LEANNE Battersby turns to a TV psychic to reach dead son Oliver next week in Coronation Street.
The grieving mother – who is played by Jane Danson in the ITV soap – has been hiding away in her flat after her son Oliver passed away from an incurable form of mitochondrial disease at the end of last year.
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Viewers will see Leanne agree to lunch in the bistro with Nick next week for Simon's sake.
But over lunch, Leanne lies to Nick and pretends everything is fine.
Later, Leanne passes Victoria Garden and gazes miserably at Oliver’s apple tree.
Leanne thanks Simon for his support and shows him a feather she’s found, telling him it’s a sign from Oliver meaning he’s at peace.
Viewers will then see Leanne type in her card details and book a consultation with Crystal Moon, a TV psychic who assures her that the feather was indeed a symbol of Oliver’s love for her.
Is Leanne heading down a slippering slope?
This week, Simon grows sick with worry when he overhears Leanne on the phone and realises they’re behind with electricity payments.
Simon is then lured into drug dealing by his mate Jacob from the chippy when he borrows some money from him.
Corrie boss Ian MacLeod has revealed that Leanne will be forced to defend her son Simon after he gets himself into a lot of trouble.
Speaking about what’s to come in the coming months, Ian said: "What we're trying to do with Simon and Leanne is find a way to play their grief that doesn't feel like grief stories that we've done and other shows might have done.
“We've come up with something that starts quite small, but ends up turning into this colossal, thriller-ish, high-octane piece that will play out in the first six months of 2021.
"It ends up with Simon being driven by grief and getting himself into an inescapable situation.
“That forces Leanne to put her war paint on and go out in defence of her remaining son. She takes on an incredibly dangerous situation in order to protect Simon.
"That ends up drawing in Nick and Sam – and it collides with Peter and Carla's love story too. It is a grief story, but it's far removed from being one woman sitting alone in a room and feeling sad."
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