(This post was originally posted by Ruth Owen on the Coronation Street Blog in June 2017, reposted to this blog with permission.)
Yes, I believe he does. I think he told Jenny that it was all over and that he didn’t love her, because of his diagnosis and his sincere wish not to tie Jenny down. She is just 46 and he is 63, with a serious degenerative illness, which eventually could rob him of his mobility and his speech – and of being able to do anything for himself
Both Richard Hawley and Sally Ann Matthews played a blinder last night. In particular, Sally Ann as Jenny - she acted so well and her heartbreak was so real. She says she can never again trust her own judgement, that she was certain Johnny loved her and through her tears, spoke of all those she had lost: her mum, her dad and her son Tom.
Rita and Eva did their best to comfort her, but Jenny was too deeply affected for them to provide solace. Rita did a good job of tackling Johnny too, but to no avail – yet.
It was a selfless act of Johnny to lie to her, in a way, but I’m sure Jenny, though very sad for Johnny, would be only too willing to take care of him and the age difference and the illness, would be almost immaterial to her.
Is my hunch right? What do you think?
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