Published Monday, 03 March 2014
Phelan has evidence of Gary's attack. (© Getty)
Last week Gary left an unconscious Phelan at the building site after hitting him for making a pass at his mum Anna, but when he later returned with stepdad Owen, he was shocked to discover Phelan's body was nowhere to be seen.
Wrecked with guilt and worry that he may have killed Phelan, Gary's fears are increased when Phelan appears on Coronation Street - and he has got revenge on his mind.
"Just when we are thinking that we better get the old funeral suits out, the old man pops up again," said actor Ian Puleston-Davies, who plays Owen.
"It's done is a very much Wild West kind of way, it's all very much 'high noon'."
Gary and Owen's relief that Phelan is alive is short-lived when he informs the pair he is not going to forget what has happened and they are going to pay for Gary's mistake.
Ian explained: "Unfortunately the flip side of him being alive and well is that our lives are going to be made even more miserable than they already were previously.
"I won't say he gives an ultimatum - he tells us in no uncertain terms that he now owns us, we belong to him and we have to adhere to every request he makes, otherwise he will shop us to the police."
The Armstrong-Windass family have already had an uneasy partnership with Phelan and recent events have made it even worse - but what does the future hold for them?
"I think things are going to get a lot worse before they, hopefully, get better," said Ian.
"It's going to be one rocky ride and let's hope that Owen has the strength of character to keep this broken family together."
Coronation Street airs on UTV Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7.30pm.
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