(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog in April, 2010, reposted to this blog with permission.)
Whenever I read that Coronation Street's filmed two endings in a cliffhanger storyline, I always think to myself that they probably haven't, I mean, when would they have the time to do so? But in the case of Gail McIntyre at court, two endings have indeed been filmed and both were witnessed by shoppers and members of the public who were outside Bradford City Hall to watch events unfold.
It says here that in one scene Gail McIntyre came out of the building flanked by David, Nick and Audrey. Chased by reporters and photographers, played by extras, they ran to a waiting cab, giving the impression that Gail had been acquitted. Running down the City Hall steps Gail cried: “Tina, you heard what the judge said!” Tina was clearly distressed at the outcome of the Court case and was comforted by her on-screen boyfriend Jason.
In an alternative scene, David, Nick and Audrey came down the steps looking upset, with David angrily confronting Tina. Street busybodies Norris and Mary stood at the bottom of the steps, watching the action unfold.
A spokesman for the production team said two outcomes were being filmed. Fans will be on tenterhooks to find out Gail’s fate.