Coronation Street killer Stephen Reid murders again as he drugs another victim

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FROM ITV STRICT EMBARGO - No Use Before Tuesday 6th June 2023 Coronation Street - Ep 1097980 Wednesday 14th June 2023 Stephen Reid [TODD BOYCE] laces Elaine’s [PAULA WILCOX] tea. As Elaine admits she doesn’t feel well, Stephen feigns concern and offers to get some food. Alone and overcome by dizziness, Elaine stumbles and hits her head. Stephen returns to find Elaine unconscious on the floor. As he quietly backs out of the flat, has Stephen killed again? Picture contact - [email protected] Photographer - Danielle Baguley This photograph is (C) ITV and can only be reproduced for editorial purposes directly in connection with the programme or event mentioned above, or ITV plc. This photograph must not be manipulated [excluding basic cropping] in a manner which alters the visual appearance of the person photographed deemed detrimental or inappropriate by ITV plc Picture Desk. This photograph must not be syndicated to any other company, publication or website, or permanently archived, without the express written permission of ITV Picture Desk. Full Terms and conditions are available on the website www.itv.com/presscentre/itvpictures/terms

STEPHEN Reid continues his misdeeds next week, desperate to remain at the helm of the Underworld factory.

The Coronation Street serial killer turns to taking deadly action once again when he doesn’t get his way.

Stephen Reid has three murders under his belt

He could make a fourth victim next week

Is Elaine in danger?

Todd Boyce‘s ITV alter ego has three murders under his belt and isn’t afraid to make a new one.

In recent scenes of the Manchester-based program, he decided to embark on a romance with Elaine Metcalfe (Paula Wilcox), and even proposed to her.

Little does she know he had accidentally spiked himself with LSD after trying to drug Carla Connor (Alison King) in an attempt to get his hands on the Underworld factory.

Despite being under the influence of LSD when he proposed, Stephen kept his word and remains by Elaine’s side – all in an effort to get wealthy.

But Elaine is in mortal danger next week when Stephen is desperate to buy Carla’s share of Underworld with her money.

It all begins when Owen (Ben Hull) strides over to Stephen and reveals that after a frank discussion with Jenny Connor, they’d both like to know why he told them each a pack of lies.

As Stephen scratches about for a plausible reason, Owen tells him that once he takes over the factory, he’ll be out of a job.

Stephen warns Carla against selling the factory but she insists that she has to for the sake of her mental health.

Carla has no clue she was drugged by Stephen earlier this year and believed, much like her husband Peter Barlow, that she was having another psychotic episode.

Stephen kicks himself, knowing his actions have led him straight towards an impass.

The frustrations of the day getting the better of him, Stephen trashes the factory floor.

Arriving to witness his meltdown, Michael Bailey (Ryan Russell) wonders what’s going on.

Unpacking in their new flat, Stephen suggests again to Elaine that they should buy Carla’s share of the business.

When Elaine snaps at him and spells out that she will never invest a penny in the factory and they should simply enjoy their retirement, Stephen masks his fury. 

In later scenes, the villain hatches a plan that could make Elaine his fourth victim in Weatherfield.

Unaware that Stephen has replaced her blood pressure pills with caffeine pills, Elaine’s exhausted and jittery.

Handing her a glass of water, Stephen reminds her it’s time for her pills.

Feeling the pressure when Carla tells him if he doesn’t come up with the money quickly, she’ll sell to Owen, Stephen laces Elaine’s tea.

As Elaine admits she doesn’t feel well, Stephen feigns concern and offers to get some food.

Alone and overcome by dizziness, Elaine stumbles and hits her head.

Stephen returns to find Elaine unconscious on the floor and he quietly backs out of the flat.

Has Stephen killed once again?

Coronation Street airs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8pm on ITV.

Stephen is terrified of losing his job

Owen is also trying to get his hands on the Underworld factory