Emma discovers that Curtis is not who he seems, plus Adam’s past returns to haunt him, while Maria plays dirty to scupper Sally’s political plans.
Full Coronation Street spoilers ahead for the week of 13-17 December 2021:
Curtis admits to Emma that he’s not dying
When Emma discovers that Curtis’s pills are not heart medication but just vitamins, she demands answers from her boyfriend.
Eventually, he admits he’s not dying and that he first feigned illness when his parents were splitting up as he enjoyed the attention. And as the truth finally comes tumbling out, Curtis also reveals that he’s also been fibbing about his medical training.
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The big question now, though, is whether Curtis’s factitious disorder will put a halt to his plans to marry Emma. After the bride-to-be confides in Amy, she’s insistent the wedding mustn’t go ahead and that the family must be told the truth.
But Steve currently remains ignorant of Curtis’s lies and will be seen on Friday handing over his bank card and PIN and asking him to transfer the £100,000 they’ve raised into Oliver’s charity account. But will Curtis do as he’s asked or pocket the funds himself?
Maria and Sally are at war!
Maria is outraged when she discovers that social-climbing Sally has pledged her support to a housing development on the Red Rec if elected, having been given first refusal on the show home.
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Deciding she can no longer support Sal, we’ll see Maria instead decide to run for the council herself. And, at a local Q&A session, Maria forces Sally to talk about how her mayoral career ended in imprisonment.
Feeling betrayed and humiliated, Sally then vows to beat Maria at her own game.
Zeedan’s wife Marrium arrives
Zeedan’s redecorating work at Speed Daal is set to be interrupted by the arrival of his estranged wife Marrium, who’s turned up looking for answers about the recent blaze at the restaurant.
Thinking on his feet, Zee manages to convince Marrium that her Dad started the fire as an act of revenge. And as the pair later sort through some family paperwork, Marrium tells Zee that she no longer hates him and that he’s still the decent man she married. If only she knew the truth about what’s been going on…
Adam’s past leaves Sarah worried
Sarah is concerned about Adam’s reputation as a ladies’ man and quizzes him about how many women he’s actually slept with.
And her suspicions look set to be fuelled further when she goes out for a drink with Gavin’s PA Lydia. As it turns out, Lydia has a son by the name of Finn, but when the two of them are introduced to Adam, a shocked Lydia alludes to the fact that she had a relationship with Mr Barlow at uni and then leaves.
As Sarah turns her steely gaze on Adam, he sheepishly admits that his relationship with Lydia was years ago and that he can’t really remember the details. But Sarah is left unimpressed by these revelations about his Lothario past.
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