Coronation Street villain Stephen Reid set his revenge plan in motion last night to get Carla Connor out of Underworld.
Since killing Teddy Thompkins (played by Grant Burgin), Stephen (Todd Boyce) has tried to keep a low profile but has set his sights on Carla (Alison King) after feeling undermined by her. During last night’s episode, Stephen spiked Carla’s drink with LSD to try and make her think her psychosis had returned. However, viewers had issues with the scenes after realising CCTV would have picked up the crime.
As Stephen walked into Underworld, Carla pulled him into the office to give him some bad news.
She explained: “I’ve just decided to reorganise the way things work around here. For starters, I’m gonna give Sarah her old job back.
“She’ll be heading up the new Rufus account and overseeing the design arm of the company.”
Trying to soften the blow, Sarah Platt (Tina O’Brien) said: “I’ve literally just heard about this myself.”
Stunned at the announcement, Stephen asked: “Yeah, erm, sorry, I’m confused. Last time I checked that was my job description.”
Ignoring his obvious upset over the changes, Carla expressed: “Oh, well, I decided to put you in charge of the day-to-day running of the office.”
Furious at the new role, he exclaimed: “You’re demoting me? Did I behave inappropriately towards a junior member of staff?
“Did I post a dodgy selfie on social media? Perhaps you can tell me why less than a day after I land this company the biggest payday in its history you are demoting me to the role of office errand boy?”
Stephen was irate because he thought he was getting promoted rather than demoted, despite Carla’s best efforts to soothe him.
Sean Tully (Anthony Cotton) passes by the factory later as Stephen takes out the vial of LSD to put in Carla’s tea.
Stephen was already agitated when Sean made fun of his new “errand boy” duties.
Stephen called Carla over, handed her the coffee, and watched as she drank it all in as she left her office.
Carla was invited for a drink in the Rovers by the factory employees who had noticed she seemed a little “out of it” before the day’s work was finished.
To ensure she maintained her delusions, Stephen offered to order the first round and was able to add a few more drops to her drink.
He succeeded in his plan when she started to believe that everyone was talking about her, which made Peter Barlow (Chris Gascoyne) decide to take her home.
Many fans became perplexed as Stephen put his plan into action with the LSD and took to Twitter to discuss the CCTV in the factory.
@ShaGGy_Uk commented: “So all the CCTV cameras in the factory no longer exist in #coronationstreet #Corrie.”
Bradley Coombes said: “Has Stephen checked the CCTV this time? #corrie #coronationstreet.”
@Clawmaw added: “Stephen makes Carla a cuppa, then the next minute she’s feeling ‘off’. I’d be putting two and two together straightaway with that one. Also, where are the CTTV cameras? #Corrie #CoronationStreet.”
@RKTovey expressed: “Stephen’s going to make Carla go crazy with his LSD….. I hope it backfires and the CCTV picks up his actions, he was quick to delete it when he killed Teddy. #CoronationStreet.”
@Wee_Westie29 tweeted: “I don’t get why Peter didn’t just take Carla to the hospital to get checked over straight away when folk noticed she didn’t look right #Corrie #CoronationStreet @itvcorrie.”
@Jamal06122771 wrote: “I hope this storyline between Stephen and Carla doesn’t drag, cause I can’t stand it when Carla is on the losing side. Just hopes she brings him down. #corrie #coronationstreet.” (sic)
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