Coronation Street spoilers: Carla Connor’s life in danger as she suffers severe psychotic episode

A special episode of Coronation Street focusing on seriously troubled Carla Connor will air next week.

The heart-breaking instalment of the ITV soap will show the fan favourite suffering a severe psychotic episode after failing to take her medication.

The special episode follows Carla – with some parts shown from her point of view – as she retreats further into paranoia and delusion.

Fans will know that Carla – played by Alison King – has been flushing away her anti-psychotic medication and as a result she is consumed with paranoia and thoughts that everyone is out to get her.

As her delusional thoughts overtake her, she becomes desperate to escape from the flat.

A worried Gary Windass finds Carla confused in the ginnel and she drops her bag, revealing a stash of mobile phones, including Sarah Platt’s.

Before Gary can get help for Carla, she spots a woman in a red coat and is convinced it’s Hayley Cropper, who died from pancreatic cancer in 2014.

As Carla follows the woman, a frantic Peter Barlow – Chris Gascoyne – discovers that she’s missing from the flat.

Along with Roy Cropper, Johnny, Michelle and Kate Connor, Peter contacts the emergency services, terrified about what Carla could do.

Meanwhile Carla follows ‘Hayley’ up the Victoria Street fire escape steps, intent on talking to her.

Peter spots her and – determined to rescue her – follows her up the steps.

Carla stops and, clearly hallucinating, first talks to Hayley, then Rana Habeeb and finally her brother Aidan Connor – who have all died.

Peter listens on, heartbroken. Will he be able to rescue Carla?

It was revealed last month that Carla would have a breakdown and become convinced she’d seen Aidan – who died of suicide last year.

A soap source said: “The scenes are really dramatic.

“When things can’t seem to get any worse for Carla, it appears they do.

“She’s at her lowest and climbs up the stairs after thinking she’s seen Aidan, and appears to be looking for a way out of all her troubles.

“Luckily Peter spots her and convinces her there’s something to live for, eventually managing to talk her down.

“She is taken away by an ambulance and examined by mental health professionals.”

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