This week in Coronation Street viewers will see Abi Franklin (Sally Carman) suffer a freak accident at work when her arm gets caught in a vehicle engine and will require medical attention after passing out.
In next week's episodes Coronation Street fans will see Abi go down a slippery slope as she battles chronic pain from her injuries and is taking morphine when Kevin Webster (Michael Le Vell) is at the garage.
As Abi takes morphine, Peter Barlow (Chris Gascoyne) will arrive and she'll hide it away stuffing it down the side of the sofa.
Peter, being an adict himself, will ask Abi if she took anything from the medical facility she was admitted to following her accident. Abi will immediately be on the defence and insist she never took anything. Upon being satisfied with what Abi told him Peter leaves but she will soon be livid as the morphine has disappeared. Soon Abi will be seen confronting Peter about this in The Rovers.
Discussing Abi with Carla, Carla Connor (Alison King) thinks Abi will manifest a new addiction. Carla, being the only woman Peter will listen to, is given food-for-thought.
Taking on-board what the love of his life had to say, Peter heads back to see Abi and tells her she needs to get some help - but he surprisingly keeps this from Carla and when Carla is lied to, Miss. Connor is suspicious because it wasn't a million years ago that Abi was in love with Peter.
Carla, who suffers from severe mental health issues, cannot afford to have any paranoia back in her life. Viewers can only hope Peter notices and supports Carla in the way she deserves.
Why is Peter lying to Carla about his time with Abi? Is there more to this than meets the eye?
Coronation Street wouldn't split Carla & Peter up again, surely.
But, this isn't all.
Sue Devaney reprises her role as Kevin Webster's sister, Debbie, and things get even more dramatic for Abi.
Debbie wastes no time in giving Abi a warning to not mess with Kevin.
Abi assures Debbie she wouldn't dream of it.
Debbie isn't sure of Abi to begin with but can Abi win her round?
It's a big week for Sally Carman on the cobbles next week.
These scenes air from Monday 24 August 2020 on ITV/STV.
Andy Gibson for AndyGibsonTV.com