After all that build-up, Coronation Street fans are NOT impressed with the soap’s big reveal that it was Gary Windass (Mikey North) who sabotaged the Underworld factory roof and caused the devastating collapse that killed Rana Habeeb.
The climax to the dramatic week of post-watershed 9pm episodes finally showed viewers the truth: builder Gary is the culprit responsible for Rana’s death.
Not only that, but by keeping quiet he has pushed Carla Connor (Alison King) to a psychotic breakdown as she believed she was to blame – and became consumed with guilt.
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But Corrie fans have labelled the big reveal an “anti-climax” and a “let down”.
— Harriet (@harrietdalbyy) June 1, 2019
All of Corries hype for GARY to have done it what a let down
— beth (@dinglefields) May 31, 2019
And many viewers reckoned it was too “obvious”.
— Emily Marshall (@MarshallEmily16) May 31, 2019
Knew it was Gary from the start! Made it too obvious it wasn’t Nick or Robert when it happened! #corrie
— Claire (@HeyItsRee96) May 31, 2019
Despite this, other fans were DEFINITELY surprised.
— Justin Rafferty (@Justin_rafferty) May 31, 2019
— Carrie Thomas (@CarrieT67779757) May 31, 2019
But after the episode, Corrie fans have been wrestling with a big question: HOW did Gary get hold of Sarah’s phone…?
So @itvcorrie I have questions #Corrie how did Gary get Sarah's phone? Did he have it all along?? I missed that. Is Carla ever gonna find out? When will it be public knowledge? #CorrieFriday that was a dramatic half hour
— Kathy (@KC_Friendie) May 31, 2019
— Revolt_Gaskell (@king_gakell) June 1, 2019
— Andy Collier (@andy4321) May 31, 2019
We do, however, have an answer.
The episode saw Gary retrieve Sarah Platt’s (Tina O’Brien) phone from Carla, who had apparently stolen a number of mobiles in the grip of her paranoia.
Earlier in the week Gary had left a message on girlfriend Sarah phone after being abducted by murderous loan shark Rick Neelan (Greg Wood) – but the scene cut before viewers could hear exactly what Gary had to say.
In Friday’s episode, he was then able to listen back to the voicemail – and it turned out he had confessed to being the Underworld saboteur. Of course, he then deleted the message to cover his tracks…