Tommy Duckworth has been playing a very dangerous game in Coronation Street lately, and its all about to unravel around him, in a dramatic showdown witnessed by his oblivious girlfriend, Tina McIntyre!
Viewers have seen how Tommy (Chris Fountain) has stated clearing his dads debts with relentless loan Shark, Rick (Greg Wood) by distributing drugs for the maniac following Terry’s departure, whilst telling girlfriend, Tina (Michelle Keegan) that everything has been sorted.
Unfortunately for the naive mechanic, this couldn’t be further from the truth, and with Tina now out of hospital after being attacked by Terry Duckworth, he now finds himself running round in circles trying to keep her from finding out the truth.
Tina eventually discovers her partners deceit, however, and encourages him to tell the evil loan shark that he will no longer be doing any more jobs for him, but Rick doesn’t respond well.
His reaction to Tommy’s resignation is to tell the terrified couple that it is only over when he says it is over, before getting one of his heavies to hold back Tina while another two kick and punch defenceless Tommy to the ground in front of her.
Rick’s parting comment is to tell Tommy he will be in touch with details of his next job.
A Coronation Street insider said: “Tina is not impressed with the way Tommy has handled the mess his dad left them in.
“He felt he had no choice but to work for Rick to pay off his dad’s debt but Tina doesn’t trust him any more.
“She makes him ring Rick and tell him that there will be no more deals and he’s never going to work for him ever again.”
The source added: “It was Rick who tormented Tina’s dad when he got into debt and there is no way she’s going to be a pawn in his world.
“Sadly, Rick refuses to listen and turns up to see them both. Tina stands up to him but he laughs in her face and sets his men on Tommy who is given a beating in the garage.”
The couple are left petrified and wondering what to do now that the situation they have gotten themselves into is much worse than before.
Watch the drama unfold on Friday 1st June on ITV1/ITV1 HD.
Watch how serious the situation got with Rick last time someone didn’t pay up, when he firebombs Jason and Tina’s flat in the clip below:
Coronation Street can be seen Monday, Thursday and Friday evenings on ITV1/ITV1 HD.