As Cassie arrives at the garage for her first day at work, Tyrone thanks Kevin for giving her a chance. But as Cassie sweeps the forecourt, Dean approaches demanding drug money. Cassie promises to pay him by the end of the day and hisses at him to go. Recognising Dean from her own druggie days, Abi wonders what’s going on. When Cassie then refuses to go for lunch, making out she’s waiting for a customer, a suspicious Abi nips back to find Cassie helping herself to the petty cash. As Tyrone and Evelyn appear, Cassie begs Abi not to say anything. Will Abi agree? 

With Tyrone struggling to get Ruby’s new boots in time for her party, Cassie offers to pop into town and pick them up. Tyrone reluctantly hands her £80, while Evelyn’s incredulous. After meeting Dean on a street corner, Cassie pops several of the pills he’s just sold her. Jack and Ruby’s party starts, Tyrone glances at the door, desperate for Cassie to show up and prove Evelyn wrong. But when Michael lets slip how he saw a bloke roughing up Cassie last week, Abi’s forced to confirm that Dean’s a drug dealer that Cassie owed money to and she caught her trying to steal the petty cash. Tyrone’s horrified as they scour the streets in search of Cassie. When Hope yells that she’s found her, slumped on the pavement, clearly having overdosed, they call an ambulance.

Later, Abi suggests to Cassie she should join her at the support group as it’s the only way she’ll ever get clean. When Cassie asks Tyrone to go with her, he finds it difficult to refuse. At the support group, Cassie lies to the group, telling them how her Mum kicked her out, she turned to prostitution and ended up on drugs. Tyrone listens, his heart breaking. An angry Tyrone asserts that he’s disgusted with Evelyn for turning her back on her own daughter and he intends to have it out with her. 

Coronation Street airs these scenes from Monday September 4 on ITV1

By Eastieoaks

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