Coronation Street’s Toyah Battersby and Imran Habeeb could be on the rocks next week, as recent stresses – and Imran’s meddling ex-wife Sabeen – prepare to come between them.
If Sabeen has her way, it could spell doom for the couple who just embarked upon a foster care journey to foster Kelly Neelan.
Another Corrie villain is poised to return to the cobbles. Harvey, a drug lord, could be released from prison to exact his revenge on Toyah’s sister Leanne.
Imran will be tested for loyalty next week when his ex-wife requests that he join her in a lucrative appeal case. But he is shocked to learn that the defendant is Harvey Gaskell, the drug dealer who almost destroyed Leanne’s childhood.
Imran refuses to be part of the appeal, but Sabeen is quick to remind him of what he got up to on the night of Kelly’s verdict and urges him to reconsider – leaving him fearing a blackmail plot could be afoot.
Sabeen is forced to hide her surprise when Imran insists that Harvey should be in prison and sticks to his guns.
Imran faces another setback on Wednesday as Kelly’s sentencing begins. Imran, who is passionate about his case, addresses the court asking for Kelly to reconsider her upbringing and mental illness.
Back home, Gary mentions to Toyah that Imran was spotted heading to a bar the night of Kelly’s guilty verdict, and the brunette bombshell is left perturbed to realise her boyfriend lied to her.
Sabeen reminds Imran that she helped him on night of verdict. Toyah records their intimacy. When they return to the flat, Toyah can’t hold her tongue and asks him if he was cheating with Sabeen.
Will Imran be forthcoming about whereabouts on that fateful night?
Toyah hears Imran say that he is too busy working to have lunch with her. Michael suggests that she surprise him at work by ordering take-out.
But when she arrives at the office, she’s further disturbed to hear Adam tell her he hasn’t been in the office all day and instead went to the Rovers.
Toyah is furious and marches over to the pub to complete a mission. What will she discover, and how will it affect her?
Toyah is eventually forced to admit that Imran spent the night at Sabeen’s place during the trial. However, he insists that nothing ever happened between them.
Sabeen supports Imran, but she is equally intrigued by the fact that Imran didn’t spend the entire night at her house. She also makes it clear to Imran she expects him not to reconsider his decision not working on Harvey’s appeal.
Imran feels horrible when Toyah apologizes to him for speaking behind his back to Sabeen. She also advocates for openness in future, but Imran is left feeling ashamed and guilt.
Some fans wonder if Imran could have stayed the night with Alina Pop, a Romanian beauty – or if he could even have been the father of her baby.
Coronation Street airs Monday, Wednesday and Friday on ITV at 7.30pm