Monday on Coronation Street, Stephen finds himself entangled in a web of deceit as he attempts to salvage a crucial business deal and protect his relationship with Elaine. In a desperate move, he enlists the help of his ex, Gabrielle, to pose as a consultant from his fictional company during a pivotal meeting with Carla from Seagull Ltd. Little does Stephen know, this risky move will soon put him on edge when unexpected circumstances arise.
With tensions running high and everything at stake, Stephen pleads with Gabrielle to go along with his plan, promising her a generous reward in return. As Carla joins the Zoom call, Gabrielle delivers an impressive performance, leaving Carla completely convinced by the charade. It seems like Stephen’s scheme is going according to plan, and victory appears within reach. However, just as he breathes a sigh of relief, Sarah unexpectedly returns, causing Stephen to panic. Is this the moment when his carefully constructed facade will crumble?
Wednesday brings a mix of emotions as Stephen attempts to bring joy to Elaine’s life amidst the ongoing chaos. He surprises her with the news that he has booked a wedding consultation for her, accompanied by Audrey, the personal shopper. Excitement fills the air as Elaine and Audrey return with their stunning wedding outfits. But the joyous atmosphere is short-lived when Tim, still harboring resentment towards Stephen, voices his disapproval and makes it clear that he doesn’t want to receive an invitation to the wedding.
Ever the problem-solver, Stephen advises Elaine to confront Tim’s hurtful behavior head-on. Acting upon his advice, Elaine decides to write a heartfelt letter to Tim, expressing how deeply he has wounded her and explaining that she can no longer endure his animosity. As tensions continue to escalate, it remains to be seen if this heartfelt plea will help mend their fractured relationship or further strain their already fragile bond.
On Friday, Stephen’s concern for Elaine takes a worrisome turn as he confides in Dr. Gaddas about his growing fear that Elaine may be suffering from depression. Troubled by Elaine’s refusal to seek professional help, Stephen takes matters into his own hands. He subtly plants the seed in Sally’s mind, expressing his concern about Elaine’s well-being and suggesting that her depression may be a consequence of the ongoing conflicts. Sensing an opportunity for change, Sally shares her worries with Tim, urging him to reevaluate his attitude for the sake of his mother’s mental health.
As the week unfolds, Stephen finds himself juggling a precarious web of lies while desperately trying to salvage his business deal. Meanwhile, tensions within the family continue to rise, with emotions running high. Will Stephen’s elaborate plan crumble under the weight of unexpected obstacles, or will he manage to keep his secrets hidden and restore harmony to his fractured relationships?
Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm on ITV1