Coronation Street to revisit Stephen story with secret journal

Coronation Street spoilers follow.

Coronation Street revisits the fallout from Stephen Reid's reign of terror next week.

Jenny Connor and Carla Barlow consider doing their own detective work when the police refuse to investigate a new line of enquiry into Stephen's crimes.

In upcoming scenes, Jenny prepares for the Rovers Return to potentially reopen as Daisy Midgeley and Daniel Osbourne make plans to buy the business from Waterfords.

Jenny logs onto Stephen's laptop to retrieve her list of suppliers. While doing so, she finds the last file that Stephen edited on the day that he died, titled 'Infinity Seagull Ventures'.

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Believing this requires further investigation, Jenny and Carla visit the police station to flag up the file. They hope that it could help to track down the money that Stephen stole from the factory in his final hours.

DS Swain dismisses this, insisting that the force doesn't have the resources to spend time cracking the password on the file.

Meanwhile, Stephen's grieving mum Audrey Roberts refuses to bin the remainder of his things.

The Platts find Stephen's journal, which contains years' worth of scribblings from the villain.

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When Audrey later visits The Kabin while clutching the notebook, she explains to Carla and Jenny that it belonged to Stephen.

Carla and Jenny realise that this book could hold the key to Stephen's passwords, but will Audrey be willing to part with it to help them?

Coronation Street's producer Iain MacLeod previously teased that the reopening of the Rovers Return will centre around a mysterious criminal act.

MacLeod told Digital Spy and other media last month: "[The Rovers is] not going to stay closed for that long. In fact, it reopens on New Year's Eve, but the interesting thing is that the circumstances of it becoming open again are all tied up with Stephen's legacy.

"Somebody will do something that is at best, naughty, at worst, slightly criminal to get their hands on the keys to the pub and reopen it. So it will reopen, but the reopening of it will be based on this slightly shaky foundation of a criminal act."

Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm on ITV1 and streams on ITVX.

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