Max Turner of Coronation Street was made an outcast on the streets after being groomed into Griff Reynolds’ radicalized group. His current actions have risky repercussions.
After returning home permanently, Max (played by Paddy Beaver) has been attempting to mend fences with his neighbors. Blake attacks Alya Nazir (Sair Khan) after watching videos made by Max, indicating that Griff’s (Michael Condron) influence over Weatherfield’s youth appears to be continuing.
Tomorrow night’s episode of the show will feature scenes in which a hate-filled Blake decides to visit the Weatherfield refugee drop-in center Maria Connor (Samia Longchambon) has established.
Blake makes the decision to stream the event live with the intention of upsetting the event, taking advice from radical Griff.
When Blake pulls out a knife in the video, Max is horrified at home and rushes to Speed Daal to warn everyone.
Gary Windass (Mickey North) prevents Max from entering the restaurant because he is still working on turning a new leaf with the other Weatherfield residents.
Blake runs towards Maria while brandishing the knife, and Max can only watch from the doorway.
Alya jumps in front of Blake when she realizes what is about to happen, and when he stabs her in the stomach, she falls to the ground.
When the guests realize what is happening, they are horrified and flee into the street, leaving Gary and Daryan Zahawi (Twana Omer) to fight Blake, who is still holding the knife.
A life-saving procedure is performed on Alya right away at the hospital, but is it too late?
The recent storyline involving Max and the grooming of disenfranchised and impressionable young men comes to a close with the attack on Alya.
Griff cultivated Max into believing that his radicalized viewpoints were beneficial to the neighborhood and the right thing to do.
Griff, an older, mentor-like figure who gave the teen a sense of “loyalty” and “brotherhood,” made a personal friend of him.
Max’s relationship with his family grew further apart as a result of his radicalized friends, and he managed to alienate everyone in Weatherfield.
Max soon came to his senses and realised the truth about Griff’s nature and decided to alert residents of a bomb that Griff had planted in Speed Daal’s van.
In a shocking twist, Max is arrested this week as Blake makes it clear it was his videos which inspired him to carry about the attack on Alya.
Max will try to come to terms with the consequences of his actions and attempt to explain his involvement with the group to David and the police.
However, the threat of a lengthy jail sentence for incitement to commit murder looms over his head.
Producer Iain Macleod said: “We are exploring a very 21st Century problem: teenagers self-radicalising through watching extreme content online.
“In the end, we wanted this to be a story about communication within families – what are the right and wrong ways to talk to younger family members who are gravitating towards extreme views?”
Will Alya survive the horrific attack or is there more heartbreak to come for the Nazir family?
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