Spoilers: Horrific death tragedy for Eileen in Corrie
Coronation Street icon Eileen Grimshaw has faced death on more than one ocasion – not least of all courtesty of her killer ex Pat Phelan. She also found herself in danger when she stumbled upon a trafficking ring with her undercover lover Jan, who was then shot.
And, after staring down the barrel of another gun after reuniting with son Todd (Gareth Pierce), Eileen is about to come face to face with the specter of death again – when she has to identify a dead body.
But not all is as it seems – Eileen knows that the corpse is not Todd but he wants her to lie and say it is him to get the gangster he stole from off his back.
As Eileen looks upon the youngster who lost his life, Sue Cleaver admits she is appalled by what Todd has asked her to do.
The actress told Metro.co.uk: ‘She says to him, do you realise, I have to identify this body and it won’t be you and he says, that’s it! Just do that! She’s gobsmacked – she’s horrified, it’s the most disgusting thing she has ever heard. But it’s the only way to keep him alive.
‘She’s stuck between a rock and a hard place. She is planning to go but then she can’t do this, she can’t deny a family of the knowledge that their child has died. She has been through this worry for three years, she couldn’t do that.’
Todd is gutted and reveals he has to disappear forever but Mary Taylor (Patti Clare) then has a plan of her own – they stage Todd’s funeral. Eileen is just as unimpressed with this idea.
Sue laughed: ‘She just thinks they’re absolute dickheads! She can’t believe it. She sees the coffin and the flowers saying Todd. Mary’s in a veil! She thinks they’ve lost the plot. It’s the most stupid idea she has ever heard.’
But Sue is loving being at the heart of the drama in Weatherfield – and is full of praise for new Todd actor Gareth.
She enthused: ‘When we did the casting for the chemistry, it was just instant the minute he got on set. I knew I could relate to him and there was the essence of Todd – the bad boy with the loveable and vulnerable side.
‘He hit the nail on the head. It feels like we were working together for years. We were corpsing in our first scene. He is such a subtle actor and has slotted in perfectly.
‘It’s lovely – that’s the great thing about the Grimshaws – there’s always people coming in and out. It’s lovely having Sean back and Mary works brilliantly. And then with George, the possibilities are endless. I am looking forward to what the year brings.’
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