When villainous Harvey Gaskell (Will Mellor) shot Natasha Blakeman (Rachel Leskovac), the people of Coronation Street were appalled.
Unfortunately for Natasha, Leanne (Jane Danson) was wearing the identical Morticia Addams costume to a Halloween party. As a result, when deadly Harvey set out to assassinate Leanne, he accidentally shot Natasha.
Sam (Jude Riordan) was severely traumatized as a result, and it took him a long time to accept his mother’s death and be able to move on with his life. When Sam persuaded Nick (Ben Price) and Leanne that he wanted to meet his mother’s killer in jail, the horrifying memories of Halloween 2021 were once again resurrected in their minds.
Since Halloween is not the family’s favorite holiday, Sam demands that Nick and Leanne have a Halloween party this year. He emphasizes that his mother would have approved of it. Of course, we’ll never know if he’s correct on that, but what we do know is that Nick and Leanne would take any opportunity to please Sam, so they decide to do as he asks.
Sam is ecstatic and invites Hope (Isabella Flanagan) to the celebration that will take place in the café. Sam feels this will be the chance for a fresh start because their friendship has recently been a little rough, and he is thrilled when Hope accepts.
At Halloween, Hope is most likely to be at her best. Iain MacLeod, the executive producer of Corrie, said of her, “She’s maybe wired a bit differently than other kids her age.” He asserted that Hope’s “Innocent pre-teen infatuation” with Sam would reveal a new aspect of a character who had up to this point in her Corrie career been a bit odd.
Hope Stape, the serial murderer John Stape’s (Graeme Hawley) daughter, developed a fascination for her father and his heinous actions. One of her professors decided to retire early as a result of her recreation of his murder of Charlotte Hoyle.
She has also gone to very nefarious measures to exact revenge for the death of her beloved chinchilla, imitating a dog bite on her arm with a barber’s shop weasel.
Will this be the side of Hope that emerges at a Halloween gathering where the ghost of Natasha Blakeman’s passing is already present?
Will we instead witness the more sober, “down-to-earth,” Hope that Iain MacLeod foresaw?