Futures are hanging in the balance in Coronation Street next week, as one character faces prison, one makes a life-changing decision, and one faces the end altogether.
Roy Cropper (David Neilson) has been experiencing worrying chest pains of late, and in episodes to come, things come to a head and he collapses in agony.
As Evelyn Plummer (Maureen Lipman) calls an ambulance, will everything be okay for everyone’s favourite breakfast merchant?
Meanwhile, the future is also looking bleak for Paul Foreman (Peter Ash) – and not just due to his health either.
He is facing prison for his recent crimes and takes the stand at his court hearing. Will he tell the court about his MND diagnosis in the hope of some leniency?
And will Billy Mayhew (Daniel Brocklebank), who has followed him, hear the truth about what his partner is going through?
Elsewhere, it becomes very clear where Faye Windass’ (Ellie Leach) heart is – and where it isn’t.
As Craig Tinker (Colson Smith) makes the sad realisation, he takes some drastic steps to try and hold onto her.
But there’s no going back for the couple as Faye looks to the future and makes her choice.
It takes her away from Weatherfield, leading to an emotional goodbye for Craig.
Here’s what to expect next week.
Monday May 22
Craig assures Faye that he would never report her to the police and he goes on to suggest they should buy a flat together and set a date for the wedding.
Later, when Tim admits how relieved he is that she chose Craig, Faye feels more trapped than ever. Jackson and Miley invite Faye for a last family outing before they leave but she can’t face it.
Instead she breaks down to Gary and admits that she wants to be with Jackson, but she can’t leave Craig because he knows something that could land her back in prison.
Chesney lies that he’s sorted the flowers and the sound system for the wedding by calling in a couple of favours from some old mates and elsewhere, Paul tells Dee-Dee how he’s come across a new drug on the internet which claims to cure MND. Hopeful, he visits the MND clinic hoping to discuss the new drug but without success.
Rita suggests that Gemma has a joint stag and hen do with Chesney to cut costs and she offers to put some cash behind the bar.
Eliza’s belated birthday party gets underway in Speed Daal. Promising Eliza a surprise, Roy and Sam wow the party guests with a science display.
However a jealous Hope slyly sabotages the science experiment, and as it bursts into huge flames, Yasmeen grabs the fire extinguisher.
Aggie asks Steve and Tracy when they’re going to fix their roof and remove the scaffolding.
In the café, Brian introduces Isabella to Glenda and Bernie but when Glenda tries to engage her in a conversation about Italy, Isabella ignores her leaving Glenda and Mary taken aback.
In the bistro, Isabella tells Brian they’re going to party the Italian way.
Wednesday May 24
Paul realises there’s something wrong with his right foot but hides it from Billy. Gemma asks Paul if he’ll give her away at the wedding and he agrees to.
When Jenny talks through the plans for the stag and hen do with Paul she notices he’s struggling with his right foot.
Later, Dee-Dee accompanies Paul to his appointment with the MND nurse and Paul begs the nurse to consider him for Tofersen treatment, convinced it’s the answer to his prayers.
Brian admires George’s model of the Golden Hind and assures him he didn’t steal his maidenhead.
Annoyed by George’s seemingly cocky attitude, Isabella secretly super-glues the model ship to the table and as a consequence Brian tries to lift George’s model off the table and a chunk snaps off in his hands.
George accuses Brian of glueing the ship to the table and in revenge, he locks Brian’s model ship in the hearse meaning neither of them can take part in the competition.
Faye tells Craig that Jackson and Miley will be calling round to take some photos before they leave for Slough.
As Faye, Craig, Jackson, Miley, Tim and Sally pose for family photos, Miley explains how she plans to put together an album to remember them by.
Faye does her best to keep a lid on her emotions but Craig can see she’s deeply upset. Craig tells Faye that if she wants to go with Jackson and Miley to Slough then she should do it and with her case packed, Faye approaches the car; her decision is made. As the car pulls away, Craig watches, heartbroken.
When Nina reveals that Roy’s nervous of taking Freddie for a walk, Evelyn offers to accompany him. Roy and Evelyn set off on their dog walk but Roy suffers terrible chest pains. Evelyn urges him to chase up his appointment with the heart specialist.
Friday May 26
Billy urges Paul to apologise to Gemma but Paul refuses to discuss it. Billy confides in Dee-Dee how worried he is about Paul and demands to know what’s going on.
Outside the court, Dee-Dee wonders where Paul has got to. Damon finds Paul sitting alone in Victoria Garden. Damon urges Paul to do the right thing, get himself down to court and embrace the life he has left.
Paul finally arrives at court and Dee-Dee’s awash with relief. Unbeknown to Paul, Billy too heads into the courthouse.
As Roy walks Freddie through the precinct, Freddie spies a cat and gives chase. Roy is brought up short by the pain in his chest. Evelyn calls an ambulance.
Aware that Justin is due in court today, Daisy tells Ken and Daniel that she’ll never relax until he’s behind bars. In the Rovers, Daisy tells Jenny that Justin pleaded guilty to the assault on her but he’s still a free man. Jenny assures her it’ll be a different story after next week’s trial.
Craig calls at the factory with some work bits and bobs which Faye left behind. Sally feels for him and suggests he joins them at No.4 later as she’s doing a Mexican supper.
At No.4, Sally does her best to cheer up Tim and Craig and suggests they find a common hobby to take their minds off Faye. In the Rovers, Mary notices Isabella’s sticky fingers but decides to let it go for Brian’s sake.
Isabella asserts that she can’t wait for Brian to visit her in Naples but makes it clear that Mary’s not welcome. Isabella calls in the café in tears and tells Brian that during the renovations at her flat, the builders have discovered subsidence and it’s not safe for her to return.
Source: Read Full Article