(This post was originally posted by Seapenguin on the Coronation Street Blog in September 2011.)
I'm a huge Peter Barlow fan, but my loyalty's been stretched to its limits by tonight's double Corrie.
What on EARTH is he playing at? Having just been raped, Carla is at her most vulnerable. Peter says he is "just being a mate", and offers her a massive, prolonged hug when round at her flat.
That MIGHT be fine if a) he wasn't a married man with a family, whose wife is obviously not comfortable with this "friendship" and b) Carla wasn't still in love with him. He is simply not in a position to offer the right kind of support to someone in Carla's vulnerable state.
My opinion? Unless he's really going to find the "bottle" - 'scuse pun - to start a full-on affair, he should cut the ties with Carla, stop messing with her head, and leave her alone to find more appropriate and reliable support. As things stand, he's only going to make things worse.
Anyone else got any views on this?