Next week on 'Coronation Street': Summer is hit by a car, plus romance for Nina and Asha (spoilers)

David Brown
·4 min read
It's another dramatic week on the cobbles. (ITV)
It's another dramatic week on the cobbles. (ITV)

A dramatic week on Coronation Street (1 – 5 February, 2021) sees a car colliding with Summer, Nina getting romantic with Asha, and Simon finding that generous gifts aren’t quite what they first seem...

Summer is in danger

FROM ITV  STRICT EMBARGO -  No Use Before Tuesday 26th January 2021  Coronation Street - Ep 10238  Monday 1st February 2021 - 2nd Ep  Terrified, Summer Spellman [HARRIET BIBBY] dashes out of the flat into the path of an oncoming van. As Billy Mayhew [DANIEL BROCKLEBANK], Paul Ashdale [PETER ASH] and Todd Grimshaw [GARETH PIERCE] return home, they’re horrified to find Summer lying in the road. Craig Tinker [COLSON SMITH] calls to investigate the burglary, Paul steels himself and reveals that the culprit was Will. A furious Billy reads the riot act to Paul for bringing Will into their lives.   Picture contact David.crook@itv.com  Photographer - Danielle Baguley  This photograph is (C) ITV Plc and can only be reproduced for editorial purposes directly in connection with the programme or event mentioned above, or ITV plc. Once made available by ITV plc Picture Desk, this photograph can be reproduced once only up until the transmission [TX] date and no reproduction fee will be charged. Any subsequent usage may incur a fee. This photograph must not be manipulated [excluding basic cropping] in a manner which alters the visual appearance of the person photographed deemed detrimental or inappropriate by ITV plc Picture Desk. This photograph must not be syndicated to any other company, publication or website, or permanently archived, without the express written permission of ITV Picture Desk. Full Terms and conditions are available on  www.itv.com/presscentre/itvpictures/terms
Summer Spellman [HARRIET BIBBY] dashes out of the flat into the path of an oncoming van. (ITV)

Should she survive the week ahead, young Summer will probably be left wishing that she’d stayed at her grandmother’s. She’s been back in Weatherfield mere weeks and now – whammo! – she’ll end up bouncing off the bonnet of a car after disturbing an intruder at the flat.

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Now, there is more to this case of breaking-and-entering than initially meets the eye, as it’s Will who’s forced his way onto the property, under the instructions of Todd, of course. And the fallout from the incident will be sizeable, with Billy blaming Paul for bringing Will into their lives.

FROM ITV  STRICT EMBARGO -  No Use Before Tuesday 26th January 2021  Coronation Street - Ep 10238  Monday 1st February 2021 - 2nd Ep  Terrified, Summer Spellman [HARRIET BIBBY] dashes out of the flat into the path of an oncoming van. As Billy Mayhew [DANIEL BROCKLEBANK], Paul Ashdale [PETER ASH] and Todd Grimshaw [GARETH PIERCE] return home, they’re horrified to find Summer lying in the road. Craig Tinker [COLSON SMITH] calls to investigate the burglary, Paul steels himself and reveals that the culprit was Will. A furious Billy reads the riot act to Paul for bringing Will into their lives.   Picture contact David.crook@itv.com  Photographer - Danielle Baguley  This photograph is (C) ITV Plc and can only be reproduced for editorial purposes directly in connection with the programme or event mentioned above, or ITV plc. Once made available by ITV plc Picture Desk, this photograph can be reproduced once only up until the transmission [TX] date and no reproduction fee will be charged. Any subsequent usage may incur a fee. This photograph must not be manipulated [excluding basic cropping] in a manner which alters the visual appearance of the person photographed deemed detrimental or inappropriate by ITV plc Picture Desk. This photograph must not be syndicated to any other company, publication or website, or permanently archived, without the express written permission of ITV Picture Desk. Full Terms and conditions are available on  www.itv.com/presscentre/itvpictures/terms
As Billy Mayhew [DANIEL BROCKLEBANK], Paul Ashdale [PETER ASH] and Todd Grimshaw [GARETH PIERCE] return home, they're horrified to find Summer lying in the road. (ITV)

As Billy and Paul split up, will Todd feel any guilt for the chaos he’s orchestrated? Or will he just continue to smarm around in a Next Directory suit thinking he’s a cut above everyone else?

Romance for Asha and Nina

Nina is drawn to Asha like a goth to a flame and the pair are soon seen enjoying a burgeoning romance. But the news that that they’re together is set to poleaxe Dev, with the idiosyncratic shopkeeper left slack-jawed with surprise by the news.

Worries should be high, though, about how Asha’s thuggish ex-boyfriend Corey will react should he discover all. It’s already been confirmed that Nina will be the focus of a ”heartbreaking” issue-based storyline – which makes me think that Corrie is about to offer up its own take on the real-life Sophie Lancaster tragedy. For those who don’t remember, Lancaster was a teen goth who died after being attacked in a Lancashire park in 2007.

