Geoff Metcalfe (Ian Bartholomew) made some other try at manipulating spouse Yasmeen Metcalfe (Shelley King) in Coronation Street through opening up about his personal abusive previous with ex-wife Tessa, however his misleading nature makes it unclear as as to whether he’s telling the reality – and a brand new arrival in Weatherfield subsequent week is ready to make clear the bully’s backstory.
Calling her abusive husband on a burner telephone from jail, the place she’s these days watching for trial for seeking to kill her controlling partner, Yasmeen used to be floored through Geoff’s obvious regret for the way he handled her.
Begging her to come back house and put out of your mind the previous couple of months, having already attempted to drop the attack fees he introduced in opposition to her, Mr Metcalfe gave the impression to undergo his soul as he recalled being a sufferer of mental abuse himself from outdated flame Tessa, who he insisted “made me despise myself… she took everything”.
Apologising to his different part and insisting he would search skilled assist for his problems if she took him again left Yas much more perplexed and not sure as to what to consider, simply as she used to be beginning to realise how unacceptable Geoff’s behaviour used to be.
An enormous twist is coming subsequent week when a lady referred to as Elaine (performed through visitor superstar Paula Wilcox, previously Laurel’s mum in Emmerdale), purporting to be from a home abuse charity, visits Mrs Metcalfe in jail. But when she finds her true identification and hyperlink to Geoff’s previous, it turns all of the storyline on hits head and reasons stunned Yasmeen to cave in with a center assault.
Speculation is rife about who Elaine in point of fact is, may she be related by hook or by crook to Tessa? Geoff has all the time maintained to son Tim Metcalfe that Tessa, his mom, used to be a troublesome girl who made their lives hell, and deserted them when he used to be a kid.
Speaking solely to RadioTimes.com previous this 12 months, Bartholomew teased his persona had no longer been totally fair about why his dating with Tessa broke down, with extra set to be published because the plot advanced.
“Geoff has basically lied to Tim for years about what really happened with his mother, Geoff’s first wife. We will be exploring things a little deeper which I’ve always wanted to do. It would be good to find out more about their past, it could be key to how the story develops.”
Evil Geoff has been meticulous in his quest to color himself because the sufferer, however now seems to be backtracking through persuading Yasmeen he ‘forgives’ her and desires to save lots of their marriage. Is this only a approach of regaining keep an eye on, or is there any hope of redemption for the calculating persona?
“Geoff is certainly damaged and Yasmeen has previously thought she could fix him,” King in the past informed us in an unique interview. “There is a vulnerability about him, and it’s one of those psychological sickness.
“But from the people we spoke to in our research there hasn’t been one story where any sort of rehabilitation is possible. Even if a process of rehabilitation has taken place I think it’s very hard to go back to that person.”
The coming weeks are set to spin the gripping storyline off in some unexpected instructions, as the true causes at the back of Geoff’s behaviour turn into transparent – which might convey his complete global crashing down.
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