Coronation Street icon Carla Connor was forced to see a doctor on Friday night as she took another “turn” with her “psychosis”.
Carla Connor (played by Alison King) and her husband Peter Barlow (Chris Gascoigne) were worried her psychosis had returned but this time stronger. However, unknown to them it had been Stephen Reid (Todd Boyce) spiking her drinks with LSD in a bid to get the power of Underworld. During the latest Coronation Street episode, viewers were furious Dr Gaddas (Christine Mackie) hadn’t taken immediate action to help Carla.
After cutting her hand on a broken mug, Peter finally convinced Carla to take a break from work and see Dr Gaddas for a professional opinion.
During their consultation, Dr Gaddas explained: “I think the next step is probably a referral to a psychiatric service.”
Peter was happy to hear she was willing to help and asked: “How long will it take to get an appointment to come through?”
Unfortunately, Dr Gaddas had bad news and explained: “Well I will mark the referral as urgent but we have a post-pandemic backlog, I am afraid we are talking months and that is just for the initial consultation.”
Annoyed at the wait time, Peter pressed: “There must be someone who can just see her sooner? I mean is there not a residential unit that can start treatment straight away?”
Dr Gaddas explained: “Yes, but because Carla does not represent an immediate danger to herself or to other people it is unlikely she would be admitted to inpatient services.
“There is a private route of course?” to which Peter looked at his wife who seemed to have zoned out of the conversation and expressed: “Price is no problem.
“I can take that money from the win I had,” but Carla was adamant she would wait for her appointment like everyone else.
She asked, “Is there anything I can do in the meantime.” Dr. Gaddas responded, “Yes.” “I strongly advise taking a long vacation from work.
And, if at all possible, away from those situations, and if Carla is comfortable with it, I’d like to restart your anti-psychotic medication.
Yes, of course, I just don’t want another relapse so, she retorted after some hesitation.
The interaction between the couple and Dr. Gaddas enraged the audience because they could see an obvious error that would solve the mystery.
@Calwmaw fumed: “Dr Gaddas needs to be doing a blood test and urine test on Carla! Ffs! #Corrie #CoronationStreet.”
Chrissie Gittins exclaimed: “Would someone please give Carla a blood test!!! #coronationstreet.”
Jamie Harrison noted: “Surely Carla would’ve had a blood test and results to show drugs by now, and she ain’t clicked on that it’s happened every time he’s made her a drink, load of bollocks! #coronationstreet.”
@TwitchersRMad commented: “#coronationstreet Why is Peter not asking for a blood test for Carla? Then they’d know she was being drugged.”
Added by @saffrongirl2: “Fast-forwarding through all the Stephen-related scenes on @coronationstreet has gotten ridiculous. The doctor would have requested blood tests in a normal world, which is so unrealistic and disappointing. #coronationstreet #Carla “
claimed @CorrieStar55: “GET CARLA A BLOOD TEST RIGHT AWAY, SOMEONE! No one is aware that Stephen is always present when she needs protection, so she must be protected at all costs!”
Will Carla receive the aid she requires soon enough?
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