Coronation Street fans will be able to watch exclusive scenes between Tina McIntyre (Michelle Keegan) and four murder suspects on the soap’s official website before the real culprit is exposed in episodes on ITV.
From noon on Monday 19th May, viewers will gain exclusive access on itv.com/coronationstreet to four penultimate scenes showing Tina at loggerheads with an adversary on the balcony of the Builder’s yard.
Viewers will be able to make their predictions as to who kills Tina via the ITV website but will then have to wait for the big episode on Tuesday May 27th to see if they’re right when one of the rows will lead to Tina taking a plunge.
Will it be Mr Adulterer himself, Peter Barlow (Chris Gascoyne). He’s had his way with young Tina and discarded her in favour of his beloved wife. A heartbroken Tina has warned him that she’s not going to let him have his happy-ever-after and we all know that her threats are rarely empty… will she push Peter to the brink of despair, and how far will he go to keep hold of what he has left?
“Peter is a weak man who has made many many mistakes in his time. Is he capable of murder? Well maybe if it was an accident! He really should make a clean break from Tina and the relationship in order to concentrate on rebuilding his relationship with Carla and prove to her that he will be a good father to their baby.
“But he gets to the stage where he lets Tina think they are going to run away together to Portsmouth, when he has no intention of doing that. Instead of just telling her he lets her pack her bags and even order the taxi and tells her he will meet her. But then she finds out Carla is pregnant and she threatens to tell Carla everything.
“Peter fears he is going to lose Carla and the baby, he never really loved Tina, he said he did but he didn’t Carla is the love of his life and he is desperate to save his marriage – getting rid of Tina could be the only option.”
– Chris Gascoyne
Or might it be Peter’s pregnant and wronged wife, Carla Barlow (Alison King). When she learns the truth about Peter’s affair with the babysitter, there’s every chance that Carla’s rage will be strong enough to ensure Tina never lays a finger on her adulterous husband again. After all, hell hath no fury like a woman scorned…
“Carla has stuck by Peter through thick and thin and Tina has been her friend throughout it all – or so she thought. When she discovers about the truth about Peter and Tina it will destroy her.
“There is no way Carla would not confront Tina – it is the first thing she would do. When Carla is angry there is no stopping her, she will feel betrayed by both Tina and Peter. She knows Peter is a weak man, she won’t forgive that but the betrayal by Tina is different. She has confided in her and relied on her to help with Peter and Simon.
“Carla will want answers but when she confronts Tina emotions will be running high and hell hath no fury like a woman scorned!”
– Alison King
Could the culprit be Carla’s brother Rob Donovan (Marc Baylis)? Nothing gets past Tina and when she rumbles Rob and Tracy for their dodgy dealings with Tony she isn’t afraid to make it known. With the memory of prison nowhere near distant enough, Rob’s understandably cautious of Tina’s threats and when the penny drops about her affair with his sister’s husband, Rob has not just one but two reasons to lash out…
“Ever since his brief fling with Tina Rob has been very wary of her. He has managed to win Tracy back and their business is on the up but he knows that Tina could bring it all crashing down.
“He has also had his suspicions about Tina and Peter and when he discovers the truth about their affair he is determined to make sure Tina doesn’t tell Carla. As much as Rob doesn’t think Peter is good enough for his sister, now that he knows she is pregnant he wants her to be happy.
“Rob is not someone who is afraid of confrontation and will be determined to try and persuade Tina to keep quiet about both the affair and what she knows about the business. If she refuses then who knows what could happen.”
– Marc Baylis
Last but certainly not least is Tracy Barlow (Kate Ford), Tina’s arch-enemy. With an infamous hatred for her, Tracy has a longstanding reason to seek revenge on the woman who almost cost her her most successful relationship to date. With Tina keeping a very close eye on the ins and outs of Barlow’s Buys, she’s likely to use this as ammunition to wind Tracy up; but will Tracy be able to resist the bait?
“Tracy has committed murder before and got away with it and she certainly takes no prisoners when it comes to getting revenge on people who have wronged her.
“She has never really forgiven Tina for kissing Rob and trying to take him off her and for her campaign to try and close down Barlow’s Buys when they first opened.
“Now that she knows that Tina has rumbled their dodgy dealings with Tony it may be that she thinks enough is enough and slips away from her engagement party to confront her – but Tina is every bit as feisty and Tracy might have bitten off more than she can chew trying to keep her quiet.”
– Kate Ford
All four have a motive, but only one can do the deed…
After viewers discover who the real murderer is on May 27th they will then watch as Tina’s life hangs in jeopardy until her fight for life comes to an end in hospital on Monday June 2nd.
Her death will have far reaching consequences for many residents as the police start the hunt for the killer – but will they get the right person or will the murderer walk free leaving an innocent suspect to take the rap?
Coronation Street airs Monday, Wednesday and Friday on ITV/STV/UTV