Those hoping for Geoff Metcalfe (Ian Bartholemew) to get his comeuppance in Coronation Street look to have to wait a little longer as the vicious abuser ups the ante even more next week, and provokes his own son in the process.
Determined to be seen as the victim as Yasmeen Nazir (Shelley King) heads into court, Geoff says exactly what he needs to in order to goad Tim (Joe Duttine) into lashing out and punching him. Sporting a bloody nose and gleefully snapping a selfie of it, he knows that the violent outburst means that Tim will no longer be a credible witness in the trial.
To make things worse, he and Alya (Sair Khan) soon learn that Elaine has been found and has been admitted to a psychiatric hospital, meaning she may no longer be able to be relied on to help Yasmeen either.
With Geoff’s plans working out just he had hoped, he feels confident when he takes the stand at the trial and takes great pleasure in painting Yasmeen as the guilty and violent person in their marriage, and makes her out to be an unhinged alcoholic in the process.
But Imran Habeeb (Charlie de Melo) is on hand to try and turn things around and his line of questioning could well lead to Geoff revealing the truth about Elaine being Tim’s mum…
As for Elaine, she gets a visit from Tim and tells him that she is convinced Geoff has been at the hospital spying on her. Knowing she could well be Yasmeen’s last hope, Tim begs her to reconsider her decision not to be a witness, but is Geoff’s hold on Elaine too strong for her to go against him?