Stalker Lydia’s creepy hate campaign against Adam steps up a gear on next week’s Coronation Street as Abi hits rock bottom again.
Adam assures his wife Sarah that Lydia is telling a pack of lies about their alleged affair.
Sarah demands dates and times from Lydia of when she supposedly had sex with her husband and when Sarah suggests it’s all lies, Lydia shows Sarah threatening texts, making out they’re from Adam.
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Sarah points out they’re from a different number but when Lydia suggests she calls the number, Sarah’s shocked to find a phone ringing in Adam’s drawer.
Then when a desperate Adam calls at Lydia’s house asking to talk, Lydia plays the victim in front of some passers-by and shouts at Adam to leave her alone, making out she’s scared.
Lydia eventually opens the door but as Adam steps inside, he’s horrified to see she’s trashed her house in another elaborate bid to set him up.
As he pulls out his phone to call the police, Lydia tells him it’s too late as they’re already here.
Elsewhere on Corrie, as Toyah shows off her engagement ring, Abi tearfully packs up her things.
Alone in Victoria Garden she swigs vodka and scrolls through pictures of her late son Seb.
Toyah finds Abi knocking back vodka and urges her to go to a support group and Abi agrees, just to shut her up.
She later introduces Toyah to Dean, making out he’s her sponsor who’s agreed to help her through her addiction.
Toyah’s pleased but as Dean hands Abi a bag of drugs, they share a laugh about gullible Toyah.
There’s heartbreaking drama at number 5 as Chesney admits to Gemma it’s time he accepted that Linda can give Joseph a far better life.
Chesney bites the bullet and tells his son that he’s prepared to let him move to Portugal with granny Linda, and Joseph’s inwardly gutted.
An emotional Chesney, Gemma, Bernie, Fiz, Hope and Ruby wave Joseph and Linda off in their taxi.
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But when Hope reveals that Joseph didn’t want to go to Portugal but felt they couldn’t afford to keep him, Chesney realizes he’s made the worst decision of his life.
A panicky Chesney and Gemma set off for the airport in pursuit of Joseph leaving fans wondering if they will reach him in time.
Meanwhile Emma spies on Ted’s grandson, Jon, in Freshco’s car park as he collects the trolleys.
He later turns up at the Rovers admitting that he’s thought about her a lot since his granddad Ted’s funeral and suggests they go for a bite to eat.
Over dinner in Speed Daal it’s clear Jon is totally smitten. In the salon flat, while Faye rails at Emma for going on a date with Jon, pointing out that Craig gave up his career for them.
George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.