Coronation Street resident Fiz Stape is well aware of how dangerous her neighbour Kirsty Soames is, but what Kirsty’s going to do next takes even Fiz – who’s been married to a mass murderer – by surprise!
Kirsty has of course been subjecting her fiancé Tyrone Dobbs (Alan Halsall) to beatings and other forms of violent abuse almost from the start of their relationship, but it was only a few weeks ago that Tyrone admitted what was going on at home to his former girlfriend Fiz (Jennie McAlpine).
And as mentioned above, though Fiz is aware of how manipulative and nasty Kirsty (Natalie Gumede) can be, she’s about to face an uphill struggle to convince anyone else – other than Tyrone of course – of that fact…
It all begins when, at work, Fiz’s sewing machine breaks down, so she asks co-worker Julie Carp (Katy Cavanagh) to turn the machine off at the mains while she investigates when the material keeps jamming.
However, seeing her opportunity to hurt Fiz, evil Kirsty waits until Fiz has her hand under the industrial sized sewing needle before she flicks the power back on.
The needle of course goes into Fiz’s hand, and as she yells out in pain, devious Kirsty quietly steps away from the mains plug, so nobody saw her anywhere near it.
Then, while faking concern for Fiz, Kirsty says that Julie must have switched off the wrong machine by accident, and she then volunteers to take Fiz to A&E…
Once there, as she and Fiz are waiting for the doctor to tend Fiz’s hand, Kirsty slyly tells Fiz that she was indeed responsible for turning the machine back on, and she warns her that worse will follow if she doesn’t stop interfering in her relationship with Tyrone.
Later, back on the Street, a furious Fiz tries to explain what happened to the girls at the factory, and to her boss Rob Donovan (Marc Baylis) but everyone’s skeptical as Kirsty protests her innocence.
However, not willing to let Kirsty get away with it, Fiz calls the police, but with absolutely no evidence to back up her claim that Kirsty deliberately injured her, there’s nothing the police can do, leaving Kirsty more smug than ever.
Speaking to What’s On TV about the storyline, Jennie said, “Fiz has now seen how scary Kirsty can be with her own eyes.
“Fiz is not soft, she has spent time in prison before, but she has now seen what Tyrone has to cope with when Kirsty gets angry.”
She added, “Fiz really cares about Tyrone. Fiz is also very stubborn and has a sense of justice.
“She will probably want to see this through to the end – she wants the truth to come out. She wants Tyrone to be happy and feels this can never be the case while he is still involved with Kirsty.”
We’ll see all that drama in an hour-long episode on Wednesday, November 21 at 7.30pm on ITV1.
In the meantime, here’s a reminder of how wicked Kirsty is!