As the complicated romance was revealed to Peter’s wife, it kicked off in true Corrie style, as livid Carla stormed through the pub screaming, “Tina Macintyre. I’ll kill her!” Meanwhile Tina was being beaten to death by Carla’s very own brother as she threatened to reveal his and his fiancée’s criminal deviance.
To add to the tragedy of the situation, Carla had a miscarriage last Wednesday (4th June). Alison
King’s portrayal of a grieving women who has lost a child was truly heart-wrenching and showed a whole other side to the previously career-driven ambitious woman. As if she hasn’t been through enough, things are looking to get even worse for Carla, as Peter claims his stake to her business underworld and she faces a lengthy sentence for a murder she didn’t commit. I can’t help but feel sorry for Carla as the ice queen showed her sensitive and compassionate side throughout her close friend Hayley’s emotional death.
The whole storyline has been riveting and I haven’t missed an episode. Michelle Keegan, who plays Tina, has said she was shocked to hear that her character was being killed off, but excited to see how her death affected the street throughout the year. There is a mix of emotion amongst the characters, but I think it is important to appreciate how manipulative Peter can be and how young and naive Tina was. I personally will miss seeing the feisty Macintyre, but I love how she went out with a bang and seeing how her death has affected David and Rita in particular. Tina grew a lot during her time on the street and left a lasting impression on many characters. I’ll be intrigued to see whether her killer is brought to justice and what lies next for broken Carla.