Captive Andy makes his escape…
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The reveal that villainous Pat Phelan had kept presumed-dead Andy Carver alive and imprisoned in a derelict house was one of Coronation Street’s best shock twists ever!
Then Andy’s botched escape bid and his ensuing injury and illness added to his awful ordeal. Weak and ill, Andy feared the worst and he begged his calculating captor to get him help…
Instead, Phelan terrified him further by revealing that he’d dug his grave!
But Nicola Rubenstein pricked her dad’s conscience, and that grave remained empty as Phelan secured antibiotics to keep Andy alive… and he pondered and formulated a new strategy.
Phelan’s had a rethink and he has a new plan for dealing with Andy. ‘Phelan tells his wife, Eileen, that he has a job in Scotland,’ says our source. ‘He then heads to the derelict house and he binds captive Andy’s wrists and unnerves him by bundling him into the back of his van. ‘Next, Phelan sets off for France with a fake passport!’ Andy’s previously begged Phelan to let him go and let him start a new life in a different country. He’s also promised to keep his mouth firmly shut about his kidnap and Phelan’s previous crimes.
Has Nicola’s involvement softened Phelan’s resolve and convinced him to succumb to his prisoner’s pleas?
Or is his plan a lot darker than that? Is he planning to turn killer to deal with the ‘Andy issue’ once and for all?
‘Phelan’s plan for Andy hits a big problem, though, when he crashes the van in remote woods,’ reveals our source.
‘Seeing his chance for freedom, desperate Andy kicks the doors open. Once free from the back of the van, he finds a bloody Phelan unconscious at the wheel…’
An astonished Andy isn’t out of danger yet, though. He takes immediate action and grabs the passport and the Euros, and makes a run for it.
He puts all his effort into forcing his way through the woods, stumbling as he goes, but determined to put miles between him and his captor!
Has Andy finally escaped Phelan’s clutches and will the kidnapper now have to face justice and be forced to pay for his many crimes? Or has Phelan died in the accident? Or could it be another example of master manipulator Phelan’s many mind games? We’d put nothing past him… Back in Weatherfield, meanwhile, Eileen and Nicola decide to visit the location of a certain derelict house and have a snoop around. What will they find? And, more importantly, is this the moment when they realise just how dangerous the man they’ve let into their lives really is?
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