Corrie fans are set to experience one of the show’s most dramatic weeks in its history – when Scouse baddie Pat Phelan returns feeling more dangerous than ever.
The high-octane episodes will play out across five nights this week, with special episodes aired after the watershed.
Given the episodes air after 9pm, they’re set to be even more dramatic than usual – with a Friday night finale involving an armed siege and guns fired.
Our sister site the MEN have revealed how next week’s special late-night episodes will play out on screen on the day Michelle Connor (Kym Marsh) and Robert Preston (Tristan Gemmill) are due to be married.
We already know Michelle will get caught in the crossfire, but who else will get in the way of Phelan (Connor McIntyre) when he is hellbent on revenge?
Monday May 28
GARY RETURNS WITH A SURPRISE PACKAGE
Having discovered Phelan is very much still alive at the caravan park in Abergele, Gary Windass and pal Joe let themselves in to his caravan.
A fight breaks out but Joe manages to knock Phelan unconscious.
Gary and Joe kidnap Phelan and return him to Weatherfield to the builder’s yard and lock Phelan in the storeroom.
But when Sarah discovers a bound, gagged and unconscious Phelan what will she do?
ROBERT, ALI AND RYAN GET INTO HOT WATER
Back with the wedding party, Michelle is having her hair done, but Johnny calls to say he won’t be attending the wedding as he doesn’t feel up to it.
When Michelle then finds out that Ryan’s missing after having one too many sherries the night before, she wonders if her wedding is doomed.
Robert and Daniel trace Ryan to a flat where he’s spent the night with a woman. But when her husband returns and demands to know which of them she slept with, Ryan points the finger at Robert.
DAVID FACES HIS DEMONS
Dec tracks down David and reveals he’s also a victim of Josh but that he can’t bring himself to go to the police and wants Shona to stop bothering him.
David then listens as Johnny pours his heart out to Peter, wishing that his son Aidan had talked to him rather than internalising his demons and taking his own life.
Clearly moved by the conversation, it helps David to reach a decision and he tells Shona he’s ready to report Josh. But Shona tells him to be quick as Josh is planning to leave.
Tuesday May 29
PHELAN EYES HIS ESCAPE
Sarah is furious with Gary, pointing out that he could end up in prison for assaulting and kidnapping Phelan.
In the storeroom, Phelan regains consciousness – just at the right time as young Jack lets himself into the builder’s yard and discovers him tied up.
Phelan urges Jack to find some scissors and cut him free, but what will the youngster do?
JOSH GETS HIS JUST DESSERTS
With Shona’s support, David reports Josh to the police for rape.
Josh calls at No.6 and tells Alya that the real reason Shona dislikes him is because he slept with David – Alya is stunned.
David confirms to the police that he’d be prepared to testify against Josh in court.
The police arrest Josh on suspicion of rape, and he feigns bewilderment.
STEVE THROWS A SPANNER INTO THE WORKS
Robert returns to the street with Ryan, and Robert assures Michelle that nothing is going to spoil their big day.
However, steeling himself, Steve McDonald approaches his ex-wife Michelle and tells her about Robert’s steroid abuse and heart attack.
Insisting she’s too good for Robert and deserves better, Steve reaches out and kisses her.
But at that very moment Robert walks in, how will Michelle respond?
Wednesday May 30
PHELAN TURNS THE TABLES
Phelan offers Jack a tenner to cut him free. Gary and Sarah return to the builder’s yard to find Jack struggling to cut Phelan’s bonds.
Handing Jack a tenner, Sarah sends him on his way, making him promise not to tell anyone.
Phelan then goads Gary with horrific jibes about his mum Anna Windass, who remains wrongly imprisoned thanks to the baddie.
Gary snaps and gives him a vicious kicking, to Sarah’s horror.
But suddenly Phelan rears up and throwing a chair at Gary barges his way into the builder’s yard where he pulls out a gun.
ROBERT LEAVES WITHOUT KNOWING THE TRUTH
Devastated at what he thinks is Michelle betraying him on his wedding day, Robert throws his things in the car, telling Daniel the wedding is off and he’s going away.
As an unsuspecting Michelle waits for the ceremony to begin, Daniel arrives at the bistro and confides in Carla that Robert’s done a runner although no one is quite sure why except for Robert uttering: “Maybe ask Steve McDonald.”
CAN DAVID GET ALYA ON SIDE?
David asks Shona to tell Alya the truth about Josh.
When Alya reveals that Josh told her about his one night stand with David, Shona’s appalled and quickly puts her straight: Josh raped David and he’s been to the police. Alya doesn’t know who to believe.
Thursday May 31
EILEEN FACES HER WORST NIGHTMARE
Incandescent with rage, Phelan ties up Gary and Sarah and we see him take a menacing walk down the cobbles to No.11 brandishing his gun.
To Eileen’s horror, Phelan forces his way in to confront her and his daughter Nicola – and he sees his grandson for the first time.
After a dramatic confrontation at No.11 a gunshot rings out.
MICHELLE AND ROBERT’S FUTURE HANGS IN THE BALANCE
Daniel breaks the news to Michelle that Robert is on his way to London having seen Steve kiss her.
Michelle turns on Steve and, blaming him for Robert’s departure, orders him to get him back.
They come up with a plan to get a message to Robert.
But will Robert listen? Will the wedding go ahead?
DAVID PREPARES TO TELL THE FAMILY
The police interview Josh about David’s rape claim, but Josh refuses to comment.
Gail and Audrey listen in horror as David describes his rape ordeal and how Aidan’s death made him realise he had to face his demons. Gail hugs him emotionally.
Friday June 1
PHELAN’S FINAL SHOWDOWN
Following the gunshot being fired at No.11 Phelan makes his way into the bistro carrying a casualty.
Demanding Ali administer first aid, Phelan grabs a hostage and locks himself in the kitchen.
As the police surround the bistro will everyone make it out alive?
Prepare for blood to be spilt all over the cobbles…
Coronation Street will air at 9pm each night from Monday May 28 to Friday June 1 on ITV1.