Pat Phelan’s days are numbered in Coronation Street and it seems like Connor McIntyre could be filming his killer alter ego’s final scenes as he was spotted performing angry scenes with Sue Cleaver, who plays his on screen wife Eileen.
The Coronation Street team were on location in Whitehaven amid rumours that Eileen will discover what Phelan has done and push him to his death into the sea as part of a final showdown. The pair were filming near a boat and things looked extremely tense.
Show boss Kate Oates has confirmed that Phelan’s exit will play out over coming months and that Eileen would play a major part in it. As they row, Phelan looks extremely angry – has the truth about everything that he has done finally come to light?
The scenes, which are expected to air this spring, certainly look climactic and Phelan seems on the verge of losing everything. Fans know that he has been responsible for the deaths of Andy Carver, Luke Britton and Vinny Ashford as well as leaving Michael Rodwell to die.
Fans have been calling for him to get his comeuppance but the wily crook has so far managed to avoid being caught out, having turned difficult situations to his advantage.
Eileen has stood by him throughout, aside from a very brief blip after the scam was revealed and after Anna Windass and Seb Franklin accused him of murder. But as the rose tinted spectacles finally fall, the story could be very different.
As Eileen and Phelan’s row builds up to tense scenes, fans will just have to wait and see how things play out – but actor Connor has long agreed that Phelan would and should get his comeuppance for his crimes.