Coronation Street is set to air a horrifying chain of events for Michelle and Ryan Connor as well as Ali Neeson, Leanne Tilsley and potentially others as death, drugs and violent car crashes mean an explosive and fatal autumn on the cobbles.
When Ryans mate dies after a drugs overdose using pills supplied by Ryan, Michelle is forced to help her son cover it up as she is terrified that he could go down – especially as Ryan just leaves him to die.
But as they both find themselves corrupted by the crime, a fatal chain of events kicks off and Ali is dragged into the mess. What follows is a stunt sequence involving a car crash in the woods that leavea Ryan and Leanne injured.
Recent pictures showed Ali with his hands covered in blood, presumably trying to save their lives. But Ryan is set to be left in a bad way as he fights for survival, meaning Michelle could lose him forever.
A source told The Sun: Michelle tries to cover up a death after a friend of Ryans named Cormack has a fatal drugs overdose in his flat. Ryan doesnt do anything to help save his pals life because it was his pills he took.
It looks like Ryan has got in with the wrong crowd. Its going to culminate in a high-speed crash which leaves him in a coma fighting for his life.
The story is the first major plotline revealed under new boss Iain MacLeod although he has also cast Maureen Lipman as a new battleaxe in a lighter offering.
The scenes are expected to air in October.