Fans of the popular soap opera Coronation Street are preparing for a dramatic week as serial killer Stephen Reid (Todd Boyce) is about to receive justice.
This year’s much anticipated Super Soap Week focuses on the people of the Street finally realizing what sort of monster Stephen Reid truly is after getting away with his murderous methods since he claimed his first victim Leo Thompkins (Joe Frost) last October.
Tim Metcalfe (Joe Duttine), who has long suspected Stephen’s motivations, will be seen in tense sequences finding a corpse in the canal after having earlier noticed Stephen showing an odd interest in the aforementioned waterway.
But Stephen found him and proceeded to find him, tie him up, render him unconscious, and place his lifeless body in the trunk of his car, which he then filled with gasoline. Will Tim become Stephen’s fourth and perhaps last victim?
Other inhabitants from Coronation Street, including Carla (Alison King), Sarah (Tina O’Brien), and Jenny (Sally Ann Matthews), are starting to put together Stephen’s many crimes and lies. A distraught Audrey (Sue Nicholls) is forced to confront the dreadful revelation that her adored son has been concealing sinister secrets and heinous crimes.
The episodes this week will be “thriller-esque,” according to Todd Boyce, who also predicted that “the public would be delighted with it.”
But he disclosed to Dermot O’Leary and Alison Hammond that Corrie executive Ian MacLeod had seriously considered continuing Stephen’s tale for a little while.
Todd stated, “Iain flirted with the notion of another six months,” adding, “I think the crowd were losing their wits – they wanted justice!
Stephen had eluded punishment for several months, killing three individuals in that time: businessman Rufus Donahue (Steven Meo), who was drugged and then drowned in a pool, along with Leo and his father Teddy Thompkins (Grant Burgin), both of whom were struck in the head. Along with planning to steal money from his mother Audrey and Elaine Metcalfe (Paula Wilcox), Stephen also tortured Carla by giving her LSD.
The bad guys in soap operas always get what they deserve in the end, and Stephen is likely to be revealed now that he has committed such a long list of misdeeds.
Todd Boyce’s Corrie co-stars are unequivocal in their support of him as an actor and a colleague, so they would have likely been overjoyed if the tale had continued for another six months. That much is undeniably true.
He is most likely one of the kindest individuals you will ever meet, Sally Dynevor informed us. He is beautiful. He really is a really handsome dude. Any scenario I’ve done with him has been enjoyable.
She went on to say that everyone at Corrie agreed with her, and many of them had assembled for their beloved coworker’s farewell party. He will be sincerely missed. He has been a really sweet addition to the cast. It makes you incredibly sad when an actor like that quits the cast after joining since you’ve become close to them. I believe he will continue to accomplish great things because I think he is fantastic.
Todd has already secured his next gig: he will play the role of Demon Vanity in the Mother Goose panto in Derby, where audience members will get the opportunity to jeer and hiss him in person.
“And then Bill Kenwright, who was famously an actor in Corrie before he became a theatrical producer, simply offered me, without even blinking, the Laurence Olivier part in Sleuth and that’s going on tour,” the actor told the Manchester Evening News.
Since it will see me through until the end of June, I’m overjoyed about it.