Viewers of Coronation Street have been left horrified over recent weeks as Geoff Metcalfe subjects his partner Yasmeen Nazir to abuse by coercive control.
His behaviour is set to get even worse next week when installs spy cameras in her house.
Yasmeen is outraged when she discovers that her partner has put security cameras all around their home - saying it's for her safety.
She stands up to him and insists she doesn't want them at all and that's when he turns.
He accuses her of not considering his feelings in the matter and immediately ends things between them.
While viewers will be breathing a sigh of relief as Geoff dismantles the cameras and packs his bags to go and stay with son, Tim, he's not done controlling Yasmeen yet...
Dealing out a parting blow as he leaves, telling Yasmeen SHE'S not good for HIS mental health (the cheek of it!), he then tells Tim what a nightmare Yasmeen is.
He explains she undermines him at every opportunity and that their life behind closed doors is not all it seems.
As fans scream at their tellies that Geoff's twisted everything and is lying to Tim, Tim will fall for his dad's story hook, line and sinker.
And while we might think Yasmeen is free of her abuser, in fact, Geoff's purposely left a camera hidden on the bookshelf.
When the coast is clear, he takes out his laptop and begins secretly watching Yasmeen. This is getting seriously creepy.
Determined to reel her back in - and get her even more under his control, Geoff then helps Yasmeen with her online banking.
He casually drops into the conversation that he's visiting the doctors as he has some health concerns.
Yasmeen's instantly worried for him, but when we see Geoff at the docs, it's clear there's nothing wrong with him whatsoever.
But he keeps up his lies when he sees Yasmeen and tells her he's having heart palpitations and the GP has done some blood tests.
A pleased Geoff knows he's luring her back under his control when Yasmeen shows her concern. Will they get back together?
Coronation Street announced they were exploring the issue of coercive control back in June.
The soap has been working with charities to raise awareness and show the reality and damaging effects of non-physical domestic abuse.
Corrie producer Iain Macleod said: "It's common for people to think abusive behaviour has to be physical — but you can damage someone profoundly without laying a finger on them.
"Many thousands of people feel trapped in relationships with someone who claims to love them but who is actually taking them apart piece by piece, isolating them from friends and family and locking them in an invisible prison of fear and insecurity.
"Often, the abusive behaviours accumulate and intensify over time so that you don't realise it's happening — it's an insidious type of brainwashing.
"I hope this story will help anyone going through similar experiences in the real world by highlighting that feeling undermined, belittled, controlled or intimidated by your partner is never okay.
"The old 'sticks and stones' adage is just plain wrong — words can be instruments of torture and manipulation."
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