Corrie: Maximus Evans says he has ‘filmed an ending’
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Stefan (played by Paul Opic) has been a background character to the hate crime storyline on Coronation Street, in which his son Corey (Maximus Evans) murdered young Seb Franklin (Harry Visinoni). Recent months have shown the father of one using every trick in the book to stop his child from being sent to prison, including paying off witnesses and getting his son up the ladder with his football career. However, in Friday night’s hour-long episode of the ITV soap, the young villain potentially ruined everything his father had done to ensure his freedom and this could lead Stefan to commit a huge betrayal.
All week, Nina Lucas (Mollie Gallagher) and Asha Alahan (Tanisha Gorey) have been doing their best to track down a homeless man named Stu.
He made his first appearance on the cobbles during last Friday’s stormy episodes and he was spotted with a Weatherfield County rucksack.
It has emerged in recent scenes he saw Corey chuck the bag into the canal on the night Seb was killed and he fished it out.
The girls have been desperate to get their hands on the evidence within, which would be blood-stained clothes proving the aspiring footballer murdered Seb.
But Corey was also onto him and during Friday’s trip to Weatherfield, he paid the homeless man to give back his bag.
Stu had double-crossed him as after taking the money, he handed Corey an empty rucksack and gave the belongings to the girls.
Corey soon knew he had been duped as he cowardly told his father what had happened, putting his whole career on the line.
“Did you get it?” Stefan asked, to which Corey replied: “The bag, yeah,” but his father knew what was coming next.
“Why do I sense there is a but coming along?” he asked, to which the young villain explained: “My clothes were not in there.”
“The clothes you said you had got rid of?” the father of one remarked before adding: “Well, is that going to be a problem?”
Only one place you’re going
“I’m sorry, dad,” Corey eventually replied but Stefan was furious with his son for letting the situation escalate out of their control.
The crooked father asked how badly the clothes were stained with Seb’s blood, to which his son replied: “There was blood on the tracksuit bottoms.
“A lot more than I could explain,” he continued but he was cut off by Stefan who professed he had heard enough from his killer son’s mouth.
“What did the homeless guy say? Were the clothes still in the bag when he found it?” the businessman asked his son.
“I never asked him. He scarpered before I could get a chance,” the young villain muttered but this only made Stefan angrier.
“You just let him go?” Stefan barked at his son, to which Corey sheepishly replied: “I did my best.”
“Well, your best wasn’t good enough, was it?” the angry businessman shouted, before asking his son: “Do you realise how serious this could be? Do you?
“There’s only one place you’re going to be going and it won’t be Germany,” the father of one told his child in no uncertain terms.
As he walked towards his car, Corey asked his father where he was going, to which he replied: “We need to find those clothes before the police do.”
Unfortunately for them, Nina and Asha had already handed the clothes to the police and the authorities explained they were going to analyse them.
By the time next week’s episode comes around, the pair still haven’t got their hands on the clothes and it seems they are running out of options.
It seems Stefan just wants to get his son out of the country and over to Germany and so he arranges transportation for him.
Back on the cobbles, Abi Franklin (Sally Carman) is hoping Gary Windass (Mikey North) will help her get her hands on her son’s killer.
As the van with Corey begins its journey overseas, there seem to be multiple characters who want to stop him from being free.
However, as the van suddenly stops in the middle of the road, it seems Stefan might have changed his mind about helping his son.
Instead, he might have called the police, who have formed a roadblock to ensure the van could travel no further.
Corey would be led of in handcuffs as he final pays the price of killing Seb, meaning Kelly Neelan (Millie Gibson) could be freed from prison for being wrongly acquitted of the crime.
The actor who plays the young villain, Maximus, has already confirmed his character is leaving the show for now as he prepares to go to drama school.
Speaking of his exit, the soap star said: “Of course, I’ve loved the last 2 years, it’s been some of the best times of my life, the experiences and the people I’ve met have just been incredible.
“I owe the show a lot so of course I’d come back, I’d love to see it happen further down the line to create that bigger impact if it ever was to happen but I love the show and it’s been an honour to be part of it.”
Coronation Street airs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7:30pm and 8:30pm on ITV.
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