Corrie's Johnny Connor to see visions of Aidan as prison story continues

Rianne Houghton
·2-min read

From Digital Spy

Coronation Street spoilers follow.

Coronation Street's Johnny Connor is set to suffer a worrying health development in prison, after he tells Carla that he's seen visions of his late son Aidan.

As Johnny's prison storyline continues, the Connor family's fears over his health worsen when he admits to hallucinating in upcoming episodes.

In scenes set to air next week, Johnny turns down a game of pool with fellow prisoner Joe. Disappointed, Joe later takes an overdose, leaving Johnny reeling when he realises the request was actually a cry for help.

As Jenny worries that Joe's overdose will bring back thoughts of Johnny's late son Aidan, who took his own life, Johnny imagines a man in a suit in prison.

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Photo credit: ITV

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Genuinely worried for her estranged husband, Jenny implores Carla to find out how Johnny is coping as his visions become more regular.

When Carla visits her father, Johnny reluctantly explains that his eyesight is deteriorating to the point where he's hallucinating. When he admits that he's imagined mice and cockroaches in prison – and has even seen Aidan – Carla is deeply concerned.

Johnny promises Carla that he'll talk to the prison doctor about what's been happening – on the condition she keeps the news from Jenny. Johnny later heads back to his cell with no intention of keeping his promise.

A worried Carla phones the prison to share her concerns about Johnny's health, leaving Johnny stunned when he's summoned by the prison doctor for a check-up. Back on the cobbles, Roy Cropper reassures Carla she's done the right thing.

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

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Later in the week, Johnny is convinced he can see a ginger cat. Confiding in Gary Windass, who urges him to seek help, Johnny says he feels like he's losing his mind.

After the prison doctor refers him to a psychiatrist, a frustrated Johnny calls Carla to tell her what's going on, who then tries to convince him to tell Jenny how he's feeling.

Eventually, Johnny calls Jenny and opens up about his hallucinations, and the fact he thinks he can see Aidan. Jenny is sympathetic, but angry that Carla decided not to tell her. Is this another bump in the road for the Connors?

Coronation Street airs these scenes in the week commencing Monday, February 8 on ITV.

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