When Abi Webster (Sally Carman) is seen giving drug dealer Dean Turnbull (Anthony Crank) a wad of cash in forthcoming scenes on Coronation Street, viewers will be concerned.
Recall that Dean is a familiar face from recovering addict Abi’s past—the well-liked mechanic had previously purchased narcotics from him when she relapsed—but is this what’s happening in these newly shot images?
The angry encounter between Abi and Dean stars Sally Carman and Anthony Crank was being acted out by cast and staff members of the ITV soap opera, who were observed filming the sequence on site.
Dean receives a brown parcel from Abi, who appears happy to see him and hands him a roll of cash.
But is anything really as it seems?
About two years ago, when Dean was first introduced, Abi was battling addiction. In alarming moments, she stole a car from Kevin Webster’s (Michael Le Vell) garage while high, and she and Dean drove quickly away from the cobblestones.
At that very time, Abi became aware of her pregnancy, and Dean abruptly turned around, leaving her stranded on the side of the road.
Then Dream came back and they got into another altercation, during which Abi lost her balance and hit her head.
When he began to harass Cassie Plummer (Claire Sweeney), who owed him money, the drug dealer made another appearance earlier this year.
Declaring that she didn’t have the money, Cassie insisted that he leave; nonetheless, he instructed her to bring it to him by the end of the day.
In a state of desperation, Cassie broke into the garage’s petty cash bin to retrieve the money, but Abi was not pleased with her discovery.
When Cassie insisted that she was clean, Abi demanded the truth and came up with a way to support her.
When the two of them met with Dean, he was ready to take his money and leave. But Abi had other plans. She threatened to give the police his name if he persisted in bugging Cassie for the money.