It was the aftermath of the factory collapse on tonight’s episode of Coronation Street.
As tributes were placed at the factory gates for Rana Habeeb (Bhavna Limbachia) by her grieving family, Gary Windass (Mikey North) and Carla Connor (Alison King) were left wondering if they’d take the blame for the incident.
While Carla appeared fully prepared to confess to police that she was guilty of manslaughter on account of knowing the roof needded fixing, Peter Barlow (Chris Gascoyne) was not having it.
He went round to the builder’s yard to see Gary to try and convince him to lie to cops.
“Peter is acting very suspiciously”
Gary turned to a flustered Peter and said: “I’m going to see Carla.”
But Peter fired back: “Not today you’re not, she’s in no fit state.
Gary replied: “I told her the roof needed replacing, I’m not going to take the blame for this.”
A panicked Peter responded: “They can’t prove anything.
“I’m just trying to protect Carla. You’d do the same for Sarah.”
Peter then suggested to Gary they blame the deceased Pat Phelan for the roof collapsing, as he was the last builder before Gary to carry out work on the factory.
Peter tried to reason and said: “Why don’t we keep this simple and we blame Pat Phelan? He was the last one to do work on the roof.
“It’s not like he can defend himself, is it?
“Carla can pretend she never told you and you can pretend you never knew.”
But Gary wasn’t convinced, so Peter went round to his house and offered to pay him £10,000 to keep Carla out of it.
However, Gary refused to be bribed and told girlfriend Sarah Platt (Tina O’Brien) of Peter’s plan.
Peter’s meddling prompted suspicion among Corrie fans.
Taking to Twitter, one viewer said: “Peter is acting very suspicious. Telling everyone to keep quiet to cover his own a*se?”
While another continued: “This sounds daft, but anyone else thinking Peter is responsible and conveniently plotted his escape etc. to get revenge on Carla for the boat fire nearly killing Simon?”
A third damingly said: “Spoken like a true Corrie villain, Peter.”