After drugging Carla Connor (Alison King) to force her to quit her job on Coronation Street, Stephen Reid (Todd Boyce) recently assumed control of the factory.
After observing businessman Rufus consume LSD in a hotel room, Stephen came up with this concept.
Then he started getting it himself, drugging Carla’s beverages so she would have psychotic episodes, which had an effect on her work at Underworld since she became disorganised and lost.
Every time Carla took the drug, it led Peter Barlow (Chris Gascoyne) and her friends to fear that her insanity was relapsing, which was how Stephen took advantage of Carla’s mental state.
Carla was unaware of her role in the fire that resulted from Stephen leaving the grill on and setting it on fire.
She consented to Peter taking her to a mental health facility after realising she needed assistance.
Carla continued to be a stakeholder while Stephen was in charge of Underworld, but in forthcoming episodes, things are about to change as she exposes her intention to sell her shares and the buyer she has already identified.
When Stephen sees an email from the life insurance company confirming his first payout, he is surprised but also slightly distracted.
What will Elaine (Paula Wilcox) say when Stephen offers that they remortgage Redbank in order to replace Carla?
Who will purchase Carla’s shares if Elaine doesn’t?