The life of Shona Ramsey has been left hanging in the balance at the climax to a dramatic week on Coronation Street.
Viewers have seen Shona set upon by thugs after she tried to warn evil groomer Nathan to stay away from a vulnerable Bethany.
But despite being brutally beaten, Shona summoned up the strength to warn the Platts that Bethany was in big trouble – a move that brought about Nathan’s eventual arrest in scenes just broadcast by ITV.
However, after telling the police that she too endured a similar ordeal to Bethany’s, Shona collapsed and was last seen intubated and lying in a critical condition in hospital.
Thankfully, it looks as though Shona will pull through – next week’s episodes of Corrie will see her undergo an operation for a ruptured spleen, only for David to be told that a c-section scar has made surgery tricky.
Faced with David’s confusion, Billy is quick to tell him that Shona had a son who she lost.
Scenes to be shown next Wednesday will then see Gail left perturbed when she witnesses David kissing Shona as she lies in her hospital bed recuperating.
Gail later tells her son that she’s concerned he’s getting too close to Shona and that it’s all soon after Kylie’s death. For her part, Shona will be seen confiding in Eileen that she has feelings for David.
But Corrie fans can expect events to come to a head when David takes Lily and Max to visit Kylie’s grave, only to find Shona standing there.
Will she be able to explain why she’s paying respects to someone she never even met? Or will Shona finally give up her guilty secret?
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