After killing Stephen Reid (Todd Boyce) on Coronation Street, Peter Barlow (Chris Gascoyne) might spend some time in jail.
The villainous tycoon Stephen was killed during the final episode of Super Soap Week when Peter ran into him, putting a stop to his terrorizing of the Cobbles.
In Stephen’s plot, he has killed three people, stolen money from Audrey Roberts (Sue Nicholls), drugged Carla Connor (Alison King), and caused significant harm to a lot of neighborhood residents. While the current plot may be ending, a new one has just started, and things do not seem good for beloved Peter Barlow.
Chris Gascoyne has been talking about this major development and what lies ahead for his character as Peter disintegrates as he prepares to leave the ITV soap opera:
Well, he just killed someone, so there are a lot of potential plots and reasons why he could not be alive anymore. I will just say that I am thrilled with my leaving plot, the scripts are excellent, and I am looking forward to seeing how Peter departs the street.
Without giving too much away, Chris suggested, “This will have an impact on his future.”
He is battling his demons and has been detained on suspicion of murder.
He has always had many adversaries, but ultimately, he is his own greatest adversary. He is the one who has suffered emotionally at the hands of himself the most, and we can see this beginning to happen again.
He is going to jail, drinking is on his mind once more, and Audrey wants him to pay for what he did. A challenging period lies ahead.
Chris went on to explain how the upcoming weeks will proceed, calling Peter a man who is “much at odds” with himself:
“Stephen’s tale finishes here, and mine begins.” Peter is a person who struggles much with himself. The fact that he killed someone doesn’t matter in the end; it occurred anyway.
I can’t even begin to fathom how it must feel. Could you ever unwind or get some sleep? He genuinely adds, “What type of person does that—takes another human out of this world forever? What do I become as a result? He is also afraid.
‘It will be interesting to watch how he handles his demons,’ one person said.
Chris was intrigued by the audience’s response to Peter’s deeds and pondered: “Now that this has happened, I’m very interested in whether they will forget that Stephen had done what he had done, and will they be delighted that Peter murdered him to rescue Jenny, or will they be led by other people’s feelings?”
Will they consider Peter to be a decent guy or will they believe that he deserves to be held accountable for his actions? It is complex in that regard, and I hope that’s the direction they go.
“I don’t want people to have a clear-cut opinion,” I said.
“They will feel for Audrey and Peter, and I hope they will feel somewhat for Stephen.”