Neil Clifton has been fighting to be released after being found guilty and imprisoned for his rape of Bethany Platt and his involvement in the depraved sex ring that abused a number of young girls but justice is set to be served to him again in Coronation Street when he discovers that his appeal has failed.
However, this is set to leave his manipulated daughter Kayla – who believes her dad to be innocent – seething and danger follows for Bethany. Kayla has been working on getting close to Craig Tinker in order to get information that might help the appeal but she soon decides that she needs to back off after another visit to Neil in prison.
When she fails to turn up for a date with Craig, she tells him that she is leaving her job and their relationship is over. And things get worse for her when she hears that Neil has been attacked in prison. As she visits him in hospital, Bethany hears the news that his appeal has failed and as she talks to Craig about it and also comforts him over being dumped, they are stunned when Kayla turns up and says she has had a change of heart and she wants Craig back.
Kayla tells Craig that she was scared by how deeply she was falling for him and an oblivious Craig takes her back and while Bethany is uncomfortable with the reunion, she gives them her blessing. Later, back at the flat, she tells Craig that she loves him.
But all the while, she is planning her next move to get back at him and Bethany and swipes his keys before later letting herself into the flat by herself – but what has she got planned?
Her vendetta will eventually lead to her taking Bethany hostage as her dedication to her dad sends her over the edge – but will she finally discover Neils true nature before she goes too far and does something terrible that she will regret?
One to watch: Wednesday 11th July at 7:30pm on ITV.