Coronation Street's Yasmeen Metcalfe gets an emotional prison visit from Alya

Daniel Kilkelly
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Coronation Street delves back into Yasmeen Metcalfe's storyline next week as we get a first look at her prison ordeal.

Yasmeen (Shelley King) has been sent to jail while she awaits trial for attempted murder following her attack on her evil husband Geoff.

The popular character hasn't appeared on screen since her bail hearing last week, as the focus of the show has shifted to Oliver Battersby's emotional storyline.

Next week, Corrie reveals how Yasmeen is getting along when her granddaughter Alya (Sair Khan) pays her a visit.

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

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Alya tells Yasmeen that she knows Geoff was abusing her and this is why she lashed out at him.

Sadly, Yasmeen still isn't ready to confide in anyone about what she went through with Geoff for so many months.

Rather than discuss the matter with Alya, Yasmeen hurries out of the visiting room. Alya is left to wonder whether Yasmeen will ever be ready to speak out against Geoff and sort out her defence.

Earlier this month, Coronation Street's producer Iain MacLeod told Digital Spy and other media that there's a journey ahead for Yasmeen before she starts to change her view on Geoff's behaviour.

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

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MacLeod explained: "We didn't want to short circuit her psychology and the complex emotions she feels. This comes very much from our research and talking to people who have been through this.

"Even if you finally have snapped, it doesn't mean that you don't still have this insidious, controlling character under your skin. It's not that she suddenly wakes up the next day and realises that he's been abusing her.

"It's a slow road for her to accept what she's been through and see it was abuse. We'll see a lot of her wrestling with what she's done, and her friends and family try to lead her out of the darkness and into the light.

"They try to convince her that she's actually the person who has been wronged in all of this – that Geoff is not the victim, he is the perpetrator. It's a really interesting psychological story. It sucks in loads of characters – Alya and Sally are very pivotal."

Coronation Street airs these scenes on Friday, May 29 at 7.30pm on ITV.

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