Daniel Osbourne struggles to cope in Coronation Street tomorrow night as he turns to drink.
And the newly-wed ends up getting so smashed as he tries to blot out the pain of his terminally-ill wife Sinead, that he takes a drunken swing at newcomer Michael Bailey as he tries to help him.
It’s actually Sinead’s idea for Daniel to go out and she encourages him to head to the surprise party the Bailey’s are throwing for dad, Eddie.
But later, Jenny Connor, finds a solemn Daniel drinking alone in Victoria Gardens.
She convinces him to head to the party.
Daniel wastes no time getting stuck into the rum punch and before long he’s dancing around the place, wildly.
A worried Bethany asks Daniel if he’s okay, but he flips out at her, leaving her upset by his scathing reply.
Gutted, she heads outside, followed by James who wants to make sure she’s alright. Touched by James’ kindness, Bethany leans in for a kiss, only to be left feeling even more humiliated when he resists.
Meanwhile a concerned Michael tries to lead Daniel outside for some air, but he reacts badly and tries to take a swing at him.
Soon Adam Barlow arrives at the party to take Daniel home. A bereft Daniel breaks down and sobs in Adam’s arms.
Elsewhere, Sinead asks Beth if she can make sure she’s dressed in something nice when she’s buried, leading her to dissolve in tears too.
Earlier this week, Corrie fans were left in bits as Sinead broke down over her devastating diagnosis.
The machinist – who is played by actress Katie McGlynn in the ITV soap – was left emotional after being asked about her plans for her end of life care.
Sinead hadn’t even considered what she would do when the time came.
She told the nurse: “Typical me, months left to live and I’m still dithering.”
With it playing on her mind, Sinead later broke down during her chemo appointment terrified of what would happen when she dies.
She said: “I know there’s going to be pain and a shed load of drugs.
“I just hope it’s not like whoosh. One minute I’m here and the next I’m not. That’s what I’m really scared of.
“It’s the thought of such nothingness.
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“It’s funny, you can’t move for books and TV shows telling you how to live your life but when it comes to knowing how to die…”
Later Sinead was worried Bertie would only remember her as sick and not how she wanted to be remembered but before she could finish talking to Daniel she fell asleep, exhausted. Fans were in pieces at the scenes.
One wrote: “Oh my god in actual tears over Sinead’s storyline. devastated. #corrie.”
A second said: “This is giving me all the feels! #CoronationStreet.”
Another added: “This is so so sad! Poor Sinead! #CoronationStreet.”