Soap fans will see Gail (formerly Platt, formerly McIntyre, formerly Hillman, formerly Tilsley and formerly Potter…) move on next week.
She’s heading off for pastures new – and maybe even more new surnames – and it isn’t clear whether she’ll return at all.
Where is Gail leaving Coronation Street for?
Having seemingly recovered from recently collapsing in the street, Gail is off on her travels again.
A couple of years ago she spent several months living it up in Bangkok.
And it appears she wishes to spend even more time in south-east Asia with a return trip to Thailand on the cards.
Inevitably, her decision causes a ruckus in the household as young Sam becomes upset about her going away.
Why does Sam react badly?
He calls round with a get well card for her only to discover his grandmother has no idea if and when she will be back in Weatherfield.
Poor Sam rushes out of the house deeply upset. Gail’s sudden decision also affects Sam’s future in another way, too.
A happy ending of sorts?
With Gail’s departure changing things all round for the extended family, Leanne pleads with Natasha to allow Nick to be part of Sam’s life.
Eventually, Natasha relents, defusing some tension as Gail – part of Corrie for 46 years – looks to be leaving, possibly for good.
But as she leaves the cobbles in a taxi, will Gail ever be reunited with her family herself?
This week’s episodes of Coronation Street are now available on ITV Hub.
Coronation Street usually airs on Mondays and Wednesdays 7.30pm and 8.30pm with an hour long episode at 7.30pm on Fridays on ITV.
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