FROM ITV  STRICT EMBARGO -  No Use Before Tuesday 26th January 2021  Coronation Street - Ep 10237  Monday 1st February 2021 - 1st Ep  Simon Barlow [ALEX BAIN] admits to his mate Jacob Ray [JACK JAMES RYAN] from the chippy that they’re struggling. He’s grateful as Jacob offers to lend him £60.    Picture contact David.crook@itv.com  Photographer - Danielle Baguley  This photograph is (C) ITV Plc and can only be reproduced for editorial purposes directly in connection with the programme or event mentioned above, or ITV plc. Once made available by ITV plc Picture Desk, this photograph can be reproduced once only up until the transmission [TX] date and no reproduction fee will be charged. Any subsequent usage may incur a fee. This photograph must not be manipulated [excluding basic cropping] in a manner which alters the visual appearance of the person photographed deemed detrimental or inappropriate by ITV plc Picture Desk. This photograph must not be syndicated to any other company, publication or website, or permanently archived, without the express written permission of ITV Picture Desk. Full Terms and conditions are available on  www.itv.com/presscentre/itvpictures/terms
Asha Alahan [TANISHA GOREY] shuns Corey [MAXIMUS EVANS] while Nina [MOLLIE GALLAGHER] watches on (ITV)

Let’s hope that any similarities won’t result in Nina having to exit, as her quirkiness has become a key part of the dynamics at Roy’s Rolls.

Can Peter focus on the future?

You’d have thought Peter would want to steer clear of the Rovers, or indeed any establishment with an alcohol licence. But it seems that the lure of a hotpot is impossible to resist, hence Peter popping into the pub – and then ducking back out again when the noise and smell become overwhelming.

FROM ITV  STRICT EMBARGO -  No Use Before Tuesday 26th January 2021  Coronation Street - Ep 10238  Monday 1st February 2021 - 2nd Ep  Sweating profusely and on the brink of another seizure, Peter Barlow [CHRIS GASCOYNE] admits to Carla Connor [ALISON KING] that heÕs been tipping his medicinal whisky down the sink when KenÕs back is turned.   Picture contact David.crook@itv.com  This photograph is (C) ITV Plc and can only be reproduced for editorial purposes directly in connection with the programme or event mentioned above, or ITV plc. Once made available by ITV plc Picture Desk, this photograph can be reproduced once only up until the transmission [TX] date and no reproduction fee will be charged. Any subsequent usage may incur a fee. This photograph must not be manipulated [excluding basic cropping] in a manner which alters the visual appearance of the person photographed deemed detrimental or inappropriate by ITV plc Picture Desk. This photograph must not be syndicated to any other company, publication or website, or permanently archived, without the express written permission of ITV Picture Desk. Full Terms and conditions are available on  www.itv.com/presscentre/itvpictures/terms
Sweating profusely and on the brink of another seizure, Peter Barlow [CHRIS GASCOYNE] admits hat he's been tipping his medicinal whisky down the sink when Ken's back is turned. (ITV)

After breaking out in a sweat and finding himself on the brink of another seizure, Peter admits that he’s been tipping his supply of medicinal whisky down the sink when Ken’s back is turned. Can he be made to see that Dad knows best?

The chips are down for Simon

Simon has money on his mind when he discovers mum Leanne is behind with the electricity payments. Salvation comes in the form of a £60 loan from Jacob, a mate of Simon’s who works in the chippy. But Kelly is unimpressed by Jacob’s show of generosity and her concern mounts later in the week when this supposed friend comes up with the gift of a bike after Si’s cycle is stolen.

FROM ITV  STRICT EMBARGO -  No Use Before Tuesday 26th January 2021  Coronation Street - Ep 1024142  Friday 5th February 2021  As Simon Barlow [ALEX BAIN] readies to leave with a chip shop delivery, Jacob Ray [JACK JAMES RYAN] takes the bag off him and tells him he’s got a delivery for him to make of a different kind. Simon’s heart sinks.   Picture contact David.crook@itv.com  Photographer - Danielle Baguley  This photograph is (C) ITV Plc and can only be reproduced for editorial purposes directly in connection with the programme or event mentioned above, or ITV plc. Once made available by ITV plc Picture Desk, this photograph can be reproduced once only up until the transmission [TX] date and no reproduction fee will be charged. Any subsequent usage may incur a fee. This photograph must not be manipulated [excluding basic cropping] in a manner which alters the visual appearance of the person photographed deemed detrimental or inappropriate by ITV plc Picture Desk. This photograph must not be syndicated to any other company, publication or website, or permanently archived, without the express written permission of ITV Picture Desk. Full Terms and conditions are available on  www.itv.com/presscentre/itvpictures/terms
As Simon Barlow [ALEX BAIN] readies to leave with a chip shop delivery, Jacob Ray [JACK JAMES RYAN] takes the bag off him and tells him he's got a delivery for him to make of a different kind. (ITV)

By this point, viewers too will be growing suspicious that free cash and transport can’t possibly be arriving without strings attached. And sure enough, by Friday, just when Simon is about to set off on a chip-shop delivery, Jacob takes the bag out of his hands and tells him he has to make a delivery of a very different kind…

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