Gary Windass (Mikey North) is about to stare death in the face in Coronation Street as Rick Neelan (Greg Wood) introduces him to his own shallow grave. And after Garys disappearance, presumed dead, Izzy Armstrong (Cherylee Houston) worries about the future of her son Jake without his dad.
Hungry for revenge, Greg arrives on the Street looking for Gary and Sarah (Tina OBrien). Last seen being arrested after taking Gary hostage and almost killing him, Rick is on the warpath and Gary is about to fall into a trap that could lead to his death.
As Sarah heads off to a hotel for a tryst with Adam Barlow (Sam Robertson), crossed wires make Gary think that Rick has kidnapped her and his fears are compounded when he is told she was seen with a tall, dark haired man.
As Gary rings Rick, demanding to know where Sarah is, Rick takes advantage of the situation and tells Gary if he wants to see Sarah alive again, he should meet him in the woods. But Rick hasnt got Sarah – he just has a shallow grave prepared for Gary and soon overpowers him.