As he developed his strategy to seize control of Underworld, Stephen Reid (Todd Boyce) in Coronation Street had Carla Barlow (Alison King) in mind.
He will continue to LSD-dope her to make the public believe that her psychosis has returned, according to a new spoiler video from the ITV drama that aired on Monday (February 20).
He wants to undermine people’s confidence in her managerial skills so he can take over and succeed her.
So far, everything has gone according to plan, with Carla stepping down from her responsibilities and leaving him and Sarah Platt (Tina O’Brien) in control because she feels unfit for the position.
Stephen decides to take further action when she calls him over to discuss business because it seems that she will soon be back on her feet.
Stephen poisons her water behind her back once more once they get to her apartment.
As Carla starts to feel dizzy once more, she panics. Stephen observes, happy that his strategy is working.
Carla is pleading with Peter Barlow (Chris Gascoyne) for assistance as soon as he shows up.
Stephen asks if there is anything he can do to assist, putting on his most sympathetic face. When Peter reveals that they have already spoken to Dr. Gaddas, he becomes concerned.
As Carla gets medical attention, could Stephen’s chances of winning be gone?
Time will only reveal.
These sequences will be shown during Coronation Street on Monday, February 20 at 8 p.m. on ITV1 and ITVX.