Ryan spies a lucrative way of making money online on Coronation Street next week, but what will he have to sacrifice to get the cash?
Plus, two upsetting incidents force Paul to realise that he needs more assistance, while Todd turns his back on George after landing a job with a rival – but will the position result in him compromising his principles?
It’s your spoiler-filled guide to life on Coronation Street for 21-25 August 2023.
Ryan gets explicit online
Banter online with a follower by the name of Liv results in Ryan being sent a request to drop his underpants and send her a picture. Realising that there’s money to be made in selling dodgy images and videos, Ryan then sets up a new profile on O-Vidz, where the money is soon flowing in.
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Reckoning he’ll now be able to pay his own way, Ryan lies to Carla and Peter and tells them that he’s now an online fitness influencer.
Later, though, Ryan reads some derogatory comments about his scarred body, which Carla urges him to ignore.
But clearly fuelled by testosterone, Ryan loses his temper and rages at Carla, hurling a glass across the room in the process.
Paul needs more help
Gemma suggests to birthday boy Paul that he take Bryn for a run-around at the park. But when Bryn runs off, Paul attempts to go after him, only to crash to the ground.
Following the incident, Paul finally admits that he can no longer manage the stairs at the flat and is left humiliated when Billy enlists Todd’s help to carry him. The possibility of using a stair lift is then raised, along with a wheelchair when he’s out and about. And, by Friday, Paul will be seen getting emotional when he celebrates what he believes will be his last ever Pride.
Todd gets a new job
Todd finds a business card in the bin from Rest Easy’s Troy with a message asking him to have a chat about his future career. But George is evasive when Todd quizzes him about why it ended up there.
Deciding to act upon what’s been written, Todd then meets with Troy, who offers him a job at Rest Easy on a salary of £30,000 plus bonus. But after accepting, Todd soon finds himself feeling uncomfortable when, on his first day, Todd is urged by Troy to cash in on a family’s grief by selling them a more expensive urn.
Michael helps Cassie
After telling Tyrone that she’s going to the Citizens’ Advice Bureau to start looking for work, Cassie instead meets with her drug dealer Dean, to whom she owes money. He then turns nasty and a row results in Cassie falling to the ground.
Michael then intervenes and takes Cassie to the hospital, but they’re followed by Dean. When Ronnie subsequently arrives at A&E, he witnesses Michael in the middle of a row with Dean. And when Dean then punches Michael, Ronnie advises him to call the police, but Cassie asks him not to.
Michael then tells a shocked Ronnie that this kind of thing happens all the time to Aggie. And Ronnie then uses this information to influence Ed, when it comes to going in on the business deal he has planned. Ronnie reckons the money they make will ensure that Aggie can retire, but will Ed agree?
Celebrations for Lily and Max
There’s a double celebration at No 8, where Lily is opening her birthday presents and Max is marking the fact that he’s passed his GCSEs.
Stephen, meanwhile, calls at the Rovers and invites Jenny to join him later at a wine-tasting event. But she isn’t exactly pleased to end up at Lily’s birthday party — can Stephen win her over?