If he became concerned Abi might actually kill him or leave him too injured to continue with his sporting aspirations, he is bound to turn the gun on her instead.
With soap bosses and Maximus himself warning audiences to expect “the unexpected”, perhaps Corey will be the one to kill Abi rather than the other way around.
Monday’s episode saw the pair left trapped as water filled the space they had fallen into.
Sally hinted the gun changes hands a few times, and ruthless Corey has already shown he will do anything to protect himself.
If Abi struggles for long enough, Corey will certainly be able to take his opportunity to silence Abi for good.
Coronation Street continues on Wednesday at 7.30pm on ITV.