Todd Grimshaw (Bruno Langley) left in 2017 after he assaulted a police officer and has been on-the-run since.
In recent weeks, viewers of Coronation Street have witnessed Sean Tully (Antony Cotton), Billy Mayhew (Daniel Brocklebank) & Mary Taylor (Patti Clare) search for Todd as a text message from his old phone said to leave money in Victoria Gardens for him to collect later but although the message was sent from his mobile, it wasn't Todd who sent it - someone else found his phone and thought she would try her luck.
The decision was made by Billy, Sean & Mary to report Todd as a missing person before Eileen Grimshaw (Sue Cleaver) arrived back to Weatherfield earlier this month.
In tonight's double-episode (Friday 09 September 2020), PC Craig Tinker (Colson Smith) paid Eileen a visit telling her someone matching Todd's description has died and she was required to formally identify the body.
Of course, Todd had already been in-touch with Eileen so she knew he wasn't dead.
For the first time in approximately three years, Todd Grimshaw (Gareth Pierce) came face-to-face with his mother but their reunion didn't last long as someone who Todd stole from was on their tail and demanded money from him.
Todd, being Todd, managed to "talk" the baddie away by whacking him over the head with a wooden plank causing the thug to be knocked out leaving Mick (the baddie) on the ground unconscious while Todd & Eileen had a proper catch-up.
Later in the conversation, Eileen told Todd that she was required to identify a body which gave Todd an idea - if Eileen told the police the body was his then that would mean a death notice in the newspapers which would in turn give Todd all the room he needed to "properly disapppear".
In the closing moments of the Damon Alexis-Rochefort episode, Coronation Street fans were left wondering what Eileen was going to do.
Todd Grimshaw is now played by Gareth Pierce because Bruno Langley was fired by ITV/Coronation Street for legal reasons.
Gareth Pierce is 39 and from Pwllheli, Gwynedd, Wales.
You can find out Eileen's decision as Coronation Street continues on Monday at 19:30 on ITV/STV.
Andy Gibson for AndyGibsonTV.com