Coronation Street Blub Poll: Did you cry when John Stape died last night? And what’ll happen to Fiz now?

by Lynn Connolly

Well, killer John Stape’s reign of terror is well and truly over, for as viewers saw last night, he gasped his last in hospital and went to the great soap opera in the sky – or to hell, depending on your karmic viewpoint – with wife Fiz’s tears fresh on his face…

It was all very emotional as Fiz was permitted to visit John (Graeme Hawley) on his deathbed, and he miraculously awoke from his coma when he heard baby Hope crying.

And of course, the whole episode was full of the plot holes I made mention of in this article, but I can’t feel too bad about them given how very good Jennie McAlpine’s acting was in last night’s episode.

However, my question is this – did you cry when John died?

I’m asking because I pretty much always blub when I see someone else doing it. Real life, fiction; it’s all the same to me, and my family think it’s hugely amusing…

So I want to know if I’m on my own and the only person in the country who cries at – what I know to be – playacting? Please let me know if you’re a blubber in the comment box below!

John’s deathbed confession via video tape – which I again suggested in this post – should, one would hope, exonerate Fiz, so she should be waltzing out of jail anytime now surely?

But there, given that it was a tad ludicrous to think the CPS would’ve even had her appear in court charged with murders there was zilcho evidence to tie her to, we might assume her release won’t be realistically straightforward either…

Alternatively, she could be out in super quick time! Such is the beauty of artistic license!

Anyway, please do let me know if you’re a blubber or a non-blubber!


In the meantime, here are some clips of John’s time on Corrie, starting with the murder of Charlotte Hoyle on the night of the tram crash…

And here’s a rather doody montage of his Corrie life…

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, I'm A Celeb and Big Brother.