Coronation Street Spoilers: As arsonist Karl Munro is hailed a hero and gets ever closer to Stella, Eileen Grimshaw’s worried about Paul’s reaction to his friend’s death!

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The drama of the Rovers fire continues next week, with wicked Karl Munro (John Michie) still being hailed the hero of the hour after he ran into the burning pub to get Stella Price (Michelle Collins) out…

However, we viewers of course know that Karl started the blaze, which left Paul Kershaw’s firefighter colleague and friend dead, and Sunita Alahan (Shobna Gulati) fighting for her life. And of course, it’s a fight she’s set to lose as the finger of blame over the inferno points directly at her!

In the episode that airs on April 1, we’ll see Karl and Stella becoming increasingly close – much to her boyfriend Jason’s annoyance – as they come to terms with the horrible events of the fire…

But while Karl comforts an upset Stella, and she apologises for misjudging him, further down the road, Eileen Grimshaw (Sue Cleaver) is desperately worried about Paul (Tony Hirst) as his mood swings and inability to sleep or eat properly get worse.

So when Paul – who’s still in part convinced Jason’s bodged work in the pub was to blame for the blaze – tells Eileen that he’s going back to work, and won’t hear her objections, she decides to make an appointment for him to see Dr Carter, but how will Paul react to her interference?

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Then in the double-bill of episodes that air on April 5, we’ll see the Street’s residents reacting to the news that Sunita has died. Wracked by guilt, Karl tries to resist when Stella tells him they have to go and visit Dev (Jimmi Harkishin) to give their condolences.

Meanwhile, Eileen advises her son Jason (Ryan Thomas) that if he wants to make sure Stella doesn’t end up in Karl’s arms, he has to fight for her…

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However, she has her own worries when yet again, Paul’s dramatic mood swings prompt her to wonder if he’s being seriously psychologically damaged by everything that happened during and after the fire.

As mentioned, we’ll see all this drama as of April 1, but for now, here’s a look at this week’s Weatherfield woe…

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.