Will everyone survive as the exit approaches? As Stephen guards his secret, Leo is on him, and Roy misplaces a priceless item, Audrey becomes suspicious.
Next week, there will be potentially fatal drama on the cobblestones as Kelly Neelan (Millie Gibson) schemes against Gary Windass (Mikey North), who she now knows was responsible for the death of her father, Rick. When a shot is fired, whose life is actually on the line? Gary soon finds himself in a terrifying situation.
In another scene, Todd Boyce’s character Stephen Reid continues to lie, but Audrey Roberts’ mother Audrey (Sue Nicholls) is worried. Joe Frost’s character Leo Thompkins is aware that Stephen is not at all sincere. Will his lies be exposed to the public? When Roy Cropper (David Neilson) loses possession of a priceless item, his friend Evelyn Plummer (Maureen Lipman) helps him out. Can they reclaim it?
Coronation Street spoilers next week
Kelly takes revenge
Kelly is on the hunt for retribution and is boiling over with rage. She starts by inquiring of Todd Grimshaw (Gareth Pierce) whether he has any suspect contacts she can pass along to a “friend.” As she is called to the police station to identify her kidnapper, Kelly is shown photos, one of which features the suspect: Kieron. Todd wisely advises her to go to the police instead (it’s good to see he’s finally learned something after his previous scheming).
Kelly pretends not to recognize him before approaching a nearby Kieron outside. Kelly offers him £10,000 to kill Gary despite the ordeal he put her through! She conceals the fact that the tickets are one-way when she informs her fiancé Aadi Alahan (Adam Hussain) that she has purchased them for a trip to Bangkok. Kelly is emotional as their engagement party at the Bistro begins, but things are about to take another sinister turn.
Gary in danger after killer reveal
Inattentive Gary uses the occasion to speak movingly about Kelly and how much the family loves her, but Kelly is filled with rage and tells him she knows he killed her father. She rushes out of the Bistro, and when Gary turns around to see her with Kieron, he is horrified.
After being quickly knocked out and loaded into a van, Kelly tells Kieron that he will receive the remaining payment when Gary has passed away. However, as the van accelerates away, Kelly is left to consider her choice and wonder if she will regret it. Gary is guided to the woods where Rick was killed by Kieron and his sidekick Al. Gary is told to dig his own grave by the pair as they brandish a gun at him. However, this story has yet another twist.
Who is shot?
We don’t know what will happen next, but we do know that Gary is able to warn Aadi later that Kelly is now in danger. As they track Kelly’s phone to help them find her, Kieron is outside an abandoned mill with Kelly, where he reveals his new plan to have her killed while fabricating Gary’s death as a murder-suicide.
Gary and Aadi arrive and notice Kieron’s van as Kelly freaks out. They are shocked to see Kelly on the rooftop; however, just as Kieron is about to push her over, Gary enters the scene and commands Kieron to shoot him. The gun fires a few seconds later, but who was actually hit? Will Kelly’s promised departure lead to her death, or could Gary lose his life as retribution for his crimes?
Leo and Audrey are suspicious as Stephen plots
Next week, Leo is present to conduct a survey at the Platts’ when David (Jack P. Shepherd) reveals that the garden sinkhole is reopening, so he gets to see Stephen’s shady behavior. Leo notices Stephen’s uneasy reaction when Audrey offers to have her family stay at her home. Without being aware of her worry over her secret kiss with Stephen, he says to partner Jenny Connor (Sally Ann Matthews) that he finds the man to be quite odd.
Leo questions Stephen’s claim that he slept in a posh hotel after he confirms that Audrey and Gail Rodwell (Helen Worth) have left for the spa day he has paid for. Then Audrey comes back early and says she discovered an estate agent’s valuer at her house who claimed Stephen made the appointment. Leo overhears, and the two men later exchange punches. Will Audrey ever understand that her son is not to be trusted? Will Leo fuel the fire further?
Will Stephen’s lies be exposed?
Following the altercation, David wants to call the police, but Stephen prevents him because he obviously doesn’t need them there! Has Jenny’s betrayal been exposed as Leo storms out and she has a lot of explaining to do? David is interrogating his uncle about what transpired with the valuer at Audrey’s house, as well as the reason why he spent the night in his car.
But when Stephen’s ex-wife Gabrielle arrives, their argument is broken up (Helene Maksoud). Stephen’s heart breaks, but will she call his criminal behavior to light? The executive producer of Corrie has already hinted that this story will become much darker, so be on the lookout!
Roy’s sorrow over the misplaced memento of Hayley
Bernie Winter (Jane Hazlegrove), in need of extra money, convinces Nina Lucas (Mollie Gallagher) to allow her to clean the apartment for Roy’s birthday. But rather than just going about her business, she suggests they donate a box of used clothing to a charity. Nina concurs, but is unaware that one of the items is the red apron that belonged to Roy’s beloved late wife Hayley (Julie Hesmondhalgh).
Roy recognizes the model train as being his when Evelyn gives it to him as a birthday present later. Roy and Evelyn go there after Evelyn realizes it came from the same charity shop where Hayley’s coat must be. Later, Evelyn goes back to the store and, thinking owner Joy is wearing the anorak, rips it off of her. Joy is confused, but what will Roy do?