Mary Taylor is on a mission to find her missing son Jude Appleton, determined that their relationship can be rebuilt and he just needs help in Coronation Street. But as it emerges that his compulsive lying hasnt changed, will Mary finally accept the truth?
Marys private detective tells her that Jude was last spotted at a B&B in Blackpool and soon Roy Cropper is pulled along with his friend as she heads to the coast. Mary soon finds Jude and implores him to come back home but he owes the B&B owners money so cant.
Mary agrees to give him the cash to pay his debt but while he is away, its clear that his new girlfriend is being lied to as well – as she thinks he is a surgeon! He tells Kelly that Mary is one of his patients but when Kelly refers to him as Dr Ken Barlow, the truth dawns on Roy.
As Roy confronts Jude over being up to his old tricks, Kelly is staggered and she blows open his whole new web of lies. And yet still, Mary is insistent that Jude deserves the benefit of the doubt. She hands him £800 in cash and promises to wait for him in the car – but is she in for more heartbreak?
It has been confirmed that Paddy Wallace has filmed his final scenes as Marys dishonest son but will Mary finally get the closure she needs as she inevitably heads back without him?
Or will she constantly be wondering if they can make amends and he can change his deceitful ways?
One to watch: Wednesday 2nd January at 8:30pm on ITV.