcel for Asha which contains a bottle of skin lightening cream.
Ordering Asha to roll up her sleeves, Dev’s shocked at the sight of Asha’s red raw skin and ri;s down her posters of light-skinned Bollywood stars asserting that nobody looks like that in real life.
When Asha packs her things and tells Amy that she's leaving, Amy secretly texts Liz who offers her a sympathetic ear and assures her that her Dad loves her. After admitting that she despises how she look, Liz tries to convince Dev and Asha to talk over their differences.
Kevin reconnects with his past as his sister pays him a visit
When Kevin's old friend Martine fails to show up for their date, Kevin's disappointed and Abi gets the wrong end of the stick when she mistakes Kevin's sister Debbie for Maxine and has has a go at her for standing him up.
Debbie's there to break the news to Kevin that their Auntie Vi has died and has left her £200k. However he's gobsmacked when she tells him that she wants him to have the money and refuses to take it.
Elsewhere, Paula calls at No.13 to present Sophie with a leather satchel and a new laptop for her first day at college. But when her phone pings with a photo from Kate on a sunny beach, she gazes at it wistfully, unaware that Paula is watching.
As Sophie pours over her textbooks, it’s clear her new course isn’t really for her. Sensing that Sophie’s not enjoying her new course, Debbie urges her to follow her heart.
After opening up to Robert about how Ray is making her life hell after turning down his advances, Michelle tells Robert to let her fight her own battles. However, Robert secretly phones Ray’s hotel company and applies for the chef vacancy in a different name.