We spoke to Mikey North about Gary's relationship with Phelan and how he intends to track him down!
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What happens when Gary first realises that there is something suspicious about this person that keeps talking to Nicola?
The town Abergele keeps popping up in this chat room that’s been talked about on the Street that day, so Gary is on a hunch that it may not be who Nicola thinks it is.
He calls around all the caravan parks in Abergele and he doesn’t land on anything. Then he gets a call back later that day from a guy that thinks he might have seen someone that matches Phelan’s description.
Is Gary shocked when he is told this?
It’s more, "Damn, I’m going to have to go through with this now." because I don’t think he really wants to go through with what he is planning but once he thinks it’s him he knows that he can’t stop himself from doing this.
What should Gary do when he sees Phelan?
Well, he shouldn’t have gone in the first place, he should have stayed put and called the police! Having said that, it’s a bit easier said than done.
What happens when he sees Phelan?
He’s got Joe there under false pretences, he says that he just needs to go and scare Phelan. But once he sees him, that goes out of the window and he makes a really bad decision to take him back to Weatherfield.
All eyes will be on Pat Phelan as he makes a dramatic return to Coronation Street this month for one final showdown.
A bruised and battered Phelan has been lying low away from Weatherfield. But despite his absence he’s still been keeping a close eye on those he feels have wronged him and on those he may wish to take his revenge. So when Gary tracks Phelan down to a campsite in Wales and drags him back to the Street, his pent up fury is unleashed.
In this gripping trailer from ITV Creative the residents reel in shock and horror as they realise Phelan has been watching their every move. As he lurks around each corner we see there is nowhere to hide from Pat as he wreaks his villainous revenge.
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Julia Goulding on Shona's relationship with David and helping him through his struggle.
What happens when Shona goes to look for David?
Shona has already had a very hectic, emotional day and she gets a call from Gail telling her that David has gone walkabout, so it’s Shona to the rescue again.
Shona is running around Weatherfield looking for him until she finds him in the Urban Garden. She thinks he is sad about his court date but he blurts out to her that he has been raped by Josh.
What is Shona's reaction to David's rape ordeal?
It hits her like a brick wall and she is incredibly angry with Josh.
Why has David decided to tell Shona now?
His court date is getting closer and closer, he has isolated himself from everybody that he loves and the reality of being sent to prison is hitting him too. He is at his lowest ebb, to the point of him having really dark thoughts, and then something happens that really shakes him and holds up a mirror to his own life and what could happen if he doesn’t talk about what has happened with Josh.
What were those scenes like to film?
They were really emotional; Jack and I really get on and we usually have a laugh when the cameras aren’t rolling but it was a very sombre environment. The crew were amazing and gave us space and time because with such raw emotional you need something that is very real. I am looking forward to seeing the scenes.
Shona encourages David to go to the police but he says he can’t deal with the shame. How does Shona feel about this?
She does respect that that is his choice however because she loves him so much, the injustice and frustration of what has happened and the fact that he is never going to heal from it if something is not done about this situation makes her take it in to her own hands, which personally I think is wrong.
What does she do next?
She tries her best to encourage him to speak but he will not so the next time she sees Josh, her emotions get the better of her and she tells him she knows that he raped David.
What does Shona think of Josh's reaction?
She’s infuriated because he claims it was a consensual, one night stand and he is very casual about it. Josh knows Shona has rumbled him and Shona knows that Josh is lying but she has to control her anger because if she actually did what she wanted to do to him I think she would be on a murder charge.
What does Shona take away from her encounter with Josh?
Shona is a very determined person anyway, so she takes away from it that justice has to be served to him. She becomes a bit of, what I call, Sherlock Shona because she is determined to dig up some dirt on Josh and prove that potentially he has done it before, or she is waiting for him to slip up.
How do you wind down after scenes?
I get on really well with Ryan, who plays Josh, so we just have a break from it. Have a cup of tea in the green room and have a laugh together.
Do you think that Shona will keep David’s secret?
I personally hope she does because I think it is up to David. The best thing she can do is to encourage and support him to speak out, however you never really know until you are in that situation.
How scared should Josh be of Shona?
Very, she is absolutely gunning for him. If I was Josh I’d be absolutely petrified because he has hurt the person she loves most. She’s after justice for David.
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If someone could direct me to a street where I could stand
Cobbles beneath my feet tearful with rain;
The shadows of my hopes behind the stained- glass windows of a pub, ghosts –
I would turn up the collar of my coat, walk, number each small, terraced house by heart:
Birthplace; neighbours – hardman, hussy, haridan, hustler, hero, heroine –
Threshold, bride and groom as clueless of next year as Christmas Eve;
Or exit-place, a hearse, a raw and local grief...
Then I'd retrace my steps, perhaps a baby's cry sharp as a sudden star nailed to the sky,
To stand now in this backstreet bar, nursing a beer
All my griefs, my gifts, and glad I live here.
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