Corrie fans took to Twitter on Sunday as Pat Phelan struggled to live up to his own bad guy standards in a lovely one hour weekend episode. (Aired Friday and Monday here in Canada) Pat showed glimmers of humanity as Andy struggled with his injuries in the dark, insect ridden cellar he has been keeping him in, and we saw him wrestle with his desperate need to neutralise Andy to avoid the risk of exposing his past crimes, against his desire to be the better man daughter Nicola keeps saying he is.
One tweet proclaimed Connor McIntyre's Phelan was one of the greatest characters in Coronation Street history.
Another praised Phelan's 'baddie' credentials.
Others commented on Connor’s performances.
Some, as always, disagreed.
There has been much praise for Connor on the CoronationStreet blog, and Corrie producers obviously see the value of his character, giving him his own family and so far, seemingly allowing him to get away with his crimes. That could be about to change of course - nobody gets away with it forever!
It’s really great to see the public engaging with this character and storylines on social media, and it’s encouraging that so many younger viewers are enjoying the show, hopefully securing another 57 years of Britain’s best TV show.
Tvor @tvordlj on Twitter