What has Lydia got to say? (Picture: ITV)
Sarah Barlow (Tina O’Brien) has felt a little bit insecure to find out about the depth of Adam’s (Sam Richardson) previous sex life. So it hasn’t been the most welcome arrival when it comes to his ex Lydia (Rebecca Ryan).
So far, Lydia has been perfectly amiable but there seems to be something more to her – and a hint that she could bring huge trouble to the seemingly stable marriage.
Well it is soap, couples can’t last without a crisis or two. But what does Lydia want?
The drama starts as the Platts come together for Christmas Day to try and patch things up in the clan.
But it’s an unmitigated disaster.
As Audrey cracks open the wine for breakfast, Gail declares she’s not lifting a finger, David slams round in a grump and Peter and Carla do a runner, Sarah despairs over their ungrateful families.
With everyone gone, Adam takes her in his arms, suggesting their real Christmas starts now.
Later, Sarah thanks Lydia for not letting her meaningless fling with Adam spoil their friendship.
Realising those are Adam’s words, Lydia’s quietly fuming. Adam suggests they book a posh hotel for new year’s eve. Sarah’s won over.
The word ‘meaningless’ is never what one wants to hear.
When the waiter at their posh hotel makes a joke about Adam leaving his wallet last time he was there, a prickly Sarah wonders why he’s brought her to the same hotel where he slept with Carla.
The mood is further ruined when Sarah quizzes him about his fling with Lydia. Can Adam talk Sarah round?
And will Lydia reveal she was there too?
Maybe Adam just likes the breakfast buffet?
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Original Source: metro.co.uk