Coronation Street’s Platt family will be marking the anniversary of Kylie’s death in dramatic fashion when her killer’s mum returns to Weatherfield.
To mark a year since David (Jack P Shepherd) lost his beloved wife Kylie (Paula Lane), the Platts gather together for a picnic in the garden to remember her life.
But when their dog makes a break for freedom and David runs after the pooch, he is shocked to stumble across Shona Ramsey (Julia Goulding) moving back in to Billy Mayhew’s (Daniel Brocklebank) house.
David angrily confronts Billy and storms back home to announce the party is over as seeing Shona, whose son Clayton Hibbs (Callum Harrison) murdered Kylie on the cobbles, was the worst possible timing for his first anniversary of being widowed.
However, the row escalates when his sister Sarah (Tina O’Brien) admits that she knew Shona was back in town – viewers will see her spotting Shona at the drop-in centre in an earlier episode.
Sarah is battling to build a case against abuser Nathan Curtis (Chris Harper), who exploited and tried to kidnap her teenage daughter Bethany (Lucy Fallon) and who had previously groomed Shona in the same way.
As the charges against Nathan have been dropped, Sarah tells David that she is desperate to secure Shona’s support in bringing Nathan to justice.
But hearing her mum’s plan sends Bethany into a rage as she wants the whole situation to be left alone.
Fans of the soap will also be interested to see how Shona’s return will affect David as the pair looked set for a blossoming romance before the shock reveal that she was Clayton’s mum.
:: These episodes of Coronation Street air on ITV on July 14.