Coronation Street locals are edging closer to the truth in next week’s episodes, which is bad news for serial killer Stephen Reid (Todd Boyce).
The murdering businessman is coming unstuck, particularly when Sarah Platt (Tina O’Brien) starts digging after a suspicious discovery.
And it leads her to make a threat of police.
Meanwhile, Carla Connor (Alison King) lands at the very correct conclusion that she was laced with LSD when she her behaviour was spiralling.
With Rufus being confirmed to have been dabbling, Carla is linking everything together.
Stephen is losing allies – but Jenny Connor (Sally Ann Matthews) remains obliviously in his corner – and they get even closer still.
Away from all of the alarm bells around Stephen, Evelyn Plummer (Maureen Lipman) is also issuing warnings over a damaged local.
Tyrone Dobbs (Alan Halsall) is desperate to trust Cassie (Claire Sweeney), but as she goes missing, it’s looking more and more likely that his faith is misplaced.
Monday August 28
Angelique breaks the news that she won’t be renewing the Nippersnapper contract but Stephen tells Carla, Saran and Michael would consider buying the company outright.
Tim warns Sarah that Stephen is a liar who claimed he was coercively controlled by Gabrielle, but then tried to pass her off as a business consultant for the factory.
Audrey shows Gail a statement from an equity release company. Discovering that Gail and Audrey knew about Gabrielle’s treatment of Stephen she decides to give the woman a call.
Audrey shows the equity release letter to Sarah and wonders if it’s got anything to do with the visit she had from an estate agent which Stephen organised.
Paul calls at Shelly’s flat and moans to her about the stairlift and the wheelchair and Billy’s constant interference. Shelly reckons he should be grateful for Billy’s support.
Paul returns home and suggests to Billy they go out for the day and enjoy themselves whilst they still can. Billy and Paul spend the afternoon at the lake.
When Paul suggests they go skinny dipping, Billy finds it hard to refuse. Paul suggests it’s time they booked their wedding and suggests to Billy they have their wedding at the bistro.
Yasmeen tells Stu that Zeedan is planning to take her to Pakistan for her 70th birthday, but she doesn’t like to leave him while he’s so stressed about the situation with Dom and Eliza.
Stu insists she must go as it’ll be the trip of a lifetime. Meanwhile Dom calls at the solicitors and suggests to Stu and Dee-Dee they drop the legal proceedings and come to an agreement. Stu refuses and tells Dom he’ll see him in court.
An excited Ed tells Ronnie about a plot of land for sale with planning permission for six houses and reckons they could make a killing.
Ronnie reluctantly agrees to look at the details, knowing full well that he’s already spent the money. In a bid to buy himself some time, Ronnie suggests to Ed they get a surveyor to take a look at the land before they make any rash decisions.
When Ryan receives a message from Guy reminding him about the video, Ryan assures him that it’s work in progress and when Daisy calls round with a ring light for him he posts a message for his O-Vidz followers promising them a personalised video very soon.
Wednesday August 30
In the factory, Sarah overhears Stephen on the phone talking to Jenny about the Rovers deal. Wrongly assuming he’s talking to Angelique about the Nippersnapper deal she follows him.
Sarah finds him at the hotel and threatens to call the police believing he is about to pull a fast one on the deal. When Carla meets up with Lou she is shocked to hear about Rufus dabbling with LSD – when she describes his symptoms it resonates with Carla.
She tells Roy her symptoms were identical and she suspects someone might have drugged her with LSD. Not convinced and believing she is suffering from paranoia again Roy tells Peter about his concerns. How will Peter react?
Paul and Bernie call at Shelly’s flat to find her surrounded by boxes and parcels, each of them containing a laptop.
Shelly confesses that she’s been buying laptops on her old company credit card and selling them on in order to pay for her carers. Paul presents Summer with one of Shelly’s stolen laptops for her birthday and makes out it was going cheap.
In the café, Debbie assures Ronnie that he only needs to stall Ed for a few more days. When Ed reveals that he’s hired his own surveyor to speed things up and reckons they should phone the estate agents and put an offer in on the land, Ronnie masks his panic.
Ed’s disappointed to find out from the estate agent that there’s been a lot of interest in the plot of land and they’re taking sealed bids. Ronnie’s relieved by the setback.
Jenny returns to the Rovers with Stephen in tow and tells Daisy that she signed on the dotted line and no longer owns the Rovers. Stephen finds Jenny in the Rovers back room and, telling her it’s time she started to put herself first, takes her in his arms and kisses her passionately. Jenny takes Stephen by the hand and leads him upstairs.
Dom assures Stu that he only wants what’s best for Eliza and a chance to get to know his little girl and be a better Dad. Stu’s torn.
In the Rovers Cassie talks Dev and Kirk into a game of gin rummy and orders Dev to get the drinks in.
Tyrone returns to the pub to find Cassie three sheets to the wind. He drags her home. At No.9, Tyrone hands Cassie a pint of water and tells her he’s proud of how well she’s doing with her recovery, but she mustn’t blow it.
Friday September 1
Debbie alerts Ronnie to the fact that Newton & Ridley shares have nose-dived and he’d better hope Waterfords make an offer soon. Thrown into panic, Ronnie tells Ed that he’s having second thoughts about the new project and thinks they should pull out, but Ed won’t hear of it.
When Ronnie then hears Henry telling the Rovers staff that his Dad intends to sell the brewery but he’s doing everything he can to stop it, he catches him outside and urges him to accept Waterfords’ offer. Henry points out that he never mentioned Waterfords and demands to know where Ronnie got his information. How will Ronnie talk his way out of this one?
When Ed reveals he’s put in a bid for the plot of land, Ronnie’s forced to explain there’s no money because he blew it all on Newton & Ridley shares which are now worthless, how will Ed react?
As a loved up Stephen and Jenny head down the street, Jenny suggests they book a holiday and offers to pay. Tim spots them and warns Jenny that Stephen’s not to be trusted. As he reveals Elaine’s selling her flat and wants him out, Stephen’s furious and moans to Jenny about being made homeless.
Tyrone hands Cassie £20 and asks her to buy something for tea. Cassie assures him she won’t blow the money on booze. Heading to the dentist, Tyrone persuades Evelyn to look after the girls. But when he returns there’s still no sign of Cassie. Evelyn warns him to expect the worst.
Stu and Eliza meet Dom in the precinct. Dom suggests ice cream but makes out he’s forgotten his wallet. When Eliza assures him Stu will pay because he’s loaded, Dom’s ears prick up.
Dev reads a message from Big Garth on Bernie’s phone and accuses her of having an affair. Bernie assures him he’s got it all wrong but will she reveal the truth about the laptop scam?
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