His day of reckoning has been approaching for some time, but Coronation Street serial killer Stephen Reid may get another chance to strike again.
We thought we’d seen the worst of the sinister killer played by Todd Boyce, but in episodes airing Friday, the villain turns on those he loves, leaving them fighting for their lives.
Returning to the streets after trying to flee the country, he makes a B-line for Jenny (Sally Ann Matthews) and an unsuspecting Sarah (Tina O’Brien), as the two women threaten to become Stephen’s next victims.
After losing Tim and cheating on Underworld, Stephen had escaped, it seemed, and was about to board a flight in Wednesday’s episode.
But when he realized at the last minute that his passport was missing, he was forced to return to Weatherfield to confront partner Jenny.
Tense: Coronation Street villain Stephen Reid could kill again if he turns on those he loves… as Jenny and Sarah find themselves fighting for their lives in Friday’s episode
Drama: We thought we’d seen the worst of the sinister killer played by Todd Boyce, but now the villain turns on those he loves and leaves them fighting for their lives
Jenny isn’t the only one in the pub though, as she went there after hearing intruders.
Meanwhile, Sarah has also noticed something and goes into the boarded-up Rovers to investigate.
As the walls close in, a desperate Stephen hits niece Sarah over the head with a bottle in the final twist in the dramatic storyline.
A game of cat and mouse ensues as Jenny confronts a troubled Stephen, who wants answers about the crimes he committed.
But is Stephen really capable of murdering a member of his own family?
As he threatens Jenny with a broken bottle and holds her hostage, will one of the women make it out of his grasp alive as Stephen makes his bid for freedom?
On Wednesday, DS Swain heard that Stephen had advanced his flight from Liverpool to Bangkok and quickly rushed to the airport to intercept him.
The Platts concluded that Stephen could have killed anyone who stood in his way.
Uh oh: Jenny isn’t the only one in the pub though, as she went there after hearing intruders
Poor Sara! As the walls close in, a desperate Stephen hits niece Sarah over the head with a bottle in the final twist in the dramatic storyline.
Angry: Also during the episode, Peter confronted Stephen behind Carla’s back at his home, threatening and accusing him after he continued to deny drugging Carla.
Victim: Coronation Street fans were left furious during Monday night’s episode when Stephen Reid murdered Tim Metcalf
Coming soon: The dramatic week will aptly reach its blockbuster conclusion on Friday, October 13, when Stephen’s fate is finally revealed
Also during the episode, Peter confronted Stephen behind Carla’s back at his home, threatening and accusing him after he continued to deny drugging Carla.
Peter said: ‘You’re going to suffer for what you’ve done and if the police don’t do it, I will.’
Stephen muttered, “Maybe you’re suffering from mild psychosis.”
Or will Detective Swain finally catch her man?
An angry Peter pushed Stephen over the sofa, causing him to fall onto the coffee table, and later grabbed a glass award, but was stopped when his mother Audrey walked through the door, stopping a fight between the pair.
Eventually, the ladies on the cobbles began working together to try to take Stephen down while also visiting Stephen’s partner Jenny, who he tried to run away with to Australia before she caught wind of his misdeeds.
Earlier in the episode, Stephen stole £250,000 from Carla’s factory and a concerned Sally realized Tim was missing after he failed to come home from a football match the night before.
Sally rushed to the canal and feared the dead body might be Tim, until police confirmed it was not.
But since his body is still hiding in the woods after Monday night’s incident with Stephen, will Sally find his body?