Coronation Street spoilers have revealed next week’s trip to Weatherfield will be chockablock with heartache and intrigue, as Ray Crosby’s storyline comes to a climax.
The seedy businessman, played by Mark Frost, has disappeared, and it looks as though Debbie Webster (Sue Devaney) might be responsible for his absence.
Meanwhile, Peter Barlow (Chris Gascoyne) leaves his nearest and dearest heartbroken as he appears to give up, letting alcoholism destroy his life.
Elsewhere, Aggie Bailey (Lorna Laidlaw) makes an enemy of Grace Vickers (Kate Spencer), only for her son Michael (Ryan Russell) to fight on his girlfriend’s behalf.
On top of that, Gail Platt (Helen Worth) makes an interesting discovery about her family tree – sparking a feud with local resident Eileen Grimshaw (Sue Cleaver).
Below are the juiciest Corrie spoilers of the week – don’t miss an episode.
Peter addiction horror
Ken Barlow (Bill Roache) grows desperate to save his son, telling the local boozers to stop serving Peter as he is in the grips of alcoholism.
When Peter still manages to return home drunk, Ken is stricken, and the family decides to stage an intervention.
Despite their best efforts, Peter still continues to drink and even pens his son Simon Barlow (Alex Bain) what appears to be a suicide note, having accepted he is dying.
Carla Connor (Alison King) reads the letter out to a distraught Simon in front of his father, hoping to show Peter the consequences of his decisions.
As Simon cuts his dad out of his life, Peter hits the bottle yet again, before breaking down and telling Ken he wants to quit drinking, but can't stop himself.
Later, he suffers a seizure and is rushed to the hospital, where the doctors inform the family they will need to steadily reduce his alcohol intake to prevent sudden death.
A handsome stranger from Carla’s past, Lucas, appears and invites her to stay with him in a hotel for a weekend, leaving her with a decision to make.
As Peter pleads with Carla not to go, will she decide to stick by him, or has their relationship run its course?
Bailey family feud
Aggie meddles in her son’s relationship, fearing he will propose to Grace, and tells her Michael is better off alone.
Grace rushes out, and as Michael tries to catch up with her, he is accosted by a police officer who accuses him of involvement in a recent robbery.
Witnessing the scene unfold, Grace comes to his aid and accuses the copper of racism, later accompanying Michael back to the house.
There, he tells Aggie that his girlfriend is moving in for good, pointing out she has no choice in the matter.
Aggie and Grace try their best to be civil with one another for Michael’s sake, but it’s clear it’s all a charade.
Can they manage to live together, or will Michael be forced to choose between his mum and the woman of his dreams?
Hidden family connections
After doing a little digging in the factory, Gail is delighted to come upon a box of old photos, identifying a woman named Fanny.
Researching the stranger online, Gail learns Fanny was her great grandmother, discovering she has another relative nearby.
Excited, she arranges to meet up with the distant relative – whose code name is “Top Hat” – in the Rover’s Return.
Arriving in the pub, she finds her mum Audrey Roberts (Sue Nicholls) chatting with the son of the late Archie Shuttleworth, George (Tony Maudsley).
After a moment of confusion, Gail realises George is none other than Top Hat, with their respective family trees linking back to Fanny and Augustus Page.
Suddenly, Eileen Grimshaw bursts into the pub and catches George and Gail chinwagging, and leaps to conclusions.
Eileen and Gail get caught up in a war of words – leaving George stricken on the sidelines.
Ray murder plot
Roy Cropper (David Neilson) reveals the chairperson has been arrested on suspicion of bribery and points out Ray has suddenly disappeared.
Debbie insists she has no idea what happened to Ray, raising suspicions she murdered the dodgy businessman.
When Sally Webster (Sally Dynevor) reveals the planning committee has revoked Ray’s application, the residents are thrilled to learn their houses are safe.
Debbie sets about returning each property to its rightful owner, but suddenly the police are hot on her trail.
They reach out to her, having traced a police call to her phone from the night of Abi Franklin’s (Sally Carman) tussle with Ray.
Debbie informs the police officer she found Abi on the floor of the bistro, unconscious, and assumed she’d overdosed, calling an ambulance.
Meanwhile, she lets Kevin Webster (Micheal Le Vell) know he can also keep the £90,000 that he was paid, giving him back the garage.
As Debbie continues to sort his affairs, is Ray live or dead – and what role has she played in his disappearance?
Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7.30pm and 8.30pm on ITV.
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