Some loves are so intensely strong that they never fully die – even after the people involved go their separate ways and move on. And tonight’s Coronation Street will weave the first hints that Peter Barlow will discover his old feelings for his ex Carla Connor as he reacts explosively to her sleeping with Daniel Osbourne.
It’s an eventful day for Carla as, following her collapse, she decides that she needs someone to talk to. Aidan and Kate are busy waiting to be tested to see if they will be a match for their ailing relative and, having discovered that Daniel has failed to win back Sinead Tinker, Carla heads to his flat.
Determined to put her fears for her life out of her head, Carla enjoys Daniel’s company and before long, things are getting passionate. As the pair get it on, Daniel can’t believe his luck – but he is unaware that Sinead has had a change of heart and is heading over to tell him that she wants to give their relationship another chance.
However, she sees Carla and Daniel kissing on the doorstep and is mortified. When her aunt Beth finds out what has happened, she goes on the warpath and publicly confronts Carla and Daniel over their fling.
A nearby Peter overhears everything and his reaction will get fans thinking – we just know that he isn’t having a pop at Carla because of his brotherly concern for Daniel. As he criticises her for sleeping with someone much younger (uhh, remember Tina, Peter?), his jealousy is clearly coming to the fore.
Fans are eager for the show to revisit the spark between Carla and Peter – so is this an indication that there is unfinished business and a reunion could follow? In the week that follows, Carla will continue her fling with Daniel but will tell Michelle it’s just a bit of fun.
When Carla then collapses in the pub, Peter assumes that she has been drinking but Roy Cropper puts him right and he is eager to be by her side and support her. But where will this leave Toyah Battersby, who has a secret arrangement with Eva Price to take on her baby when it is born?
And will Carla come through the operation as Aidan pledges to donate his kidney?
Coronation Street continues on Friday 2nd February at 7:30pm and 8:30pm on ITV.