Adam & Eva?
He makes a move on his partner in crime. Will their plotting turn to passion?
Talk about Miracle on Coronation Street.
Adam Barlow, who normally spends every waking hour shafting people, actually shows he has a warm, fuzzy side this week. As Eva buckles under the strain of their revenge plan, he’s overwhelmed by an urge to protect her, and finds himself leaning in for a kiss.
Although Eva wants Aidan to pay for his affair with her so-called friend Maria, she’s struggling to keep up her lie that she’s pregnant. Watching him coo over ‘their’ baby scan – which has been pulled off the internet – she’s wracked with guilt, and tells Leanne and Adam that enough’s enough.
‘Eva’s completely torn, because although she has this feisty side, she’s also very sweet-natured,’ says Catherine Tyldesley, who plays her. ‘When she’s doing all these things to get her revenge on Aidan, you keep seeing pangs of guilt. She’s in a horrendous position, because she does still love him.’
Seeing her distress, Adam
doesn’t argue and hands over the hard drive from the factory’s computer. But as Eva heads into the office to put it back, Johnny and Aidan return and she’s forced to hide. Will she be caught out?
It doesn’t seem that way. In fact, later that day, Eva seems more fired up than ever. She tells Jenny that, due to her pregnancy, she’s keen to get married as soon as possible, and would like a double wedding with her and Johnny.
Jenny would rather pull her own teeth out than share her wedding day with Barbie and Ken, but Eva’s got a bee in her bonnet, and tells Aidan to sweet-talk his dad.
Meanwhile, as Eva continues with the lies, Adam can see that she’s struggling, and supports her idea to escape to France for a while. Eva’s touched and, as she thanks him for his support, he moves in to kiss her. Will she kiss him back?
Before she heads off, Eva tasks Maria with taking over the plans for her wedding and hen night arrangements. The crimper’s taken aback, not least because she suspects Eva and Adam could be carrying on together. Aidan insists that’s nonsense when she mentions it to him – but will he come to regret not heeding Maria’s hunch?
When Eva’s doing things to get revenge on Aidan, you keep seeing pangs of guilt
Big plans: Eva wants Maria to take care of her wedding arrangements How will Eva respond to an amorous Adam?