Roy Cropper (David Neilson) has been attending to know his long-lost brother Richard Lucas (Paul Brown) in Coronation Street, and viewers have seen the 2 characters bond over the past couple of weeks — with the pair discovering fairly a bit about each other in Monday’s episodes. However, Roy is left heartbroken in tonight’s instalments, when he learns that Richard has died.
In Monday’s episode, Roy discovered from Nina (Mollie Gallagher) that Richard’s new carer was on account of begin the next morning, and thus he resolved to be current for mentioned carer’s arrival. During tonight’s episode, Roy arrives at his brother’s place as soon as extra, and informs Nina that she can go off to varsity, as he himself can keep for the brand new arrival.
However, Aggie (Lorna Laidlaw) later rings Roy to inform him that the freezer on the café is leaking. Richard reassures Roy he’ll be high-quality, earlier than telling him that he should are likely to the issue at his enterprise, and try to get issues sorted.
When he arrives on the café, he calls Richard to verify in, however he’s upset when he realises that the carer hasn’t proven up. Nonetheless, Richard reassures Roy that he’s high-quality as soon as extra, however after hanging up the telephone he loses his stability — which leads to him falling.
Roy later contacts his brother once more, and Richard manages to reply the decision, however he retains quiet in regards to the fall.
However, when Roy exhibits up later, he finds Richard out chilly on the ground. He telephones for an ambulance, and when the paramedics arrive, they make each effort to revive him — but it surely’s no use, as he’s pronounced dead, simply as Nina enters via the door.
With Roy having solely simply discovered his brother, he’ll little question be devastated by such a tragic loss.
The query is: how will Nina react?
Coronation Street continues Wednesday 18th December at 7:30pm on ITV.