Tim is bloodied and trapped in a car boot in Coronation Street
No escape! (Picture: ITV)

Coronation Street may have killed off Stephen Reid (Todd Boyce), but Tim Metcalfe (Joe Duttine) is not out of the woods yet – literally.

Sally (Sally Dynevor) is fearing the worst for her missing husband and begs Stephen for answers on his whereabouts.

However, he didn’t confirm where he was before he died, having been run over by Peter Barlow (Chis Gascoyne).

Originally, Stephen was going to torch the car with Tim inside, assuming he had killed him.

Tim remains in the boot and, at the end of the big episodes of Stephen’s ending, Tim stirred with a gasp, still tied up in the boot.

Night had fallen but he was in the middle of the forest as he called for help. With air likely to run out, Tim’s situation is grave.

While Corrie may have revealed his current fate of being alive, it might not be for long as he faces a long and grim death.

Sally faces a race against time, but she has absolutely nothing to go on, which may reveal the terrible outcome.

Joe Duttine recently opened up to Metro.co.uk about the possibility of him leaving the show, saying: ‘Coronation Street’s been absolutely brilliant for me, and it’s been an absolute joy to work on’, Joe told us, reflecting on the prospect of leaving the show.

‘So, if that’s the way the character has to go, that’s the way he has to go, and I’ll just be grateful for the time I’ve spent here.

‘Obviously, I’d be incredibly sad, but that’s the nature of the show.’

It’s been a long road, with Tim being one of the first to clock the truth about Stephen.

In fact, he was the one to find Teddy’s body, triggering Stephen’s downfall after 18 months.

And Joe was pretty chuffed to play such a big part.

FROM ITVSTRICT EMBARGO - No Use Before Tuesday 3rd October 2023Coronation Street - Ep 1107980Monday 9th October 2023On the canal towpath, Tim Metcalfe [JOE DUTTINE] finds a discarded boat hook and starts poking about in the water when a corpse’s hand floats to the surface.Fleeing back to his cab, Tim dials 999 and reports finding a dead body.But the phone cuts out and before he can call back, Tim’s aghast when Stephen Reid [TODD BOYCE] climbs into the back seat of the cab. As Stephen tries to strangle him with a tie, Tim makes a bid for freedom but trips on his shoelace and, as he clambers to his feet, he’s knocked unconscious by Stephen with a brick.Picture contact - David.crook@itv.comPhotographer - Danielle BaguleyThis photograph is (C) ITV and can only be reproduced for editorial purposes directly in connection with the programme or event mentioned above, or ITV plc. This photograph must not be manipulated [excluding basic cropping] in a manner which alters the visual appearance of
Stephen may have claimed his final victim beyond the grave (Picture: ITV)
Stephen looks panicked next to a taxi in Coronation Street
Stephen has left Tim in the most horrific situation (Picture: ITV)

‘It’s good to stretch the acting muscles a little bit and have the opportunity to get out and do stuff that’s a challenge and flex your creative muscles a bit. I enjoyed it a lot,’ she smiled.

‘I’ve been wanting to catch a villain for a long time! Ever since Phelan, I wanted to get Phelan.

‘I didn’t want Phelan to get away with it because of the stuff that he was doing to Faye.

‘So, finally, Tim got the chance to play his part in bringing the villain down. So yeah, I relish every moment!’.

We’re not relishing the prospect of losing Tim however, and hoping against hope that the slim chance of his survival comes to fruition.

Can’t believe we have to think about it all weekend!

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