Stephen Reid, who managed to get away with murder on Coronation Street, is currently posing a sinister threat.
Last month, Leo Thompkins tragically died in a fight with Stephen, but his grisly fate is still unknown because Weatherfield’s newest bad guy covered his tracks and buried the body.
It only seems a matter of time before Stephen commits another crime, especially with Corrie executives painting him as the upcoming big baddie for the ITV soap opera.
Who might be at risk? These are our best hunches.
Since she arrived in Weatherfield at the beginning of September, Gabrielle has caused Stephen a lot of trouble. The businesswoman confronted Stephen after learning that he had stolen 200,000 euros from her organization and threatened to call the police if he didn’t make good on his promise.
Gabrielle has also displayed a ruthless side, playing Stephen by unexpectedly showing up at the Platt residence and giving him the impression that she might reveal his secrets.
Richard Hillman, the most notorious murderer on Corrie, killed his wife Patricia in 2002; it wouldn’t surprise us if the soap’s writers slyly borrowed ideas from the well-known plot. If Gabrielle keeps threatening Stephen, could he end up on a similar dark path?
Teddy, the father of Leo, made a brief appearance at the beginning of this year, but we had all but forgotten about him until he reappeared last month. Teddy was incorporated into the plot of Leo’s departure by Corrie, who expressed displeasure with his son’s relationship with Jenny. Did the show, however, bring him back with any other intentions in mind?
Teddy currently believes that Leo flew off to Canada to begin a new life without Jenny thanks to Stephen’s cunning. However, we believe Teddy will eventually grow suspicious over his son’s lack of contact.
Teddy will undoubtedly face off against Stephen in a later plotline if he begins conducting some detective work. We don’t think Teddy’s chances are good as a disposable guest character.
Stephen and Elaine clicked when they went back to Weatherfield in the summer. In his initial comeback interviews, Todd Boyce, who plays Stephen, discussed the bond between the two.
Although Elaine and Stephen haven’t appeared together much lately, we do know that Corrie’s producers have been plotting Stephen’s long-term story arc since the end of last year.
Could Elaine’s early involvement have been laying the groundwork for more significant drama to emerge later on?
Several weeks ago, Jenny and Stephen kissed, which upset her relationship with Leo. Since then, she has consistently acted coldly toward Stephen whenever he has come to The Rovers, but that will change over the coming weeks.
Jenny’s actor, Sally Ann Matthews, has disclosed that as Jenny struggles with Leo’s disappearance, she will begin to confide in Stephen.
Could this eventually put Jenny in danger? Hopefully not!
Spider, who is currently serving as an undercover police officer, is seen closely monitoring Griff Reynolds, another protester. With his new position, Martin Hancock, who plays Spider, has hinted that his character will interact with a variety of Weatherfield residents.
Could Stephen end up on Spider’s radar if he’s secretly keeping an eye out for any wrongdoing in the neighborhood? He appears to be kept busy for the time being by his current storylines with Toyah and Griff, but we wouldn’t completely rule out his involvement in future events.
While it would be sad to see Ryan go, his character appears to be in a bind as a result of Michelle’s departure and his breakup with Alya. Additionally, he hasn’t appeared on the show very often this year, and his involvement in storylines has been minimal.
Ryan is in a great position to begin playing a role in Corrie’s new killer story once Stephen and Jenny’s connection is revisited because he previously lived and worked at the pub and has connections with many of the characters.
Is it possible that Ryan learned too much and wound up on Stephen’s hit list?
Daisy is another favorite of the Digital Spy, so we’re hoping she stays in this storyline. She is Jenny’s closest relative in the show, so her future involvement seems inevitable.
Daisy has never shied away from interfering with Jenny’s romantic relationships, and we are aware that she is undoubtedly intelligent. She could be in a very dangerous situation if she begins to suspect Stephen isn’t acting right.
Adam’s actor, Samuel Robertson, acknowledged earlier this year that he had been considering leaving the show. The actor acknowledged that he found it difficult to record so many fight scenes for Adam and Sarah and that he missed playing a variety of characters.
It appears that Samuel is once again content now that Sarah and Adam are on the right track. But if he’s considering saying goodbye in a dramatic fashion, one possibility would be for Stephen to be involved in an explosive exit.
This year, Sarah has become entangled in Stephen’s web as the cunning con man pushes her to take on Carla and start carving out her own niche in the business world.
Could the discovery of this manipulation turn Adam and Stephen against one another?
Given that the Platts are a recurring family and one of the most entertaining ones on Corrie, it seems unlikely that any of them will be eliminated. Iain MacLeod, the show’s creator, has already said that Audrey won’t be physically harmed as a result of her son’s antics.
We believe that Gail, David, Nick, Sarah, and Shona are also safe, barring a major surprise from the writers. But in the soap opera world, you just never know.
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