Could Amy Barlow (Elle Mulvaney) in Coronation Street finally find peace and fulfilment with Aadi Alahan (Adam Hussain) after a difficult few months?
Amy’s life was ruined earlier this year when Aaron Sandford, played by James Craven, who she had previously trusted and thought of as a friend, sexually assaulted her. As everything unfolded, Amy’s situation was made worse by Aaron’s refusal to own up to his actions or to the fact that having intercourse with Amy when she was too drunk to agree constituted actually rape.
The Barlows might have had to sell Tracy’s (Kate Ford) shop in order to cover the legal costs if he had decided to sue her for libel over her statements. Eric (Craig Cheetham), the father of Aaron, suddenly discovered that Amy had been telling the truth all along. After finally owning up to what he had done, Eric and Aaron left Weatherfield.
Even if Aaron is no longer there, Amy will continue to be affected by what happened for a very long time. Georgia Taylor’s character, Toyah Battersby, discussed her personal experience of being raped and suggested a counsellor during a heart-to-heart conversation.
Amy made the decision that she didn’t need counselling and instead wanted to become a counsellor to assist others who had experienced similar circumstances.
Future episodes will have Amy starting her job at Dev’s (Jimmi Harkishin’s) store with Aadi. He is someone who accepted her account and stood by her, even retaliating directly against Aaron after realising what he had done.
When he expresses his pride in his new coworker’s decision to volunteer as a counsellor, Nina (Mollie Gallagher) and Asha (Tanisha Gorey) recognise that he is actually in love with her.
Has Aadi developed feelings for Amy? Will she also experience this?
What is certain is that any romance between Amy and Aadi may not last long because Aadi will soon begin to appear in a contentious plot. As Courtney Vance, a character who has an illicit relationship with the much younger Aadi behind her husband’s back, Stephanie Davis enters the show in July.
As Adi risks everything for Courtney, Corrie producer Iain MacLeod warned us, “Aadi will quickly find himself way out of his depth.” Even though he is having the time of his life, he is going to get into a lot of problems.