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Thursday, 21 October 2021

Conversation Street Podcast Episode #493


It's Super Soap Week, and that can only mean one thing: total carnage on the cobbles as Horror Nation Street kicks off in spectacular style. This episode of the podcast comes at you a few days earlier than usual as we wouldn't have been able to record our normal episode over the weekend. Never mind, though, as there's been absolutely loads to talk about from just the first two days of the week anyway! Sinkholes opening up all over the place, the Alahans in a spectacular stunt en route to their camping holiday, and a crazed criminal on the loose, hell bent on revenge... We know this is a bit of a divisive week, but we're loving it, so if you'll forgive our unabashed gushing, we do hope you'll rather enjoy this episode!


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Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Corrie Blog Interviews Maximus Evans. Corey kills Abi in Sinkhole Sewer Shoot-Out?



This week sees Abi & Corey finally face off and confront each other over Seb's death. However, it is Super Soap week, so they won't be discussing Seb's murder over a hotpot in The Rovers Return! It's Horror Nation Street of course, and a metaphorical, literal, (almost biblical) storm pushes the two characters into a claustrophobic battle of wits and a battle for their lives?! Finding themselves falling into the sinkhole, it becomes clear that danger is everywhere: running water, flashes of electricity, a rainstorm, and Abi's loaded handgun. Will either of them survive? 


It was a privilege to chat with actor Maximus Evans (who plays Corey) to learn more about this Horror Nation Street week for the Coronation Street blog readers*


*Spoiler Alert - This article may include a couple of references to tonight's drama. If you don't want to learn more, look away now...


As we know, villains do have a shelf-life on Corrie, and most fans expected Corey to go down for the Seb murder! When do you find out about the twist?


I heard about it a couple of months ago and was happy about it. I think the writers made the right choice. It adds layers to the story and especially the character development. Kelly doing time for murder(when viewers know she had little to do with it) adds sympathy for her. Kelly then has that redemption story arc that her character needs.  


What has the fan reaction been like to the story? 


It has been interesting. I tend to not look at social media (after big episodes) as it can go either way. I think the majority online are annoyed that Corey has seemingly gotten away with it! When out and about in Manchester, people only have nice things to say!!





How did you feel when you found out you would be involved in some stunts?


I was excited, as any actor would be! Knowing I would be doing the scenes with Sally adds an extra layer - the sets and stunts add an extra element too! There were a couple of night shoots - which can go either way! We gave it 110% and smashed through it. 


What was your favourite part of filming the stunt? 


Working with Sally (Carman, Abi Franklin) was brilliant!! I think, without a doubt, she is one of the best actors on the show and the same with David Neilson (Roy Cropper). I deeply admire both actors, and to be involved in a big scale production with Corrie, And with those two - makes my day easier! We do get on quite well, off-screen! 




We have seen pictures of Seb pointing the handgun at Abi. Could Corey kill again? 


I think with Seb’s death, that was almost an accidental killing, in that his emotions completely took over and ultimately caused a lot of damage. I never saw him as a murderer, I see him as a small vulnerable young lad who got himself into a situation that he’s trying hard to now get out of! He is willing to do anything. If the opportunity is there, and he knows it could work in his favour, then it could happen?


How do you get into the right mindset for filming such violent scenes? 


It’s about staying relaxed and having a good time with the other cast and crew. We are so fortunate to be doing this show. That said, before a take, I try and get into the correct mind space, the motivation, and look at what marks I need to hit. I like to see the whole process, but can’t do that without having a bit of fun!



How do you relax and not take the storylines home with you? 


I'm one of those people that do like to leave that kind of thing at work. I do like the separation. I love my friends and family and I go to the pub and have a pint. It’s those moments with my family and friends that allow me to 'switch off'


How did you feel filming those stunts? Was it how you imagined or expected it to be? 


Not at all! The writing was brilliant. However, when reading the script, I found it hard to envisage it! And then when we got there, seeing the elements that were in, it then became easy. I did not expect a harsh environment. It was wet and cold, but the best week I have had since being on the show! 




So there we are! What are your thoughts? Does Corey kill Abi, does Abi kill Corey, do either of them escape from the sinkhole with their lives? 


Stuck in a claustrophobic sewer with Abi sounds like a dream to me! But, this is not one of my #Corrie fever dreams. This is a nightmare of Horror Nation Street proportions!!!


Watch Your Back! 


@rybazoxo Your Cobbles Connossieur 







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Preview of tonight's Coronation Street - Wednesday 20 October

WEDNESDAY 20TH OCTOBER 

Ryan shows Leo the hole where the generator was.  Leo tells David and Shona that he suspects it’s linked to the sinkhole in their garden and they need to evacuate the area. In the beer tent, Ryan calls everyone to attention and announces that they need to leave.  Debbie’s furious and assures everyone that there’s nothing to worry about.
Trapped in the sewer and with the water rising around them Abi and Corey have a face off but who has the gun and what will Roy find when he peers down into the hole?
The emergency services arrive at the crash site but are they in time to save Aadi?
Harvey has Leanne trapped in the Bistro, when she tries to escape he gags her and binds her hands together with gaffer tape. Can she escape?
In the beer tent, Jenny tells Johnny that she hopes he isn’t leaving because of her.

WEDNESDAY 20TH OCTOBER 

Can Roy save the day as there is a deluge of water in the sewer threatening to sweep Corey and Abi away?
Intent on murder Harvey gives chase as Leanne tries to escape but suddenly the ground opens up. Who has fallen into the water below?
As panic ensues Shona watches in horror as Jenny searches for Johnny only to be swallowed up by the ground. Ignoring Shona’s words of warning, Johnny edges himself into the sinkhole, determined to rescue Jenny.
Dev waits for news at the hospital.

Glenda Young
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Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Spoilers for next week's Coronation Street, October 25 to 29

Here are the major storylines for the week ahead on Coronation Street, all wrapped up nicely in 50 words or less.

Monday 25 to Friday 29 October



Simon Barlow blames himself, Dev struggles with guilt, Can Dev rebuild his family?, Roy’s conscience causes him problems, Curtis needs cash, Ryan is suspicious of Zeedan.

See the full week's preview with pictures at Corrie.net 

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Glenda Young
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