Coronation Street fans called out the Underworld boss who seemed to have a change of heart over killer Stephen Reid.
During Monday’s instalment of Coronation Street, fans saw Stephen Reid (played by Todd Boyce) continue to try and oust Carla Connor (Alison King) from Underworld. As he continues to lace her tea with drugs to make her seem incapable of running the business, he took things to the next level during the most recent episode.
Over the past few weeks, viewers have seen serial killer Stephen and Underworld boss Carla struggle to see eye to eye as he secretly plans to boot her out of her own business.
Wanting to make her seem mentally unwell to her employers, the Canadian businessman has been spiking her drinks with drugs to make her act out of sorts.
In Monday’s episode, Stephen decided to call an emergency meeting with the Underworld workers to hold a vote of no-confidence in another attempt to get Carla out the door.
However, he didn’t expect them to not have his back and vote to keep her at the top, as Faye Windass (Ellie Leach) warned Carla about what he was trying to do.
Later, viewers saw Carla call Stephen into the office, where she was furious with him for attempting to take charge.
She immediately fired him and told him to leave the property because she wanted to express her rage, but her hasty action was only temporary.
The boss realized she needed Stephen in order to successfully run her business after complications regarding Rufus’ contract.
Carla had to re-hire Stephen in order for the deal with Rufus to go through because she made it clear she wasn’t happy about the about the about the u-turn and made her dislike for him clear.
Although after watching Carla have to change her mind in the episode, viewers were left seething at the Underworld boss for taking him back despite his betrayal.
Itzzzo_ tweeted: “Enough of Stephen, please!! Carla would never take back Stephen any other time especially after she made the fuss she did over him being a snake and she’d have found a way to get around Rufus’ demands.”
CavoloChe added: “Good God! Seriously, if you’re sacked from a job, you’re sacked! You’ve just turned Carla from a powerful woman into a vulnerable wreck, to save her from losing a client who should be locked up, not because he portrays a misogynist because his acting is so bad.” (sic)
While Rekh01 commented: “Nooooo!! I can’t believe Carla’s doing this!!”
Rozzy67 tweeted: “#Corrie Ffs Carla do NOT bow down to Stephen! Fuming”
OliReading said: “#Corrie Carla would never let him back in regardless how big the deal is!”
With Twitter user Rosepetal98_ adding: “This is the biggest mistake of #Carla’s life. #Stephen #Corrie”
Currently, Stephen’s murderous past is being kept under wraps as his killings of Leo Thompkins (Joe Frost) and his dad Teddy (Grant Burgin).
However, it looks as though things won’t remain a secret for long as Coronation Street boss Iain MacLeod teased he’ll be exposed in the future.
Appearing on Loose Women, he was asked whether or not Stephen would ever pay for his crimes.
He commented: “Of course he is. It’s a soap, bad guys always get their comeuppance in the end, don’t they?
“So yes, 100%. There’s a lot of fun to be had between now and then I will say.”
Touching on Stephen’s ongoing rift with Carla Connor, the soap boss commented: “He’s going to go head-to-head with her for a while, which I think I’m really going to enjoy.
“There’s a little way to go yet. He’s going to get up to more mischief, to put it mildly, but yes, in the end, all bad guys meet their fate.”
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