(This post was originally posted by Tvor on the Coronation Street Blog in November 2016.)
For me, Pat Phelan is one of the top Corrie villains ever. He's surpassed Richard Hillman on my list and is pretty close to equal ranking with Tony Gordon. Pat's latest misdeeds were to scam loads of people out of their life savings for a construction project for posh flats that was never going to happen and last night, when confronted by Michael Rodwell who found proof of this, he walked away when Michael had a fatal heart attack.
For Phelan to survive this and stay on the show, he'll have to spin it. Vinny masterminded it all and Phelan? He was as much of a victim as anyone else. Nobody's going to believe it but if there's no proof, he might pull it off for now. Todd knows the truth but Todd's in the scam just as deep.
Eventually, he'll have to pay for his misdeeds but until then I'm going to enjoy watching what comes next. Top marks to Connor McIntyre for his excellent performances.
I've done a longer blog about Pat Phelan and his villainy over on State of the Street.
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