Our first look: Sarah hospitalised after hostage horror in Corrie!

Tina O'Brien, Coronation Street (Image credit: Joseph Scanlon)

The wait is over Corrie fans, as the soap returns to our screens this evening for an explosive hour-long episode when Sarah goes from hostage hell to hospital haven

It's fair to say a LOT happens in tonight's hour-long special of Corrie... Vicar Billy’s drug addicted brother, Lee, lures an unstable Sarah Platt to his bedsit, holds her hostage, and calls his brother demanding £1000 for her release.

In order to keep Sarah in his manipulative grip Lee (played by Richard Crehan) tells her drug dealer Callum Logan is still alive. This apparent reality is too much for Sarah, who’s been visibly struggling with her part in Callum’s murder for months now, and she has a complete psychotic breakdown.

Desperate to escape, Sarah tries to make a run for it. Fortunately her brother David hears her cries and comes to her rescue, dramatically breaking down the door of Lee’s squalid bedsit!

Speaking to Soaplife about tonight’s episode of Coronation Street, Tina O’Brien, who stars as vulnerable Sarah Platt says:

“Sarah’s in a bad place over Callum. And almost immediately Lee sees she’s many issues and is fixated on Callum!

“He tells her Callum is alive and is out to get her. He abuses her vulnerability but it backfires because Sarah believes him and goes ballistic!”

Sarah ends up in hospital (pictured) after her ordeal, but will she spill the beans about her part in Callum’s murder?

Tonight’s Coronation Street isn’t all about the Platts… Elsewhere, mechanic Luke overhears Caz on the phone to a mystery caller demanding they change their story. What story would that be, eh?

Meanwhile, Yasmeen ups her campaign against Sally when she persuades easily led Tim to throw a beer party in his wife’s garden. We bet Sally has something to say about that when she comes home with some fellow councillors in tow…

And, in a change of heart, Todd finds himself hopelessly jealous of Sean and Billy’s renewed closeness! Who saw that coming?

Coronation Street, you’re worth the wait!

Read Soaplife’s full interview with Tina O’Brien here

Coronation Street is on at 7.30pm tonight on ITV

Elaine Reilly
Writer for TV Times, What’s On TV, TV & Satellite Week and What To Watch

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