Spoilers for Coronation Street for May 3, 2023: Paul adopts a criminal lifestyle and Sarah’s dishonesty is exposed

Paul is stopped by Dee-Dee as he prepares to resume his illegal behaviour. (Image from ITV)

Following an altercation with Damon Hay (Ciarán Griffiths), Paul Foreman (Peter Ash) is expected to relapse into crime in upcoming Coronation Street scenes and endanger himself.

After meeting Trish (Steph Parry), a lady whose husband has MND, who described how life would grow more costly as he becomes more incapacitated, Paul is struggling with his Motor Neurone Disease (MND) diagnosis and worried about money.

Paul lies and claims to have arrangements with Dee-Dee Bailey (Channique Sterling-Brown) when Billy Mayhew (Daniel Brocklebank) attempts to make plans with him.

Billy nevertheless questions Dee-Dee about her intentions with Paul, and fortunately for Paul, Dee-Dee thinks quickly and covers for him. nevertheless, she becomes suspicious and starts to covertly follow Paul to find out what he’s up to.

She discovers him ready to steal a vehicle in the Freshco parking lot after following him there. Dee-Dee threatens to contact the police, but Paul insists that he needs the cash and roars out after shifting into drive.

Later, Paul confronts Damon in the bistro office and threatens to have him arrested for his illicit actions unless he pays £25k. However, as a result of the encounter, Paul receives more than he bargained for.

Damon resists and subsequently betrays Paul by phoning his criminal connections and pleading with them to put an end to Paul’s extortion effort. In what kind of danger is Paul?

Other scenes show Sarah Platt (Tina O’Brien) taking Adam Barlow (Sam Robertson) to the Bistro for a birthday lunch when Damon joins the group, making Sarah uncomfortable.

Adam informs Nick that several neighbours have voiced concerns about the late licence, which might be an issue. Nick and Adam are incensed when Maria Connor (Samia Longchambon) reveals that Sarah was one of those who voiced concerns about the late licence, but Damon relishes her anguish. How will Sarah change this?

After her deceit is exposed, Sarah is put on the spot (ITV picture).

While Stephen Reid (Todd Boyce) offers to rebook their tickets to Vegas and reminds Elaine that he’ll need her passport, Elaine Jones (Paula Wilcox) will try to contact Audrey Roberts (Sue Nicholls) in other scenes. Will Elaine accept?

Finally, George Shuttleworth (Tony Maudsley) and Brian Packham (Peter Gunn) are encouraged to submit their model ships in a contest.

What will he decide when Eric Sandford (Craig Cheetham) calls at the garage and offers to move back in with him after presenting his son Aaron Sandford (James Craven) the keys to his new flat?

Tonight at 8 p.m. on ITV1, Coronation Street resumes.

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