Coronation Street spoilers: Gail Platt and Sally Metcalfe’s plan exposed in exit twist?
Gail (played by Helen Worth) has been stuck in the middle of warring sons David (Jack P Shepherd) and Nick (Ben Price) on Coronation Street since it was revealed they used Audrey Roberts’ (Sue Nicholls) money to fund their new business venture.
An attempt by Gail to end the feud on last week’s episodes of the ITV soap saw her sons banged up behind bars for breaking their bail conditions, with both the men turning their back on her in tonight’s double-bill.
It seemed Gail’s interference also riled mother Audrey as the hair salon owner was seen giving her daughter the cold shoulder, ignoring her despite the soap stalwart being visibly upset about her sons turning their back on her.
Audrey dealt Gail some home truths, telling her daughter: “If you’re so obsessed with your children, two grown men and keep interfering in their lives the way you do then it’s no surprise they tell you to keep away.”
First day of the rest of my life
With her mother’s words playing on her mind, Gail did a vanishing act as when daughter Sarah Platt (Tina O’Brien) returned to check the diner after putting her son to bed, the Platt matriarch was nowhere to be seen.
Thinking neighbour Sally Metcalfe may know something of Gail’s whereabouts, Sarah popped next door where the Underworld factory worker told her after suggesting she could be at the Rovers or in town: “Well, she has had a lot of her plate, hasn’t she?
“Sometimes when things get on top of you, you just need to get away,” with Sarah seeming to believe Sally’s remarks.
Gail was then seen in a boarding lounge, with her flight to Thailand set to depart in the closing scenes of the episode, with the Weatherfield favourite telling herself: “The first day of the rest of my life.”
Although it looked like Gail was going to start a new life away from the cobbles, could she really have hatched a plan with Sally to bring home the factory worker’s daughter Rosie Webster (Helen Flanagan), who was seen leaving Weatherfield last year to pursue her dream of stardom in Japan.
Realising she needed to be distracted from her own family’s troubles, Gail could have agreed to go and meet Rosie, who could have recently made contact with her mother to tell her the job in Japan fell through and she’s now stuck in Thailand.
Sally’s attempts at telling Sarah her mother was in the pub could have been a ruse to stall Gail’s concerned relative so her mother could board the flight before she was stopped.
Rosie Webster star Helen Flanagan, 28, recently spoke out about her character’s return after over a year away from the cobbles.
“I’ve always said I’ll go back, but I’m still not sure when that will be,” the actress told OK! Magazine.
Could this have been a red-herring to throw fans off the scent Rosie will be making an imminent return in the coming weeks, wrecking havoc on the cobbles in no matter of time?
Although David and Nick turned their back on their mother, they could do with Gail’s support as the pair face judgement day later this week.
Viewers will know David isn’t the real criminal mastermind behind the money plot, with Nick the one who commit the initial act of fraud way back in November last year, pinning the blame on Audrey’s late lover, Lewis Archer (Nigel Havers).
However, with the truth now out in the open, Nick has been determined for David to take the fall as he wants to live a life of freedom.
Speaking about the repercussions of Nick’s actions and his family’s response, actor Ben Price, 47, said: “He thinks they will come round.
“That is the essential part of the Platts, they have to come round, they always do and there are a lot of mitigating circumstances as to why he took that money although taking it off your grandma is not ideal, not by a long way, but he doesn’t believe he is evil.”
Could they turn their back on Nick though if he decides to betray partner Leanne Battersby (Jane Danson) in an unforgivable affair twist?
Coronation Street continues Wednesday at 7.30pm on ITV.
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