Todd joins forces with Phelan and Vinny in their development scam
t’s a case of, ‘If you can’t beat them, join them’ for Todd Grimshaw, who goes from saviour to sinner when Billy dumps him, by declaring that he wants to be part of Phelan and Vinny’s property scam.
It’s a huge U-turn because, at the start of the week, he squares up to Phelan and assures him he’ll get enough proof for the police. Badly rattled, Phelan calls Vinny and then invites Todd for a chat at the site. As they talk, Phelan spots Vinny’s holdall and sees the lengths he’s prepared to go to shut Todd up.
IBack at the Rovers, Sean answers Todd’s phone and tells Billy the bishop was on the line. Billy then realises it was Todd who tipped off his superior about them. When he confronts him, Todd claims he did it to set Billy free from religion. Furious, Billy dumps Todd, who promptly cosies up to Phelan.
‘Todd looks at what he’s got and decides he might as well put his morals on the back burner,’ says Bruno Langley, who plays the scheming florist. ‘He explains he’s doing this because he’s as twisted as Phelan, and Pat believes him.’
The latest interested customer is Alex, but Phelan tells him he must pay a £15,000 reservation fee. Anna tries to warn him off the deal, but Eileen assures
Cathy that it’s all above board.
In her bid to get the money for Alex, Cathy forgets Roy’s birthday and visits her nephew’s dad, Nigel, to ask for some cash. She has a go at him for his measly maintenance payments and is shocked when he hints that it’s not him who makes them, before chucking her out.
After checking the bank account reference, Cathy returns and asks Nigel outright if he’s really Alex’s dad – and is shocked by the answer.
Returning to the café in a fury, she snaps at Roy, who looks wistfully at Hayley’s photo. Can his new relationship survive any more ups and downs? And will
Alex be fleeced by Phelan?
Alone again, Todd becomes a partner in crime as Phelan targets innocent Alex
Eileen’s fooled, but can she also convince Cathy?
Doorstepped Nigel tells Cathy where to go