Fears for the soldier were confirmed tonight as he made a move of Pat Phelan’s (played by Connor McIntyre) daughter Nicola Rubinstein (Nicola Thorp), lining up a shock affair behind Sarah Platt’s (Tina O’Brien) back.
Gary (Mikey North) was left fuming tonight after Sarah snubbed his return to Coronation Street, prompting him to find solace in a bar.
After their eyes met from across the red-lit room, Gary opened up about his time doing dangerous security work in Ukraine, revealing he was suffering form Post-traumatic-stress-disorder.
Once he’d laid his condition out bare, the pair came dangerously close to kissing, before she fled the scene to meet her father.
Gary Windass and Pat Phelan in Coronation Street
However, unbeknown to Gary, until he spoke to Sarah after seeing Nicola set out of black cab, her dad is the cobbles’ resident kidnapper.
“I don’t want to ever speak to you ever again,” he snapped.
In turn, viewers flocked to Twitter to air their biggest concerns for the fan favourite.
Gary Windass spills all his secrets to Nicola in Coronation Street
Gary was horrified to learn that Nicola was Pat's dad
“Careful Gary you'll end up with Andy in the basement,” yelled one audience member, as another cried: “Omg Gary just had a right go at Pat’s daughter. Wrong to do so. Wait until Pat finds out #corrie #CoronationStreet @itvcorrie.”
The drama comes ahead of next week’s explosive wedding, which will see Maria Connor (Samia Longchambon), Aidan Connor (Shayne Ward) and Eva Price’s (Catherine Tyldesley) love triangle come to a nail-biting close as Coronation Street gets bumped up to six episodes a week.
Coronation Street continues Friday at 7.30pm on ITV.