STEPHEN Reid has three murders under his belt and isn’t shying away from making another victim.
Next week in Coronation Street, the villain hatches a plan against a cumbersome character. But will it work?
Stephen Reid is working on a plan to get rid of a cumbersome character
He turns to Dr Gaddas
Is Elaine in danger?
The schemer portrayed by Canadian actor Todd Boyce dreams of big money and Jenny Connor, with whom he became obsessed with after murdering her fiancé Leo Thompkins in September, 2022.
Unfortunately for him, his plan was quickly foiled when Carla Connor (played by Alison King) let him know she was planning to sell the Underworld business.
Newcomer Owen (Ben Hull) made his intentions clear – he is not only ready to buy the knicker factory but after Stephen’s interference in his relationship with Jenny, he’s willing to fire him altogether.
Stephen has tried to convince Owen to spare him but this only made his fiancée Elaine Jones (Paula Wilcox) increasingly suspicious of him.
The pair became engaged earlier this year and while Elaine’s intentions are sincere, Stephen is only looking to get his hands on her money by embezzling money from Seagull Ltd.
Coming up next week, Stephen’s plan could be turned on its head again when Carla demands a meeting with Seagull Ltd.
Stephen begs his ex-wife Gabrielle (Helene Maksoud) to masquerade as a consultant from his fake company, promising to make it worth her while.
He later watches as Carla attends the zoom call with Seagull and Gabrielle gives a sterling performance, with the businesswoman clearly taken in.
But when Sarah Platt (Tina O’Brien) returns for her laptop, Stephen’s thrown into panic.
The outcome of the run-in remains to be seen but, in later scenes, Stephen tells Elaine that he’s booked her a wedding consultation with a personal shopper and his mother Audrey will be going with her.
As they return with their wedding outfits, the good mood is broken when Elaine’s son Tim Metcalfe (Joe Duttine) makes his dislike of Stephen clear and tells them not to bother sending him an invitation.
On Stephen’s advice, Elaine writes Tim a letter telling him how much he’s hurt her and how she can’t take anymore.
But lo and behold , Stephen has another trick up his sleeve and it could involve Elaine being killed off.
Stephen tells Dr Gaddas he’s worried that Elaine is depressed, refusing to seek help and might do something drastic.
Stephen also plants the seed in Sally Metcalfe’s (Sally Dynevor) head.
Sally tells Tim that Stephen’s worried Elaine might be suffering from depression brought on by all the recent conflict and she urges him to change his attitude for his Mum’s sake.
But will Tim fall for it?
Or will he see right through Stephen’s ruse?
Coronation Street airs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8pm on ITV.
Elaine’s son Tim makes his dislike for Stephen clear
Will Stephen be exposed?