Bizarre in this day and age that this plotline gets past the senior writers..
A few weeks ago, Coronation Street boss Iain MacLeod told us that Stephen Reid (Todd Boyce) will target Carla Connor (Alison King) in a way none of us would expect.
‘If anyone predicts what Stephen does to Carla, I’ll eat my hat!’, he said.
‘His plan is so out there and dark that I’d be incredibly surprised if anyone spots it coming over the hill’.
So, the plan?
After getting a job at Underworld, Stephen is doing his best to knock Carla off the pedestal and become Top Dog.
His plan, however, isn’t going particularly well, as Carla loves her job and telling Stephen what to do.
Annoyed he isn’t winning the battle, Stephen’s frustration is set to grow even more, as Carla reveals Sarah (Tina O’Brien) is now Head of Design, while Stephen’s job role will be Office Manager.
Determined to have his revenge on Carla, Stephen slips into the Underworld office with the vial of LSD that he steals from Rufus’ briefcase at the start of the week.
After Carla’s coffee is spiked, she heads onto the factory floor, clearly discombobulated and woozy.
In the pub, Stephen whips out the drugs again and spikes Carla’s red wine.
Calling into the pub, Peter (Chris Gascoyne) sees Carla and immediately realises she isn’t well.
Fearing her psychosis has returned, Peter helps Carla out of the pub, leaving the factory workers watching the event unfold.
Back in the office, Stephen sneaks in and deletes Carla’s meeting with Dick Haversham, muddles her paperwork and exits, a smile on his face.
Coronation Street spoilers: Stephen kills Carla after spiking her with LSD?