It’s been plain sailing for Coronation Street serial killer Gary Windass (played by Mikey North), as no one suspects he’s had a part to play in the death of two people over the past year and a half. Viewers have been left wondering whether the loan shark will ever meet his match and be brought to justice for his crimes, and they might finally have their answer.
Fans will remember that Gary killed Rick Neelan (Greg Wood) in self defence last year and then was responsible for Rana Habeeb’s (Bhavna Jayanty Limbachia) when the factory roof collapsed on her on what would have been her wedding day.
It’s a tricky one though, as Gary is such a major character in the ITV soap it’d be hard to imagine the cobbles without his intimidating presence.
Speaking for the fans that is, not the poor residents that have to deal with his threatening behaviour.
But all good (and bad in this case) things must come to an end sooner of later, and an old resident’s arrival will spell trouble for the dodgy businessman as his days of being a lion shark are numbered.
Vicky Jefferies (Kerri Quinn) is set to return to the show and it’ll be a nasty shock for Gary as his illegal activity is set to meet an explosive end.
Actress Kerri Quinn departed the cobbles last year after giving birth to Robert Preston’s (Tristan Gemmill) baby amid the showdown between him and fiancé Michelle Connor (Kym Marsh) when their affair was exposed.
As expected, the one triangle didn’t end well for anyone involved, as Michelle decided she needed to leave Weatherfield and all the bad memories behind, Vicki moved away after it became clear Robert wasn’t even planning on breaking up with his fiancé for her, and Robert met his grsily demise when he was murdered by deranged businessmen Derek Milligan during the show’s dramatic Christmas special – something of which links back to Gary.
Derek was on the war path for Gary that fateful night, driven mad by Gary stitching him up and screwing him over.
Speaking of her return to the soap, Kerri told The Irish News: “I loved playing Vicky, she’s been on quite a journey.
“I’d go back to Corrie in a heartbeat and the plan was to revive the character this summer; however, that could all change now.”
Actor Mikey North recently addressed the end of his killer storyline, teasing ther is more to come leading up to his downfall.
Speaking to Inside Soap, Mikey said: “Honestly, we had some huge stuff planned.
“What we had in the pipeline was going to be a culmination of the past year of Gary’s life, and possibly the final chapter of this story.”