Eileen’s life is about to be turned upside down in Coronation Street when panicked youngster Seb Franklin fills her in on the terrible deeds of killer Pat Phelan. With Seb having been doing some digging around Luke Britton’s death, Phelan is unnerved by what he will uncover and so takes the time to close in on him and issue some dark threats.
Reminding him that his fingerprints are all over the murder weapon if he were to hand it in, Phelan leaves Seb scared and so he tries to get out of his way – making plans with his mum Abi to run away and also spending time in the cab office with Eileen.
Before he makes a break for it though as he fears for his own life, Seb decides that he can’t keep Eileen in the dark about her husband’s true colours. Eileen is staggered when Seb not only tells her that Phelan has set Anna Windass up but also that he is concealing a gun in his toolbox and may have killed Luke.
As Eileen digests this, Seb and Abi make good on their plans to get out of the area and as Phelan worries about his whereabouts and his plans, Eileen is secretly concerned about what she has been told.
As a result, she decides that it’s finally time to hear Anna out and sets up a visit in prison with her – and Anna is certainly surprised to see the urgent request come up. Will she use the opportunity to finally persuade Eileen that Phelan is a monster?
And when Eileen then checks the toolbox, will she find the gun and have him bang to rights? Or can wily Phelan manipulate his way out of yet another mess?
Coronation Street continues on Wednesday 10th January at 7:30pm and 8:30pm on ITV.