Let us pray for vicar Billy. He’s not yet recovered from one Barlow taking revenge and now he’s got Peter’s nephew Adam after him.
Billy comes out of hospital and is delighted to be reunited with adoptive daughter Summer. But he’s still in a lot of pain, and no wonder – Adam is swapping his strong painkillers for paracetamol.
When Adam finds Billy collapsed in pain on the community centre floor, he promises to get even stronger tablets than the ones he thinks he’s taking. Ex painkiller addict Adam knows it’s easy to get hooked.
‘Adam looks like he’s being a good friend to Billy but he’s actually trying to get him dependent on powerful drugs,’ reveals Daniel Brocklebank who plays the reverend in Coronation Street.
‘We’ll see him getting increasingly addicted. He can’t be a proper parent to Summer if he’s in pain. But ultimately it is her who will suffer.’ Billy also thinks he should suffer for his role in Susan’s death. ‘He’ll see this as a test, and in some ways his punishment,’ adds Daniel.
Even more danger lurks with the return of his dodgy brother Lee next month. But this time could it be Billy who’s begging him for drugs?
Elsewhere this week, Gemma throws Henry a surprise party and he gets in the spirit in a sailor’s outfit.
Anna is fearful as her trial continues. Roy gives her a glowing character reference but admits she slapped Seb in the café. Then new evidence turns the case against her.
Gary is beaten up at the lap-dancing club when he tries to find the woman who chatted him up at The Rovers.
Amy is up to her old tricks. She deliberately breaks her phone to try to get a new one, but Steve catches her in the act. Meanwhile, Steve has a birthday surprise up his sleeve for Tracy.
Already upset about her surrogate losing the baby, Toyah is then shocked to learn that Eva is pregnant. She goes to her scan with her and tries to persuade her to go ahead with having the child.
Adam is tricking Billy by giving him ordinary paracetamol instead of the strong painkillers he needs.
After finding out where Bethany is working Gail and Audrey go to the lap-dancing club. They are mortified to see her performing.
Things are looking up for Phelan. His daughter Nicola returns begging for his forgiveness for not believing him, and he gets the site manager job at the mill project.
There’s a handsome newcomer on the Street – personal trainer and mechanic Josh.
- Coronation Street, ITV, Monday, Wednesday, Friday
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