Coronation Street, Thursday 8 December at 8.30pm
A day in the life of Peter Barlow, alcoholic. As Peter heads to the hospital, to visit his sponsor from AA who’s had a relapse, it’s clear he’s still battling the cravings to drink himself. In the hospital he’s shocked to see how far Jonno’s health has deteriorated since he fell off the wagon and the prognosis isn’t good.
Back on the street reminders of last year’s tram crash are all around. Revealing he’s now been taken off Jack’s birth certificate, Tyrone admires Peter for being able to put Leanne‘s infidelity behind them. But as Leanne makes plans with Stella for their wedding anniversary drinks tomorrow he wonders if he really has moved on?
Relieved to get out of the pub Peter heads to the doctors with Leanne to get her scan results. But when Matt reveals her fallopian tubes are damaged and she won’t be able to conceive naturally it’s another crushing blow for Peter who struggles to find the words to comfort her.
Aware he’s on the brink Peter heads to an AA meeting where he sees Carla. Peter tells the group his fears over making a speech at the memorial, while Carla speaks openly about her rape and how she wouldn't be here now without the help of a good friend. The pair exchange knowing looks but when news is delivered that Jonno has just passed away Peter’s devastated. Back at home he tries again to write his speech but with no luck. Reaching for the bottle, will Peter drink to douse the pain?