In tonight’s Coronation Street , poor David Platt (Jack P Shepherd) got some heartbreaking news about his wife Shona Ramsey (Julia Goulding), who is currently in a coma.
Tragic Shona was accidentally shot during gunman Derek Milligan’s (Craige Els) rampage on Christmas Day, which saw Robert Preston (Tristan Gemmill) killed.
However she seemed to be on the road to recovery, before her condition dramatically and quickly deteriorated and she ended up in a coma.
In tonight’s episode of Corrie, David got some terrible news, which hinted at a long time without Shona going into 2020.
David was by Shona’s bed side trying to keep her company, when the doctor suddenly came in.
She had done some tests on Shona and, offering up a little bit of positive news, said: “It ruled out any kind of a stroke.”
David could sense there was a “but” coming – and he was right.
The doctor continued: “The test I performed on Shona earlier indicated little to no brain activity.”
David asked if that meant that his wife was brain dead, and while the doctor didn’t explicitly confirm that, she didn’t have anything good to say.
She warned David: “All I can advise at this point is to hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.”
As the episode grew to an emotional close – and not just with David – it was clear how much things were affecting the Platt lad.
He was seen in tears by Shona’s bed side, as he prepared for life without his beloved wife.
In reality, actress Julia Goulding is taking time away for maternity leave.
Coronation Street continues Monday at 7.30pm on ITV